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To see Hamish Burgess' Celtic artwork please visit our Gallery page.

Every Sunday (but with a TEMPORARY break in April/May for moving/maintenance) - on Mana'o Radio 91.7 fm listen to our own Hamish on the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice', for 2 hours of great Celtic music played by Hamish of Maui Celtic from 8-10am. More details on our Celtic Events page. For those of you not living on the island of Maui, the radio show will be available live online at ! Local time will be 8-10 am (Hawaii), which for the summer will be 11am-1pm US/Canada West coast, 12-2pm Mountain time, 1-3pm Central time, 2-4pm Eastern Standard Time, Canadian Maritimes 3-5pm, Newfoundland 3.30-5.30pm, and 7-9pm in Ireland and the UK, Europe 8-10pm.
Chat live with Hamish during the show on Facebook - be a friend at Hamish Douglas Burgess, or click 'like' to be a fan at The Maui Celtic Show - Mana'o Radio.
Many thanks to show underwriters The Irish Rovers. Thank to all listeners for your support & patience with time away from the airwaves to move and complete repairs & engineering.

April - The Celtic Art of Hamish Burgess is on display for the month of April at Hawaiian Village Coffee in the Kahana Gateway Center (4405 Honoapiilani Hwy, #207) in West Maui. Opening hours 6am-6pm ! See our Hamish's Celtic original art giclees - all available for purchase. If you want a chat with him about his art, please call 808-264-5190, and he'll pop round to the coffee shop to see you (but away until March 30th). Preview the artwork on our Gallery page.
Mahalo to David Maran, owner of Hawaiian Village Coffee, for supporting local artists.

There will be an artist's reception Saturday April 19th from 6-8pm with a Celtic Music Session - with special guest Irish singer Michael Black - the craic will be mighty !

Hamish Burgess with his Celtic art at Hawaiian Village Coffee, Kahana

Hamish Burgess with his Celtic art at Hawaiian Village Coffee, Kahana, Maui, April 2014

The centerpiece of the show is "The Life of the Rover", his recent album cover for The Irish Rovers 50th anniversary triple CD (see below). All Artwork © Hamish Burgess 2014

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Events on Maui & Oahu

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Keep an eye on the Celtic Events held on MAUI, OAHU and HAWAII. From Radio shows to live concerts, you'll find all the info you need, right here at

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You can now hear bagpipes at 6pm every night at Fleetwood's on Front St. - in the rooftop bar of Mick Fleetwood's (of Fleetwood Mac fame) new restaurant. Following a traditional Hawaiian blessing, oli (chant), and pu'u (conch-shell) blowing, Maui Celtic's own Hamish Burgess or Roger McKinley open the evening with slow airs, then uptempo tunes on the Great Highland Bagpipes. Hamish is away until April 15th, so Roger is on every day, with Allison Jackson covering days off. Great friendly staff, amazing food, and Mick Fleetwood himself is regularly there to meet people - and you never know if any of his other rock star pals will be there !


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'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' © Hamish Burgess 2013

'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' by Hamish Burgess © 2012

More details on the artwork above on our Gallery page.

'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' © Hamish Burgess 2013. Original Celtic art by Hamish Burgess, on stained watercolour paper, with acrylic paint colours, and acrylic black ink outline. A piece commissioned by George Millar founder of the legendary Irish Rovers, for the cover of the new triple CD "The Irish Rovers - 50 Years". Available now at The Irish Rovers online store, as well as an 18" x 24" art poster, with a black surround and writing area underneath. The above artwork is available as a 24 x 24 inch limited edition giclee print on watercolour paper, signed and numbered, costing $150. Please email Hamish at

is online ! Hamish of Maui Celtic together with the Hawaii Tartan's designer Douglas Herring, have made the history and information about this beautiful tartan, or plaid, easily available to the public on our 'Hawaii Tartan' page.

New cool Hawaii Tartan Apparel is available !

Hawaii Tartan

Sashes, Mini-sashes, Shawls, Fly Plaids, Head Wraps, as well as the previously available made-to-measure Scottish wool Kilts. Give a gift of Hawaii Tartan to your friends and family - you can find these new items in our "Online Store" now !



Sat-Sun April 6th-7th 2013 - MAUI CELTIC was at the Scottish event of the year in the Hawaiian Islands over on Oahu. Thanks to all who visited us at the Maui Celtic booth - mahalo for shopping at your only local Celtic vendor......we appreciate it. The Hawaiian Scottish Association presented their 32nd Annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Kapiolani Park, Waikiki, a beautiful location under the shadow of Diamond Head. There were Pipe Bands, traditional Celtic music from local bands and visitors Colin Grant Adams and also Mythica, and dancing and Highland Games.

