Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Win tickets to Seven Nations at the Iron Horse this Friday. Just name a bagpipe song.

We'll draw a random winner to see Seven Nations this Friday at 7PM at the Iron Horse in Northampton. Either comment (if you're reading this on Facebook) or email if you're reading the blog. Just name any song with bagpipes to qualify. The band's name, by the way, refers to the seven nations of the Celtic world, now known as Scotland , Ireland , Wales , Brittany , Cornwall , the Isle of Man , and parts of Spain .

Seven Nations Career Highlights:
  • Performed at the Torch Lighting ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City
  • Subject of PBS Special “An Evening with Seven Nations”
  • Chosen by Extreme Sports to create the music theme for their theme, which airs internationally
  • Featured on CNN in a Worldbeat special airing internationally
  • Selected by Dewar’s Scotch for a multi-million dollar profile campaign and sponsorship.
  • Featured in national print campaign with exposure in over 20 major magazines
  • Seven Nations CD flown on the Space Shuttle Endeavor by Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield
  • First American band to be asked by the National Trust of Scotland to do a return engagement
  • Rolling Stone Presents Showcase and VIP party in San Francisco in 2001
  • Performed for the televised opening ceremony of the New York Marathon in late 2001
  • National Major-market Hard Rock CafĂ© tour in 2001

7N Quotes:

  • "Explosive Seven Nations blows Palace into orbit ... you'd be hard pressed to find a more original, unique but accessible group ... powerful self-penned tunes and transcendent live shows. A musical force to be reckoned with, Seven Nations' day has come." - Albany Times-Union
  • "Arguably the best independent band in America." - Watauga Democrat
  • "Seven Nations is blazing a new path in the "indie" music world for others to follow. Rarely has there been a CD with such variety so skillfully played, a testament to the multi-talented Seven Nations." - Brigid's Feast
  • "Full of hooks, addictive melodies, and precise musicianship, Seven Nations may be the next frontrunners for the summer tour feel-good band of the new millennium." - MusicBlitz
  • "The music was riveting ... folks were dancing in the aisles ... the cheers were deafening." - Independent Mail
  • "Seven Nations, which melds bagpipes and fiddles with blazing electric guitars and drums ... exited their tour bus and walked in to a standing ovation." - San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Absolutely hypnotic!" - The Item
  • "Wow, what a discovery! Each song is laden with hooks and melodies that stick in your brain, thanks to songwriter Kirk McLeod, who pens the best lyrics since Phil Lynott. This is the stuff of legends."
    - Chaos Realm
  • "The band's music is a highly textured blend of sounds, tones, and emotions, all uniting a common theme. " - Jacksonville Times-Union
  • "Seven Nations taught a crowd of nearly 10,000 one important lesson: bagpipes rock." - Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
  • "Not only does this music make you want to get up and move to the beat, but the band's overwhelming abundance of spirit and energy keeps their audience begging for more." - St. Augustine Record
  • "One of America's soon-to-be-most-widely-recognized Celtic bands." - Creative Loafing
  • "Billed by Planet Radio DJs as the "Dave Matthews Band with bagpipes," the five man group takes rock and roll, Celtic, and folk music and turns them upside down." - Indie
  • "...if such a thing is possible, the band's stage shows are even more energetic than their recordings."
    -Rambles Magazine
  • "The packed house chanted and rocked with enthusiasm. When the opportunity comes to see them again, I know I'll be there." - Global Music Evolution
  • "Seven Nations could do for a Celtic and pop music mix what the Squirrel Nut Zippers did for rocked-up swing." - Denver Post
  • "This is a group to watch for in the future." - Green Man Reviews

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