Seattle Scottish Highland Games Association

Pacific NW Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

Scotland Comes To The Pacific Northwest!

July 26, 27, and 28, 2024

Enumclaw Expo Center
45224 – 284th Avenue SE
Enumclaw, Washington 98022

No Pets Allowed In The Enumclaw Expo Center

2024 Celtic Arts Showcase and Celtic Sessions

Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Celtic Arts Showcases as various local Scottish, Gaelic, and Irish musicians and singers perform.


Celtic Arts Showcase Schedule – Saturday July 27, 2024
Hall of Vendors
Brigadoon Blvd
10:30AMA Fiddle in the ForestCurlews Call
11:30AMCeltic SpoonsMcKenzie Briar
2:00PMCurlews CallA Fiddle in the Forest
3:00PMMcKenzie BriarCeltic Spoons
4:00PMPlateau Scottish Country DancersCurlews Call
Celtic Arts Showcase Schedule – Sunday July 28, 2024
Hall of Vendors
Brigadoon Blvd
10:30AMCavort CelticHank Cramer
11:30AMSurely GoatsThat Irish Guy
2:00PMHank CramerThat Irish Guy
3:00PMThat Irish GuySurely Goats
4:00PMPlateau Scottish Country DancersCavort Celtic

Please note: This is tentative schedule and may be changed by the Games committee.

Curlews Call

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.

For more information visit CURLEWS CALL & ANNIE HENRY 

Celtic Spoons

The Band Celtic Spoons was formed in 2014 by Paula O’Donnell Beisley from Donegal, Ireland and Gary Wayne from Chicago, Illinois. Since then, we have been advancing and forming our very own sound, while having band members come and go.

In 2021, we added new band member Tom Timmons from Long Beach, California. Tom has been playing Irish music for many years and played with the band The Whistlin’ Oysters for 14 years, as did Paula and Gary for a few years!

While out with the band one evening, we had the pleasure of hearing Tom’s wife Beverly sing, and we weren’t long scooping her up to join The Celtic Spoons. Tom and Beverly have been a wonderful addition to the band and we anticipate many fun times ahead with this new and updated sound. If it’s not fun, why do it! We truly love what we do and it shows in every one of our energetic, heartfelt performances!

Celtic Spoons Members:
Paula O’Donnell Beisley -Vocals, Bodhran, Spoons
Gary Wayne -Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Tom Timmons -Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo
Beverly Timmons -Vocals, Spoons, Bongo Drums

Surly Goats

Created by friends who wanted to enjoy each other’s company while getting free drinks The Surly Goats have created a lasting impact on Irish music in their own particular way. After years working as a spy network in the Congo our heroes have settled down in the South Sound area to raise kids and spread the joy of traditional Irish instrumentals and songs to an unsuspecting audience. And possibly sell a few T-Shirts on the way to pay for snacks.

For more information visit SURLY GOATS

Hank Cramer

Hank Cramer is a national-touring folksinger from Winthrop, Washington. He has recorded twenty-two CD’s and three movie soundtracks, and is a popular performer at festivals and venues across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Hank is best known for his booming bass voice, wry sense of humor, and smooth picking on a vintage flat-top guitar.

Though he performs a wide variety of folk songs, the ballads of Ireland and Scotland are the centerpiece of Hank’s repertoire. Born into an Irish-American family, Hank grew up listening to the albums of Celtic balladeers such as Liam Clancy, Tommy Makem, Harry Lauder, and The Corries. He has been featured at folk festivals throughout the US and Canada, and has toured Ireland and Scotland. His appearances have included The Milwaukee Irish Festival, the Pacific Northwest Highland Games, the Galway Bay Celtic Feis, Tumbleweed Folk Festival, and Lunenburg Folk Harbour.

When not on the road performing, Hank lives on a ranch in Washington’s Methow Valley with his wife Kit and their many critters.

For more information visit HANK CRAMER

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.

For more information visit 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. 

McKenzie Briar

“McKenzie Briar” brings the beauty and bravery of historic Scotland as well as of other ancient Celtic regions throughout Central Europe by way of their magical music, offering the listener a delightful time-travel journey to a mystical world of long ago.

This eclectic duo composed of Kathi McKenzie and Donni Briar, weave enrapturing songs of the sea, Celtic-inspired originals and beautiful, wistful ballads from a time mostly forgotten ~ into their enchanting performances.

Expertly interlacing guitars, concertina, ukulele and pennywhistle along with a unique variety of percussion instruments set the stage for their lovely voices to carry you to these ancient lands and waterways of enchantment. Kathi’s and Donni’s melodies and harmonies blend sublimely, lifting your spirit to a brighter realm of beauty upon which this world can only glimpse.

The full repertoire of “McKenzie Briar” music encompasses medieval to contemporary, 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 music festivals, Highland-Games, medieval faires, art galleries, pubs, and private parties. Come, take a seat at a “McKenzie Briar” concert, and be prepared to be transported to a sweeter, dreamier side of life. Cceòl airson an anam!


Cavort Celtic

Since 2015, Cavort has taken audiences on an energetic Celtic journey of hearty pub songs and vigorous instrumentals, bringing Ireland and Scotland closer to the Pacific Northwest. Their infectious rhythms and rhymes have a multigenerational appeal with a continuation of centuries-old traditions rejuvenated by Ryan Farris on fiddle, Alec Keith on whistle and flute, Joe Tiernan on guitar and citern, and Tami Curtis on bodhran.

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As a self-supporting, non-profit, all-volunteer organization funding our programs can be difficult. With no corporate backing behind us, and the escalation of expenses over the last few years, our efforts to meet our budget requirements and explore additions to our lineup, has been stymied.

Our journey has been a struggle but with your donation we can navigate and survive these unprecedented times and go into the future solvent and whole! YOU are appreciated.

Thank you for donating to help us continue bringing Scotland to the Pacific Northwest!