Celtic troubadour, Irish Rover, Raggle-taggle Gypsy… Not your average Celt!
Based in the UK, Sammy Horner travels the world singing songs of faith and justice. His stories are infused with an infectious Irish sense of humour.
Like most Irishmen, Sammy doesn’t take himself too seriously.
But this raggle-taggle gypsy is serious about communicating with people. He records and performs songs of substance with global themes of spirituality, social concern and tough love. Being Irish, he also sings the odd soul-stirring song and traditional tune.
Whether he’s strumming a guitar or pounding his bodhran (Irish drum), Sammy Horner engages with his listeners, drawing them into his world and challenging all who hear him to think. He gives people permission to laugh at themselves, and at him.
But he also leaves his audience pondering universal truths and personal issues.
A Sammy Horner album is a collection of well- crafted forceful, thought-provoking material.
A Sammy Horner concert is a cèilidh. It’s a party. It’s serious fun!
More about Sammy
Sammy Horner has been around music most of his life. Best known as main songwriter, bassist and front man of the Celtic rock combo The Electrics, Sammy is also given credit for being the first gospel pioneer to fuse Celtic music and contemporary worship music together.
Sammy has written a series of popular and successful Celtic Praise albums, written five albums worth of music for kids, written and produced a Celtic techno album and is the author of two children’s books.
As well as touring with The Electrics, Sammy has had a successful solo career playing, writing, recording and touring Scotland, England, Ireland, Germany, Canada, USA and Australia (including a recent Outback tour!).
He has played and written with Buddy and Julie Miller, Phil Madiera, Mark Robertson, Rich Mullens and John Hartley.