Lochside Stage

Off Kilter

Off Kilter Off Kilter is a high-energy progressive Celtic music band. Perhaps one of the only working rock bands in the world to employ bagpipes, Off Kilter consists of five Tartan-wearing lads who hail anywhere from Puerto Rico to Ireland. Fitting for such a multicultural group, the band offers a grab bag of familiar rock and roll tunes, Celtic instrumentation, and a wacky Canada-Centric sense of humor. www.offkilterrocks.com


Albannach Albannach is Scots-Gaelic for "Scottish" or "Scotsman". That's exactly what we are. Albannach are all born and bred in Scotland and our purpose in life is to share our intriguing culture, history and heritage with you by means of our music. Albannach are not just another Scottish 'Pipes & Drums' band, indeed we bring a new and exciting form of music to your living room. A championship winning piper, an extremely talented main drummer, bass drummers and bodhran musicians bring you a brand new approach to percussion and Celtic music. Our style of music is exciting, energetic and enchanting and we promise to leave you begging for more. www.albannachmusic.com


Rathkeltair RATHKELTAÍR Rathkeltair blends compelling and catchy original songs with tight, driving straight-ahead rock-n-roll, while never forgetting its Celtic roots. Rathkeltair is a powerful Celtic musical phenomenon, based in the swampy marshlands and beaches of Jacksonville Fl. www.rathkeltair.com

Screaming Orphans

Screaming Orphans The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. There is a great tradition of music to be found in Irish homes especially in the Gaeltacht or Irish-speaking areas which have produced the likes of Clannad, Enya and Mairead, Micheal and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill. While we can never forget our roots in traditional Irish music, the Screaming Orphans draw on a diverse set of influences ranging from Simon and Garfunkel, The Bangles to The McNulty Family, with a strong focus on melody-driven songs with pop and rocks strains. www.thescreamingorphans.com


Wyndbreakers Scottish songs & tunes, as well as a few favorites from other celtic lands. Traditional songs and instruments meet high tech electronics – electric meets acoustic -- TechnoTrad. Flute, whistle, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, guitar. Full blown harmonies, breakneck jigs & reels, and songs about battles, murders, drinking, womanizing, cattle reiving, swordfighting, and then drinking agin. And the NEXT song is about.... www.pruittmusic.com

Highland Stage

Men of Worth

men of worth Men of Worth’s tunes and songs are so authentic, so closely connected to their heritage, that Scotsman Donnie Macdonald sings some in his native Gaelic; while Irishman James Keigher includes time-polished pieces saved from the oral traditions of his native County Mayo.

"Our music has its history in the crofting life of my Hebridean homeland and James’ western Ireland. It was a part of the fabric of everyday life and it came to America with the immigrants a century ago", explained Macdonald. "Now, we’re playing it again, to audiences for whom it could only be a generational memory".

"For us, the irony is we were brought up in Scotland and Ireland, and as boys we listened most eagerly to the music of America, and not especially to the music of own areas. On our radios, we heard Hank Williams Sr. and Jim Reeves. We wanted to see the Arkansas River, not Loch Lomond, and Reeves’ hometown of Carthage, in east Texas, had more romance for me than did the Isle of Lewis”. "Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills and Nash influenced me greatly”, admitted Keigher, who as a teen was already performing his own songs in the Irish pubs where he learned his wit and humor. "But now I have returned to my own musical bloodlines, too." www.menofworth.com

The Kilted Creature

Kilted Creature "There have been reported sightings of the Bagpipe playing Kilted Creature dating back to the Devonian Age. “KC”, along with his brother, “The Creature from the Black Lagoon”, shared the same pond as tadpoles. Well before his brothers’ run into much unexpected and mostly unwelcomed visitors, the Kilted Creature left the pool at an early age and travelled up to the northern hemisphere where he ended up moving in with his 2nd cousin, 4 times removed, in Loch Ness, Scotland, where he also got his first set of bagpipes. In their underwater lair they formed a rockin blues band and they travelled and performed throughout the entire region, but, alas, no one ever got to actually see them because when it came to promoting shows, Nessy was really, really bad at giving directions. Fast forward to the 21st century and modern technology, KC has been seen and photographed and he has, much unlike his brother, finally given in to not being such a recluse anymore. Making his home in the mountains of North Carolina, the Kilted Creature can be seen, along with his cute little keeper, playing his bagpipes well beyond the Black Lagoon." https://www.facebook.com/kiltedcreature/home/