Biography – The Celtic Notes
The trio first me in the early 70’s at Jones Ale folk club, in Chester, and remained firm friends to this day. However, it wasn’t until in 2007, when Eddie Morris, Padraig’s singing partner in the ‘Tulamore Dew-O’ was forced to retire, Padraig asked Pete if he would take his place.
After a few rehearsals, it was suggested that they talk to Sean and convince him to come out of musical retirement. Sean and Padraig along with Ian Chesterman had previously sung in The Wild Geese. Together they ran one of Chester’s most successful folk clubs ‘The Mucky Duck’ back in the 70’s. Sean had not sung in public for about 31 years!. So it came to pass, they were 3 good friends and enjoyed the same type of humour, music and song. And after a discussion, plus few sherbets one evening; ‘The Celtic Notes’ was born.
However, Its not all humour, Sean is one of the finest singers around at the moment. Capable of holding the audience spellbound, whether it is with a ballad or an up-tempo song. Complimented by the backing vocal skills of Padraig and Pete. It is all held together by superb musicianship. Pete on acoustic guitar and bass and Padraig on mandolin or tenor banjo.
The rest “is history” and the adventure continues…..
The band is completely self sufficient with its own P.A. System and sound engineer. Capable of filling almost any venue.
The Celtic Notes support the following charities : Marie Curie , Brook hospital for Animals, CEREBRA, Poppy Appeal, NSPCC, Children in Crossfire St Kentigern Hospice, and The British Heart Foundation.