McLeod Nine, the Celtic-Americana duo from Texas, plays swingy, stringy, jiggy, jazzy, funky, folky acoustic music, with roots deep in their Celtic and Americana past. Their award-winning songwriting (Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk finalists, Americana Fest winner) is front and center in their shows and draws from a deep well of musical and life experience. Gordon and Christy McLeod's eclectic music spans a wide range of worlds including Americana, Celtic, Folk, Irish, Swing and Django-jazz, Bluegrass and Cajun. One of the highlights of their shows is Christy getting the audience to dance a simple Irish Ceili dance. Most of all, McLeod Nine want their audiences to be energized, inspired and to have fun! They are steeped in the Celtic folk traditions and have traveled to Ireland over 20 times and studied traditional Irish music and dance at The University of Limerick. They have toured extensively. Gordon is a well-respected traditional Irish fiddle player and is sought after as a fiddle camp instructor. He has released two full length albums of Irish fiddle music.
Here is what some of their fans and the press are saying:
"The McLeod's shows and recordings are high energy, fun, engaging, rich and inspiring."--KERA Art and Seek
“McLeod’s technique is flawless, an outstanding performance craftsman”—C. Bloom—Ceili Magazine
“WOW-Gordon and Christy blew us away! What seasoned and quality performers they are!”-B. Fulton, Big View Concerts, Westcliff Concerts, CO
“What a fantastic, awesome show!”-J. Braymen, Concert Series -Burns, OR
Recent Major Accomplishments: ~Headliner at numerous major festivals ~7 Full length albums including an album of St. Patrick’s Day favorites, two traditional Irish fiddle records with renowned Irish musicians as guest artists ~over 1 million streams from McLeod Nine Studio recordings in 2021~Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk finalists in 2019~Americana Songwriting Contest Winner (Nacogdoches) 2008, 2006
Recordings: "Hypothetically Speaking" –2019,"Swingy Stringy Funky Folky"—2017, "Christmas Wish"—2019”, “The Ring of My Fiddle”-single 2020, “Still Fiddlin” 2021, “Daddy G and His Amazing Swingtet”- 2015, “Just Fiddlin”-2014, “St. Patrick’s Day Favorites” 2022, new album “Jumpin’ The Waves”-estimated release date March 2023