Celtic Artists coming to the area:
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
March 7, 2014 at Admiral Theater in Federal Way
If you don’t know them, here’s what they sound like:
Truly incredible! “These are my boys!” exclaimed Sir Paul McCartney after rocking out to a Chilli performance.
Since they walked away with the top prize on the primetime TV talent show, “When Will I Be Famous” in the U.K. in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven’t stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes! Formed in 2002, The Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their signature ‘Bagrock’ sound to the masses with their unique fusion of rocked up Bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres. Their trademarked sound is a unique fusion of traditional pipe tunes – like “The Flower of Scotland”, “The Hills of Argyll”, and “Amazing Grace” (done Chilli-style, of course!) — and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, “Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams, and a fantastic rock medley of “Deep Purple”, “Smoke on the Water”, and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at: www.centerstagetheatre.com or 253 661 1444
Puirt na Gael (Featuring Skye Richendrfer, Brandy Driscoll, Aaron Malcomb and Sue Truman)
March 16, 2014 – 6:00-7:30 pm, The Conway Muse St. Patrick’s Eve Celebration, Conway, WA ($10 Cover Charge)
March 17, 2014 – 6:00-9:00 pm, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA 98225
Seattle Folklore Society presents Scottish Fiddler Extraordinaire Hanneke Cassel on her West Coast CD Release Tour
Hanneke performs with Mike Block and Christopher Lewis – an opportunity not to be missed!
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 7:30PM
Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building)
6532 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle
General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price
Tickets available at: http://sfshanneke.brownpapertickets.com
Hanneke is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and China.
“Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness,” – the Boston Globe
Mixing traditional tunes with those of her own composition, Hanneke creates sounds on the cutting edge of acoustic music, while retaining the integrity and soul of the Scottish tradition. Influences from Scotland to China, along with grooves and musical innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene, fuse together in her music to create a uniquely American approach to Scottish music. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards.
Buy your tickets early so you won’t miss out on Hanneke’s concert (her concerts have sold out in the past).
For more about Hanneke’s music, check out www.hannekecassel.com
For more about the Seattle Folklore Society March 22 concert, check out http://www.seafolklore.org/folksche.html
April 1, 2014, Seattle’s Triple Door
April 2, 2014, Portland’s McMenamin’s mission Theater
April 3, 2014, Conway Muse; Opening Act: Puirt na Gael with our own Skye Richendrfer, Brandy Driscoll, Aaron Malcomb and Sue Truman!
April 4, 2014 Friday Harbor’s San Juan Community Theater and Arts Center
April 6, 2014 Eastsound’s Orcas Center
April 8, 2014 Lopez Island’s Lopez Center for Community and Arts
April 10, 2014 Eugene’s John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
Highland Games in the Pacific Northwest & beyond
Click on hyperlinked event name below to go there. If the event name isn’t colored and underlined, no link was available at the time of creating this list.
|Event Name||2014 Date||Location|
|Scotch Tasting Gala||May 3||Hillcrest Lodge, Mount Vernon, Wa|
|Victoria Highland Games||May 17-18||Topaz Park, Victoria, BC|
|Bellingham Highland Games||Jun 6-7||Hovander Park, Ferndale, WA|
|BC Legion Highland Games||Jun||Douglas Park, Langley, BC|
|BC Highland Games||Jun 21||Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam, BC|
|Tacoma Highland Games||Jun 27-28||Frontier Park, Graham, WA|
|Skagit Valley Highland Games||Jul 12-13||Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon, WA|
|Portland Highland Games||Jul 18-19||Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR|
|Pacific Northwest Highland Games||Jul 26-27||King County Fairgrounds, Enumclaw, WA|
|Spokane Highland Games||Aug 2||Spokane County Fair, Spokane, WA|
|Whidbey Island Highland Games||Aug 9||Greenbank Farm, Greenbank, WA|
|World Pipe Band Championships||Aug 16-17||Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Cowal Championships||Aug 28-30||Cowal, Scotland|