Hamish & Jennifer at the Maui Celtic booth - 32nd Hawaiian Scottish Festival, Waikiki

Hamish & Jennifer at the Maui Celtic booth - 32nd Hawaiian Scottish Festival, Waikiki


Hamish after piping by the Jameson booth, with the lovely Jameson ladies

Hamish Burgess with the Jameson girls, Honolulu St.Patrick's Day Blockparty 2012

LOTS OF RAIN ON MAUI MADE IT VERY GREEN FOR St.Patrick's Day on March 17th 2012 ! See all the fun events on Maui and Oahu on our News Archive page.

January 29th - February 5th, 2012 - Hamish and Jennifer just returned from cruising in the tropics with the Irish Music Cruise to the Caribbean - 'Songs & Stories Caribbean Cruise', presented by Debbie Casey ( 1-888-56IRISH.
They joined a host of talented singers and musicians - The Wolfe Tones, Archie Fisher, the Makem & Spain Brothers, Jez Lowe, Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty, Seamus Kennedy, Máirtín de Cógáin, Harry O'Donoghue, Ciaran Sheehan, Hanneke Cassel, Tom Sweeney, and Andy May. Ports of call: leaving Ft Lauderdale Florida, for Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, then Georgetown, Grand Cayman, on to Mahogany Bay, Honduras, and over to Costa Maya, Mexico.
A brilliant week of great company, laughs, fine food, Caribbean adventures, and world-class Irish music - the craic was indeed mighty on the High Seas ! For a look at this year's trip go to our News Archive page and scroll down to Jan/Feb. For details of next year's IRISH MUSIC CRUISES LAND CRUISE IN THE BAHAMAS check out or contact Debbie Casey at freephone 1-888-56IRISH for more info.

Hamish and Jennifer returned in May 2011 from cruising to Alaska with the Irish Music Sessions at Sea, presented by Debbie Casey ( 1-888-56IRISH. They joined a group of talented singers and musicians - The Makem & Spain Brothers, Seamus Kennedy, and Máirtín de Cógáin. The craic was indeed mighty ! Details and photos of the trips at at our Blog/News Archive page.

Jennifer and Hamish at the Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Jennifer Fahrni and Hamish Burgess at the Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska - May 2011


AUGUST 2010 - THE MAUI CELTIC CREW WERE AT THE WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - Hamish, Jason, Alison, Alice and Mike saw the Grade 1 Finals when the Irish took the World's in front of 55,000 people !! Hamish captured the ecstatic moment for the St. Lawrence O'Toole Pipe Band from Dublin, just after the announcement.

World Champions - St. Lawrence O'Toole Pipe Band

St. Lawrence O'Toole Pipe Band winning the World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow Green, Scotland  2010

The runners up on the day were: 2nd place Field Marshall Montgomery Pipe Band from Northern Ireland, 3rd Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia from Scotland, 4th Simon Fraser University Pipe Band from Vancouver, Canada, 5th House Of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead from Scotland, and 6th Scottish Power. The results have been adjusted since the day, due to a compilers' error, with SFU changed to 3rd, and Boghall & Bathgate 4th (see Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association website for final results). Around 240 bands were at Glasgow Green for the World Pipe Band Championships, with 8000 pipers and drummers from 16 nations competing for awards in their class.

Maui Celtic's own Hamish Douglas Burgess was awarded 'Scot of the Year' for 2010 by the Caledonian Society of Hawaii on Saturday April 10th at the Hawaiian Scotish Festival, for services to the Scottish/Hawaiian community. "The Caledonian Society has presented this award each year since 1987 to an individual who is of Scottish descent or has embraced an interest in Scotland and Scottish culture, has supported the Scottish community in Hawai'i, and has made a contribution to the Hawaiian community in general. The Board members of the Caledonian Society believe that you meet these criteria and are a person who exemplifies the values upon which this award is based."
Hamish would like to humbly extend his gratitude to the Hawaiian Scots for this recognition - Mahalo.

Hamish Douglas Burgess awarded 'Scot of the Year' 2010 by the Caledonian Society of Hawaii

Hamish Douglas Burgess (right) recieving 'Scot of the Year' award from Caledonian Society of Hawaii Chieftain Bruce McEwan (left) at the Hawaiian Scottish Festival




Part of 'HOMECOMING SCOTLAND 2009', 'THE GATHERING' was a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Scotland's culture, a 2 day festival and Highland Games in Holyrood Park, bringing together around 40,000 people from all over the world, with music, athletics, and the biggest clan gathering in memory. As Scottish Ambassador for The Princess Ka’iulani Project, Hamish also took the story of Hawaii’s most beloved Hawaii/Scot back to her father’s homeland, where he was a featured guest on Liz Clark’s  show “Travels with My Auntie Liz” on Celtic Music Radio Scotland, and broadcasting icon Archie Fisher’s “Travelling Folk” show on BBC Radio Scotland, both in Glasgow.

