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.

St Pats Day @ Finn Maccools Appearances at both Locations Nocatee and Downtown Jacksonville

Sat, Mar 17, 2018

We will play Finn Maccools Nocatee venue in the afternoon and finishing the Day at the Downtown Location at the Jacksonville Landing

St Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival

Sun, Mar 11, 2018 @ 5:45PM — 7:00PM 

St Augustine FL

Cape Coral Irish Fest

Sat, Mar 3, 2018 — Sun, Mar 4, 2018 

Cape Coral, FL

Celtic Heritage Productions FamJam @ Sertoma Youth Ranch

Sat, Feb 10, 2018 @ 3:00PM — 10:00PM

Rathkeltair@Finn MacCools Nocatee Grand Opening

Sat, Feb 3, 2018 @ 8:30PM 

Finn MacCools Nocatee, 145 Hilden Rd Ponte Vedra FL

Rathkeltair@ Caloosahatchie Celtic Fest/ Celtic Heritage Productions with the City of Fort Myers recreation divsion

Fri, Jan 26, 2018 @ 7:00PM — Sat, Jan 27, 2018 @ 9:00PM 

Centennial Park Fort Myers FL

Rathkeltair W/ Special Guest Jana Light Central Florida Highland Games

Sat, Jan 13, 2018 @ 7:00PM — Sun, Jan 14, 2018 @ 7:00PM 

Central Winds Park, Winter Springs

Rathkeltair@ Celtober

Fri, Oct 27, 2017 @ 7:00PM — Sat, Oct 28, 2017 @ 7:00PM 

Asheville NC

Thu, Jul 6, 2017 @ 7:00PM — Sun, Jul 9, 2017 @ 7:00PM 

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games @ MacRae Meadows Linville NC