SaturdayJUNE 16, 20189:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Prosser Wine and Food ParkProsser, Washington

$10 General Admission - $5 5-12 years/65 & older - Children 4 years and under admitted free!

Celtic music from the traditional sounds of the lowland pipes, guitar, fiddle, dulcimer, and bodhran, through the stirring sounds of the pipes and drums, Scottish Fest has it all.

We thank our 2017 performers. We had a great day of Celtic music, song, and dance!

Click on band name or photo for more info.

Columbia Regional Pipe Band
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The Columbia Regional Pipe Band got its start in 1976 as the Desert Thistle Pipe Band in eastern Washington’s tri-cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland. In recent years, the band’s goals have centered on pipe band competition, and they have teamed with like-minded individuals from across the region; this “regional” characteristic resulted in the name change. Today’s Columbia Regional Pipe Band is made up of pipers and drummers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. In 2015, the band competed at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

SeaStar
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SeaStar hails from the rainy Pacific Northwest town of Seattle, Washington.

Since their beginnings in 2007, SeaStar's music has been described as both "timeless" and "authentic". From dusty Americana postcards, to Celtic anthems with hints of bluegrass and old-time, to passionate ballads, and award winning story songs, SeaStar takes their audiences on a musical journey of history and tradition. Fae Wiedenhoeft's (pronounced Wee-den-hauft) powerful vocals carry contagious, original, melodies and deliver singable choruses that will keep you singing for hours after their shows. Fae's finely crafted compositions and velvet voice are loved and revered by many across the globe. Her songs tangle truth, whimsy, and the passions of the human heart into a beautiful oasis from the ordinary. Fae is joined by Michael Falcone on percussion, keys, and vocals; Captain Chambers on bass guitar; and Ron Allen on electric, slide, and acoustic guitar.


The Blarney Cats
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The Blarney Cats are a traditional Irish band from Walla Walla, Washington and have been playing music together for many years. The band has an extensive repertoire of Celtic music. Not only will they crank out some of the old jigs, reels and hornpipes, but a fusion of newer tunes as well. Members include: Larry Dickerson on vocals, mandolin, bouzouki, whistle, and concertina; Trudy Ostby on fiddle; John St. Hilaire on vocals and guitar; and Laura Hall on vocals and bodhràn.


Skweez The Weezle
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Skweez The Weezle is an acoustic band that has been proudly carrying on the Celtic music tradition since March 1999 from their base of operations in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland), West Richland, Benton City, and Mid-Columbia area of southeastern Washington State. Their current repertoire includes traditional and original tunes and songs from Highland and Lowland Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton Island, Brittany, Wales, and the USA. For the past eighteen years, the band has kept a busy schedule performing throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana at festivals, Highland games, concerts, coffeehouses, wineries, book-stores, universities, weddings, receptions, and private parties.

Founding member David Lanigan plays both Scottish Border pipes and smallpipes, whistles, and tenor mandola. Troy Hanford plays guitar and sings lead vocals. Mike Day plays Irish bodhràn and snare cajon and adds backing vocals.

Joining Skweez The Weezle on stage will be Irish Dancer Emily Barkley.


Three Rivers Dulcimer Society
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Three Rivers Dulcimer Society (based in the Tri-Cities, Washington) first got together in March 2003. The group continues to grow as people learn about them and hear their playing. Folks in the group play mainly Appalachian mountain dulcimers, but they also have hammered dulcimers, mandolins, fiddles, guitars, penny whistles, bodhrans, flute, Irish harp, harmonica, cello and bass. They welcome all ages, abilities, and acoustic instruments!

Email the Entertainment Chair (entertainment@prosserscottishfest.org) for more information on 2017 performers.

SaturdayJUNE 16, 20189:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Prosser Wine and Food ParkProsser, Washington

$10 General Admission - $5 5-12 years/65 & older - Children 4 years and under admitted free!