Keltic Reign RETURNS for their (mostly) Annual New Year Focal Point Concert
January 13, 2024 @ 8:00 pm
$25 – $30
Band leader Mitzi MacDonald says “The neatest thing about Keltic Reign is the evolution of the band. My kids cut their teeth listening to us play…and now they are playing.” It’s true, the house has been filled with Celtic music for many, many years. So which Keltic Reign are we talking about? …well, it is a blend now, for sure.
The original band started in 2000 and performed at countless concerts and events, most notably The Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, numerous shows at The Sheldon Concert Hall, Twilight Tuesday at the History Museum, and multiple appearances at First Night in Grand Center. The band has been doing their show “Christmas in the Kitchen” at the Sheldon Concert Hall for 15 years, as well as the past 2 years, broadcasting from their home. “Christmas in the Kitchen” has become a major charity fundraiser for children. They have been a crowd favorite for years at the MO Irish Festival in St. Charles, and at the Scottish Games. They have performed numerous sold out shows at the Focal Point.
Keltic Reign’s music was, and still is, a blend of Irish/Scottish/Canadian East Coast Music, and original songs. They are all played with a menagerie of instruments, traditional and otherwise: the band uses two accordions, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bodhran, electric piano, Irish tin whistle, electric bass, synthesizer, and drums. It’s definitely “Keltic with a kick!” Well, most of the time. There are some really beautiful ballads and instrumental pieces to be heard, as well. One thing’s for sure – this band loves to perform and entertain audiences and it shows! Mitzi’s two daughters, Holly and Ashby are world class musicians, and having them center stage is a definite treat for everyone, on and off stage!