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.





Bruce Knox - bass player and percussionist. When not stealing drums off Red, he's stealing the bass from Fraser. And when he's not doing either of those he's stealing laughs from everyone.





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.


Celtic Fyre



Once the bagpipes are filled with air, the fun never stops. Playing hard-hitting songs and music from the shores of Scotland and Ireland, the band's infectious form of entertainment leaves their audience with a bewildered sense of joy ... and sore hands and sore feet. :)

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At 8pm on Saturday the 14th of February Celtic Fyre are returning to Townsville to play at the Townsville RSL. This will be our first full show for the year so if you are in the area come and see us for a great night of Celtic entertainment.

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Amazing Performance


On behalf of the Tourism Kuranda committee I would like to thank you and your band for your amazing performance at our Easter Event in March.

Your performance in Centenary Park was outstanding and without question the best performance I have seen in the village!

The atmosphere in the Park was sensational and the 30 minute sets worked exceptionally well for our event.

The feedback I have received from Tourism Kuranda committee members, locals and visiting agents was extremely positive and it was great to see so many people dancing!

We definitely need to talk about another performance next year!!!

Please thank all the members of the NQ Scots band and you have a big supporter in me…PS love the CD!!


Marc Sleeman
Executive Officer

Marc Sleeman, Executive Officer
Tourism Kuranda

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