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Bakersfield, CA

With influences and sounds comparable to "Flogging Molly" and "Dropkick Murphy", 1916 is steadily carving their own niche on the American Celtic music scene.

Walter Baldwin - Drums
Chelsea Joy - Pipes
Richard Cheney - Vocals, Guitar
Douglas Kirk - Asst. Vocals, Bass


Grants Pass, OR

A regular at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes for the past 30 years and at festivals of all types in the U.S. and Europe for 35, Kevin brings storytelling to the stage, along with his ability to play a collection of bagpipes from all over the world, including Uilleann, Galician Gaita and Scottish pipes as his top three.

Among his myriad of instruments, he plays fiddle, one row button accordion, guitar and banjo. 

With deep roots in American, Irish, Quebecois and Galician music, they now play with their son Daniel. Their sound features blazing fiddling, rich harmonies and rhythm on mandolin, accordion, keyboards and guitar, and Irish and Galician bagpipes.

Portland, OR

Na Rósaí performs traditional Irish, Appalachian, Scottish, and Breton tunes and songs on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, bouzouki, and whistles. Their focus has been exploring the links between the musical traditions of the British Isles and North America by arranging tunes from the two regions with a traditional sensibility.

Preston Howard - Pipes
Erik Killops - Irish Fiddle
Conor Ó Bryan - Flute
Richie Rosencrans - Bouzouki

Lake Oswego, OR

A native of Dundee, Scotland, Bill grew up surround by Scottish and Irish people, songs, and culture.  As new and different acts like Andy Steward, the Corries, and Hamish Imlach (in Scotland) and the Clancy Brothers, Dubliners, Christie Moore and many others (in Ireland) emerged, they infused a renewed excitement and interest in Celtic musical heritage.  

With these influences, Bill brings with him a wonderful talent not only in music, but sharing stories and experiences, glimpses of times gone by put in context for the audience through music.


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[Above:  Beltaine performing at the 2012 NCFHG.]


Newport, OR

Kym Jacobson and Bill Peterson are both Marine Scientists and residents of Newport, Oregon for more than 15 years.

They started learning to play the Great Highland bagpipes in 2007 thanks to local Oregon piper, the late “Scotty” Dutton of Albany. 

They have since studied under World Champion solo piper Bruce Gandy of Halifax, Nova Scotia. They have attended the Celtic Arts Foundation Winter School in Seabeck, Washington annually since 2009 in order to learn from additional World Champion pipers, including Pipe Major Brian Donaldson, Murray Henderson, Roddy MacCleod MBE, Stuart Liddell, Jack Lee, Fred Morrison, Willie McCallum, and the late Alisdair Gillies.

Kym & Bill will Pipe down the Sun during our Friday Fringe event at Nye beach starting at 8:45 pm!


Eugene, OR

Begun in 1953, founding members included Hector Smith, Pipe Major from Medicine Hat, Canada, Andrew Henderson, piper from Rothsay, near Glasgow, Scotland,  Hollis (Holly) Hill and Pipe Sergeant Bill Alexander Gloria Allen, Canadian trained dancer and instructor, joined band 1955. Piper Phil White became band manager.

They began as the Eugene Highlanders Police Bagpipe Band (sponsored by the Eugene Police Department) and in 1957 were appointed the official Governor's Foot Guard (Governor's Guard) by Governor Robert B. Holmes. As such they played to welcome Senator John Kennedy to Eugene in 1958 and at other ceremonial occasions on behalf of several Oregon governors.

Beaverton, OR

The band was formed in 1993 under the sponsorship of Kells Restaurant and Pub to promote and present traditional Irish bagpipe music to the Pacific Northwest.  In an area with a large and vital Irish community, the band saw the need to fill the gap left by several Scottish pipe bands.  The band caters to those who want to hear the sounds of Ireland skirling on the bagpipes.

The membership within the band includes several women and many members who have spent their lives involved in Celtic music, dance and drumming.


Entertainment Director:  Brian Timme