It has been three years since Celtic rockers Claymore performed at Memo Music Hall. Pre-pandemic, they packed the house, brought audiences to their feet and, in true Claymore style, delivered a dynamic show complete with bagpipes, Celtic dancers and ‘rock with a kick ass feel’. Now, they are returning to St Kilda for a special show that will mark one of their first shows in Australia since lead singer William Hutton embarked on a whirlwind European promotional tour.
When it comes to Celtic rock, Claymore have written themselves into festival folklore in Australia. They they have just rocked the stage at the National Celtic Festival in Portarlington, which is a highlight on the Celtic music calendar.
Internationally, Claymore are familiar faces on the line-up of the revered Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France, the world’s largest Celtic festival.
As multi-instrumentalists, Claymore not only manage to combine traditional elements of Celtic music, but they take that passion and soul and rock it right into the 21st century in a way that makes all their performances an unforgettable experience.
Few bands can pull off the sensitive task of melding traditional and modern melodies, but that’s something of a specialty for Claymore. Not only that, but they manage to pen beautiful original Celtic compositions, and even lend their style to some power rock classics, all with an Irish and Scottish twist.
Memo Music Hall
88 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182
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