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The Piper Jones Band

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The Piper Jones Band is a lyrical, high energy trio based on the moving and beautiful sounds of the Highland bagpipes, accompanied by unique percussive chords from the bouzouki and inspired drums. While maintaining a strong musical base in traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and Appalachia, the group also performs original instrumental compositions and powerful vocal harmonies, as well as stepping off stage from time to time to lead the audience in traditional Celtic dances. The Piper Jones Band brings authentic, traditional music to your audience in a fresh, entertaining way.

Visit their website at: The Piper Jones Band


HARPS

Jo Morrison will be teaching the harp ensemble workshop this year at The Maine Highland Games. She will also be leading the harp Circle performance as well as doing a solo performance in the afternoon.

Jo is an award-winning Scottish harper, as well as being a Distinguished Scottish Harp Society of America (SHSA) judge, one of only five in the country. She is also a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP), providing therapeutic music at the bedside for the ill or dying.  Jo’s favorite performance locations include the Library of Congress and An Lanntair Arts Centre (Scotland).  She performs solo and as part of Port Righ.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, contact Melanie Lee at melleesharp@gmail.com for more information and details about the music that will be used.


AT FIDDLER’S GLEN

Colin Grant-Adams, Balladeer

As a solo artist, Colin touches every emotion with his enthusiastic, high-energy, professional, and artistic performance, tailored to fit any occasion, Scottish, Irish, Folk, Schools, or Workshops. His captivating repertoire of Traditional Celtic-American, Bluegrass, and nationally acclaimed original material, delivered with his powerful tenor voice, and fiery quick guitar together with irrepressible good humor and stories. He mixes his performance with sing-alongs and even some unbelievable yodeling; appealing to audiences of all ages.  colingrant-adams.com

Frank Ferrel, Fiddler (with keyboard accompaniment)

Frank began his fiddling career at age 8, being first influenced by his grandfather, a traditional musician and native of Ohio and West Virginia. In the early 1970’s, while teaching in New England, He rekindled his interest in traditional fiddling under the influence of local Irish, French-Acadian, and Canadian Maritimes fiddlers.

Mr. Ferrel has kept active musically over the years playing for major festivals as well as local music sessions and dances. Frank has made numerous appearances on the nationally broadcast American radio series, A Prairie Home Companion, and is included on their anthology recording, “PHC Tourists.” He has performed with the legendary Celtic group, The Boys of the Lough, both as guest artist on their Scottish Highlands and Islands tours, as well as being a featured performer in numerous festival and concert performances throughout North America. His major label CD release, Yankee Dreams, was chosen by the Library of Congress for inclusion in their Select List of 25 Recordings of American Folk Music. Most recently he was featured in the fall, 2016 issue of Fiddler Magazine. In 2017 Frank was inducted into the North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame.

  • BLACK WATCH OF CANADA (Re-enactors)
  • 74TH ARGYLL HIGHLANDERS (Re-enactors)
  • BRUNSWICK/PENOBSCOT SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS
  • TERRI WADDING, KILT MAKER
  • Mike Boyd, Bodhrán (Workshop)