Their third album, Tree, was released in 2001.
It features a lot of original material and many slower songs. After the Tree album, the band set up their own record label and are involved in everything from album artwork to their marketing campaigns.
They pride themselves on their traditional Irish style and are delighted about the level of pride many Irish American’s have in their Irish roots.
Murphy said: “I brought a few friends over from Ireland for the Irish Festival in Milwaukee, and after three days of seeing people with elaborate Celtic knot tattoos and Irish flags on their shoulders, these guys were in shock about the amount Irish pride people displayed here in America.”
How are We Getting Home?
Their fourth studio album, How Are We Getting Home, came out three years later. It contained several anthems for blue collar workers and reached number three in the Billboard World Music Charts.
Their fifth album, Bring Yer Wellies, came out in 2007. It reached number two in the billboard World Music Chart. The album included the song, Scallywag, which featured on the PC game, The Sims 2. It also featured the song, Kiss Me I’m Irish, which was used in Hallmarks greeting cards in 2008.
What’s The Rumpus came out a year later and reached number 177 on the Billboard 200. Their seventh album, Cabbage, did rather better, reaching number one in the Billboard World Music Charts in 2010. It features the song, Raised on Black and Tans, which is a rousing anthem of Irish pride.
Still going strong and ‘having fun’
The band are still going strong and are not likely to be slowing down anytime soon. Murphy said: “We made a promise to each other that the day we stop having fun, we stop, if it becomes work or a hassle, just stop. And at the end of every year we look back and go, ‘Wow, that was a great year.’ We just keep looking forward to the next year because each year it gets better and better.”
Gaelic Storm’s eighth studio album, Chicken Boxer was released in July 2012.