ENTERTAINERS




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
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, or watch their performance Follow Me Up To Carlow


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 or watch their performance


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 thelast 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


Skerryvore
When Skerryvore first formed in 2005, little did they know they'd be in a position to celebrate a decade together in 2015! Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals) and Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar) brought a mix of musical styles and sounds together for the band's 2005 debut album, ''West Coast Life.'' The more the fledgling band experimented with fusing together their mix of musical styles, the more the band and their signature sound evolved, expanding to their current 7 piece lineup, including Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass.) Along the way, the band brought out their second album, ''On the Road'' in 2007, but it was with the release of self-titled third album, 'Skerryvore', that the band found themselves catapulted into the musical limelight winning a string of prestigious awards, including SNMA Record of the Year 2011 and STMA Live Act of the Year 2011. Learn more at Skerryvore's Official website or watch their performance of Rocket To The Moon

Steve MacDonald
Steve is a prominent figure on the music scene in his New Zealand homeland, regularly tours in the U.S. and has recorded a number of Celtic music albums. An excellent solo performed, STeve is a great singer, keyboard player, and all-round entertainer that will have you singing and dancing along in no time. Check Steve out performing the Scottish classic


The Angry Brians
With their own style of Celtic Fusion, these vagabond scholars of malcontent command a level of energy unparalleled to those within the genre. Combining the raw drive of Dropkick Murphy's and the energetic complexity of Flogging Molly, The Angry Brians® unapologetically thrust the genre from out of the light, into the darkness of mainstream. Their original songs and reinvented classics will burrow deep into your subconscious, leaving you grinding your teeth at night trying to rid your mind of that hook and relentless beat. Hailing from the county of Kern(e), The Angry Brians travel all over the west coast seeking 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. Learn More at The Angry Brian's Official website

or watch their performance in Las Vegas



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 or watch their performance in San Diego