Celtic Legacy was formed in November 1997 by Dave Morrissey (guitars/keyboards) and Dave Boylan (bass/vocals) after almost a year of writing and recording. A working line-up was recruited in the form of Tommy Branagan (vocals), Ciara Roe (fiddle) and Phil McEvoy (drums) for the recording of an album early the following year and within 6 months Celtic Legacy released their self-titled, self financed debut album. With every record label and Distribution Company having passed on the band, the major outlet for sales was across the Internet and it was the Internet that allowed the band to reach an otherwise inaccessible audience.
After numerous line-up changes and lack of any kind of media or music industry support in Ireland, the band split in 2001 and they were expected to stay split. However, fan interest from Germany began to emerge and it was this fan base that led to Morrissey and Boylan finding their interest once again.
A new line-up in the form of guest Peter Fitzpatrick (piano), Mark Guildea (vocals), Darren Maher (guitars) and Stephen Cash (drums) was put together and they began rehearsing in February 2003. In the meantime German fans, and one person in particular, Vladimir Hrubik, raised the funds the band needed to record their second album in less than 6 months and the recording of the limited edition double CD Resurrection commenced. The album subsequently emerged in November 2003.
At time of writing, Resurrection is planned to be re-released in 2004 with a new album planned for 2005.