The Steel City Rovers perform dynamic and expressive music that is a unique composite of traditional Celtic music and North American styles including bluegrass, folk and roots. Their original works touch on issues of love, loss, celebration and heritage and they also breathe life into newly-discovered instrumental melodies from as far back as centuries ago. Their sophisticated arrangements are inviting for the most casual listener but are rewarding for those who are well versed in the nuances of musical complexity. The Rovers stand out for their powerful, emotive vocals and engaging entertainment. They perform on meticulously crafted replicas of historical instruments that rarely appear on today’s musical landscape. This highly active touring band headlines large festival stages, gives intimate concert performances, educates in a variety of workshop and master-class settings and performs internationally with symphonies. They create, collaborate and work hard to further the love and awareness of music.
Calendar of Events
May 2, 2020
May 16, 2020
May 16 is the original date selected by the band. We wrote 9 in mistake, sorry for the inconvenience.
This new show about the Donnelly murders of 1880 presents the story in a unique way: It’s a concert featuring some of the best songs that have been written about the Donnellys over the years. includes Donnelly songs by Stompin’ Tom Connors, Earl Heywood, Maria Dunn, James Boyle and Jeff Culbert. Jeff Culbert, the lead singer and story-teller, grew up in Lucan Ontario, in the heart of Donnelly country, and he has been studying the Donnelly story for years.
June 6, 2020
These guys never fail to entertain. Honest, hard working, the best Celtic rock around. We love these performers and are happy to have them return to the hall. Yes indeed, Robbie and Sandy Campbell return for another of their fabulous concerts on Saturday, April 4 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $22.00 at the door. If you haven’t heard rock their way you are missing out. To quote one review: “So the Mudmen play with bagpipes. That much we know. The point is that the bagpipes wouldn’t mean a thing if the music wasn’t good. But that’s what makes the Mudmen so great. Even without the bagpipes, this would be a damn solid rock record. The Mudmen have great scope, able to allow songs like the supercharged “Drink & Fight” to share album space with the ballad “Lost,” and both songs represent their styles aptly. The addition of bagpipes to the music is not only inventive, but also extremely resourceful, not simply a gimmick. Definitely the best new band out there.” Legion Bar Service