We strive each year to bring you the very best in live, Scottish talent!
In 2017, we are happy to invite the following performers to our main stage:
In addition, we welcome our other venue performances:
Gaelic for "Scottish" or "Scotsman" and "that's exactly what [they] are." Albannach are all born and bred in Scotland and their purpose in life is to share their intriguing culture, history, and heritage with you by means of their music. Their traditional music is heavily percussive, driven by bass drums, bodhráns and a single bagpipe.
Albannach is not just another Scottish "Pipes & Drums" band; indeed they bring a new and exciting form of music to your festival. A championship winning piper, an extremely talented main drummer, bass drummers, and a bodhrán musician bring you a brand new approach to percussion and Celtic music. Their style of music is exciting, energetic, and enchanting and they promise to leave you begging for more.
Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Scottish Games and maritime music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as "coming along once in a generation," Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of a family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings and with dashesof humor and light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!
The American Rogues
Renowned for their musical skill, quick wit, compelling storytelling, and engaging stage show the AMERICAN ROGUES have mastered the art of creating an immediate connection with audiences who can't stay in their seats! They are equally known for their epic, multi-instrumental sound that crosses the musical landscape to include jigs, reels, hornpipes, ballads, originals, covers, soundtracks, patriotic and military music, Irish foot-stompers and more. The AMERICAN ROGUES are fast becoming a household name with music lovers around the world, loved by young and old of all backgrounds.
Celtic Harp Circle
Throughout much of history, the harp has been closely associated with traditional music in Scotland, Ireland and Wales. This beautiful instrument quickly stirs the emotions in all who hear it. A haunting Scottish air can bring tears to the eyes while a lively dance tune will get the feet tapping and the body moving! Several harpers from all over New England will play a wide variety of different music types from the Celtic world including slow airs, reels, jigs, hornpipes and strathspeys.
Scottish Country Dancers
Think of Scottish Country Dancing as a cross between square or contra dance and ballet. It's a modern form of the country dancing popular in England and Scotland in the 18th century. The dances developed over many centuries as itinerant dance masters traveled from clan to clan teaching dances. Dances are of three types, distinguished by their tempos: lively reels, moderately fast jigs, and slow strathspeys.