Welcome to the Jarrah Celts

The Jarrah Celts is a band of Australian Celtic musicians from the Jarrah forests of Roleystone, tucked away in the Perth hills of Western Australia.

Lead by flute wielding frontman in a hat, Chris Horgan, the JarrahCelts are descendants of Celtic people who settled in Western Australia as far as 150 years ago. As such, their music is strong with an Irish and Scottish base, infused with influences from our Australian home (Noongar country) with hints of jazz and blues and roots.

Get swept away with lively dancing jigs and reels, or sing along with us to rowdy pub ballads. Hearty tunes played with a collection of acoustic instruments such as wooden flutes, fiddle, bodhran (Celtic drum), didgeridoo, guitars, double bass and mandolin.

The word "Jarrah" is a Noongar word for a type of tree that grows in our forests. Celts is pronounced as "Kelts", being the ancient collection of tribes which originated in central Europe around 500BC.

At our core, we are an original band, performing a growing catalogue of home grown Celtic tunes and ballads.

But we are also known as one of Perth's leading Irish and Scottish bands, hosting Ceilidhs and performing tunes from the likes of Plantxy, Dubliners, Corries, Pogues, Christy Moore, Mumford & Sons.

We can often be seen playing live at festivals throughout WA, weddings or Irish and Scottish Ceilidh events. You may have seen us at the Balingup Medieval Carnivale, Boddington Medieval, Armadale Highland Gathering or the Toodyay Moondyne Festival. We also host a monthly song session at Murphy's Irish Pub Mandurah.

For best cultural performances, keep an eye out for our concerts at Romancing the Stone Gardens Amphitheater or the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre.