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MUSIC & DANCE

Check out the 2024 bands!

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Equally at home in front of 40,000 cheering fans at an international festival, with the widely recognized, Grammy award winning, symphony orchestras, or with 300 fans in a small Midwest club, SEVEN NATIONS has created a truly hybrid sound and transient live show. The depth and complexity of SEVEN NATIONS' music is astounding, each listen reveals a deeper layer of intricacy that has been embraced by an ever growing audience. "We are lucky," says McLeod, lead singer/songwriter and founding member of the band, "because we come from two unique cultures. We love American pop and rock and roll, but we also love our Celtic roots. We want to touch everybody with our music," he continues, "and so far, we have been very, very fortunate."

SATURDAY, JULY 13: 2:10 and 8:10pm on the Red Dragon Stage

Highland Reign, a Scots American folk rock band from Indianapolis, takes the tunes of the old country and breathes rocking new life into them!

With wailing bagpipes/guitar tunes, the lilt of Scots-Irish fiddle, rocking percussion, and upbeat vocals, Highland Reign will rock you back to the old country!!!

FRIDAY, JULY 12: 6:00 pm on the Brecon Stage

SATURDAY, JULY 13: Noon on the Red Dragon & 9:10 pm on the Brecon Stage

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The Steel City Rovers perform dynamic and expressive music that is a unique composite of traditional Celtic music and North American styles including bluegrass, folk and roots. Their original works touch on issues of love, loss, celebration and heritage and they also breathe life into newly-discovered instrumental melodies from as far back as centuries ago. Their sophisticated arrangements are inviting for the most casual listener but are rewarding for those who are well versed in the nuances of musical complexity.

The Rovers stand out for their powerful, emotive vocals and engaging entertainment. They perform on meticulously crafted replicas of historical instruments that rarely appear on today’s musical landscape. This highly active touring band headlines large festival stages, gives intimate concert performances, educates in a variety of workshop and master-class settings and performs internationally with symphonies. They create, collaborate and work hard to further the love and awareness of music.

Friday, July 12: 9:45 pm on the Brecon Stage

Saturday, July 13: 3:10 pm on the Brecon Stage & 10:10 pm on the Red Dragon Stage

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A gritty, Bluegrass-leaning Celtic Roots Rock Band out of Detroit, Brother Crowe focuses on original music while staying true to their Celtic Roots.  

Audiences have loved Brother Crowe at: Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival; Iowa Irish Festival; Michigan Irish Music Festival; Milwaukee Irish Festival; Dayton Celtic Festival; Syracuse Irish Festival & Trad Fest; Motor City Irish Fest; Saline Celtic Festival; Cincinnati Celtic Festival; Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest; Indy Irish Fest; Detroit Highland Games; Chicago Scottish Festival & Highland Games; Alma Highland Festival; and many more!

Saturday, July 13: 6:10 pm on the Red Dragon Stage

The Langford Lads

The intersection where Irish, Bluegrass, and Folk music meet and find expression best describes this versatile acoustic trio. The Langford Lads is a new endeavor of lifelong musicians so brings fresh excitement mixed with high-level musical expertise. The Langford Lads plays music that is a dynamic synergy of traditional Irish tunes with an American folk twist. Larry Halverson, Tim Staudacher, and Bob Phillips include guitars, tin whistles, flute mandolin, banjo, and vocals in a blend of instruments and voices to create an interesting and ever-changing show. Their years of directing and performing in student and professional ensembles result in this sonically stunning trio, where the intersection of Irish, Old-time, and Folk music meet.

Saturday, July 13: 1:10 pm on the Brecon Stage

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In honor of Irish traditional music, On The Lash creates timeless sounds through original voices. With new takes on classic songs and original constructions of established standards, OTL aims to explore the inherent energy and versatility of the genre.

Saturday, July 13: 4:10 pm on the Red Dragon Stage & 7:10 pm on the Brecon Stage

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"Black Murray: Exceptionally creative musicians whose musical talents come together to form a highly energetic and entertaining ensemble. Professional, collaborative and unique."
-Maria Christian, Entertainment Director, Michigan Renaissance Festival

Saturday, July 13: 5:10 pm on the Brecon Stage

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Less of a performance and more of an experience best descrobes this Grand Rapids trio

"Their songs weave through various genres — starting as an Irish highland tune, then transitioning to a traditional Japanese song and ending with a bluegrass swing."

Friday, July 12: 7:30 pm on the Brecon Stage

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America’s premier youth fiddling show band from Saline, Michigan, astounds audiences every time the group takes the stage. The musicians, all from Saline High School, present an energetic and polished show that features a diverse range of music from American folk, fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, western swing, and Celtic traditions. Spirited vocals and Appalachian step dancing combine with the instrumentals to create an unforgettable live performance.

Saturday, July 13: 10:15 & 11:30 am on the Killarney Stage

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