San Diego Scottish Highland Games Scottish Highland Games of San Diego
San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of Clans (760)726-3691 / 619-884-2940 / 619-884-3157/ 760-505-5254 PO Box 3682, Vista, CA 92084 Email: sdshgchief@sbcglobal.net
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ENTERTAINMENT  2016 Entertainment Schedule! About Highland Way Playing everything from High Energy Festivals to Performing Arts Theaters, from Scotland to Nova Scotia, Ireland to California, Highland Way are uncompromising professionals. These seasoned studio session musicians bring that same polished energy to stages around the world. With their huge repertoire they know how to tailor their performance to the audience. A native Scot with his Glasgow accent, Brian Caldwell is well known for his wonderful ability to charm any crowd while his energetic and driving rhythm guitar blends flawlessly with the rest of the band. Joining Brian are Paul Graham Castellanos - on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, Sharon Whyte - on accordion and keyboards, Bob Sale - on percussion and drums, Glen Fisher - on bass, and master of guitars Jim Soldi. Highlighting Celtic music from Scotland and Ireland, with originals and the occasional popular cover, Highland Way create the ultimate show. The AnGry Brians define Celtic Rock at its best!! Their original songs and reinvented classics will burrow deep into your subconscious, leaving lasting impressions of their music and lyrics. With their own style of Celtic Fusion, these talented musicians command a level of energy unparalleled to those within the genre. Playing all over the Western United States since 2006, The Angry Brians are: Rich Cheney –guitar/mandolin/lead vocals Chelsea Joy – bagpipes/whistles/vocals Douglas Kirk – bass/vocals Kathy Ross Sierra – violin/acoustic guitar/vocals Walter Baldwin – drums With two albums already enjoyed by their fans, on January 1, 2015, the band released their latest CD, We Came to Fight. Recorded at the Track Shack in Sacramento, CA and produced by Jeff Tamelier (of Tower of Power fame), the band was privileged to have him play on several of the tracks. The CD is garnering lots of attention and airplay on Celtic Radio stations across the Country and abroad. The title track, "We Came To Fight," is picking up steam along with "21st Century Irishman" and “Highland Call”. The CD includes ten tracks of mostly self-penned, bagpipe led, celtic-punk’n’roll.   67 Music review stated, “The songs, production values and recording rival anything I’ve heard from them to date. There are no snoozer tracks here, it’s a sonic ride from start to finish. ‘We Came To Fight’ is a fun, rockin’ album and will likely remain in my player for quite some time - pipe wrench optional.” Celtic Radio gives The Angry Brians 5 Stars and comments, “With tracks such as ‘21st Century Irish Man’, the group almost reminds me of iconic rock legends such as The Who, albeit with a less stadium-y flare and the unmistakable Irish lead melodies. I particularly enjoy how the band can balance beautiful harmonies and great energy, finding a really equilibrate compromise between the two. Songs such as ‘Highland Call’ remind me of melodic HC heroes such as Alkaline Trio or Rise Against, with an extra dimension courtesy of the backbone of instruments from the folk tradition.” The AnGry Brians®, with their signature pipe wrench in hand, are featured entertainers along the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, for high-profile events such as St. Patrick’s Day, the UFC Fight Week and the National Finals Rodeo week. Hailing from Bakersfield, CA ,  the county of Kern(e), The Angry Brians seek only a moment of your time to reconsider how you interpret the world of music. So if you’re willing to be a bit open minded, hold on tight because before the day is through, you will all be Angry Brians too. For more info: http://www.theangrybrians.com/#!bio/c1ktj Blackwaterside: Formed in 1995 by flutist Susan Craig Winsberg in celebration of her Scottish heritage, the band has played numerous concerts and festivals, receiving great public acclaim.  They are known for their varied approach to traditional Scottish and Irish music, alternating lively, upbeat tunes with lyrical and haunting ballads, constantly changing the texture and color of the instrumentation so that their sound is forever fresh.  Blackwaterside concerts are fascinating and informative, too, with historic references and amusing snippets about the songs, ranging from Bonnie Prince Charlie to Robert Burns and beyond (including an occasional Burns poem recitation by Susan as taught to her by her Scottish mother); and short explanations of the instruments being played always intrigue the listeners -- Susan performs on six different flutes and whistles, for example. Audiences are inevitably impressed and greatly entertained by the uniqueness and originality of a Blackwaterside Celtic music performance.  