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Enter the Haggis back at M.C. Opera House

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    Enter the Haggis
Published September 16. 2010 05:00PM

JTAMS Productions presents Enter the Haggis live at The Mauch Chunk Opera House at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m.

The band will be collecting non-perishable goods at the show, which will be donated to local charity organization as part of what the band is calling the ETH Community Initiative.

Over the past three albums and five years, Toronto's Celtic rock band Enter The Haggis has found itself at the center of a grassroots success story ever teetering on the brink of mainstream success.

The band has amassed an ever-growing, devoted tour following from its humble Toronto roots, leaving not only fans, but die hard "Haggis Heads" in its wake nationwide.

From Celtic festivals to headlining rock venues and from Billboard World Music charting to major television appearances on shows like "Live With Regis And Kelly", ETH has made its success one fan, one town, one region at a time.

Blending elements of rock and pop with traditional Celtic fare, an art school eclecticism and a keen sense of arrangement, Enter The Haggis is constantly honing and evolving its sound.

Past records have seen the band dabble in roots, funk, even adding prog rock elements to the mix. Recorded in Fall 2008 at The Hive in Toronto and Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, ON and released in March 2009 on United For Opportunity, "Gutter Anthems" is Enter The Haggis' most cohesive record to date, yet one that makes the band's trademark eclecticism shine.

ETH's live show is a musical feast- viscerally dynamic, emotionally uplifting and intellectually stimulating.

The band's sound darts effortlessly from the traditional strains of The Chieftains and the Pogues to the frenetic pop of early Elvis Costello and even to the Latin-tinged spirit of the Buena Vista Social Club and beyond, complete with Trevor Lewington's deft guitar playing, the reeling of Brian Buchanan's flawless fiddle, the diverse rhythmic machinations of bassist Mark Abraham and drummer James Campbell, and Downie's transporting pipes, not to mention near-perfect vocal harmonies.

For more information on Enter The Haggis, visit or

Doors for this concert open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 8:30 p.m. To reserve tickets by phone, or for more information, call (570) 325-0249. Tickets can also be purchased on-line at:

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