The Mudmen rock the Valley

The Mudmen meet Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Stephen Harper after performing at a Canada Day celebration at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

The Mudmen meet Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Stephen Harper after performing at a Canada Day celebration at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

The Elk Valley will have a second chance to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day when the Celtic rock band, the Mudmen, come to Elkford and Fernie.

The Mudmen was formed by Rob and Sandy Campbell in 1998. Since they formed they have recorded five studio albums and have toured with bands like ZZ Top, The Guess Who, Bif Naked, Nazareth and Finger Eleven.

Last year, the kilt-wearing band had the opportunity to perform for Canada Day at Parliament hill which included performing for the Queen.

With songs like ‘5 o’clock,’ ‘Saturday,’ and’ Drink and fight,’ the Mudmen’s music has become an anthem for Canadian hockey fans. They have played for the World Hockey Championship in 2008, Edmonton Oilers home opening ceremonies in 2009, and recorded the new Hockey Night in Canada theme song.

Their music, which features plenty of bagpipes, has been featured on Xbox and Playstation games, along with the NBC television show Black Donnelly’s.

The Mudmen will be playing old favourites and new songs from their new album Another Day.

They will play at The Fernie Hotel in Fernie on March 26 and at Sneaky’s Pub in Elkford on March 30.