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Irish American Heritage Festival – CHICAGO

Posted by The Killdares on Jun 12, 2014

We are thrilled to be returning to CHI-town this year for the 29th annual Irish American Heritage Festival.  We’ll be headlining the main stage on Saturday July 12th starting at 9:30PM.  Get your tickets today!

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May 1st: Concert Featuring the Highlander Strings Orchestra

Posted by The Killdares on Apr 9, 2014

On Thursday May 1st at 6:00PM we will be performing a one-of-a-kind show with the Highland Park High School Strings Orchestra in Dallas, TX.  The full-length show is in honor of the school’s Centennial year, and will feature our music accompanied by 80+ string players!  This is by far a first for us…and a first for the “Scots” of Highland Park.  The event is FREE w/ Advance Ticket.  But there will be limited seating.  Only 200 tickets will be held by the school for our fans.  These are balcony seats with a great view and will only be available on a first come-first served basis.  So, in order to claim your tickets, you must send an email to to reserve your spot, at which time you should receive an automated confirmation e-mail response.  Your name will be added to a ticket reservation guest list of attendees, and will be verified at Will Call upon entry to the event on day of show.  Maximum 4 tickets allowed per reservation.


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Friday March 14th: Gas Monkey Bar n’ Grill

Posted by The Killdares on Feb 10, 2014
Kick off your 2014 St. Paddy’s weekend in style this year! If you’re familiar with the popular “Fast N’ Loud” car show on the Discovery Channel, filmed in Dallas at the Gas Monkey garage… then you’re probably already aware of the brand new Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill that Richard Rawlings and crew have now opened as well.  We’re thrilled to be part of their St. Patrick’s themed weekend at this great new venue.  Join us Friday March 14thTickets ON SALE NOW for only $10!  You don’t wanna miss this one!

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Thank You…and Happy New Year!

Posted by The Killdares on Dec 31, 2013
Greetings KD Nation…

2013 has been another significant year for The Killdares.  All that we continue to achieve has been made possible through the support, dedication, friendship and togetherness offered by YOU…our loyal fans everywhere.  And so, as another year comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the continued support.

Our tour schedule continues to grow, and this past year we traveled near and far all over the U.S. to spread our grassroots sound.  But it wouldn’t have been possible without you!  From all over our home state of Texas to Oklahoma…from Ohio to Chicago…from Connecticut to Iowa…and from places like New York all the way down to Florida, our fans went to incredible lengths to raise awareness of the band and show up front-and-center by the thousands to support our independent music.  And for that we are truly grateful.

This year also saw the addition of a few endorsement opportunities to our tour gear family.  And so…we would also like to thank ALL of our endorsement companies including Gator Cases, Westone, Pearl Drums, Gibson Guitars, Sennheiser Microphones, D’Addario Strings, Evans Drumheads, Silver Fox Drumsticks and Ernie Ball…as they are the ones that continue to support us while out on tour.  And through wonderful working relationships with companies such as this, we are able to survive on stage…and on the road…as we go from gig to gig.

It has been an exciting year for us all.  But even more exciting times are ahead!  So again…Thank You all for being part of our mission to spread Celtic Rock…one concert at a time.

We’ll see you soon!  Happy New Year!

-Tim, Roberta, Matt, Gary & Mike

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Happy Holidays! Give the Gift of Celtic Rock!

Posted by The Killdares on Dec 10, 2013

HAPPY HOLIDAYS Everyone!  Winter has arrived, and the holidays are in full swing.  The time of giving is upon us…and the best way to show your love unto others this season is of course by giving the gift of Celtic Rock.  Visit our online store today for everything KD you can imagine.  We’ve added some BRAND NEW items including new T-shirts, new ladies Tees, new accessories, some money saving bundle packages…and even some great sale items.

• Order via PRIORITY SERVICE (2-3 day) by 9am CST Friday Dec. 20th to arrive for Christmas. * 
• Order via OVERNIGHT by 12pm CST Monday Dec. 23rd to arrive for Christmas. 

*USPS suggests the above timeframes but does not guarantee those delivery times. Only Overnight delivery is guaranteed.  Detailed Shipping Rates found here.

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Dunedin Celtic Festival

Posted by The Killdares on Nov 22, 2013

The 15th Annual Dunedin Celtic Festival happens this Saturday November 23rd.  It’s been 7 years since we last played this event, and so we’re extra excited to be returning to the city of Dunedin, FLORIDA for a great weekend of Celtic Rock music.  We play the main stage at 2:45PM & 8:00PM.

