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 currently confirmed bands 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 - vocals, mandolin, tin whistle, 5-string banjo, guitar
Nick Frey - vocals, guitar, bodhrán
Noah Cotter - vocals
Casey Dyer - uilleann pipes, tin whistle
Tristan Cormack - bouzouki, accordian
Trevor Cormack - fiddle, viola


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 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.

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

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.

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.

This year's fest will feature the band, individual players, and Highland dancers in a Highland Showcase celebrating the Highland music and dance of Scotland.


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 nineteen 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.

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


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 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!