Need a break from Christmas time preparations, decorations, and shopping? Take a ride to the The Westcott Theater where the Celtic-rock quintet Enter The Haggis. who is just returning from their seventh tour of Ireland will begin their U.S tour this December into the New Year – including a show at in Syracuse on Saturday 12/2.
For their trip to Ireland, Enter the Haggis brought their fans along. “We fill a tour bus or two with adventurous fans and travel around the country with them. It’s a great way to make sure you’re never playing to an empty room,” says singer/fiddle–player Brian Buchanan. “It’s funny watching the looks on the faces of locals who are seeing us for the first time,” says Craig Downie who plays bagpipes for the band. “They’ve probably never heard of us and there are 60 or 70 people hollering along with every word.”
The strategy has been a good one for Enter The Haggis, who are currently touring the US in support of their 8th studio album “Broken Arms”, a blistering collection of Celtic rock anthems and story songs recorded in drummer Bruce McCarthy’s basement studio and mixed by Jonathan Wyman in Portland, Maine.
Opening for the group will be locals Annie in the Water, that plays music that is a groove-infused combination of rock, reggae, and funk, with a healthy dose of improvisation.
Doors open at 7pm so take a break and enjoy a bit of Celtic fun with the lads of Enter the Haggis.