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State Fair of Texas 2013

Posted by The Killdares on Sep 25, 2013

What do you get when you batter-dip the Scottish bagpipes…deep fry them in some national champion Texas fiddle flair…and serve it all up with some good old rock ‘n roll?  Why…The Killdares at the State Fair of Texas of course!  Returning for our 14th year, we will once again be performing EVERY DAY of the fair “in the round” on the new 360-degree Dr.Pepper Stage at Gate G of the Cotton Bowl.  Shows are FREE w/ Fair Admission, and they happen daily at 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM, 5:00PM and 6:00PM.  Get there early…you don’t wanna miss!

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Irish 2000 Festival – New York

Posted by The Killdares on Sep 10, 2013

Come celebrate your Half-way to St. Patrick’s Day with us THIS WEEKEND in upstate NEW YORK at the Irish 2000 Music Festival!  This event is continually ranked as one of the Top 5 of its kind in the U.S…and we love it!  We’ll be rocking out on the Coors Light Contemporary Stage Saturday 9/14 at 5:50PM alongside other great bands including Rathkeltair, Screaming Orphans and Gaelic Storm.  Get your Tickets today!

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Greater Hartford Irish Festival – Sat. July 27th

Posted by The Killdares on Jul 23, 2013

We’re heading all the way up to Connecticut on Saturday July 27th to help headline the Greater Hartford Irish Festival in Glastonbury.  This is our first year to play this event which is New England’s largest Irish Music festival…and has been going strong for the past 30 years!  So be sure to join us on the Guinness Main Stage as we close out the festival SATURDAY July 27th at 10:30PM.  Click here for Advanced Tickets and Directions.

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Irish American Heritage Fest – July 13th – Chicago

Posted by The Killdares on Jul 8, 2013

This Saturday, July 13th we will be headlining the main stage of the Irish American Heritage Festival in Chicago.  We made our debut at this fine festival last year, and we’re so glad to be returning as the Saturday night feature band this year.  The festival directly supports (and is held on the grounds of) the Irish American Heritage Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening Irish culture in Chicago.  See ya in CHI-town!  Showtime – 9:30PM

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Ohio Celtic Festival June 28-30

Posted by The Killdares on Jun 21, 2013

Hello Ohio!  We’re happy to announce that after a few years away, we will be returning to the Buckeye State as one of the featured acts this year at the 2nd annual Ohio Celtic Festival.  We love playing in this part of the country, and we look forward to reconnecting with a lot of our fans here.  Festival dates are June 28-30, and we play all 3 days on the Guinness Celtic Rock stage along side many other great bands including fellow rockers The Elders and Young Dubliners.  Our showtimes are FRI 10:30PM, SAT 1:00PM & 6:00PM, SUN 2:30PM.  Full schedule and advanced tickets here.

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Brek Lancaster’s Letter to the Fans…

Posted by Brek on Jun 10, 2013

Hello KD Nation…

I just wanted to take a minute to let all of our great fans and friends know that I will be saying goodbye at the end of June and stepping down as lead guitarist for The Killdares.  It has been an absolute amazing 9-year journey with the band, but I have decided to turn the corner in my musical trek so that I can be closer to my family at home.  Believe me, this was not an easy decision to make.

But don’t worry!  The KDs have a great new player coming on board that all of you are really going to enjoy! So make sure you continue to come out to all the shows… Read the rest of this entry »

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Brek Lancaster: Moving on…and saying Goodbye

Posted by The Killdares on Jun 10, 2013

Today we have a Special Announcement.  Brek Lancaster is moving on and has decided to step down as lead guitar player for the band so he can stay closer to home and spend more time with his family.  And while he will be leaving us at the end of June…he will always be a part of our special KD Family.  Watch his farewell video.  Read his farewell letter…and please join us all in wishing him the best in his next journey in life!

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Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival

Posted by The Killdares on May 20, 2013

Hello Chicago!  We’re lookin’ forward to the 2013 Gaelic Park Irish Festival this Memorial Day weekend May 25-26.  We had our debut performance at this event last year, and are thrilled to be returning as a featured headliner this year.  We will be doing 2 shows on the ”Celtic Stage.”  Saturday, May 25 at 9:30PM, follwed by Sunday May 26 at 7:30PM just before Gaelic Storm. Get tickets here.

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