MPK Christian Celtic Band is a delicious blend of Scottish Culture. You'll savor a musical experience not soon forgotten! Toes tapping traditional Scottish fiddle tunes, Highland dancing, our own original songs and a few history lessons await your senses. You will not want to miss out on an evening with MPK Christian Celtic Band!
We have been blessed to have the MPK Christian Celtic band perform at our annual Wisconsin Christian News Ministry Expo for many years. They have always been the highlight of our day, and many people come to the Expo just to hear MPK! They have a unique sound, and share the history of this music as well as their passion and love for the Lord. If you want an enjoyable experience, and something a little different, you cannot go wrong with MPK!
Response from MPK Christian Celtic Band:
Thanks Rob. That is a blessing for us to hear! We really enjoy performing at the Wisconsin Christian News Expo. It is a great opportunity to meet and network with others and to discover the many ministries in Wisconsin.
MPK Band is precise and perfectionist in their music. It is a joyful, uplifting mix of pure entertainment, as well as educational and worshipful. The whole group is easy and flexible to work with and still very professional.
Response from MPK Christian Celtic Band:
Thanks Joyce, we are looking forward to coming to Price Co. Fair this summer. We love performing in the "little white church"!
MPK Christian Celtic Band has provided the entertainment for a number of years at our annual meeting, the last being July 13, 2012, for the Clan Macneil Association of America. The band has provided background music music during our social time as well as providing entertainment for our annual meeting.I recommend the bank for any Scottish or Celtic function and to anyone who enjoys Celtic music.
I recently had the pleasure of hiring MPK for my daughters wedding reception. We had them play as background music in the afternoon as guest started to arrive so I wanted a toned down experience. They listened to me and then performed perfectly. Many compliments from our guest. To top it all off they worked the wedding in at the last minute as I was late in setting it all up. Great to work with. Thanks for everthing.
Price Range: $700 mileage on 2 vehicles
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000.00 - Church Mutual
What to Expect
Anyone who comes to an MPK concert is in for a treat. We are a three generation family band whose sense of humor has not been surgically removed. Most of the Celtic songs we sing are original. Some of our songs are fun loving yet always family oriented. Some of our songs have a powerful message this world needs to hear. Always in-between are the Scottish fiddle tunes, both traditional and original that keeps the blood flowing so no one falls asleep. Anyone is always welcome to dance to the Highland Fling with us! Joanna is our extremely talented, award-winning fiddler who is also a beautiful classical violinist with a major in music performance. Maranatha, our accomplished pianist, will be graduating shortly with a degree in music performance. Our drummer, Noah, is a fine musician on multiple instruments having studied piano for 11 years under a graduate of the Chicago Conservatory of Music. He is currently working towards earning his music degree. The whistle and flute player has been studying her instruments for over 20 years and is the mother of Noah. The grandmother is the band leader, fiddler and guitarist who takes ALL the credit for the musical genes in this family:)
MPK Christian Celtic Band is trustworthy and we deliver on our promises. We provide high quality Celtic music that is always family oriented. We arrive early to gigs and our attitude is one of service. We thoroughly enjoy people and performing for them.
MPK, aka "Mama and the Preacher's Kids," is made up of 7 family members. Pastor Ron Johnson acts as master of ceremonies and is the Scottish historian. Deb Johnson, aka Mama, writes some of the original songs for the group, sings, and plays violin, classical and electric guitar. Preacher's Kid Dawn Wolf, an adult daughter, is a songwriter, vocalist, and plays flutes, whistles and bass guitar. Maranatha Elmhorst, Preacher's college Kid, is a songwriter, vocalist, highland dancer, and plays keyboard, guitar, and bagpipes. Joanna Johnson, Preacher's other college daughter, writes songs, performs Celtic vocals, highland dancing, and plays violin. Preacher's Grandkid Noah Wolf, writes songs, sings, composes tunes, and plays djembe, bodhran, drums, accordion, and keyboard. Vince Elmhorst, Maranatha’s husband, is the sound tech for the band, and runs a 20 channel board.
Additional Booking Notes
We bring our own sound system and tech. We can perform with or without stage. If stage is provided, should be at least 12-15 feet length and depth about 12 feet. We do not have our own lighting. If outdoor gig, would appreciate cover over stage. We can bring our own canopy tent to cover our mixer. We have a 100 foot snake.
We perform our albums. Alternate between a song with vocals and fiddle sets and dance sets.
|Pastor Ron Johnson||MC|
|Vincent Elmhorst||Sound tech|
|Dawn Wolf||Flute, whistles, bass guitar, vocals, songwriter|
|Deb Johnson||Band Leader, guitar, violin, vocals, songwriter|
|Noah Wolf||Piano, accordion, djembi, Bodhran, drums, vocals, songwriter|
|Joanna Johnson||violin, Highland Dance, Celtic vocals, songwriter|
|Maranatha Elmhorst||piano, bagpipes, Highland dance, vocals, songwriter|
Influences & Inspiration
Dr. John Turner 10 times National Scottish Fiddle Champion and head of Jink and Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling. National Scottish Fire Judge (link hidden) Our youtube video, The James in Spate was written by Dr. John Turner and used by permission Fiddletree Music. It is one of our favorite tunes. Melinda Crawford National Scottish Fiddle Champion and Scottish Fire Judge and instructor at Jink and Diddle; Ed Pealman, Scottish Fire Judge and tours with his family band, The Highland Soles; Colyn Fischer, National Scottish Fiddle Champion and Instructor at Jink and Diddle; David Gardner, instructor at Jink and Diddle; Ric Blaire Band;
Power source on stage with multiple plug ins and power source 50-100 feet from stage for mixer. We bring our own sound system.
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