Most famous for their appearance in the film Titanic, Gaelic Storms, touring over 125 dates per year, routinely breaks attendance and merchandise sales records, headlining the world's largest Celtic festivals as well as mainstream events such as The Rock Boat, Ships N Dips and the Cayamo Songwriter's Cruise. The band has headlined the world's largest Irish Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest, for 6 straight years, playing to crowds of 15,000 per performance and breaking the festival's policy of not inviting artists to perform in consecutive years. In June 2008, Gaelic Storm expanded their touring to include Australia, kicking off their tour at the National Celtic Festival outside Melbourne.
Lead singer Patrick Murphy was born and raised in Co. Cork Ireland, His mother and father; Nora and Noel and are still living in Cork. Noel served in the US Army from 1959 to 1961 and Nora was a flight attendant for American Airlines. They immigrated back to the Ireland in 1964.
The first single "Raised on Black and Tans" of one of their albums is about Irish-Americans who have never been to Ireland but feel it's in their blood.
In 2008 Hallmark released a special St. Patrick's Day "soundcard" in the US and the UK featuring the original Gaelic Storm song "Kiss Me I'm Irish." The group also recorded a version of their "Scalliwag" in Simlish, the official language of the Sims video game world, which appeared in two EA Sports Sims games. Gaelic Storm is likely the most-seen Irish-influenced band in the world, given their performance as the steerage band in the film 'Titanic.'