The Order of Epona
American Celtic Radio Listeners voted them
“Rising Stars of the Year 2021 and Best CD Cover of 2021 for Living the Dream”
"Young Artist Academy Award winners for Music Ensemble 2022" from Hollywood
The Byrne Brothers are a multiple award-winning family band and Irish dancers from Dublin, and one of the biggest names in traditional Irish music today. They are Luca, age 18, on Accordion; Finn, 16, on Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar; Dempsey, 12, on Bodhran and Whistle; and their dad, Tommy. on Uilleann Pipes, Bagpipes, Fiddle and Guitar - All-County Champions on their instruments and Ulster Champion Irish Dancers.
Having moved to Orlando Florida in 2018 they became the youngest ever Cast Members of Walt Disney World.
With over 30 million views, half a million shares, over 56,000 followers on social media, being featured on the front cover of The Irish Music Magazine, having toured 44 US states and on 2 Caribbean cruises, The Byrne Brothers are making a great name for themselves in America and all over the world as a festival "must see" band!
Colin Grant-Adams' stimulating stage performance, fine guitar work and stirring vocals make him one of the most popular and versatile Celtic musicians in America today. His repertoire ranges from the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland and bluegrass music of America, to his highly acclaimed original compositions included on his eight recordings. Colin Grant-Adams performs in folk clubs, festivals and concert venues across Great Britain, Europe and the United States. His performance is delivered with a touch of humor, mystical stories and sing-along songs leaving the crowds asking for more. Colin captivates the audiences heart, mind and soul.
The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic folk music. Through more than 10 years of performing, touring, and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following.
Their latest album, Dragonfly, features the sisters playing an assortment of acoustic instruments and vocals combined with modern production to create music exploring themes of resilience and adventure.
The Gothard Sisters have performed in venues across the United States, including a concert at the Kennedy Center's Millennium stage in Washington, DC, performances with Disney Cruise line in Europe, and a 20-city concert tour of Japan in 2019. Blending Celtic, folk, classical, and new age music influences, the Gothard Sisters bring songs to life with violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, whistle, and vocal harmonies, creating music that is "vivid, inspirational and captivating." (Tim Carroll, Folk Worlds Review 2018)
Writing and recording near their home in the Pacific Northwest, the band has released 8 albums, and has performed over 1,000 live shows over the course of their career.
The Name and Meaning: Gothard (GAW-third) in an old English surname meaning "Good and Hardy".
Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering
"Trad, Plaid, and Dangerous to Know".... Teton Skye formed in early 2017 and have been sharing a wide mix of antique and modern music with a Scottish-American twist. They released their first album, "Teton Skye" in 2019, and their second, "Hearts in the Highlands" in 2020. Eric Laing and Liz Clark blend vocals, with Eric on guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, or other strings as take his fancy. Dee Robinson sets a strong foundation on the double upright bass, with Joshua Jacobsen on lead and harmonic guitar, and Bryce Weyerman on bodhran, Scottish tenor drum, and as many other percussive things he hits with sticks. Teton Skye delights all ages with heart-tugging ballads, toe-tapping folk rhythms, and tunes that become your new favorite each time you listen. See Teton Skye's performance schedule, or take a preview listen at www.tetonskye.net (or find them on Spotify!)Type your paragraph here.
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A traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. In 2014, the band performed to 40,000 people during an extensive 7-week tour of Japan and Taiwan, and continue to have a strong touring presence in the United States, where Téada has toured actively since 2001.
Spring 2022 will bring the release of the band’s new album on the Gael Linn label, featuring the brilliant vocals of Séamus Begley along with the band’s customary re-energising of rare tunes from the tradition.
Blaggards (no "The”, pronounced BLA’ GUARDS or BLA’ GHERDS, depending on where you’re from) formed in
July, 2004, in Houston, Texas. They play what they call Stout Irish Rock, traditional Irish music mixed with rock n’ roll, informed by everything from the Dubliners, the Wolfe Tones, and Elvis Presley to the Horslips, Thin Lizzy, and Black Sabbath. As music critic John Nova Lomax puts it, “Their formula is straightforward: Take trad Irish music, combine it with rock and ratchet up the pressure till the rivets start to pop.”
Blaggards are lead vocalist/guitarist Patrick Devlin, bassist/vocalist Chad Smalley, and drummer Eric C. Hughes.
Patrick grew up in Dublin, Ireland, and tended bar in Irish pubs and music venues for many years before starting his first band. Their line-up also now features Heide Riggs on fiddle. Heide recently published “Fiddler’s Full Circle”, a book about her journey in learning and performing Celtic music, and style tips for playing traditional tunes.
Blaggards maintain a rigorous schedule, playing frequently throughout Texas and touring nationally several times a year, plus an annual tour of Ireland. They have listeners all over the globe, with over 19 million streams on Spotify and over 69 million streams on Pandora. Their version of the traditional sea shanty “Drunken Sailor” is hugely popular and has garnered nearly 35 million streams on Pandora alone. Their original instrumental “Kerfuffleful” appears in the New Line Cinema motion picture How to Be Single. “Drunken Sailor” and “Big Strong Man” from their first CD, Standards, were both featured on the CBS series The Good Wife. Blaggards released their latest album BLAGMATIC in July 2021, and their latest single release “Come Out Ye Black & Tans” hit streaming services in March 13, 2022.
The Knights, Ladies, & Noble steeds of the Order of Epona will dazzle you with a medieval tournament packed full of live steel sword fighting, equine stunts, medieval games, witty banter between Knights, pyrotechnics, music & more. And let's not forget about jousting. And, yes, the Ladies joust too! Cheer for your favorite Knight & Lady as they make their way to victory. A bit of history, a dash of fantasy - and there you have it! You never know if unicorns, fairies, or dragons may be with us.
After every show you'll have the chance to have your picture taken with your favorite Knight, Lady, or steed.
Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering
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For centuries, audiences have enjoyed the magic and song of the harp. This beautiful instrument can trace its origins through time and cultures. Ireland, Scotland, the Far East, the Middle East, ancient Egypt and ancient Mesopotamia are just a few.
Within this context of a harp’s rich tradition and enduring appreciation, Hunter Koss brings the musical strings of a Celtic lever harp to life. She favors Celtic, folk and traditional tunes. Hunter’s original compositions and musical ideas are inspired by deep connections with family, friends, life experiences and the natural beauty of the Inland Northwest she calls home.
Hunter Koss is a solo harpist who performs Celtic and traditional folk music.