Celtica was founded in 2010, the current line up is active since 2020. As one of the most innovative and creative bands in Folk- and Celtic-Rock, they fascinate audiences from metalheads to grandmothers all across the world. The band has had over 600 performances all over the world; from Alaska to Hawaii, from Wacken to India. In 2019, they won the „International Artist of the Year 2019“ from the Australian Celtic Music Awards.
5 Studio-albums, 2 live-double-CDs and DVDs with classical orchestra and huge choir are the impressive references of the band. In 2022, after 2 years of Covid-limitations, Celtica could rock the stages again! Playing frequently in front of enthusiastic audiences was a perfect way to create an impressive performance: Celtica at its best! A clear improvement is the newest member of the band, Ernesto Góngora, one of the best bagpipers and whistle-players worldwide, winner of the All Ireland Bagpipe Solo Competition 2019.
The Sound, the Show
The majestic-mystic sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe elevates above the powerful rock band, influences of Irish Folk, Symphonic Metal, and even Gothic merge with the energetic Celtic music, full of lust of life. This sound and the spectacular show guarantee a concert no one will ever forget. Mystic torches on the bagpipes and burning drumsticks, thundering against huge drums, create a cultic atmosphere, flames, shooting out of the instruments, entertain every audience worldwide... That ́s why Celtica is one of the most booked acts at Celtic, Scottish-, Steampunk- and Medieval Festivals as well as at town festivals and corporate events.
The band consists of:
- Duncan Knight, Scotland – Great Highland Bagpipe, Whistle, Vocals
- Ernesto Góngora, Mexico– Great Highland Bagpipe, Flute, Whistle
- Gajus Stappen, Austria – E-Guitar, Toms, Vocals
- Lukas Schlintl, Austria – Drums, Toms
6 August 2023