As an actor, musician or Guinness-swigging extra, it’s likely considered a career high-point when you appear in a film scene with the likes of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.
But for Santa Monica, Calif.'s Gaelic Storm — who provided the third-class dance music in the Oscar-winning blockbuster “Titanic” — it’s merely a high-profile highlight in a career that’s now spanned two decades and more than 3,000 shows. This week, they’ll add another when the Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger-led quintet roll their brand of Grateful Dead-colored Celtic reels into Buffalo for a show at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.).
With 10 albums and appearances atop the Billboard World Chart four times, the genre-melding outfit has endured as not only an act that can regurgitate the finest Dublin drinking songs, but as one that routinely blends elements of country, African and the bluegrass found so influential in the catalog of the Grateful Dead.
Now touring with tracks off last summer’s swirling and stomping “Matching Sweaters,” Gaelic Storm should give both Irish, Deadheads and the like something to love — as well as the chance for attendees to reenact Winslet’s impressive below-deck dancing — when the band arrives in the Theater District.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23 (box office, Ticketmaster).