Brandy 'N' Port is made up of, Alec Long from Derry, Ireland on Drums and Vocals. Richard Linke from Vankleek Hill, Ontario on Lead Guitar, Flute, Whistle and Vocals. Grant Tomkinson from Westmeath, Ontario on Bass Guitar and Vocals and Danny Byrne from Ottawa, Ontario on Guitar, Banjo and Vocals. Appearing in the tent on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 2-2:45 p.m. and in the Metcalfe Centre from 7-7:45 p.m.
Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. First discovered in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers,” the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to “Mudmen” in 1998. Their music has been featured on Xbox and PlayStation games, NBC’s television show “Black Donnellys,” WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry’s 9, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27 hockey videos, The Mackenzie Brothers TWOFOUR Special on CBC, HBO’S Shameless TV show, HNIC Coach’s Corner (Dale Hunter tribute), six music videos on Much Music, and they’ve reached top 20 on the Edge radio.
With over 2,500 shows to date, The Mudmen Robby Campbell, Sandy Campbell, Jeremy Burton, Mike Meacher and Dan Westenenk believe that nice guys can finish first. Appearing in the tent on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 3-4:45 p.m.
Next Generation Leahy
Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their chil- dren, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance.
Doug, as a member of Leahy and Jennifer, having played music throughout her life, both understand the joy and exhilaration only music can provide. Even the smallest children feel the music pulsing through their veins. They are drawn to it. They are passionate about it. Appearing in the Metcalfe Centre on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 3-4:45 p.m.
The Brigadoons’ have been the mainstay of numerous Highland Games and Scottish events in both the United States and Canada for the last three decades. They have been perennial favorites at the Capital District Scottish Games (New York State), the ‘New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon, our own Glengarry Highland Games (Canada), the St. Raphael’s Galarama (South Glengarry) and the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival (Colorado) for as long as people can remember. Appearing in the Metcalfe Centre on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 4-4:45 p.m. and 8-8:45 p.m.
Bang on the Ear
Bang On The Ear has entertained audiences all over North America since the band's formation in 2007. Fronted by husband and wife, Bradley and Michelle McMillan, they built a strong following placing emphasis on combining the sounds of traditional Irish music and fusing it with Folk, Rock, and that Glengarry County sound that has made the area's music so popular over the past 50 years. Their Live energy is one that must be captured live. They have had their music featured on radio, internet radio and podcasts all over the world. They have played for Canadian and world dignitaries, Top Chefs, T.V. celebrities and more from around the world. Appearing in the tent on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Fridge Full of Empties
The ‘ Empties’ were formed one late night at the Alexandria Curling Club back in the winter of 2004. Mark Hall pulled out his guitar, started playing and Paul Villeneuve began singing… and that was the beginning of a friendship that soon developed into Glengarry’s very own Fridge Full of Empties. Of course accordion virtuoso Nelson MacPherson was there from the very beginning. With his incredible talent and calm demeanour, Nelson’s wealth of experience on stage was a perfect fit for this trio.
Over the years many talented musicians have shared the stage with ‘The Fridge’; today Andrew Munro and fiddle player extraordinaire Kelsey Duval round out the band. Appearing in the tent on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 8:45-10 p.m.
As the frontman for the everpopular Celtic-Rock group Hadrian's Wall, Neil Emberg's strong vocals, tasteful guitar playing and charming stage presence can be appreciated from the front seat at a pub venue to the back of 10,000 at a festival event. Appearing in the Metcalfe Centre on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 5-6 p.m.
BANG ON THE EAR