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 Featured performers

Our 2024 Featured Performers include — the traditional Scottish balladeers, Colin Grant-Adams, and Peter Daldry, the upbeat and lively Men of Worth, the powerhouse Celtic trio Brother, and the dynamic and electrifying Tempest, and new this year Katie Jane Band a high-energy Celtic fiddle band!

We invite you to visit the encampment of the Northwest’s premier combat troupe, the Seattle Knights too!

2024 Featured Performers Schedule

Schedule Saturday, July 27, 2024
TIMENORTH STAGECENTER STAGESOUTH STAGEGLEN OF THE CLANS
10:30AMColin Grant-AdamsPeter DaldryKatie Jane BandThe Seattle Knights
11:30AMMen of WorthBrotherTempestThe Seattle Knights
12:30PMAll Stages Closed For Opening Ceremonies
1:30PMColin Grant-AdamsPeter DaldryKatie Jane BandThe Seattle Knights
2:30PMMen of WorthBrotherTempestThe Seattle Knights
3:30PMColin Grant-AdamsPeter DaldryKatie Jane BandThe Seattle Knights
4:30PMMen of WorthBrotherTempestThe Seattle Knights
Schedule Sunday, July 28, 2024
TIMENORTH STAGECENTER STAGESOUTH STAGEGLEN OF THE CLANS
10:30AMMen of WorthBrotherTempestThe Seattle Knights
11:30AMColin Grant-AdamsPeter DaldryKatie Jane BandThe Seattle Knights
12:30PMAll Stages Closed For Opening Ceremonies
1:30PMMen of WorthBrotherTempestThe Seattle Knights
2:30PMColin Grant-AdamsPeter DaldryKatie Jane BandThe Seattle Knights
3:30PMMen of WorthBrotherTempestThe Seattle Knights
4:30PMColin Grant-AdamsPeter DaldryKatie Jane BandThe Seattle Knights

2024 Saturday Evening Ceilidh Schedule with our Featured Performers

Saturday Evening, July 27, 2024 Ceilidh Schedule
TIMESOUTH STAGE
6:00 to 6:15PMColin Grant-Adams
6:15 to 6:30PMPeter Daldry
6:30 to 6:45PMMen of Worth
6:45 to 7:00PMBrother
7:00 to 7:15PMKatie Jane Band
7:15 to 7:30PMTempest

Katie Jane Band

Experience pure joy with every Katie Jane Band performance!

The Katie Jane Band is a high-energy Celtic fiddle band from Portland, OR. Known as “Portland’s hottest fiddler,” Katie Jane’s dynamic performance features virtuosic, high-speed fiddling, her contagious smile, and unstoppable dancing feet. The Katie Jane Band performs traditional and original fiddle music spanning Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada, and the USA. Their music takes listeners on a joyful journey through the folklore of Celtic music, and their engaging storytelling relates the audience to the sweetness of everyday human experience.

The Katie Jane Band shares their dynamic stage performance at Celtic festivals, Scottish Highland Games, and theaters across the United States. Some notable performances include performing at the Pleasanton Scottish Gathering, headlining the Celtic Fantasy Faire in Portland, OR, headlining the Douglas County Scottish Highland Games, performing the live music for Artist Repertory Theater’s production of the Scottish play, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” and producing their own multi-media productions with the Celtic Light Orchestra.

For more information visit KATIE JANE BAND

 

Brother

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Chances are you’ve seen BROTHER on NBC’s ‘ER’, maybe heard their music on the classic ‘Baraka’ soundtrack or UPN’s ‘ Twilight Zone.’ The band has shared stages with Joe Walsh, John Entwhistle, Linkin Park, and Alicia Keys and are the only independent band to have played the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fusing signature vocals and guitar with the deep pulse of the didgeridoo, the soaring highs of the bagpipes, and hypnotic tribal rhythms, BROTHER has always been wholly original.

Founding member Angus arrived in Los Angeles from Australia with his brothers in the early nineties where they found themselves busking at Venice Beach, the Hollywood Bowl and Universal Studios to survive. Since those days, BROTHER has evolved its trademark sound while touring extensively in the United States and in Canada, Japan, France, Egypt and Australia.

