Bagpipes Rock

From North Queensland, Australia,
this is one groovy, fun-loving, kick ’em in the pants band
that just wants to rock — celtic style!





Dave "Mojo" Mullen – Guitarist and riff-meister extraordinaire. Provides the chordal grind. Will join Fraser in occasional mumblings of backing vocals. When not playing guitar he sneaks off into a corner and strums his beloved ukelele. Refuses point blank to play bagpipes.





Amanda Stephenson – Keyboard player, vocalist, bagpiper. Amanda also plays bagpipes with her local pipe band in Townsville.



Bagpipes, bouzouki


Fraser Martin – The band's founder, musical director and passionate energy source. Usually plays bagpipes, guitar, bass, bouzouki and anything else that other band members leave lying around. Known for his laid back approach and gentle forms of encouragement.





Alison Skardon – Violinist, vocalist, mandolinist, bagpipist and musical masochist. Watch out for that bow, it's lethal. When not actually being used for playing violin, Alison's bow goes to work as a conductor's baton and band cattle prod. And no, Alison is not bossy. Repeat, not bossy.



Bagpipes, guitar


David Greenhalgh takes his bagpiping very seriously indeed! And is probably the only one in the band that looks even remotely like a proper piper. When not playing bagpipes he's playing his flamenco guitar or screaming gently into a nearby microphone.





Michael "Red" Calligaro is the band's celtic drum percussionist. His drums have no volume control. He is wanted in several states throughout Australia for numerous alleged violations of local authority noise pollution laws. His response to this is unprintable.

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St Valentines @ Townsville RSL

February 14
Show starts at 8pm and runs to 10pm. Tickets can be purchased on the evening of the show but it's advisable to pre-book. Contact the club on 07 4759 9500 or visit their website.

139 Charters Towers Road, Hermit Park QLD 4812

St Patrick's Day @ Irish Finnegans

March 17
Celtic Fyre are shaking out the shamrocks this year to perform on St Patrick's Day itself. The band will be performing at Irish Finnegan's Pub on Tuesday 17th March. Performance time from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Entertainment all day - see website for details.

34 High Range Dve, Condon, Townsville QLD, 4815

Breast Cancer Support @ Innisfail

April 18
Supporting the Innisfail Breast Cancer Support Group. This is a show & dinner fund raiser at the picturesque Mena Creek Valley property of Spurwood Springs. Places are strictly limited. Booking early is essential.

For bookings contact:
Tom & Dianne Mauloni
Ph: 07 4065 3310

McGinty's Bar @ Cairns

May 16
After a hard day in the recording studio where else would we be but in a bar serving the best Guinness and pumping out some good music and good craic. Details of time to follow.

CD Recording @ Pegasus Studios

May 16-17
Celtic Fyre heading back to the studio this weekend to record our fourth CD, a fun compilation with a distinctly Irish flavour to it.

Pegasus Studios

Ceilidh @ Townsville

June 20
Supporting the Townsville cetlic community with an appearance at the pre Tartan Day ceilidh. We're bustin' to play and bustin' to dance!

Townsville Tartan Day

June 21
In support of the celtic community in the Greater Townsville Region, Celtic Fyre will be joining a myriad of musicians, dancers and clansmen to celebrate the wearing of the kilt at Townsville Tartan Day. If last year was anything to go by, this should be a great day out for all the family.

Celtic Line Dancing @ Ingham RSL

September 18
Celtic Fyre hopes to be returning to the Herbert Rivers RSL for a touch of celtic line dancing. Ladies get your dancing shoes on!

Details to be confirmed.

Bowen Family Fishing Classic

September 19
Celtic Fyre are returning this year to the wonderful town of Bowen to which must be one of the best fun-filled family events of the year - the famous Bowen Family Fishing Classic.

Mackay Celtic Weekend

August 3/4
Celtic Fyre will be doing a show in Mackay on this weekend and will be supporting other events in conjunction with Mackay Pipe Band

Outback Festival

September 25
Winton QLD. Details to follow.

Celtic Fyre Dancer of the Year Award

October 24
Official news release due second week in March.

Dance North Theatre

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Celtic Fyre will be performing in Mackay on the weekend of 3/4 October later this year. We all know that North Queensland stretches all the way down to Caboolture, doesn't it? :) ... See MoreSee Less

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WHO'S THAT PLAYING BAGPIPES IN OUR STREET AT THIS HOUR? ... heard a wee whisper that 4 members of Celtic Fyre are slipping into the township of Tully under the cover of darkness on the morning of Saturday 9th May to play at the Tully T Factor being held in the main street. Celtic Fyre will be playing at (GULP) 9 AM. ... See MoreSee Less

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Attention all Fyre Bugs: Grab your dancin' shoes, grab your kilt, grab your Granny! She'll love that! And she'll love this great night out too. There is nothing more fun than having a dance and a giggle at a Ceilidh. Celtic Fyre will be there too to add to the musical smorgasbord. Dancin' on into the wee hours ... ... See MoreSee Less


Jun 20, 6:00pm

Townsville Pcyc

Think you'd enjoy a night of bagpipes and other Scottish music, Scottish country dancing, delicious food and good company? Plus a wee dram???
Then check out the following details:
- dances called by Margaret Silke from the Townsville
Scottish Country Dancing Group
- special guests will be CELTIC FYRE
- Scottish Country Dance music played by accordionist
Iain Mackenzie
- plus the skirl of the pipes by the Townsville RSL Pipes &

Tickets $25 Adults $15 Children
includes Clansmen’s Meal (gourmet roast beef baguette with gravy and condiments)

Bar operated by PCYC, drinks not included in ticket price

Doors open at 5.30pm for 6.00pm start.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by 13/6/15
Available from Lanskeys Saddleworld, 84 Bowen Road, Rosslea. Phone 4779 1570

Please bring cash when purchasing tickets as card facilities are not available.

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The Biggest Crowd


As the sun started to set over this picturesque beach front community event, new comers to the "Classic" Celtic Fyre were a great hit with their unique brand of entertainment in one of their 2 performances for the weekend. With kilts adorned, bagpipes, drums, fiddle, banjo, didgeridoo, accordion, keyboards, bouzouki, guitar this team of 11 talented musicians bought their own distinctive Celtic sound to Bowen to the absolute delight of the biggest crowd in front of Sound Shell organizers had ever seen.

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