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Lowland Stage



Off Kilter

Off Kilter Off Kilter is a high-energy progressive Celtic music band. Perhaps one of the only working rock bands in the world to employ bagpipes, Off Kilter consists of five Tartan-wearing lads who hail anywhere from Puerto Rico to Ireland. Fitting for such a multicultural group, the band offers a grab bag of familiar rock and roll tunes, Celtic instrumentation, and a wacky Canada-Centric sense of humor. www.offkilterrocks.com

Albannach

Albannach Albannach is Scots-Gaelic for "Scottish" or "Scotsman". That's exactly what we are. Albannach are all born and bred in Scotland and our purpose in life is to share our intriguing culture, history and heritage with you by means of our music. Albannach are not just another Scottish 'Pipes & Drums' band, indeed we bring a new and exciting form of music to your living room. A championship winning piper, an extremely talented main drummer, bass drummers and bodhran musicians bring you a brand new approach to percussion and Celtic music. Our style of music is exciting, energetic and enchanting and we promise to leave you begging for more. www.albannachmusic.com

Screaming Orphans

Screaming Orphans The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. There is a great tradition of music to be found in Irish homes especially in the Gaeltacht or Irish-speaking areas which have produced the likes of Clannad, Enya and Mairead, Micheal and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill. While we can never forget our roots in traditional Irish music, the Screaming Orphans draw on a diverse set of influences ranging from Simon and Garfunkel, The Bangles to The McNulty Family, with a strong focus on melody-driven songs with pop and rocks strains. www.thescreamingorphans.com

Breakers

Wyndbreakers Scottish songs & tunes, as well as a few favorites from other celtic lands. Traditional songs and instruments meet high tech electronics – electric meets acoustic -- TechnoTrad. Flute, whistle, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, guitar. Full blown harmonies, breakneck jigs & reels, and songs about battles, murders, drinking, womanizing, cattle reiving, swordfighting, and then drinking agin. And the NEXT song is about.... https://www.facebook.com/ennis.pruitt

Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea Tuatha Dea, The Appalachian, Celtic,Tribal, Rock Band (and family) from Gatlinburg TN has been called pure primal energy with a Celtic,World and ROCK twist. The bands eclectic sound blends the tribal vibe of primitive drums with conventional and non conventional instruments to create a real evolutionary musucal crossover that defies category and genre! Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this FAMILY born of a family drum circle delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well. Their rhythmic groove and interaction naturally inspires audience participation which has become a staple of their performances. From the beginning the band has embraced its Celtic heritage and meshed the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland with their own bold blend of mainstream rock, mountain drumming and Appalachian blues to produce a truly unique sound that has a universal appeal! Dubbed “The Eclectic Steam Punk Partridge Family in Kilts and Corsets” and “The Appalachian Fae”, this band is REAL family!!! Tuatha Dea is an Old Irish phrase adopted from the Celtic mythology of the Tuatha de Danaan whose literary history originates in Ireland and Great Britain. The name “Tuatha Dea” literally translates into “Children of The Gods”. The band’s Celtic influence stems directly from this historical clan which lived and ruled for a period in ancient Ireland and who were later destined to become the stuff of legend and basis of Celtic mythology. Those who dwelt beneath the burrows. The Children of The Gods. http://www.tuathadea.net/




Highland Stage



EJ Jones & Friends

EJ Jones EJ Jones began his musical journey at the age of 11 when he began studying the traditional music of the Great Highland Bagpipe. At age 13 he had his first experience performing alone, busking on a street at a festival. Since then he has walked the two sides of the instrument: first in the lifetime study and performance of traditional music in competition, and second in the exposure to the public the power and wildness of the bagpipe as an instrument of the festival. In 2013 he refocused on performing full-time and created the group Piper Jones Band, which has had recent successes in headlining festivals across the US. EJ is embarking on an ongoing recording effort beginning with the 2015 release The Wandering Stars with bouzouki player Frances Cunningham and many friends. https://piperjones.com/


The O'Possums

Wyndbreakers Scottish songs & tunes, as well as a few favorites from other celtic lands. Traditional songs and instruments meet high tech electronics – electric meets acoustic -- TechnoTrad. Flute, whistle, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, guitar. Full blown harmonies, breakneck jigs & reels, and songs about battles, murders, drinking, womanizing, cattle reiving, swordfighting, and then drinking agin. And the NEXT song is about.... https://www.facebook.com/The-OPossums-Irish-Band-805177613023453/


Lift

Lift Lift is a vivacious three-man Trad Irish band based out of central Florida in the USA. It's members are Justin Murphy, Lamont Goff, and Julian Lambertson. Lamont, Julian, and Justin joined forces in 2015 to play the Bok Tower Summer Concert Series in Lake Wales, FL. The concert was sold out and we had a great time playing music, so the band Lift was born! http://www.liftirishband.com/







Wandering Minstrals




The Tinkers

Tinkers "The Tinkers; from yodeling to rhythmic drumbeats, from soft, sweet harmonies to rootsy, wicked, belt-it-out swamp sounds, Lucky Mud makes 'Mud Music.' Their latest CD release is PRIDE, and their original music has taken them from yearly tours of Ireland and the British Isles to Nova Scotia, shows in Texas and the main stages of both the Florida Folk and the Will McLean Festivals. "Lucky Mud is from the deeper side of Folk Music. The couple have a soulful connection that is palpable, and their ballads are a much needed departure from the cookie cutter, sample-driven fodder currently filling the airwaves. A splendid way to battle the daily grind. " EARBUZZ "Lucky Mud's new CD is a showcase of original contemporary folk music - but it's the duo's milk-and-honey harmonies that wrap their sound up into one neat package" -Rice B. RadioIndy One of Maggie's original songs, Banshee, is now the title cut on a new Independent Film out of Oregon, making the rounds of film festivals. www.Luckymudmusic.com




The Kilted Creature

Kilted Creature "There have been reported sightings of the Bagpipe playing Kilted Creature dating back to the Devonian Age. “KC”, along with his brother, “The Creature from the Black Lagoon”, shared the same pond as tadpoles. Well before his brothers’ run into much unexpected and mostly unwelcomed visitors, the Kilted Creature left the pool at an early age and travelled up to the northern hemisphere where he ended up moving in with his 2nd cousin, 4 times removed, in Loch Ness, Scotland, where he also got his first set of bagpipes. In their underwater lair they formed a rockin blues band and they travelled and performed throughout the entire region, but, alas, no one ever got to actually see them because when it came to promoting shows, Nessy was really, really bad at giving directions. Fast forward to the 21st century and modern technology, KC has been seen and photographed and he has, much unlike his brother, finally given in to not being such a recluse anymore. Making his home in the mountains of North Carolina, the Kilted Creature can be seen, along with his cute little keeper, playing his bagpipes well beyond the Black Lagoon." https://www.facebook.com/kiltedcreature/home/