Today, Angus expertly weaves guitar, soaring vocals and his signature bagpipes with the hypnotic beats of the loop station. Northwest native Zachary Bainter perfectly complements the sound with his legendary didgeridoo renderings and tasteful whistle solos. The band’s powerhouse live performances are an energetic celebration, captivating and engaging the audience from the first song to the last. 

For more information visit BROTHER

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Tempest

Celebrating 30 years of Celtic Rock!

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock, fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 plus years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release eighteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to progress in delightful ways with each new member.

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist, Lief Sorbye, is recognized as a driving force in the modern folk-rock movement. He started Tempest after years of touring and recording on the folk circuit.

San Francisco native fiddler Lee Corbie-Wells, comes to the band with a special passion for Celtic and Scandinavian music and Gaelic language traditions. A touring and performing child of a musical family, she plays fiery traditional fiddle tunes, and is also known to keep a bit of Blues and folk improvisation up her sleeve.

Nikolay Georgiev, studied modern rock guitar under Martin Goulding at the Guitar Institute of Technology in London, U.K. and classical guitar performance in his native Bulgaria. He also attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, while remaining active in a number of bands. Nikolay brings a fresh and global flavor to Tempest’s brand of Rock-driven World Music.

The latest addition to the band is the seasoned Bass Player Hugh Caley. He is a Michigan transplant, who brings energy, genuine enthusiasm and a damn fine kilt to this frisky iteration of Celtic and roots music.

Cuban-born drummer Adolfo Lazo, an original Tempest member, thickens the band’s sound with inventive rhythms, and rock-steady drumming.

Tempest is regularly featured at prestigious festivals such as The Philadelphia Folk Festival, and has also appeared at Denmark’s Skagen Festival, Britain’s Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals, as well.

Tempest is busting out of a two years’ pandemic-enforced hiatus from extensive touring with a new, powerful release. “Going Home” is the band’s first studio album of new material in four years, and one of their best to date!

For more information visit TEMPEST

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Men of Worth

The folk-music duo, Men of Worth, was formed by James Keigher (Ireland) and Donnie Macdonald (Scotland) in 1986. Both exiles, it was through the Celtic music scene in Southern California that James and Donnie first met, and within a couple of years a partnership developed that was simultaneously serious and fun.

Geographical changes now find James and Donnie living in Southern Oregon and Northern California respectively. Whilst remaining true to their Gaelic roots, Men of Worth have successfully evolved as entertainers. Success breeds success, and a natural progression toward education and travel has sealed an exciting and pioneering era for the versatile duo.

Together Men of Worth blend their voices with harmony and support their collection of songs with their varied selection of instruments. They have a very simple approach to their presentation, and in keeping with tradition, remain true to the music and story. Their show is a unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt ballads.

Men of Worth are an international act, and have earned much respect and success in over thirty years of touring together. Cultural presentations in Schools have received rave reviews by students and teachers alike. Performing concerts and festivals, with twelve albums to their credit, Men of Worth continue the very tradition from which they’ve evolved.

Donnie Macdonald comes from the Isle of Lewis, one of the Hebridean Islands off the west coast of Scotland. Writing tunes and original songs in both his first language, Gaelic and in English, Donnie presents the music from his native Scotland with passion and humour. Donnie performs on vocals, octave mandolin, tenor banjo, concertina, and bodhran.

James Keigher comes from Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland. He is a singer, writer and collector of traditional and contemporary folk music. James was raised in Charlestown, a small rural community setting, steeped in traditional music and stories. He performs on vocals, guitar, mando-cello, and bodhran.

For more information visit Men Of Worth 

Peter Daldry

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From the Familiar Roads of his hometown of Clydebank, Scotland to the sun kissed beaches of California Peter Daldry brings his talent and unique voice. Peter is becoming the vocalist of choice at Scottish and Irish events in Northern California and beyond, he now resides in Mountain View, CA. Blessed with a strong smooth tenor voice Peter sings the only way he knows how, with power and passion and depth of feeling.