The Blackwaterside band features Susan Craig Winsberg on flutes and whistles and outstanding vocalist and bodhrán player Christa Burch, accompanied by the talented Sean Michael Clegg on guitar and multi-instrumentalist Tim Blair on percussion, recorders and whistles. Blackwaterside recently released their first band CD entitled “Blythe and Merry – Blackwaterside Live in Concert,” on the Craig Records label.  This CD features selections from the San Diego Folk Heritage concert performed in Encinitas, California, on October 22, 2011.  It takes the listener on a musical journey through Celtic lands, embracing the contrasting lightness and depth of this rich musical tradition.  “Blythe and Merry” truly exemplifies the spirit of the band Blackwaterside. For more info: http://blackwaterside.com Molly's Revenge Is: David Brewer: Highland bagpipes, border pipes, uillean pipes, whistles, bodhran. John Weed: Fiddle. Stuart Mason: Guitar, mandola. David Brewer has been playing whistle and four types of bagpipes for about 20 years. He studied in Scotland at the Ceolas Music School in South Uist under the tutelage of some of the best pipers in the world. His authentic and unique style of playing has earned him the reputation of being one of the most accomplished pipers on the West Coast. David has composed close to 200 traditional style tunes, many of which have appeared on recordings, independent films, and television. WEBSITE John Weed is a classically-trained violinist who switched to playing Irish fiddle about 15 years ago. John lived in Ireland in 2000 and taught fiddle workshops at the Flowing Tide International Music School in Doonbeg, County Clare. He hones his skills annually by attending the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Dunlewey, County Donegal where he has studied with Ciaran O'Maonaigh and Dermot Mcloughlin. Stuart Mason has been collecting and performing traditional music for over 30 years. He has appeared on stage from Ireland to China performing Celtic, old time bluegrass, and his original compositions, which have won awards from the West Coast Songwriters Association. He leads workshops and classes in traditional music techniques at music festivals and camps. WEBSITE.
Highland Way
San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of Clans (760)726-3691 / 619-884-2940 / 619-884-3157/ 760-505-5254 PO Box 3682, Vista, CA 92084 Email: sdshgchief@sbcglobal.net
San Diego Scottish Highland Games Scottish Highland Games of San Diego
San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of Clans (760)726-3691 / 619-884-2940 / 619-884-3157/ 760-505-5254 Email: sdshgchief@sbcglobal.net PO Box 3682, Vista, CA 92084
Join Highland Happenings!
Email:
For Email Marketing you can trust
Join our Newsletter
ENTERTAINMENT  2016 Entertainment Schedule! About Highland Way Playing everything from High Energy Festivals to Performing Arts Theaters, from Scotland to Nova Scotia, Ireland to California, Highland Way are uncompromising professionals. These seasoned studio session musicians bring that same polished energy to stages around the world. With their huge repertoire they know how to tailor their performance to the audience. A native Scot with his Glasgow accent, Brian Caldwell is well known for his wonderful ability to charm any crowd while his energetic and driving rhythm guitar blends flawlessly with the rest of the band. Joining Brian are Paul Graham Castellanos - on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, Sharon Whyte - on accordion and keyboards, Bob Sale - on percussion and drums, Glen Fisher - on bass, and master of guitars Jim Soldi. Highlighting Celtic music from Scotland and Ireland, with originals and the occasional popular cover, Highland Way create the ultimate show. The AnGry Brians define Celtic Rock at its best!! Their original songs and reinvented classics will burrow deep into your subconscious, leaving lasting impressions of their music and lyrics. With their own style of Celtic Fusion, these talented musicians command a level of energy unparalleled to those within the genre. Playing all over the Western United States since 2006, The Angry Brians are: Rich Cheney –guitar/mandolin/lead vocals Chelsea Joy – bagpipes/whistles/vocals Douglas Kirk – bass/vocals Kathy Ross Sierra – violin/acoustic guitar/vocals Walter Baldwin – drums With two albums already enjoyed by their fans, on January 1, 2015, the band released their latest CD, We Came to Fight. Recorded at the Track Shack in Sacramento, CA and produced by Jeff Tamelier (of Tower of Power fame), the band was privileged to have him play on several of the tracks. The CD is garnering lots of attention and airplay on Celtic Radio stations across the Country and abroad. The title track, "We Came To Fight," is picking up steam along with "21st Century Irishman" and “Highland Call”. The CD includes ten tracks of mostly self-penned, bagpipe