Year after year, we have been fortunate to have an abundance of talented entertainers joining us at our games; 2017 will be no exception! Checkout our lineup for this year’s entertainers.
Awesome, Awesome, and … did I say Awesome? That’s the only way to describe Highland Way, the quality of their music, the excitement they bring to their performances, and the professionalism which they bring to their concerts. Young and old and everyone in between can enjoy their music and the environment they create. They can improvise when needed, play with young musicians and dancers and crowds love them. I’m sure you will too. Playing everything from High Energy Festivals to Performing Arts Theaters, from Scotland to Nova Scotia, Ireland to California, Highland Way are simply the best at what they do. 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.
Award-winning Celtic fiddler Mari Black delights audiences with the irresistible energy and richness of Celtic music in a show full of soaring jigs, fiery reels, and beloved airs and songs. As the 2015/2013 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, the 2014 Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion of Scotland, and 2-time Maritime Fiddle Champion of Canada, Mari shares her deep love of Celtic fiddling and her passion for engaging listeners in these beloved musical traditions. Together with her Celtic Band, Mari delivers a show full of dance-driven energy and sparkling stage presence, honoring tradition and exploring new possibility in the music of the Celtic regions.
Prepare yourself for a wild ride with WICKED TINKERS. Pioneers of the growing Tribal Celtic movement, Wicked Tinkers have been playing haunting, heart-pounding bagpipes and irresistible, tribal drums as a professional band since 1995 and for many years before that at parties, renaissance fairs and on various street corners. With the addition several years back of the mesmerizing drone of the Australian didgeridoo and bronze-age Irish horn the magic was complete. Sit back and be transported to an earlier time in Scotland and Ireland when battle cries filled the air and strange, unheard-of creatures roamed the night. Or better yet, get on your feet and let your body move to ancient rhythms and forgotten sounds. Don’t think that this is dry, dusty music for museum shelves- the boys in the band merge the best of modern, almost rock and roll energy with the hypnotic, insistent grooves of their Gaelic ancestors. Rare is the bystander who comes away without feeling a surprising, sometimes bewildering connection with long-forgotten, primal emotions and half- memories of ages past and experiences unknown and yet somehow familiar. This is music to set your jaw, put a fire in your belly, a glint in your eye and a dance in your feet.
Banshee In The Kitchen
Banshee In The Kitchen plays Celtic music with eclectic skill and merry abandon. Touring and recording since 2002, this group has delighted audiences in festivals, theaters, living rooms, and countless other venues from New York to Los Angeles, and as far as Japan. They take traditional Celtic tunes, find the sweet spot between old and new, stirring it all up with trademark playfulness and musicality they term “banshee-fying”.