MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
MAY 27-28, 2023
OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER
COSTA MESA, CA
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Christopher Yates has specialized in creating unique multi-disciplined performances and characters which can be tailored to suit any theme or event from theater to family carnival to corporate events.
He has appeared on a host of stages in a multitude of venues for clients as diverse as The President of Venezuela to BBC studios and for the San Francisco 49ers football team.
Originally from New Zealand, Christopher returns to the United States from an Australian tour that included entertaining at the Lord Mayor's New Years Eve Party at the Sydney Opera House as well as a highly successful tour of the United Kingdom and Venezuela.
3rd Marine Aircraft wing band returns!
BAD HAGGIS - Saturday night Only!
Bad Haggis delivers some truly incredible sonorities, fusing the most cutting-edge of Celtic with World Beat, Funk, Jazz, Rock and instrumental soundscapes, often-transcending stylistic boundaries. The band’s unique sound stems from its unusual mixture of instrumentation: Irish uilleann pipes, highland bagpipes, whistles, acoustic & electric guitar, bass, drums & percussion. Always taking a different path than one might expect, Bad Haggis has created its own vocabulary and new hybrid of sound. WWW.BADHAGGIS.COM
Prepare yourself for a wild ride with WICKED TINKERS! Pioneers of the growing Tribal Celtic movement, the Tinkers have been playing haunting, heart-pounding bagpipes and irresistible tribal drums as a professional touring band since 1995. With the addition, several years back, of the mesmerizing drone of the Australian didgeridoo and Bronze Age Irish horn, the magic was complete. Sit back and be transported to an earlier time in Scotland and Ireland, when battle cries filled the air and strange, unheard-of creatures roamed the night. Or better yet, get on your feet and let your body move to ancient rhythms and forgotten sounds. WWW.WICKEDTINKERS.COM
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.
With a revamped lineup and set list, 2018 saw them headline several California celtic festivals, including the Costa Mesa Scottish Fest, the Las Vegas Highland Games, the Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival, and the Las Vegas Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival, to mention a few.. WWW.THEPLOUGHBOYS.ORG
As a founding membe
r of the Celtic, Tribal band BROTHER, Angus toured the world, recording fifteen albums and a DVD along the way. You may have seen BROTHER on the hit TV series ‘ER’, or heard their music on the classic Baraka soundtrack. An episode of UPN’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ was written around one of their songs. Often cited as a trailblazer of the indie scene, BROTHER was the only independent band to play The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Visiting Scotland with the band every Spring for the last six years on the wildly successful BRONACH tours, Angus discovered his Celtic heritage in a way he'd never imagined. https://www.brothermusic.com/home
JOHN MCLEAN ALLAN
After moving from Scotland to Los Angeles to pursue a music career, John has been lucky enough to be able to be a professional musician for over 16 years.
John has played with various performers such as Korn, The Chieftains, Michael Flattley, Charlotte Church, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and The Tonight Show Band. He has also appeared or played in numerous movies, TV shows and stage comedies including Oscar-winning Best Picture, Million Dollar Baby, Battleship, Austin Powers 2, Primary Colors, The Tonight Show, The West Wing, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Providence, and What About Dick?, among many others. www.bagpipetamer.com
CRAIC IN THE STONE
Craic in the Stone has taken the Celtic Folk'n Rock world by storm by bringing traditional songs to the present while pushing the envelope with their traditional yet unique sound and style when covering songs by the Cranberries, Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, U2, Beatles, and even Led Zep. Their unique sound features two talented ladies up front singing the stories, backed by a group of multi-talented musicians that rock the house. Their stage energy has infected many Celtic Festivals, theaters, and music venues around SoCal for the past decade, and their four studio CDs have developed a worldwide audience of "Craic Heads''. This band is unlike any other in the genre, and their originals like "It's Guinness" have fans singing along and enjoying the CRAIC! https://craicinthestone.com/
Celtish was formed out of its members mutual appreciation and enjoyment of playing Traditional Scottish and Irish music. Celtish also likes to infuse their unique celtic sound/flair/musical signature into non traditional tunes. The best way to describe their style would be a traditional Celtic pub band with the occasional musical twist (hence the “ish”). Celtish has performed at benefits, fundraisers, festivals, concerts, private events and naturally, the occasional brewery. We genuinely enjoy performing together and our primary goal is for our audiences to be entertained. We encourage our audiences to participate, sing along and join us in our Celtish spirit.