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 2018 performers. We'll have a great day of Celtic music, song, and dance!

See below for the confirmed Entertainment line-up for our 2018 fest.

- 2018 Band Line-up -
Click on band name or photo for more info.

Biddy on the Bench

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Formed in 2013, Biddy on the Bench is a versatile combination of traditional instruments and four part vocal harmony which lends itself equally to high-energy Irish rebel songs and shanties, lively session tunes, and mournful gaelic ballads.

Their music is grounded primarily in the folk/traditional style of Irish music pioneered by such bands as The Dubliners, Planxty, and The Bothy Band.

From their base in Portland, Oregon, Biddy on the Bench breathes life and authenticity into old standbys of the genre and lesser-known tunes alike. The band approaches each song, each melody, with a passion for the music and sharing it with others.

Band members include:
Kevin Grgurich - flute, mandolin, tin whistle
Nick Frey - guitar
Noah Cotter - vocals
Casey Dyer - uilleann pipes, tin whistle
Tristan Cormack - bouzouki, piano accordion
Trevor Cormack - fiddle, viola

This year's fest will feature the Columbia Regional Pipe Band, individual players, and Highland dancers from Mid-Columbia School of Highland Dance in a Highland Showcase celebrating the Highland music and dance of Scotland.

Columbia Regional Pipe Band
and
Mid-Columbia School of Highland Dance

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The Columbia Regional Pipe Band got its start in 2011 when members of the Desert Thistle Pipe Band (active from 1976 to 2011 in southeastern Washington’s Tri-Cities area) teamed with like-minded pipers and drummers from across the Pacific Northwest region to form a band centered on pipe band competition. This “regional” characteristic is reflected in the band’s name. Today’s Columbia Regional Pipe Band is made up of pipers and drummers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The band's tartan is Blue Ramsay (ancient).

Columbia Regional Pipe Band has competed regionally at the BC Highland Games, Bellingham Highland Games, Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games, Portland Highland Games, and Spokane Highland Games. In 2015, the band competed at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Pipe Major Judy Morrison has led Columbia Regional Pipe Band since its formation in 2011.

Columbia Regional Pipe Band members playing at this year's festival include:

Pipe Corps:
Judy Morrison - Pipe Major
Don Stewart - Pipe Sergeant
Jeff Brewer
Lisa Notman
Dan Grimes
Aaron Stratton
Joe Moulton
Drum Corps (side drums):
Michael Choma - Drum Sergeant
Tom Hamming
Jamie Stewart

Bass Section:
Margaret Nickerson - bass drum
Brittney Sergeant - tenor drum
Audrey Marconi - tenor drum
Scottish Highland dancers from Mid-Columbia School of Highland Dance will be dancing to the band's music. The school has branches in Richland, Washington and Athena, Oregon.

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The goals at the school are to educate, inspire, help, nurture, and dance the traditional Scottish Highland dances that have been passed down since the 1700's.

Veteran Highland dancer Cassandra Humphrys is the school's instructor.

Members of Mid-Columbia School of Highland Dance at this year's festival include:

Isla Buck
Mariah Cramer
Sarah Jones
Patton McBean
Sayer McBean
Ashlin Malcolm
Nyllee Malcolm
Cassandra Humphrys

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, metropolitan 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 nineteen years, the
Skweez The Weezle 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.

Band members include:
David Lanigan - Scottish Lowland bagpipes, whistles, tenor mandola
Troy Hanford - guitar, vocals
Mike Day - Irish bodhràn, snare cajon, backing vocals

Swallowtail Irish Band

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Swallowtail Irish Band (based in the Tri-Cities, Washington) makes their first Scottish Fest appearance at this year's fest.

Historically, they have played at local Coffee Houses, Pasco Farmers Market, Richland Library, Kadlec Hospital and the last five years at Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, Washington.

Their mentor was the great Kathleen Fitzgerald from County Kerry, Ireland. She recently passed, but her spirit still guides them.

Swallowtail Irish Band is at their best on fast driving polkas and slides, along with ballads and jigs.

Band members playing at this year's festival include:
Kirsten Sauey Hofmann - vocals and percussion
Scott Lewis - fiddle
Edna Mae Whitney - hammered dulcimer and Irish tenor banjo
Marga Kerr - accordion
Marelene Meyer - keyboard

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, bodhràns, flute, Irish harp, harmonica, cello and bass.

They welcome all ages, abilities, and acoustic instruments!

Group members playing at this year's festival include:

Martha Einan - Mountain Dulcimer
(3RDS co-leader)
Carole Byrd - Mountain Dulcimer
Jack Dawson - Mountain Dulcimer
Katy Einan - Harp
Tim Einan - Viola/Fiddle
Allison Erickson - Mountain Dulcimer
Bob Jones - Mountain Dulcimer
Sharon Porter - Mountain Dulcimer
Robin Priddy - Recorder
Joan Schultheiss - Mountain Dulcimer
Bob Schultheiss - Vocals
Ray Stevens - Mountain Dulcimer,
Pennywhistle, Bodhran
Nicole Wolf - Mountain Dulcimer
Email the Entertainment Chair (entertainment@prosserscottishfest.org) for more information on 2018 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!