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Live Music

Enjoy live music at two stages with performers from across the United States. Experience a wide-range of performers playing Celtic rock, Scottish traditional tunes and Irish pub favorites among others. Live bagpipe band competitions also take place on both days of the festival.

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The Gothard Sisters

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic folk music. Through over 10 years of performing, touring and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following.

The Ploughboys 

For the better part of two decades, the Ploughboys have regaled the Los Angeles Celtic community with modern and traditional music from the British Isles, with dash of bluegrass, country, and American folk thrown in. 

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Xavier Boderiou

A bagpiper of great accomplishment from Brittany, France, he’s won solo competitions on the Scottish circuit. He’s been a member of three Grade 1 bagpipe bands: Simon Fraser University of Vancouver, Scotland’s Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia, and the more local Bagad Cap Caval.


Additionally, he has his own bagpipe and bagpipes supplies business at and has two highly acclaimed albums, Liamm and Morenn.


Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 plus years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release seventeen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. 

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The Bard and
the Bird

Chris Baldwin is currently living in Monterey, California but is a native of Peachtree City, Georgia with 25 years’ experience performing around the United States and Asia. Playing Irish, American folk, 90’s, 80’s, and country songs, his wide range and singalongs offer an entertaining atmosphere.  He has played over 400 live shows, getting his start in Atlanta Georgia, then playing everywhere from Texas, Maryland, and South Dakota, to California, Hawaii, and South Korea. 

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