ENTERTAINERS


The 153rd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games features FIVE entertainment stages and some great musicians and bands performing a wide range of traditional and modern songs/tunes throughout Labor Day Weekend. Stay 'tuned' for the Entertainment Stage Schedule coming soon!

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
AnGry Brians
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. 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
Lear more at AnGry Brian's official website
Avalon Rising
Oakland-based Celtic rock band AVALON RISING is known for its unique sound -- a blend of psychedelic original rock, Celtic, and Medieval music. Their rich acoustic/electric sound features brilliant male and female vocals over intricate instrumental arrangements, supported by a vibrant rhythmic background. Their line-up includes electric and acoustic guitars, electric violin, Celtic harp, flute, bass, mandocello, drums, and vocals. Avalon Rising enchants and excites with their repertoire of both original and traditional songs which ranges in feel from driving Celtic tunes to haunting harp-based ballads.
Learn more at Avalon Rising'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,


Marine Sandpiper
Hailing from the greater metropolitan area of Twentynine Palms, CA, MarineSandpiper is the Southern California High Desert's only Rock & Roll bagpiper! With over 15 years of bagpipe experience, MarineSandpiper can cover everything from traditional bagpipe music to classic rock and pop music. Marine Sandpiper's 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
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