led, celtic-punk’n’roll.   67 Music review stated, “The songs, production values and recording rival anything I’ve heard from them to date. There are no snoozer tracks here, it’s a sonic ride from start to finish. ‘We Came To Fight’ is a fun, rockin’ album and will likely remain in my player for quite some time - pipe wrench optional.” Celtic Radio gives The Angry Brians 5 Stars and comments, “With tracks such as ‘21st Century Irish Man’, the group almost reminds me of iconic rock legends such as The Who, albeit with a less stadium-y flare and the unmistakable Irish lead melodies. I particularly enjoy how the band can balance beautiful harmonies and great energy, finding a really equilibrate compromise between the two. Songs such as ‘Highland Call’ remind me of melodic HC heroes such as Alkaline Trio or Rise Against, with an extra dimension courtesy of the backbone of instruments from the folk tradition.” The AnGry Brians®, with their signature pipe wrench in hand, are featured entertainers along the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, for high-profile events such as St. Patrick’s Day, the UFC Fight Week and the National Finals Rodeo week. Hailing from Bakersfield, CA ,  the county of Kern(e), The Angry Brians seek only a moment of your time to reconsider how you interpret the world of music. So if you’re willing to be a bit open minded, hold on tight because before the day is through, you will all be Angry Brians too. For more info: http://www.theangrybrians.com/#!bio/c1ktj Blackwaterside: Formed in 1995 by flutist Susan Craig Winsberg in celebration of her Scottish heritage, the band has played numerous concerts and festivals, receiving great public acclaim.  They are known for their varied approach to traditional Scottish and Irish music, alternating lively, upbeat tunes with lyrical and haunting ballads, constantly changing the texture and color of the instrumentation so that their sound is forever fresh.  Blackwaterside concerts are fascinating and informative, too, with historic references and amusing snippets about the songs, ranging from Bonnie Prince Charlie to Robert Burns and beyond (including an occasional Burns poem recitation by Susan as taught to her by her Scottish mother); and short explanations of the instruments being played always intrigue the listeners -- Susan performs on six different flutes and whistles, for example. Audiences are inevitably impressed and greatly entertained by the uniqueness and originality of a Blackwaterside Celtic music performance.  The Blackwaterside band features Susan Craig Winsberg on flutes and whistles and outstanding vocalist and bodhrán player Christa Burch, accompanied by the talented Sean Michael Clegg on guitar and multi-instrumentalist Tim Blair on percussion, recorders and whistles. Blackwaterside recently released their first band CD entitled “Blythe and Merry – Blackwaterside Live in Concert,” on the Craig Records label.  This CD features selections from the San Diego Folk Heritage concert performed in Encinitas, California, on October 22, 2011.  It takes the listener on a musical journey through Celtic lands, embracing the contrasting lightness and depth of this rich musical tradition.  “Blythe and Merry” truly exemplifies the spirit of the band Blackwaterside. For more info: http://blackwaterside.com Molly's Revenge Is: David Brewer: Highland bagpipes, border pipes, uillean pipes, whistles, bodhran. John Weed: Fiddle. Stuart Mason: Guitar, mandola. David Brewer has been playing whistle and four types of bagpipes for about 20 years. He studied in Scotland at the Ceolas Music School in South Uist under the tutelage of some of the best pipers in the world. His authentic and unique style of playing has earned him the reputation of being one of the most accomplished pipers on the West Coast. David has composed close to 200 traditional style tunes, many of which have appeared on recordings, independent films, and television. WEBSITE John Weed is a classically-trained violinist who switched to playing Irish fiddle about 15 years ago. John lived in Ireland in 2000 and taught fiddle workshops at the Flowing Tide International Music School in Doonbeg, County Clare. He hones his skills annually by attending the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Dunlewey, County Donegal where he has studied with Ciaran O'Maonaigh and Dermot Mcloughlin. Stuart Mason has been collecting and performing traditional music for over 30 years. He has appeared on stage from Ireland to China performing Celtic, old time bluegrass, and his original compositions, which have won awards from the West Coast Songwriters Association. He leads workshops and classes in traditional music techniques at music festivals and camps. WEBSITE.
Highland Way
San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of Clans (760)726-3691 / 619-884-2940 / 619-884-3157/ 760-505-5254 Email: sdshgchief@sbcglobal.net PO Box 3682, Vista, CA 92084