Our musical entertainment will be featured in the Beer Tent. The bands playing below will be having the Irish Dancers from Sarasota dance in between sets/band change overs, and at 6 PM the winning Pipe Band takes over the tent! At 6:30 Seven Nations takes the stage to close out the evening. Please remember, no acts will be playing during the Opening Ceremonies at 12:00, and again at Closing Ceremonies, approximately 5:30pm. Thank You.
Celtic Conundrum was formed on the idea of playing music as culturally diverse as the crew you would find on a ship, a dock, or a pub by the port. Songs and instruments that came with them from the pubs and taverns of their home countries. Music to dance, sea shanties to work by, songs to sing and share. Songs from Ireland, Scotland, and England, and the great colonies of America and Australia.
More than Celtic, shanty classics, and modern songs, our original music blends influence from other parts of the world with our Celtic heritage; thus, the conundrum! The band has played at Celtic Festivals, Pirate Festivals, and pubs across the west coast and central Florida.
1:45 PM DRAKE IRISH DANCERS FROM SARASOTA
2:00 PM OFF KILTER (SEE LINK BELOW)
MacGilliossa is a Celtic Musical Entertainment Band with a focus on Irish and Scottish songs and instrumentals.
The goal of the band is to thouroughly entertain the audience with foot stomping music!
3:45 PM DRAKE IRISH DANCERS FROM SARASOTA
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.
6:00 PM WINNING PIPE BAND OF THE DAY!
6:30 PM TO CLOSE
Seven Nations is not your father’s Celtic band. With a passionate, tender, and rollicking style that winningly veers from roots and folk to dance and fusion-rock, Seven Nations has earned a growing reputation as an adventurous band with a charismatic stage presence.
“Seven Nations — the name refers to the seven original Celtic nations of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Galecia, Isle of Man, and Brittany — officially began in 1993 in New York City with a standard line-up of drums, guitars, and bass,” notes lead singer and guitarist Kirk McLeod. “We soon introduced bagpipes into the show, and over time the number of songs utilizing bagpipes grew until it became obvious that they were integral to our emerging sound,” says McLeod. “Most of the band members grew up playing Celtic music, and we’ve been performing original compositions since we began. Our instrumentation, and bagpipes and fiddle mostly, give us a distinctive sound and that’s what makes us different.”
NEW THIS YEAR! A “TRAD” Tent with Traditional Celtic Music!
MacGilliossa and Off Kilter will also be playing:
Ceilidh in Pioneer Park (downtown Dunedin) on Friday evening, March 31st, after the Pipe Band March downtown Dunedin!