Celtic Arts Showcase and Ceilidh Circle
Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Celtic Arts Showcases as various local Scottish, Gaelic, Irish, and Welsh dancers, musicians and singers perform.
|Celtic Arts Showcase Schedule|
|Saturday July 23, 2022||Sunday July 24, 2022|
|10:00AM||Fiddle In The Forest||McKenzie / Briar||Fiddle In The Forest||McKenzie / Briar|
|11:00AM||Annie Henry||Blue Cloud Celtic||Annie Henry||Blue Cloud Celtic|
|12:00PM||That Irish Guy||Fiddle In The Forest||That Irish Guy||Curlews Call|
|1:30PM||Blue Cloud Celtic||Emmet||Blue Cloud Celtic||Annie Henry|
|2:30PM||Fiddle In The Forest||Annie Henry||McKenzie / Briar||Fiddle In The Forest|
|3:30PM||That Irish Guy||McKenzie / Briar||Curlews Call||That Irish Guy|
Please note: This is tentative schedule and may be changed by the Games committee.
|Ceilidh Circle Schedule|
|SATURDAY July 23, 2022||SUNDAY July 24, 2022|
|11:00 AM||Seirm||Bodhran Workshop|
|12:00 PM||Harp Presentation||Harp Presentation|
|1:30 PM||Bodhran Workshop||Bodhran Workshop|
|2:30 PM||Live Band Sing & Drum Along||Live Band Sing & Drum Along|
|3:30 PM||Harp Presentation||Harp Presentation|
Raised in a culturally immersive home, and with nearly three decades in the performing arts, Annie Henry is a familiar face in the northwest Celtic music community. As a nationally recognized fiddler, singer, dancer, and actress, she blends traditional music with her own style and fire. Based in Olympia, WA, Annie also plays regularly with Curlew’s Call, teaches violin/fiddle lessons, and coaches performing artists of all kinds. When not making music, she can be found dancing, teaching yoga & ballet, or riding horses.
blue cloud celtic
…IS Thom Stewart on acoustic guitars & vocals, Lance Rugger on rhythm guitar, and Dave MacDonald on Celtic whistles and Scottish smallpipes.
From the Lakewood/Tacoma, area, we are steeped in traditional Scottish and Irish folk and comtemporary music and song, and love the opportunity to present our ancestral roots to the “Celtic public”. We have performed at local Highland Games as well as associated events.
That Irish guy
That Irish Guy also known as Emmet McElhinney was born in the Irish town of Omagh in November 1974. Born into a family rich in their love of music, the song tradition, theatre, poetry and performance. His great- grandmother, Sarah Makem, was well known and respected as a collector of songs which she passed to her children in particular Tommy Makem , who went on to become a stalwart of the Irish folk scene in America and beyond. Raised on an eclectic musical diet of Irish, country, rock and roll, folk and spoken word, That Irish Guy brings a little of each genre to his performance. He released his first album of Irish standards called “Live On The Row” a few years ago and is currently working on recording his next album of self penned songs to be recorded and released in the near future. Clap your hands, stomp your feet and Get Your Irish On with That Irish Guy.
fiddle in the forest
A Fiddle in the Forest is a lovely Celtic Bluegrass Folk Band from the Pacific Northwest. Champion Scottish Fiddlers, Tessa and Mae and Irish Dance Championship dancers, Colton, Greysen and Willow bring a combination of step dancing, Irish and Scottish fiddle tunes, beautiful classic folk tunes and fun, upbeat bluegrass music to your ears.
Curlew’s Call is a Celtic and Maritime band based in Olympia, Washington. The band plays rollicking songs and tunes at Irish pubs, festivals, and private events around the Northwest. The band is comprised of three talented musicians; Mark Iler on guitar, harmonica and vocals, Jess McKeegan on mandolin, Irish whistle and vocals and Annie Henry on fiddle and vocals. In addition to Curlew’s Call, they also perform solo as well as collaborate with other artists. Collectively and individually the three perform a broad range of musical genres including Celtic sea shanties, ballads, and bawdy songs, old pop and rock songs, folk classics, trop-rock and originals. You can learn more about each artist on their website: www.curlewscall.com
“McKenzie Briar” are two lovely ladies singing and playing ancient celtic ballads, songs of the sea and celtic inspired originals. Beautifully interwoven guitars, concertina, ukulele, tambourine, finger-cymbals, penny-whistle, chimes and the occasional exotic drum round out their instrumentation. Their voices blend magically and will take you to times mythical and almost forgotten. Their music ranges from medieval to contemporary.
This delightful duo consists of Kathi McKenzie and Donni Briar – with performing and recording experiences collectively spanning several decades and continents, and ranging from collaborations with sea shanty groups, rock bands, indie-acoustic ensembles and Belgian film-composers, to being featured at highland-games, SCA events, medieval fairs, art galleries, festivals, pubs, and private parties.
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