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The skirling melodies of the pipes. The rhythms of the drums. The exciting combination of the two. That's a Scottish pipe band.

As in every fest throughout the years, we host a guest pipe band to bring a wee bit of Scotland to the Columbia Basin.

In 2023, we welcome the Columbia Regional Pipe Band to our 21st Annual Prosser Scottish Fest!
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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.

Pipe Major Judy Morrison has led Columbia Regional Pipe Band since its formation in 2011.
Celtic music from the traditional sounds of the Scottish Lowland pipes, guitar, fiddle, dulcimer, and bodhran, through the stirring sounds of the pipes and drums, Scottish Fest has it all. See our Past Performers page.

As we fill out our entertainment for this year, we look forward to the following performers and their lively music at our 2023 Prosser Scottish Fest!
The Katie Jane Band spreads the joy of Celtic music to their listeners. This talented group has a fiery energy that is only rivaled by their unmistakable on-stage chemistry. These talented musicians perform original arrangements of high-speed AmeriCeltic fiddle tunes and heart-warming original songs.

The band's fiery fiddle and hot guitar gets toes tapping and dancers dancing. Katie Jane explodes with pure joy while she plays her fiddle, and adds her sweet dulcet voice to many a song. Adam's instrumental accompaniment, with unique rhythmic melodies, blends to create a perfectly balanced musical counterpart. The Katie Jane Band brings to life the Celtic melodies that remind us of home, with a fiery twist that ignites the fires of a deepened love for fiddle music.

The Katie Jane Band is based in Portland, Oregon.

The band’s two CDs are titled: Stanton Street Sessions and Welsh Fiddle Tunes.
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Band members include:

Adam Easley

Katie Jane Lubiens
fiddle, vocals

Shamrock and Sage is an Irish pop-up band located in eastern Washington State. It features professional and semi-professional musicians, who share a love of music, and a good Irish whiskey. Formed initially in 2019 as a way for friends to share their love of traditional Irish tunes, their music includes ballads and drinking songs from Ireland and the surrounding Isles.
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Band members include:

David Riddle
guitar, lead vocals

Bethany Riddle

Ben Macy
accordion, vocals

Teresa Palazzo

Jeremy Erickson
fiddle, vocals

Peter Cole
flutes, whistles, vocals

Dave Riddle

Jude Noah
fiddle, mandolin

Skweez The Weezle is an acoustic band that has been proudly carrying on the Celtic music tradition from their base of operations in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland), greater West Richland, metropolitan Benton City, and Mid-Columbia area of southeastern Washington State. The band has performed at every fest since our first one in 2001.

Their current repertoire includes traditional and original Celtic tunes from Highland and Lowland Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton Island, Brittany, Wales, and the USA.

Since their formation in 1999, 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.

The band's released CD is: A Celtic Band (2002, sold out)
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Band members include:

David Lanigan
Scottish Lowland bagpipes, whistles

Mike Day
Irish bodhràn, bass drum pedal

Three Rivers Dulcimer Society (based in 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!
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3RDS members performing at the 2023 fest include:

Joan Schultheiss

Sandy Crane

Charisa Cornellison
dulcimer, djembe

Bob Schultheiss
guitar, vocals

Carole Byrd

Al Crane

Martha Einan

Trey Shenk

Deborah Burke

Sue Decker
dulcimer, announcer

Emily Shenk

Robin Priddy

John Decker
penny whistle

Ray Stevens
dulcimer, penny whistle

Jack Dawson
dulcimer, spoons

Email the Entertainment Chair ( for more information.


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