Callanish, a Celtic band based in central Pennsylvania, plays Irish and Scottish music in the traditional style. Their repertoire includes lively jigs and reels, haunting airs, and rollicking songs from Ireland, Scotland, and elsewhere in the British Isles. The band regularly plays at festivals and concert series, as well as at weddings and parties. For more information on booking Callanish for your event, please contact us.
What does Callanish mean?
The Callanish Stones are a circle of standing stones on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The stones have been standing since around 2900 B.C.E., and can be seen on the cover of the band’s first album, also titled Callanish. Local tradition says that the stones were originally giants, who were turned to stone when they refused to be converted to Christianity by Saint Kieran.
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The Callanish stones on the Isle of Lewis. Image courtesy Wikimedia.