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#1 Celtic Band at MD Historical Society

Jul 27, 2011 04:22PM ● Published by Anonymous

The Rogues Perform on Thursday, August 18th, 7:30 pm - Song on Soundtrack of new Christopher Walken movie

The Rogues, who were voted number one Celtic band in a prestigious Battle of the Bands, will perform its “high-energy collision of Celtic, rock and world styles” at the Maryland Historical Society on August 18th at 7:30 P.M. at 201 W. Monument St. Baltimore, MD. There will be a CD signing following the concert. $20 per seat (seating limited reservations recommended). Contact 410-685-3750 ext. 337 or estafford@mdhs.org. Hear their music at http://therogues.com/.

Originally formed in 1994, they were also voted #1 band in the world by First Battle of the Celtic Bands in 2010 and have received two awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The Rogues are one of the biggest names on the Renaissance Festival circuit. The band holds multiple gold medals from the World Pipe Band Championships held in Scotland each year.

The Rogues have been nominated for Grammys in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Folk following the release of their critically-acclaimed album, Off Kilter. They’re song “Bonny Portmore" was selected to appear in the 2011 film, Kill the Irishman, starring Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer.

The Rogues have performed at numerous large venues including the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, the North Texas Irish Festival, CeltFest Chicago, the Chicago Highland Games, and the Texas Scottish Festival, among many others. The band has a eclectic multi-instrumental sound helping them prove that they have the creativity to combine various genres of music.

The Maryland Historical Society was founded in 1844 and is the world’s largest museum and library dedicated to the history of Maryland. Occupying an entire city block in the Mount Vernon District of Baltimore, the society’s mission is to “collect, preserve, and interpret the objects and materials that reflect Maryland’s diverse cultural heritage.” The society is home to the original manuscript of the Star Spangled Banner and publishes a quarterly titled “Maryland Historical Magazine.” More information about the Maryland Historical Society can be found online at http://www.mdhs.org.

The cutting edge Celtic band The Rogues, have performed globally for over one million people while creating nine albums and winning multiple world championships.

Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Contact: Marc Apter, 301-904-3690, mapter@mdhs.org

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