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Friday July 29th (subject to change)

Metcalfe Centre

1:00 - 1:30 pm The Caddells

1:40 - 2:00 pm Trillium Academy of Irish Dance

2:10 - 3:00 pmMcLean Avenue Band

3:10 - 3:30 pmGlengarry Girls Choir

3:40 - 4:00 pmMacMaster Dancers

4:10 - 4:30 pmKelli Trottier, Fiddler

4:35 - 4:55 pmTrillium Academy of Irish Dancers

5:10 - 6:00 pmCOIG

Evening

10:00 pm - 1:00 amStewart's Glenn

Tent

Evening

10:30 pm-11:45 pmBang On The Ear

12:00 pm-2:00 amMariner's Curse

Saturday July 30th (subject to change)

Metcalfe Centre

2:00 pm - 2:45 pmBob and Ducky

3:00 pm - 3:45 pmCòIG

4:00 pm - 4:45 pmBrigadoons

5:00 pm - 6:00 pmBob & Ducky

Evening

7:00 pm - 7:45 pmBrandy 'N Port

8:00 pm - 8:45 pmBrigadoons

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ceilidh Featuring:
Brandy 'N Port, Bob Burnie, and The Brigadoons

Tent

2:00 pm - 2:45 pmBrandy 'N Port

3:00 pm - 4:45 pmNeil Emberg & Ewen McIntosh

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
two 45min setsFridge Full of Empties

Evening

7:30 pm-10:00 pmFridge Full of Empties

 
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The Brigadoons

The Brigadoons have been entertaining across Canada, the United States and on cruises in the Caribbean for over 25 years! People in the area have grown up with their music and their children are now doing the same. Denis Carr leads the group and is the longest serving member; Reg Portieous and Dan Leroux keep the sound going with Ashley MacLeod and Pat Kelly added to the mix whenever they are available.

The Brigadoons are still performing that traditional sound and while new songs are being added to their repertoire , they still perform all of the old favourites: Glengarry My Home , The Martintown song , Pipers of Glengarry at the request of their loyal fans.


Bob and Ducky

Bob and Ducky have been performing at the Highland Games for over a decade. Their love of the traditional Celtic Music lends itself to an atmosphere of easy listening with a unique blend of the old Scottish and Irish favorites. Their style have made them a very popular duo in and around the area. They have released a CD featuring a wonderful version of "After All These Years", the title song of the recording.


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Stewart's Glenn

Stewarts Glen is the make up of 4 local musicians. Although they have played together many times, each in their own right works individually and with other groups. But when the occasion arises, these four take pleasure in the opportunity to make music together.

Paddy Kelly plays fiddle and guitar, along with bodhran and penny whistle on occasion. After growing up in Ottawa, his first “professional” group was the Descendants, (not related to the current Irish Descendants). In 1982, he joined a group called the Brigadoons, a Scottish group from Glengarry County and continues to perform with them today. He currently resides in Glengarry County, Ontario, and continues to entertain crowds for all occasions.

Paddy has also had the privilege of being inducted to the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame in May of 2007.

Paddy Maher plays several instruments, which include guitar, bass and Irish bouzouki. He has played in a variety of groups – country to blues to rock – but always returns to his Irish roots. In the late 80’s and early 90’s he played as a member of the Ottawa based trio, Brandy N’Port. He also continues to play with a local group from Wakefeild called Junction 105 and often works with the well known Ian Tamblyn, Bobby Watt and Brian Doubledam.

Together, Paddy Kelly and Pat Maher make up a local duo known as The 2 Paddy's. Starting out in 1999, they have become a popular duo in celtic music. Both musicians are versatile, both vocally and instrumentally.

Ashley MacLeod. Very often we have the privilege of playing with Ashley MacLeod. Originally from Dalkeith Ontario, she began playing fiddle and piano at the age of 10 and won many awards throughout Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

As an individual artist and performer, she is often requested to play with several groups and has toured throughout Canada, Europe and the U.S. Notably with such groups as the Simon Fraser University and Ottawa Police pipe bands, The Paperboys, Seven Nations, Hadrians Wall, The Brigadoons and The 2 Paddy's, to mention just a few. During this time she also had the honour of playing at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York.

Chris Honegger rounds out the group on drums. Chris played with The Rockwells for 20 years, along with Tangled Up In Bob (a Bob Dylan Tribute Band), The Synics and Junction 105. In 1999, he tried his hands in the celtic scene playing with the Two Paddys and more recently with Stewarts Glen.

Each member brings their dynamic and heartfelt talents to the stage that presents a great combination of Scottish, Irish and Canadian folk music that everyone can enjoy. Together they become Stewarts Glen!


Brandy 'N' Port - The Cure For All That Ails You

Brandy 'N' Port is a 4 ounce mix of half brandy & half port & is indeed a cure for all that ails you. Known worldwide as a hangover cure, legend also has it that brandy & port was used to perk up racing greyhounds should they be under the weather.

Brandy 'N' Port the band, was formed in April 1987. They have gained great popularity from their performances at many Festivals, Highland Games & Pubs throughout Eastern Ontario & Northern New York. Their versatile musicianship provides great arrangements & musical styles, while always sticking to their Celtic roots.

Whether performing in front of an audience of three thousand people or a quaint Irish Pub, Brandy 'N' Port has mastered the stage. You will without a doubt be well entertained with their high energy Celtic mix.