Hamish Douglas Burgess at the Clan Convention, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh 2009

Hamish also attended the first ever Clan Convention, at the Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba) building, where over 100 Scottish Clan Chiefs and clan dignitaries from around the world discussed the role of the Clans in the modern world.
While representing Scots of Hawaii, he reported on events and interviewed traditional musicians for his Celtic music radio show on Mana’o Radio 91.5fm, 8-10am Sundays (online at

For the full story with photographs, please visit our Blog/News Archive page.

For ongoing adventures of Hamish and Jennifer see the "Maui Celtic Blog" and for older happenings, please visit our News Archive page



Hamish's latest Celtic art - The Celtic Chariot - Celtic Dragon surf truck

Ongoing - Maui's best kept secret - for the best real chips (French fries that is) this side of the Altantic head on down to Wow-Wee Maui's Kava Bar & Grill at 333 Dairy Rd # 101 Kahului. They have some great food and a killer Sushi Bar with reasonable prices, but of Celtic note - the chips are like my granny used to make ! Not to mention their Maui made chocolate bars. Tell them Hamish at Maui Celtic sent you......(808) 871-1414

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YOU CAN NOW ORDER COOL CELTIC GIFTS ON THE 'MAUI CELTIC ONLINE STORE'. We invite you to check it out by clicking the 'Storefront' button.

Orders should be placed now at the 'MAUI CELTIC ONLINE STORE' to ensure arrival to you before St.Patrick's Day !

Clothing Jewelry Temporary Tattoos

MAUI CELTIC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE NOW HAVE A NEW RANGE OF TEMPORARY CELTIC TATTOOS AVAILABLE IN OUR 'MAUI CELTIC ONLINE STORE'. TATTOO AND PACKACKING DESIGNED AND DRAWN BY HAMISH RIGHT HERE ON MAUI. So far we have two triscele designs and an armband. More to follow soon. Shipping is only a dollar each. Easy to put on with water - last up to a week. Fun and safe. Great for kids. Full instructions on the tattoo.

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'OLD, WISE, WARRIOR' by Hamish Burgess - full image on our GALLERY page

'Old, Wise, Warrior' detail by Hamish Douglas Burgess 2009




The ancient culture of the Celts , although geographically far from these Islands, did in fact have many similarities to the ancient Hawaiian culture.

Both cultures had their own mythology, legends of 'little people' and famous heros, and a belief that animate and inanimate things could posess spiritual power. They both revered the natural forces of their world, with gods and goddesses relevant to that. They both understood their place in their land, the natural way of things inherently entwined with their daily life, and so lived in harmony with nature.

Both cultures ended a seasonal war period every year when the Pleiades stars rose in the night sky, around the end of October. The Hawaiian war god Ku ended his reign, and a season of festivities called Makahiki, began under the god Lono. In the Celtic world, the war goddess The Morrigan ended her reign, and mated with The Good God Dagda, heralding the festival of Samhain.

Celtic Tree of Life by Hamish Burgess

Both cultures lived in tribes or clans, often in conflict to expand their territories, with an area of land traditionally associated with the clan. Each clan had their own chief or king, who ruled the land for the communual use of his people.

Neither culture had a system of writing, therefore had an oral tradition, stretching back many hundreds of years. The wise men, Druids in the Celtic world, and Kahunas in Hawaii, were keepers of knowledge, genaeology, history, and were healers and experts in certain fields. Both cultures were practised in the art of tattooing, and had a reputation as fierce warriors.

Both cultures at some time were taken over by outsiders, and a new religion, and were stopped from using their language, music, and traditional way of dress. Both later overcame that adversity with a revival of culture.

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'GUARDIAN OF THE GODDESS' by Hamish Douglas Burgess 2009

"Guardian of the Goddess" by Hamish Douglas Burgess



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New World Celts Award

MAUI CELTIC IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR WEBSITE RECEIVED AN AWARD FROM THE 'NEW WORLD CELTS' ORGANIZATION, a charitable organization dedicated to promoting Celtic History and supporting Celtic Culture in the New World. Their new chapter is a Hawai'i Branch based over on Oahu.

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