ENTERTAINERS


We're delighted to announce that the following Musicians and Bands will be performing on the 152nd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games Entertainment Stages on Labor Day weekend. Stay tuned for more updates and Entertainment Stage schedules



Albannach
Albannach is Scots-Gaelic for "Scottish" or "Scotsman". That's exactly what this band is. All born and bred in Scotland, their purpose in life is to share Scotland's intriguing culture, history and heritage by means of our music. Albannach is not just another Scottish "Pipes & Drums" band. They bring a new and exciting form of music to the Games. A championship winning piper, an extremely talented main drummer, bass drummers and bodhran musician bring a brand new approach to percussion and Celtic music. Albannach's style of music is exciting, energetic and enchanting, and promises to leave you begging for more.
Lear more at Albannach's official website
Brother
Chances are you've seen BROTHER on NBC's 'ER', maybe heard their music on the classic 'Baraka' soundtrack or UPN's 'Twilight Zone.' The band has shared stages with Joe Walsh, John Entwhistle, Linkin Park, and Alicia Keys and are the only independent band to have played the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fusing signature vocals and guitar with the deep pulse of the didgeridoo, the soaring highs of the bagpipes, and tribal percussion, BROTHER is wholly original. The band's powerhouse live performances are an energetic celebration, captivating and engaging the audience from the first song to the last.
Learn more at Brother's official website
Browne Sisters & George Cavanaugh
They have been called "the folk group for people who thought they didn't like folk music", and are one of the most popular Celtic musical groups around. Sisters Diane, Pamela and Laura bring powerful lead vocals and haunting harmonies to every song, while cousin George's strong unaffected vocals and original guitar style brings a rich an authentic sound to each piece. Read more on their official website,


Ed Miller
We're delighted to welcome Ed Miller back to our Games. Ed has been hailed as "one of the finest singers to come out of the Scottish Folksong Revival" and as "one of Scotland's best singing exports." Originally from Edinburgh, he has for many years been based in Austin, Texas, where he earned graduate degrees in Folklore and Geography at the University of Texas. In addition to having recorded 9 CDs of Scottish songs, Ed is much sought after for concerts, clubs, house concerts, festivals, Highland Games, Burns Suppers, lectures, and workshops. Learn more at his official website,


Golden Bough
Rooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia), Golden Bough has become a popular and in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic. Since their formation in 1980, this trio of modern day minstrels has traveled great distances to numerous countries, to bring their music to enthusiastic folk fans the world over. Backing themselves on an array of acoustic instruments; Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistle and bodhran, they blend their voices in the pristine harmonies that have become a Golden Bough trademark. To date they have released over 30 recordings. In the recording studio, as well as on stage, Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional music. Learn more at their Official website,


Michael Mullen ~ Trio of One
Michael is a master of the fiddle and also plays guitar and signs. Using a machine called a looper, Michael play through the accompaniment of a song ~~ verse and chorus ~~ then while that plays back he switches to fiddle, performing lead on violin and singing through the song. Michael performs solo on stage, but becomes a Trio of One!
Read more at Michael's website

Neil O'Neill

Singer, musician, actor, educator and makar Neil O'Neill was born in Johnstone, Scotland, about a mile from the Wallace (Braveheart)monument in Elderslie. A fine tenor, and multi- instrumentalist, he has featured globally for the last three decades at many concert-festival venues, notable: the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dunstaffnage Music Festival (Oban, Scotland), Cranberry Coast Festival (Cape Cod) and the Sikorski Polish Club, Glasgow during Celtic Connections 2012. Neil is also a regular on the concert circuit in North America.
Peter Daldry
Experience Celtic music at it's BEST. Powerful and passionate vocals, delivered in a celtic fold contemporary style. Whether singing or heartfelt Dougie Maclean ballad or a rousing Scottish battle song, Peter Daldry's vocals draw the listeners in with a conviction rarely heard these days. Peter was also nominated for his song "I Wish I Was In Glasglow" (song and lyrics by Billy Connolly) from his CD " Under a Leaden Sky" for Best A Cappella in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards 2013. The Independent Music Awards is a prestigious international program that gets top-ranked independent artists and releases the recognition they need to reach millions of fans worldwide.
Learn more about Peter Daldry at his official website


Tempest
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock. But as the band has matured throughout the years, their music has morphed stylistically. World Music has seeped into Tempest's over all sound because the band members are drawn to traditional and ethnic music from around the globe. There has been a natural progression towards coloring Tempest's music with elements from Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries. Middle Eastern flavors, traditional Irish and Scottish Medleys mingle with Robert Burns poems, Norwegian lyrics and heavy rock instrumentals on Tempest's finest record to date. Learn more at their official website,


The Fire
The Fire is a high energy pure-drop Scottish music band, with world class fiddling in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, and whistle. Most regularly performing as a duo, the group includes multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly's Revenge, and International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky. Rebecca and David have each spent copious amounts of time delving into the traditions of their respective instruments, living and studying in both Edinburgh and the highlands of Scotland. Together they perform captivating Scottish music which bridges the gap between the fiddle and bagpipe music of Scotland - two worlds united, into a heartfelt and rousing musical experience. Learn More at The Fire's Official website