Ceili Rainfall (pronounced Kay-lee) was shaped in 1995 by experienced songwriter Bob Halligan, Jr. The Syracuse, N.Con native have been thinking conceptually about merging Celtic instrumentation inside a pop-rock environment since 1989, and had received encouragement from his wife Linda to go forward with the theory. Formerly, he previously written songs that were recorded by rock artists such as for example Judas Priest and Blue Oyster Cult, but was unpleasant from the association with adversely perceived artists. He previously also created with Michael Bolton, and acquired his songs documented by such different performers as Cher, Kathy Mattea, and Joan Jett. Halligan also documented a solo record in 1991 that proceeded to go nowhere in the graphs. By 1995, Halligan acquired moved from NY to Nashville, locating the atmosphere there even more suitable for what he was seeking. Attempting to combine the Celtic affects that he previously grown to as with his solid rock and roll songwriting abilities, Halligan produced Ceili Rainfall. (loosely translated in Gaelic as “heavenly party”) They honed their abilities in concerts, and lastly signed using the indie label Punch Information. The 1997 record combined uplifting religious messages, Celtic Rock and roll affects, solid pop-rock songwriting abilities, and received solid testimonials from many magazines, including Billboard.