Celtic Pride

"The immigrant's heart marches to the beat of two quite different drums, one from the old homeland and the other from the new.” – Irish President McAleese

Rustic, energetic, and light-hearted, Celtic Pride delivers traditional and modern Irish tunes in the flavor of the Clancy Brothers, Dubliners, Irish Rovers, and U2. This high spirited band is also capable of poignant, touching ballads, featuring Bill Monaghan on vocals, acoustic guitar, tin whistle, harmonica, and recorder, and occasional piano; Jim Monaghan on vocals, bass, and guitar; Brian DiBiagio on guitars; with percussion and guest female vocals on occasion.
Since 2008, Celtic Pride has played the Sellersville Theater (PA) to warm, friendly near capacity audiences for St. Patrick’s Night celebration. The Irish-American Band plays annually at the Temperance House (Newtown, PA) with a blend of Irish and good old Rock and Roll, as well as the Irish Fall Festival (North Wildwood, NJ), and other Philadelphia area places including Austrian Village, AOH’s division 39 in Northeast Philly, Carnivals, Festivals, Fairs, and many a grand party!

When Celtic Pride performs songs like “Wild Colonial Boy” and “Whiskey in the Jar,” the hand-clapping, foot-stomping, rebel rousing energy is contagious, but not to be outdone by touching ballads like “Danny Boy” and “Red is the Rose.” Celtic Pride even offers fresh new songs, like Bill’s original “Irish Blessing,” “Donegal,” and “Philadelphia Kid.”
Listeners have no fear, with songs like “Moonshiner” and “Nancy Whiskey,” the arsenal of drinking songs is surely full to the brim!

Take A Listen HERE.

Buy the Celtic Pride CD HERE (and don't miss the tshirt!).

Sample Demo available upon request.
For more information or booking, please email

Wild Colonial Boy (VIDEO)