Claymore Live @ The Lomond Hotel - 28th January
It has been over 20 years since Celtic rockers Claymore performed at The Lomond. Since then and Pre - pandemic, they’ve played to packed houses, brought audiences to their feet and, in true Claymore style, delivered a dynamic show complete with bagpipes, Celtic dancers and ‘rock with a kick ass feel’. Now, they are returning to Brunswick for a special show that will mark one of their first shows in Australia this year before the band head into what is proving to be huge year already. When it comes to Celtic rock, Claymore have written themselves into festival folklore in Australia. They will be taking to the stage at the Port Fairy Festival in Port Fairy in March, which is a highlight on the Celtic music calendar. Internationally, Claymore are familiar faces on the line-up of the revered Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France, the world’s largest Celtic festival. As multi-instrumentalists, Claymore not only manage to combine traditional elements of Celtic music, but they take that passion and soul and rock it right into the 21st century in a way that makes all their performances an unforgettable experience. Few bands can pull off the sensitive task of melding traditional and modern melodies, but that’s something of a specialty for Claymore. Not only that, but they manage to pen beautiful original Celtic compositions, and even lend their style to some power rock classics, all with an Irish and Scottish twist.