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.

Central Coast Mini Tour

Celtic Fyre will be touring the Central Queensland Coast in early August with shows planned for Mackay and Rockhampton. There will also be a workshop held in Rockhampton. Details to follow.

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.

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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A fine night with the Luck of the Irish at Finnegans Hotel in Townsville on St Patrick's Day 2015. ... See MoreSee Less

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Celtic FyreHi Heather, thanks for your message. We will next be playing in Cairns on May 16th at McGinty's Cairns. We will keep you all posted as the date gets nearer. A big thank you to you all for your comments and yes that is Red on the drum, banging it harder than anyone can.1 day ago
Russell HarrisWell done guys.1 day ago   ·  1
Sheila HinderLove it1 day ago   ·  1
Heather RogersLove it -- when are you in Cairns again ??1 day ago   ·  1
Julie MercerWow!!! absolutely loved it guys !!!!! Hey so great o to see Allison' s fine fiddle playing...Been such along time...1 day ago   ·  1
Robyn StephensonLove this band, never tire of listening to it1 day ago
David MullenThanks Terry. It was a hot St Paddy's but lots of fun.17 hours ago
Robyn StewartLove your work !!!!!1 day ago
Brett ThomsonChris Thomson does that look like red on the drum?1 day ago   ·  1
Terry ThompsonBrilliant cousin David Mullen will have to see you live24 hours ago

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Celtic Fyre band from North Queensland announces a new philanthropic operating model.

Since the announcement of our name change in July 2013, the band has taken part in and contributed to various community programs, both financially and in kind. As part of our ongoing commitment to the community, the band has now formally adopted a new financial operating model.

Beginning February 2015, the band will direct the entire profits, from its shows, events and CD sales, into two newly created funds.

The first is The Community Benefit Fund, which has been set up to financially support celtic organisations in the region including music, dance and cultural groups through direct donations to those groups for equipment and immediate operating expenses.

The second fund, The Program Development Fund, has been set up to support the development of programs, events and initiatives that will broaden the reach of celtic cultural experience and awareness in the community.

Profits will be split 50/50 between the two funds.

Celtic Fyre Society Inc is a not for profit organisation, fully supported by volunteers.

Thank you to all our supporters for the opportunity you have given us to give something back to the community.
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Jude LeeCongratulations a great model6 days ago   ·  2
Karyn CiniLooking forward to supporting at Spurwood Springs April 17th7 days ago   ·  2
Marie GibsonCeltic Fyre you'll continue to have our support when ever we can give it!1 week ago   ·  2
Celtic FyreThank you Marie, you have always been a great supporter of the The Fyre.

Karyn we are all looking forward to returning to Spurwood Springs it's our favourite place to play. Come and say hello when you see us and thanks for supporting us on Facebook.7 days ago

Sui GenerisExcellent idea.6 days ago   ·  1

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