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Ceol Leinn / Press

“Celtic band gets ready for gig on PBS A locally based Celtic band has been invited to play in front of a 500-member audience in a PBS studio next year. Ceol Leinn, (pronounced Key-ol Lane-ya), was initially asked to perform for the television station WSRE-TV on Saturday in Pensacola, Fla. However, the band had to cancel after one of the members’ wives was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The six-member group plans instead to record the show in February, according to band manager Frank Mayes. Ceol Leinn will perform an hour-and-a-half show in front of a live audience. The concert will then be cut down to an hour-long event to be aired at a later date. “Our music is a blend of traditional and contemporary,” band leader Chip Mayes noted in a news release. “As far as we know, the broadcast was going to be only Florida,” Mayes noted. “However, the station manager said that they were planning on trying to get other networks and possibly national (PBS) to pick”

“Hickory Celtic band makes air waves Hickory -- Tunes from Hickory-based Celtic band Ceol Leinn (pronounce Key'ol Lane-ya) are playing on the international Celtic Roots Radio out of Belfast, North Ireland. Ceol Leinn is Gaelic for "music with us." The band is a collection of seven musicians that play traditional Scottish and Irish ditties, along with originals and contemporary they arrange. The band will record a new DVD and play in concert at the Sylvia Theater in York, S.C. on Friday. For more information, go to www.ceolleinn.com. ”

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