Experienced musicians with wealth of talent and a love of Celtic music make up Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross
Tom Keefer - vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin, bouzouki
Michael "McSkully" Miskuly - violin, vocals
Bill Moore - drums, percussion
Ernie Palmer - bass guitar, vocals
Janie B- violin
Tim Bristol - bass guitar, vocals
Rob Palaszewski- violin, vocals
Joel Slazyk - bass guitar
Evan Keefer - bagpipes & whistles
Tim Demler - bagpipes
Hailing from the bonnie shores of Loch Ontario and firmly dedicated to preserving Scottish and Irish heritage through song Tom Keefer delivers music from his ancestors James Reid of Glasgow, Scotland, Elizabeth Duffy of Ireland and Clifford Foley from Irish South Buffalo, NY. Drawing on many years of experience such as providing the Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival sound and lighting since 2001, leading to a successful six year run with the Lochside Celtic Band (and Duo), Tom has opened for international acts the Red Hot Chili Pipers, Enter The Haggis, National Dance Company of Ireland and The Fighting Jamesons as well as headlining and been a main stage performer at many Celtic festivals. Having played all over New York, in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Canada, Tom and the band are "road-ready" for Celtic entertainment. Don't miss out on the fun.
Traditional. Modern. Inspirational
Tom Keefer McSkully Bill Moore Ernie Palmer
You won't want to miss Tom and McSkully as they have you thinking that you are listening to more than just two people with their expansive sound. On occasion , Tom sometimes appears with Janie B, Evan Keefer, Tim Keefer or a host of other partners, you can be assured you will be getting Celtic entertainment at it's finest. Also check The Bagpiper Of Wilson's facebook page...click on the logo below
You'll Thank Me.
It was a Sunday night- at TAPS in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It hit me all of a sudden. On stage was a Celtic group that just blew me away. I couldn’t even walk to my seat. I just stood there amazed. I’ve seen a LOT of bands, but I had never seen the likes of Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross. Scottish and Irish music filled the room. No one spoke. It was that good. My Irish Grandmother would have been brought to tears.
I am a veteran radio announcer, with more years on air than I care to count. I immediately got in touch with Tom Keefer, and asked him to join me for my upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Irish Super Sunday on Giant FM
If you have a chance to catch TOM KEEFER and CELTIC CROSS live- be there. You’ll thank me!
(Pat Porter 91.7 Giant FM- Niagara)
When I opened for the Red Hot Chili Pipers,one of the promoters of that concert had this to say regarding the performance: "Hey Tom- thanks for the great show! People were asking where I found you and that they thought you were better than the Band that opened for Flogging Molly!" -(Bill Ritchie)
From Roberts Wesleyan College “Hi Tom, Thanks to you and all the folks on your team for such a wonderful night! Hope to do it again soon. Enjoy your spring and I hope to see you soon!”
(David R. Dunn Director – Cultural Life Center/Conference & Event Services)