Cleghorn (Website / Facebook)
CLEGHORN is America’s Celtic Rock Band! The musical engine of CLEGHORN is renowned fiddler Dylan Cleghorn and his father, the legendary Texas guitarist John Cleghorn. CLEGHORN’s unique brand of “Celtic rock” mixes their original songwriting with high energy fiddle and bagpipe tunes. The Celtic Music News review of CLEGHORN’s album states: “The robust and pristine sound of Dylan Cleghorn’s fiddle is wrapped in heavy pop rock rhythms that approach anthemic intensity. John Cleghorn, adding his original songwriting, screaming guitar riffs and golden vocal melodies, reveals himself as a man who truly knows rock.” The performances of CLEGHORN have enamored audiences and stirred up festivals across North America. Dylan and John have been acclaimed as charismatic performers who even go as far as leaving the stage to play among the crowd during their concerts. CLEGHORN promotes an energetic and uplifting show for all ages that should not be missed.
Red McWilliams (Website / Facebook)
With close to 275 performances to his credit in 1997, Red McWilliams has taken the right steps to become one of the most recognized names in Celtic music in the south and southwest. Combining a percussive guitar with a rich baritone voice and a positive attitude has created the perfect blend of “entertainer”, the fact of which has been proven by being awarded “Celtic Entertainer of the Year, ’97” by the Celtic Heritage Society of East Texas and the “Johnny Hailstones Entertainer of the Year, ’97” from the Scottish Clans of North Texas, Ft. Worth.
Irn Roux is the pairing of Scottish accordionist Hugh Morrison with Louisian born Beth Paterson on Bass and Bouzouki. The two singer-songwriters combine their experiences of journeys, trials, tribulations and a penchant for the absurd.
Rickey E. Pittman (Website / Facebook)
Storyteller, author, and folksinger was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, and is originally from Dallas, Texas. Pittman presents his stories, music and programs at schools, libraries, organizations, museums, Civil War Reenactments, and Celtic festivals throughout the South. His first CD of songs from the American Civil War, entitled Bard of the South, has just been released. Pittman currently teaches freshman composition and literature for Louisiana Delta Community College, the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Virginia College Online.
Thorn and Thistle Pipes and Drums (Facebook)
Thorn and Thistle Pipes and Drums Band was formed in 2004 in order to promote and nurture piping and drumming in West Texas. The band was formed from students of Thomas Campbell. We welcome anyone interested in piping and drumming and we are willing to study this challenge, yet rewarding form of musical performance.
Elysian Fields Pipes and Drums (Facebook)