Off Kilter is a high-energy Celtic rock band founded by Jamie Holton, bagpiper, in 1996. The band is a unique blend of traditional Celtic tunes and songs with a rock twist, popular covers arranged with a Celtic rock feel, and original songs. Instruments consist of bagpipes, Irish whistles, electric guitar, bass, fiddle, drums and vocals. The band recently ended an 18 year run as one of the most popular bands at Walt Disney World in Florida, and currently tours the country performing at many different venues.learn more
Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’, that label, as labels can often be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it’s not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind.learn more
Father Son and Friends is a traditional Celtic-Americana Folk Band with Scots-Irish roots that settled in Kentucky, USA. Now calling Englewood, Ohio home, Father Son and Friends travel the country promoting their Celtic heritage at Highland Games, Irish Festivals, Historical Festivals, Community Festivals, Theaters and Pubs. Their shows will have you laughing, clapping and singing along.learn more
Dulahan’s music is a Celtic hybrid that pays homage to the traditional but incorporates all the varied musical influences of the four members into its unique sound. The result is a unique blend of creative songwriting and musical energy that draws on both contemporary and the traditional Celtic but also unmistakably contains subtle hints of a Roots/Americana feel as well.learn more
Celebrating thirteen years of their special brand of Celtic music, the Ladies of Longford serve up a unique blend of both traditional and contemporary styles. This all woman band never ceases to excite and amaze it’s audiences with high energy and beautiful harmonies. The Ladies perform Irish music along with various other genres such as Country, Classic Rock favorites and Americana.
A local favorite from the Wilmington, OH area, The HitchHikers Band plays Celtic to Gospel and a little Folk Rock in-between.
Blackthorn and Laurel are five musicians from the Dayton, Ohio area with a passion for storytelling the old-fashioned way. Music that will have you laughing, drinking, and singing along from the first note to the last, and entertaining audiences all over southwestern Ohio.learn more
Whiskey Maggie is a friendly, bantery, traditional Irish and American folk trio that focuses on modern arrangements of old-style songs and tunes. Share a drink with them!
Based in Lafayette, Indiana, this amazing group portrays the 42nd Royal Highlanders (Today’s Black Watch) as they appeared in North America circa 1777.
The 42nd of Lafayette was formed by Captain Thomas J. Griffin in 1975, for men interested in Scottish history and culture, portraying the 42nd during the period of the American Revolution.
Today, the 42nd Royal Highlanders Band of Music is America’s premier 18th century band of pipes, fifes, and drums, and has performed for audiences across the country, from the New England coast to the Mississippi River, and from Wisconsin to Fort Ticonderoga in New York, Vermont, and south to Alabama.
In 2013 the 42nd Royal Highlanders toured Scotland and played at the opening of the Black Watch Museum and for the Royal Family.
The Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes & Drums Band was established circa 1912, making them one of the oldest pipe bands in the United States. The mission of the band is to preserve and promote appreciation of Scottish culture and heritage through Highland Piping and Drumming. The band meets its mission by performing at public events, sponsoring instruction in Scottish cultural activities such as music and dance, and teaching free, quality lessons in Scottish bagpiping and drumming. The band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
They regularly perform at local and regional parades, cultural festivals, benefits, sporting events and other venues.learn more
Live, Laugh, Love, Irish Dance!
The mission of the McGovern Ceili Dancers is to provide exceptional Irish dance instruction for Beginner through Championship levels. Classes for ages three to adult, at all of our Ohio and Indiana locations. We strive to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and Irish dance skills of each dancer in a positive, nurturing environment where all of our students can reach their full potential. We work to instill a sense of unity and friendship among our students and their families through a variety of Irish cultural events and opportunities at the McGovern Ceili Dancers.learn more
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