Ironwood

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Ceilidh Performance Time:  6:45 pm

Highland Games Performance Time:  1:00 pm

Ironwood is a Celtic folk, husband & wife duo from Troy MI, featuring fiddle, mandolin, guitar, electric bass and more. They are mainly dedicated to creating a repertoire of original tunes, heavily inspired by the Celtic genre. They play fast fiddle tunes, slow love songs, hoppin’ Folk, traditional Celtic songs, and more. Ironwood’s lively music will have you on your feet!

Ironwood has performed at a variety of venues such as the Chicago Irish American Heritage Center, The A.O.H. in Redford, and Toledo Irish American Club and more. They have also played some festival events such as Motor City Irish Fest, Michigan Renaissance Festival, and Arts Beats & Eats Festival of Royal Oak.

The joy of performing and making music is at the very root of this Celtic Folk band. After seven years performing strictly traditional Celtic tunes, Mark Pierce, and Anna Dorsey began investing in their own song-writing in 2019. Heavily influenced by the Celtic genre, as well as progressive Folk, Ironwood band was born.

Ironwood has performed at a variety of venues such as the Chicago Irish American Heritage Center, The A.O.H. in Redford, and Toledo Irish American Club and more. They have also played some festival events such as Motor City Irish Fest, Michigan Renaissance Festival, and Arts Beats & Eats Festival of Royal Oak.

“Growing up, I thought Rock n’ Roll & Metal were all that music had to offer a long-haired weirdo like myself. That was until I heard many great bands like We Banjo 3, Sarah Jarosz, and Millish. After that, there was no turning back.” – Mark

“Music is such a big part of me. I started piano when I was five, but that didn’t give me what I was craving musically. When I was introduced to fiddle music I started to beg my parents for violin lessons. Now this is the highlight of my life, playing music with Mark. I’ve finally found my sound, along with my soul-mate.” – Anna

Married in 2016, Mark and Anna have been united by music through every step of their relationship. Getting engaged on the main stage at the Michigan Irish Music Festival, in Muskegon MI, was one of the most memorable moments of their early career.

Ironwood is dedicated to creating a large repertoire of original tunes, as well as paying homage to traditional Celtic and Folk songs. Putting their own spin on the music they love is what this band is all about.

CrossBow

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Ceilidh Performance Time:  7:45 pm

Highland Games Performance Time:  2:00 pm

CrossBow is a high-energy Celtic band originating in Allendale, Michigan and has had the pleasure of sharing their distinct sound to a wide variety of audiences. The dynamic group initially met at Grand Valley State University as students and young musicians where they founded one of campus’ first Celtic music organizations. While CrossBow can be heard at Irish and Scottish music festivals across the Midwest, much of the thrill in experiencing a CrossBow performance actually transcends the music itself. This excitement stems from the contagious joy and comradery shared between the players, and communicated directly with their audience. Apparent from the moment they hit the stage – these high-energy musicians naturally feed off of one another, creating a dynamic, wholly unique performance that shouldn’t be missed.

Pictus

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Ceilidh Performance Time:  8:45 pm

Highland Games Performance Time:  3:00 pm

Pictus has been thrilling audiences all over the country with their unique take on primal drums & bagpipes. You can feel the thunder of the war drums and hear the call of the great Highland bagpipes and let the music lift your spirits, stir your soul and speak to the voice of your ancestors.

 But Pictus is not simply a “bagpipe and drum band” for there are stories, tales and jokes to be told by Oengus Mac Og, the drummer & voice of Pictus. There is Irish and Scottish Highland dance provided by the energetic and beautiful Ceilidh Shillelagh.  there are Irish pennywhistle and original compositions by Tallisyn. So stand up, sound your barbaric YAWP! and be transported by Pictus! 

With nationally acclaimed, award winning bagpiper John “Tallisyn” Holland, the years of drumming and stage experience of Brad “Oengus” Sprauer, and the years of drumming & Irish dance performance of Lauren “Céilidh Shillelagh” Berry, PICTUS is a unique, powerful show that’s not to be missed!

Stone Clover 

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Ceilidh Performance Time:  10:00 pm; Encore 10:45 pm

Highland Games Performance Time:  4:00 pm; Encore 4:45 pm

Stone Clover are the rock band born in an Irish pub that your parents warned you about. Upbeat high energy takes on traditional songs peppered in with their infectious original songs are sure to get the crowd moving and singing along. The band has been combining different genres with Irish traditional instruments and rock and roll tones to create a style they have dubbed “Paddy Slag”.