MTS are in demand at most of the nation’s major Celtic Festivals and tour when their schedule allows.
BROTHER is a Celtic tribal trio, whose legendary live shows have reached a local and international fan base.
Angus, Dalbo and Didgeri Drew fill the stage with their unique sound and high energy performances fusing signature vocals of original music with soaring highs of the Scottish bagpipe, guitar, tribal percussion and an undertone of the deep pulse of the didgeridoo.
The group, will be stopping by on Saturday for a one-time-only performance this year before heading off to their next gig. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this energetic celebration of Celtic tribal music!
Kevin and Josie Mendelsohn have been musical and life partners for over thirty years. 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. In addition to Kevin’s career as a storyteller, Kevin, Josie and Daniel are veterans of such groups as Wake the Dead, Les Tetes de Violon, and As Faiscas.www.kevincarr.org
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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.
Heidi began playing the pipes at the age of fifteen with her father and younger brother, while living in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She learned to play under the tutorage of Wilbert McCormick, who was a piper in the Royal Scots and Canadian military. Heidi was also a member of the Lake Havasu Pipe Band and has played in 106° F heat and survived.
Heidi will join fellow pipers Jesse, Kym & Bill as the Pipe down the Sun during our Friday Fringe event at Nye beach starting at 9:00 pm!
** 2013 Performer Applications are now closed. **
Musicians interested in performing at the 2014 Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games, please complete our Performer Application.
If you applied in 2013, you must reapply but send only new music (if applicable).
Pipers and Pipe Bands have their own Color Guard, Piper and Pipe Band Application which can be submitted. We do not currently host competitions, but hope to in the future.
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