ALBANNACH** Direct from Scotland......
ALBANNACH! Scots-Gaelic for "Scottish" or "Scotsman"
~ not just another Scottish Pipes & Drums band....ALBANNACH brings you a new and exciting form of music! The band consists of Jamesie & Jacquie, bass drummers and vocalists, champion piper, Donnie, main percussionist, Colin, and Aya, bodhran & tambourine. Together, they bring a brand new approach to percussion and Celtic music. Their music is exciting, energetic, enchanting and tribal, and they promise to leave you begging for more....
ALBANNACH tours the States three times a year, performing at over 24 Celtic & International festivals & events, including Long’s Peak Scottish & Irish, Greater Phila. Mid-Winter Festival, Carolina Balloon, PA/MD/OH Renaissance Faires, as well as numerous events in Scotland & Europe. They have hosted five successful trips to Scotland, with over 500 passengers. They have three Studio and two live CD’s to their credit.
To find out more, visit their web site at: www.albannachmusic.com
Screaming Orphans is a Pop/Celtic Rock band from Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland comprised of the four Diver sisters - Joan, Angela, Gràinne and Marie Thérèse.
The Screaming Orphans is one of the most sought after Celtic bands in the nation with a powerful, award-winning sound combining their own original melodic old-school pop songs with their unique and modern take on traditional Irish music and song, inherited from their family roots.
"When honey meets gravel" is apt description of them as they feature angelic, symphonic harmonies while being able to demonstrate a rough side, whether it be pop, celtic, rock or anything inbetween.
These ladies are far from being actual orphans, but they split their time between Ireland and the US; they have an uncanny ability to make their fans feel part of the "family." Sit back, stand up, dance, enjoy, and be part of the "Orphanage!".
To find out more, visit their web site at: http://www.thescreamingorphans.com/
The Brigadoons consists of five Canadian Celtic performers - Denis Carr, Paddy Kelly, Reg Portieous, Ashley Macleod
and Dan Leroux from Glengarry, Ontario. Their traditional Celtic music is enjoyed by audiences
at many festivals and games in Canada, the United States and elsewhere. The Brigadoons were formed in 1971
and have been pleasing Scottish and Irish ears since then with their much appreciated style of music.
They will be performing two sets during the Festival.
‘The Brigadoons’ have been the mainstay of numerous Highland Games and Scottish events in both the United States and Canada for the last three decades.
They have been perennial favorites at the ‘Capital District Scottish Games’ (New York State), the ‘New Hampshire Highland Games’ at Loon,
the ‘Glengarry Highland Games’ (Canada), the ‘St. Raphael’s Galarama’ (South Glengarry) and the ‘Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival’ (Colorado)
for as long as people can remember.
The Brigadoons’ were inducted to ‘The Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame’ in 2006
Visit the Brigadoons web site for more information.
Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime and Early American 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 and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing
to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings.
Since he's been old enough to sing, Charlie has been entertaining audiences with the beautiful Celtic songs and melodies he first
heard in the largely Scottish province of his mother's birth, Ontario, Canada. Keenly aware of his own heritage, which includes
healthy doses of Scottish and Irish blood on both sides of his family, Charlie has collected several hundred popular (as well as
beautiful and obscure) selections and performs them for thousands of fans up and down the Eastern Seaboard and across America.
Today, as one of the most sought-after Celtic singers on the East Coast (he is one of the few singers in the world to be invited
to sing live with Scotland's “Black Watch”), Charlie performs regularly everywhere from concerts and festivals to television shows
and Celtic-themed Caribbean cruises, where his 6'4" frame and powerful baritone make him one of the most memorable performers around.
Charlie has released two DVD projects: “Out of the Mist,” was released in 2002 and was entirely filmed in Scotland;
“Charlie Zahm – An Evening of Classic Melodies” is a live concert DVD with Charlie and his band that was produced in 2007 in cooperation with Franklin Springs Family Media of Nashville. These projects, in addition to his many CDs, again demonstrate that Charlie’s vocal ability is rarely matched inside or outside Celtic music, and his mastery of the guitar is the perfect complement to his vocal performance.
To learn more about him visit the
Charlie Zahm web page.