The Ultimate Celtic Rock Roots Experience!

Rathkeltair blends compelling and catchy original songs with tight, driving straight-ahead rock-n-roll, while never forgetting its Celtic roots.

Rathkeltair is a powerful Celtic musical phenomenon, based in the swampy marshlands and beaches of Jacksonville Fl.

Comprising core members
Nick Watson (drums, vocals ) and Trevor Tanner (guitar, vocals ) from Belfast and London respectively . The band utilizes a large Potpourri of world class Celtic musicians to deliver a heady mix of bagpipe driven foot stomping tunes , and original songs , which have been enthralling the US Celtic audiences for many years .
Unique in their musicianship and high energy performances , Rathkeltair is one of the most respected and entertaining bands in the Celtic music world today .
With a large back catalogue of original and traditional material to draw on , this band is a must see , and truly original musical experience .


Rathkeltair's name-sake is a famous historical site in County Down, Northern Ireland, also known as the "mound of Down."  Besides being close to the village where Nick was born and raised, the band chose the name as a tip of the hat to its Celtic heritage.


Rathkeltair has been featured at nearly every major Celtic Festival in North America over the past 12 years, including the Dublin Irish Festival (Dublin, OH), New Hampshire Highland Games (Loon Mountain, NH), Long's Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival (Estes Park, CO), and the Glengarry Highland Games, Ontario, Canada and many many more.   

As thousands of festival-goers will tell you, Rathkeltair always delivers and never disappoints.   

Cape Coral Irish Festival

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Sun Splash Park, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33991

Huge Irish Festival in Cape Coral, FL - Albannach , Rathkeltair , West of Galway , Fighting Jamesons and much much more!!


St Augustine Celtic Festival

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Francis Field, 29 W Castillio Drive, St Augustine, FL 32084

Albannach , Searson , Seven Nations, Emish , Dublin City Ramblers and of course Rathkeltair among many other great international celtic performers in what is quickly becoming a festival goers favorite in the oldest city in America!


Tartan Day South

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Historic Columbia Speedway, 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce, SC 29033

The 6th Annual Tartan Day South is South Carolina's largest Scottish and Celtic Festival at the Historic Columbia Speedway - Rathkeltair , The Tannahill Weavers and Tuatha Dea are among the great celtic music you will hear all weekend! Come and join the fun!



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