San Diego Scottish Highland Games

2024 Highland Games June 22-23

2024 Highland Games June 22-23

Entertainment Lineup

2024 Lineup

Join us at one of our two stages, where we’ll have wonderful live music performed all weekend. We have our main stage, located over near the vendor and clans booths.

Or join us at our fully-covered beer garden stage, where we’ll have several Scottish-inspired beer options on tap.

See the schedule, and learn about our bands below!

Highland Way

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.

Bad Haggis

Bad Haggis delivers some truly incredible sonorities, fusing the most cutting-edge of Celtic with World Beat, Funk, Jazz, Rock and instrumental soundscapes, often-transcending stylistic boundaries. The band’s unique sound stems from its unusual mixture of instrumentation: Irish uilleann pipes, highland bagpipes, whistles, acoustic & electric guitar, bass, drums & percussion. Always taking a different path than one might expect, Bad Haggis has created its own vocabulary and new hybrid of sound.Formed in 1998 in Los Angeles, the initial vision of Bad Haggis comes from Eric Rigler, undoubtedly the most recorded piper of all time. His credits encompass hundreds of CD’s, television and film scores, from featured soloist on the soundtracks of the Oscar-Winning films BRAVEHEART, TITANIC and MILLION DOLLAR BABY, television's OUTLANDER, THE SIMPSONS and SOUTH PARK, to recordings for JOSH GROBAN, PHIL COLLINS, ROD STEWART, WHITNEY HOUSTON and MARIAH CAREY.

Wicked Tinkers

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

In the beginning… In a happy coincidence of co‐location, Jill, Brenda and then‐guitarist Mary Tulin met years ago in that hotbed of Celtic music, Bakersfield, California. Brenda and Jill moved to town first, and met at local musical gatherings, yet joined different bands. Mary arrived soon after and joined Jill’s band, and later (finally!) so did Brenda. The three discovered a strong musical and personal synergy, and were soon off on their own.The name came easily. Brenda wanted to be in a band called Banshee. Jill liked the feminist ring of Barefoot in the Kitchen. Mary offered, “How about Banshee in the Kitchen?” And so they were.


The Piper Jones Band has one mission: to bring spirited, magical dance tunes and songs to everyone - from Celtic music veterans to those hearing it for the first time.The Piper Jones Band is a lyrical, high energy trio based on the moving and beautiful sounds of the Highland bagpipes, accompanied by unique percussive chords from the bouzouki and inspired drums. While maintaining a strong musical base in traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and Appalachia, the group also performs original instrumental compositions and powerful vocal harmonies, as well as stepping off stage from time to time to lead the audience in traditional Celtic dances. The Piper Jones Band brings authentic, traditional music to your audience in a fresh, entertaining way.

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