2021 Prosser Scottish Fest and Highland games

- CANCELLED -

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.

If it wasn't for continuing restrictions on public gatherings and food services, we would have had a great day of Celtic music and song!

Once public music and song comes back to Washington State, please support the bands we had scheduled to perform this year. And, look for those bands to be with us in 2022!

- 2020 and 2021 Cancelled Performances -
Click on band name or photo for more info.

Biddy on the Bench

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Biddy on the Bench was a favorite of our 2018 fest. They return for our 20th annual fest with more fine Irish music and song.

Formed in 2013,
Biddy on the Bench brings a versatile combination of traditional instruments and 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.

The band has a self-titled CD, with a new CD on the way!

Band members include (left to right in photos above):
Tristan Cormack - accordion, bouzouki
Trevor Cormack - fiddle
Casey Dyer - uilleann pipes, tin whistle
Kevin Grgurich - guitar, tin whistle, vocals
Noah Cotter - vocals

Ockham's Razor

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Ockham’s Razor is a Seattle, Washington based Celtic fusion band that blends influences of Celtic and Irish tradition with rock, pop, gypsy, punk, jazz, bluegrass, and folk elements to carve out a unique and indelible niche in the Celtic folk genre.

Hailed as both “Turbo Celtic” and “Ethno Punk,” since 2006 Ockham’s Razor has performed with notable bands like Young Dubliners, Enter the Haggis and Paperboys, and has even performed alongside Irish music luminaries, the Chieftains.

With five studio albums under their belt, their music has been featured on radio and podcasts in places as far flung as India and Australia as well as the US, Canada, and the rest of North America, England, Scotland, Ireland and the rest of Europe.

They have been featured on the Portland, Oregon based PDXPosed and Alaska Airline’s In Flight Entertainment Channel, Next Stop.

Prosser Scottish Fest welcomes
Ockham’s Razor back for a third time!

Band members include:
Kris Clements - lead vocals, accordion, whistle
Tricia Riley - fiddle, backing vocals
Danny McManus - bass, backing vocals
Cam McCoy - Mandolins, whistle, uilleann pipes, backing vocals
Kris McEwan - guitars, backing vocals
Dan Lile - drums

Skweez The Weezle

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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 and songs 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)

Band members include (left to right in photos above):
Mike Day - Irish bodhràn, snare cajon, backing vocals
David Lanigan - Scottish Lowland bagpipes, whistles, octave mandolin
Troy Hanford - guitar, 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, bodhràns, flute, Irish harp, harmonica, cello and bass.

They welcome all ages, abilities, and acoustic instruments!

- 2020 Pipe Band -
Click on name or photo for more info.

Columbia Regional Pipe Band

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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.

Email the Entertainment Chair (entertainment@prosserscottishfest.org) for more information on 2020 and 2021 cancelled performers.

2021 Prosser Scottish Fest and Highland games

- CANCELLED -