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2015 Games
Sept. 25-26
Spirit Airpark West Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63005

(located between Spirit of St. Louis Airport and St. Louis Premium Outlets)

 

Friday, Sept. 25 - Gates open 3-10:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 26 - Gates open 8:30am-6pm

Scottish Music


CLEGHORN
CLEGHORN 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.

John Taylor
John Taylor, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland, started playing fiddle when he was eight years old. He moved to California in 1979 and joined the Scottish/Irish folk group Emerald. John has recorded albums with pianist Andy Imbri, with the dance band Fiddlesticks and Ivory, the group Men of Worth, and with Ed Miller. While playing with Ed a few years ago, John met Scots songwriter and musician Brian McNeill. The three worked together on the recording of Ed’s Lowlander album, and as a follow-up, John completed his own album, After the Dance, produced by Brian, and featuring both Ed and Brian in the lineup. He has played for dance tours in Scotland and New Zealand and regularly plays for dances and dance workshops throughout the US and Canada. He can also often be seen and heard accompanying singer Ed Miller or the Scots/Irish duo "Men of Worth" and has recorded with both.

Plaid to the Bone
Plaid to the Bone was formed in December 2010 by Jim, Jake and Jim (pipers). At the time they were not sure of the direction but they knew they wanted to create a Rock band with a Celtic twist. Along came their drummer, lead guitarist and bass guitarist and you have Plaid to the Bone as you see them today. They try to add their own musical twist to not only traditional Celtic music but to classic hits from Rod Stewart, The Beatles and so on – indeed their closing tune is Crazy Train. One of their greatest compliments was to be told that their traditional Scottish music was amazing in the fact that you actually could still recognize the tunes despite the fact they added their own Plaid to the Bone rock beat to them. So when you hear them play don’t be surprised to hear heavy metal, classical Scottish and Irish tunes with some Beatles and Rod Stewart thrown in for good measure.

The Wee Heavies
The Wee Heavies are an exciting new St. Louis vocal group specializing in songs of Scotland, Ireland,The British Isles and the American songs inspired by the workers, travelers and lovers from those lands an ocean away. These singers draw from musical backgrounds both deep and broad from musical theater to music education, from opera to film scoring and they play a dozen instruments between them. They have performed professionally across the United States and have just returned from a tour in Scotland.

Scooter Muse/
Jil Chambless
Jil Chambless, originally from Montgomery AL, now resides in Tuscaloosa and has played an active role in the Celtic music scene for more than 20 years. As singer and flute and whistle player, Jil has completed many recording projects and performed at Celtic festivals and concerts all over the U.S. as well as in Canada, Scotland and Israel with Henri’s Notions, Ed Miller, the Vogt Family Contra Band, The Vulcan Eejits, and with guitarist Scooter Muse. “A truly great singer” - Brian McNeill

Scooter Muse is a master guitar and banjo player, founder of the Full Moon Ensemble (5 CDs in the 90’s), member of Henri’s Notions and 8 time winner of the Tennessee Valley Championships (banjo). He plays with Jil Chambless as a duo, in the Ed Miller Trio and with fiddler John Taylor. Scooter is a Master Folk Artist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Referring to his solo CD, “Saddell Abbey” “… a haunting and beautiful piece of music. The peace of the Abbey is complimented perfectly by your composition. Well done! Just wonderful!” - The Saddell Abbey Trust of Scotland.

Contact Jil at www.jilchambless.com and Scooter at www.scootermuse.com.

Peat Fire Flame
Peat Fire Flame is a Ceilidh band and plays music for Scottish country dancing as well as for concerts. Songs include Scots and Gaelic. Since 2001 the band has played for Burns Dinners, St. Andrew Dinners, highland games, parties, Festival of Nations, weddings and receptions. Their first CD, “Life’s Journey”, was recorded in summer 2010. For information or to engage the band, call Diane at 314-773-4195 or email dmccspae@sbcglobal.net.

Pictured left to right: Connie Bellinghausen, flute/whistle; Tyler Moore, fiddle/vocals; Diane McCullough, keyboard/vocals; Mark Clark, guitar/vocals.
Duddy Breeks plays traditional Scottish and Celtic folk music. Ken MacSwan, the group’s leader, grew up in Scotland and has lived in St. Louis for over 20 years. The band features Ken on octave mandolin and guitar, Thayne Bradford on fiddle and George Kieffer on accordion. George is on leave so Duddy Breeks appears as a duo this year.

Contact Ken at duddybreeks@yahoo.com

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