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Bang On The Ear

From Cornwall, Ontario to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Bang On The Ear has entertained audiences all over North America. Formed in 2006 by husband and wife, Bradley & Michelle McMillan; after Bradley had written some songs they wanted to play live. They built a strong following placing emphasis on combining the sounds of traditional Irish music and fusing it with Folk, Rock, Country and that Glengarry County sound that has made the area's music so popular over the past 50 years. They have had their music featured on Radio, Internet radio & Podcasts all over the world. To date, they have released 1 E.P. and 3 full length albums. In 2014 they signed with Minnesota, USA based New Folk Records, who released the band’s 3rd full length album "Pubs, Pints & Pipes". They have been privileged to perform at several of North America's largest Festivals such as the Glengarry Highland Games; Canada's Irish Festival; and The Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, where they have shared the stage with The Trews, Shanneygnock, Amanda Marshall, Joey Kitson (Rawlins Cross), The Mahones & The Makem and Spain Brothers.

Their love of Glengarry County & traditional Irish Music shine brightly every time this groups takes the stage.

www.bangontheear.ca


Fridge Full of Empties

This band of local musicians is a real crowd favourite at many receptions, parties and community events. They play a great mix of Celtic music. The band is comprised of Mark Hall (Kempville, ON) - Lead Guitar/Vocals, Nelson MacPherson (Dalkieth, ON) - Accordion/Vocals, Paul Villeneuve (Maxville, ON) – Vocals, Koryne Fraser (ST Anne de Prescott) - fiddle, Andrew Munro (Maxville, ON) - Vocals/Guitar.

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East Coast's Finest - CÒIG

CÒIG (Ko-ig) is an exciting ensemble of East Coast musicians, and is one of Cape Breton's most captivating young bands. Originally coming together for a promotional tour for the Celtic Colours International Festival, the formation proved to be something special, and the group decided to continue to tour together as a band. Proving to be a serious force to be reckoned with in the traditional music scene with their driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is a treat for the ears of every audience they meet.

Fiddler Chrissy Crowley, from Margaree, Cape Breton has an impressive list of awards, nominations, and international appearances. Chrissy embraces her Celtic roots and makes them her own, through original compositions coupled with contemporary arrangements of traditional tunes.

Darren McMullen, from Hardwood Lands, NS, is a highly sought after multi-instrumentalist. Easily switching between guitar, mandolin, whistle and banjo with Còig, this "Swiss-army knife" keeps the rhythm sound diverse, and is sure to impress with his lead playing of his various "on-stage weapons".

Rachel Davis from Baddeck, Cape Breton spends her time switching from international festival stages to small local dances at home. In a genre that sees many performers pushing the envelope and testing new waters, her style of playing traditional tunes in a traditional way is a refreshing reminder of why the Cape Breton fiddle style drives so hard, and is so sought after.

Jason Roach, from Chéticamp, Cape Breton is one of the most impressive piano players you will ever hear. With a style all his own, and an unparalleled intensity on the keys, you'll have to remind yourself that there's other players on the stage.

With a combined total of over 30 nominations and awards, each of Còig's talented musicians have released their own successful solo albums, and have toured both at home and abroad before coming together as this exciting super group. Their much anticipated debut album "Five" was released in June, 2014 to rave reviews, and has earned the band the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year, the Music Nova Scotia Award for Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year, and most recently, the 2015 East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year.

Five acclaimed, award winning solo musicians in their own right, in one explosive ‘coming together’...
Collectively they are a Cape Breton trad triumph...
— Davie Gardner, the Shetland Times, UK

Mariner's Curse

Mariner's Curse IV, formed from the cauldron of several previous bands, features celtic music with tightly knit counterpoint and three part harmonies. Rocky Dalonzo, on guitar, has been a mainstay of the Montreal music scene for many years. His soaring tenor caps our vocal sound. Alex Kehler, on fiddle, cittern and bouzouki, is an eclectic musician, mastering a wide number of musical disciplines for his own distinctive sound. Thierry Arsenault, on percussion, imparts a deep seated knowledge of time, meter and space with his drumming. Ron Jenkins, on keyboards, infuses the music with counter melodies and classical voicings.

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MacCulloch Dancers

The The MacCulloch School of Dancing was founded in 1955, under the direction of Rae MacCulloch.

Her first classes began with seven students in the kitchen of her sister Sybil Cameron's Glen Roy home. Together Rae, her husband, Alex and her sister, Sybil, laid the foundation for what was to become one of Glengarry's success stories.

Today, Rae's daughters, Heather Forbes and Deborah Wheeler, direct over 500 students in Martintown, Maxville and Navan.

In 1972, the MacCulloch Dancers took their first major trip when they toured Scotland with the Glengarry Pipe Band. Appearances on CFCF-TV in Montreal, CJOH in Ottawa, CBC in Halifax and the John Allan Cameron show followed.

On New Years Day of 1976, Glengarry dancers joined the Rose Bowl Parade in the streets of Pasadena, California. This tour also included performances in Disneyland, California and USA bicentennial celebrations in San Francisco. In October, bicentennial celebrations continued in Philadelphia and Washington.

Over the next 21 years the MacCulloch dancers have performed across the world. Recently they have represented Canada in Disney World, Florida, Idaho and Utah, USA, Puerto Rico and the Republic of China, Spain, Mexico, Belgium and Bulgaria. Other highlights include performances with the NAC orchestra in 2000 and the Nokia Brier in 2001.

The MacCulloch Dancers celebrate Glengarry's rich history through lively presentations of Scottish Folkloric and Canadian Step Dancing. Once again, they will bring their Scottish traditions back to Glengarry soil, as they perform 200 strong, in this year's Tattoo.