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.   

Previous events

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!

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!

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!! www.capcoralirishfest.com

Celtic Family Jamboree

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Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, FL 34602

Tons of Celtic Bands from around the globe! Bring your own food, drinks, alcohol. Family friendly, leashed dogs OK, RV & Tent camping on site, Friday evening potluck dinner -- bring a dish to share! Saturday morning FREE workshops. Ongoing Highland athletics demo.

Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival

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Centennial Park, Fort Myers, FL

Albannach , Screaming Orphans, West of Galway, Marcille Wallis and Friends and much much more!

The Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

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Central Winds Park, 1000 East SR 434, Winter Springs, FL

Florida's BIGGEST Scottish Highland Games. Sharing the stage with Albannach, Off Kilter, The Wyndbreakers and more! Come join the largest crowd of Scots in FL!

The Florida Keys Celtic Festival

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Marathon Community Park, US Hwy 1, Marathon, FL

THE first Celtic Festival of 2016! With Albannach, Screaming Orphans and much much more and all in the beautiful Florida Keys!

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  • Julie

    Julie Naples FL

    Happy Birthday, Trevor! Counting the days 'til you boys are back in SW Florida...

    Happy Birthday, Trevor! Counting the days 'til you boys are back in SW Florida...

  • Fabiana

    Fabiana Argentina

    I love all songs, Trevor Tanner love you.

    I love all songs, Trevor Tanner love you.

  • karthik devuluri

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  • karthik devuluri

    karthik devuluri hyderabad

    rathkeltai is an amazing band, I love their songs!!! Happy Birthday happy birthday happy birthday wishes

    rathkeltai is an amazing band, I love their songs!!!
    Happy Birthday
    happy birthday
    happy birthday wishes

  • karthik devuluri

    karthik devuluri hyderabad

    nice post

    nice post

  • OSB

    OSB Orlando Florida

    Seen the band at the Scottish Games in Winter Springs; great band keep up the good fight!!!

    Seen the band at the Scottish Games in Winter Springs; great band keep up the good fight!!!

  • Julie RS

    Julie RS Naples FL

    Thank you for updating the upcoming! Now I just have to ask for those days off......

    Thank you for updating the upcoming! Now I just have to ask for those days off......

  • Domingo Becerra

    Domingo Becerra Miami, Florida

    Last time I saw you guys was 2 years ago at the south florida scottish festival and like always it was a hell of a show but when i recently visited your site it doesn't mention Neil, did you guys parted ways?

    Last time I saw you guys was 2 years ago at the south florida scottish festival and like always it was a hell of a show but when i recently visited your site it doesn't mention Neil, did you guys parted ways?

  • Thomas

    Thomas Heredia, Costa Rica

    Come to Costa Rica!!

    Come to Costa Rica!!

  • Julie RS

    Julie RS Naples FL

    Are you guys okay? Did you suffer any losses in the storm? I worry--please let us know.

    Are you guys okay? Did you suffer any losses in the storm? I worry--please let us know.

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