Seattle Scottish Highland Games Association

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.

| ANNIE HENRY | BLUE CLOUD CELTIC | THAT IRISH GUY |  FIDDLE IN THE FOREST | McKENZIE BRIAR | CURLEWS CALL |

Celtic Arts Showcase Schedule
Saturday July 23, 2022Sunday July 24, 2022
10:00AMFiddle In The ForestMcKenzie / BriarFiddle In The ForestMcKenzie / Briar
11:00AMAnnie HenryBlue Cloud CelticAnnie HenryBlue Cloud Celtic
12:00PMThat Irish GuyFiddle In The ForestThat Irish GuyCurlews Call
1:30PMBlue Cloud CelticEmmetBlue Cloud CelticAnnie Henry
2:30PMFiddle In The ForestAnnie HenryMcKenzie / BriarFiddle In The Forest
3:30PMThat Irish GuyMcKenzie / BriarCurlews CallThat Irish Guy

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

Ceilidh Circle Schedule
SATURDAY July 23, 2022SUNDAY July 24, 2022
11:00 AMSeirmBodhran Workshop
12:00 PMHarp PresentationHarp Presentation
1:30 PMBodhran WorkshopBodhran Workshop
2:30 PMLive Band Sing & Drum AlongLive Band Sing & Drum Along
3:30 PMHarp PresentationHarp Presentation
4:30 PMSeirmSeirm

Annie Henry

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.

http://www.thatirishguy.com

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. 

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. You can learn more about each artist on their website: www.curlewscall.com 

mcKenzie briar

“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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donations

Due to the  CoVid-19 pandemic and the logistics of sponsoring an international event the 2020 and 2021 PNW Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering were cancelled. We are continuing to solicit donations to help us defray our operating costs of the past two years which included but were not limited to internet, phone, etc. and our biggest expense multiple storerooms where the “Games” are stored. This journey has been a struggle but with your help we can navigate and survive these unprecedented times and go into the 2022 solvent and whole! YOU are appreciated. Thank you!