Peter has had the honor of performing the “Star Spangled Banner” for 42,000 San Francisco Giants fans at AT&T park, he has also played at the biggest Scottish games in the world at Pleasanton in California, Monterey Scottish Highland Games, San Diego Highland Games and in Oregon at the La Grande Scottish Highland Games

Peter has appeared with such well known Celtic acts as Tempest, Molly’s Revenge, Golden Bough, Browne Sisters and George Cavanaugh, Seamus Kennedy and international star Isla St. Clair as well as many others. Peter has played and sang for the Mayors of Dublin Ireland and San Jose CA at the Spirit of Ireland awards. Peter has had the opportunity to have played at the “St. Andrews in the Square folk club” with Jim Malcolm (formerly with Old Blind Dogs) and at the “wee folk club” in Edinburgh with Ian Bruce. He was also nominated for his  song ” I wish I Was in Glasgow”  (song and lyrics by Billy Connolly)  from his Cd ” Under a Leaden Sky”  for Best A Cappella in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards 2013. The Independent Music Awards is a prestigious international program that gets top-ranked independent artists & releases the recognition they need to reach millions of fans worldwide.

For more information visit Peter Daldry

Colin Grant-Adams

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Colin Grant-Adams is a recording artist, Scottish/Celtic folksinger and guitarist, originally from Oban, Scotland. Colin presents a program of traditional, contemporary, and nationally-acclaimed original folksongs about Scotland’s rugged landscape (“These are My Mountains”), its turbulent history, (“Ye Jacobites By Name”), and the Scottish immigrants’ influence on American folk and Bluegrass music, with “Scottish American” and “Kentucky in the Spring Time”.

Audiences have enjoyed Colin’s performances in the famous folk clubs of Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Europe, and across the United States. Grant-Adams brings new life to the traditional tunes that are delivered with a touch of humor, the telling of mystical stories, and even a few sing-along songs that leave crowds asking for more.

Weaving tales of Scotland’s turbulent history and haunting beauty with his remarkable ballads, Grant-Adams takes you on a journey across the seas to Scotland and the Islands. Colin captivates the audience’s heart, mind, and soul.

His repertoire ranges from well-known classics, “Skye Boat Song”, “Will You Go Lassie Go”, and “Loch Lomond”, to contemporary and traditional music of Scotland and Ireland, to the Bluegrass music of Kentucky, in addition to his acclaimed original compositions, “Where the Rhododendrons Grow”, “Blood in the Ground”, “Scottish American”, and “The Lone Piper”.

Grant-Adams has recorded nine CDs, “Scotland–Land of my Father”, “Scottish American”, “Traditional and Original Songs of Scotland”, “This Land Called Scotland”, “Colin Grant-Adams and His Guitar”, “A Toast To Scotland”, “Rubies and Diamonds”, “Songs for the Roads”, and “Making Memories.”

Grant-Adams has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, and concerts all over the United States, plus at the acclaimed Carnegie Hall in New York City.

For more information visit Colin Grant-Adams

Seattle Knights

The Cutting Edge of Entertainment!

The Seattle Knights, the Northwest’s premier sword fighting and jousting organization, is a theatrical troupe whose specialty is Medieval Fantasy. Their dedication to the principal of “Education through Entertainment” has made the Seattle Knights the top stage combat troupe in the country. The actor-combatants perform choreographed combat using real armor and weapons. Men and women perform on equal footing, taking up spears, pole weapons, war hammers, axes, daggers, and, of course, swords of almost every variety. For all the ferocity and excitement, it’s all good, clean fun. The Seattle Knights proudly maintain the best safety record in the industry, and have performed for schools, businesses, private functions, parades, charities, festivals, and renaissance fairs around the United States.

For the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering, the Seattle Knights swap armor and horses for kilts and comedy, displaying their skills with rapier and repartee throughout the day. Join us for music, mirth, and merry mayhem.

For more information visit THE SEATTLE KNIGHTS

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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.

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