Music - 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/

Music - 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/


Music - Highland Stage

Men of Worth

men of worth Men of Worth’s tunes and songs are so authentic, so closely connected to their heritage, that Scotsman Donnie Macdonald sings some in his native Gaelic; while Irishman James Keigher includes time-polished pieces saved from the oral traditions of his native County Mayo.

"Our music has its history in the crofting life of my Hebridean homeland and James’ western Ireland. It was a part of the fabric of everyday life and it came to America with the immigrants a century ago", explained Macdonald. "Now, we’re playing it again, to audiences for whom it could only be a generational memory".

"For us, the irony is we were brought up in Scotland and Ireland, and as boys we listened most eagerly to the music of America, and not especially to the music of own areas. On our radios, we heard Hank Williams Sr. and Jim Reeves. We wanted to see the Arkansas River, not Loch Lomond, and Reeves’ hometown of Carthage, in east Texas, had more romance for me than did the Isle of Lewis”. "Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills and Nash influenced me greatly”, admitted Keigher, who as a teen was already performing his own songs in the Irish pubs where he learned his wit and humor. "But now I have returned to my own musical bloodlines, too." www.menofworth.com

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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