Saturday, March 18, 2017
This dynamic trio is known for its infectious enthusiasm while performing Scottish and Irish music. With a combination of bagpipes, whistle, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki, bodran, mandala and vocals, its hard-driving Celtic jigs and reels always leave audiences shouting for more.
David Brewer, Highland bagpipes, border pipes, uillean pipes, whistles, bodhran – He studied in Scotland at the Ceolas Music School in South Uist under the tutelage of some of the best pipers in the world. His authentic and unique style of playing have eared him the reputation of being one of the most accomplished pipers on the West Coast. David has composed close to 200 traditional style tunes, many of which have appeared on recordings, independent films, and television.
John Weed: Fiddle, is a classically-trained violinist who switched to playing Irish fiddle about 15 years ago. John lived in Ireland in 2000 and taught fiddle workshops at the Flowing Tide International Music School in Doonbeg, County Clare. He hones his skills annually by attending the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Dunlewey, County Donegal where he has studied with Ciaran O’Maonaigh and Dermot Mcloughlin.
Stuart Mason: Guitar, mandola – has been collecting and performing traditional music for over 30 years. He has appeared on stage from Ireland to China performing Celtic, old time bluegrass, and his original compositions, which have won awards from the West Coast Songwriters Association. He leads workshops and classes in traditional music techniques at music festivals and camps.