Enter the Haggis: Celtic roots, rock

Feb 17, 2014
Enter the Haggis

Rockland — Toronto indie roots-rock band Enter the Haggis will perform Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. The band’s catchy, innovative songs have pop hooks and a definitive Celtic sound.

Enter The Haggis has consistently pushed the envelope of musical exploration with its evolving fusion of indie rock, folk and world music, coming up with new sounds for each of its 10 albums. The five band members — Brian Buchanan, Craig Downie, Trevor Lewington, Mark Abraham and Bruce McCarthy — add the fiddle, highland bagpipes, trumpet, octave mandolin, whistle and harmonica to the standard rock lineup of electric guitars, keyboards, percussion and vocals.

Enter the Haggis has toured for more than a decade and is known for its musicianship, energy and inspired performances. The band’s dedicated fans expressed their enthusiasm by responding to the band’s $20,000 Kickstarter funding campaign, launched in 2012 to raise recording funds for the latest album, “The Modest Revolution,” by reaching the goal is less than 12 hours.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. The Strand’s Concert Series is sponsored by Maine Magazine. Upcoming artists include Music of the Jewish Experience, April 6; The Carolina Chocolate Drops, April 12; Le Vent Du Nord, April 25; Junior Brown, May 2; and The Ragbirds, May 31. To buy tickets, or for more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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