March 9 & 10, 2013
Many of the 2012 Performers will be returning for our
2013 St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival!
Albannach is Scots-Gaelic for "Scottish" or "Scotsman". That's exactly what we are. Albannach are all born and bred in Scotland and our purpose in life is to share our intriguing culture, history and heritage with you by means of our music.
Albannach are not just another Scottish 'Pipes & Drums' band, indeed we bring a new and exciting form of music to your living room. A championship winning piper, an extremely talented main drummer, bass drummers and bodhran musician bring you a brand new approach to percussion and Celtic music. Our style of music is exciting, energetic and enchanting and we promise to leave you begging for more.
The Wobbly Toms
St. Augustine band The Wobbly Toms are a bunch of good time boys who like to bring the foot stomping, jig inducing, sing along inspiring, order me another round type of revelry to every party they play! They are steeped in the mountain music of greater Appalachia, imbibed in the Irish Drinking songs of yore, pickled in the fantastic gypsy tradition and toasted just enough to bring a modern edge to it all. The sheer volume of this band, both in sound and stature, is as astounding to behold as the melodic reverie that spills forth each time this gang gathers to bang and holler!
The Tannahill Weavers
The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.
Rathkeltair blends compelling and catchy original songs with tight, driving straight-ahead rock-n-roll, while never forgetting its Celtic roots.
Based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Rathkeltair has been on the road full-time since 2003. Highly regarded for its extraordinary energy, showmanship and professionalism, Rathkeltair enjoys a loyal and rapidly expanding community of friends and fans.
Rathkeltair features three veteran road-warriors from England, Northern Ireland and America. Noted singer-songwriter/guitarist Trevor Tanner, former front man for The Bolshoi, a mainstay of the UK club scene at the height of the MTV era and the subject of a rabid international underground cult following, writes most of the band's original material. Drummer Nick Watson (formerly of the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band) and bagpiper/multi-instrumentalist Neil Anderson are two of the original members of Clan Na Gael (7 Nations), the NYC-based band that kicked off the "kilt rock" phenomenon in the US in the mid-90's and inspired many of the groups working in that genre today.
The Dublin City Ramblers
"Ireland's No.1 Ballad & Folk Group Of The Year"
by The Irish Country Music Association
The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk, Humour, Wit and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums, top ten hits, several awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland's Number One Group!
They have performed at most Major Festivals worldwide, including headlining The Milwaukee Irish Festival, The Cleveland Irish Festival, Hollywood Irish Fest, Florida, Miami Irish Fest, Ft Lauderdale and most USA, Canadian & other festivals throughout the Globe!
Their music has also taken them all over Europe to rapturous receptions. They have performed at every major venue in Ireland and abroad, including Dublin's National Stadium, National Concert Hall, Cork's Opera House, England's Royal Albert Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall and any other venue you care to mention.
They have been honoured on several occasions by being given the Keys to the cities of Ft Lauderdale and Hollywood (Florida) and Moorehead, Kentucky.
Clay County Sheriff's Office Pipes and Drums
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office Pipes and Drums (CCSO P&D) is a Highland Bagpipe Band based in Clay County, Florida. Bagpipe bands have a rich heritage and have long been associated with the police, fire departments and military groups throughout the world.
The band, formed in May 2009 is Clay County's premiere pipe and drum band. It is a 501(c) (3), non-profit corporation and accepts donations which are tax deductible. It was formed under the sponsorship of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and was the vision of Sheriff Rick Beseler and Art Tenney, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office piper. CCSO P & D is under the direction of Pipe Major Comadore (Ji m) Perry.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office Pipes and Drums is a performance and entertainment band, a teaching organization, and a cultural group. We are a community based band and promote Celtic culture through music. Our goal is to encourage and support the Celtic culture in our community by providing instruction to anyone interested in learning the great highland bagpipe or highland drums.
Spade McQuade & The Allstars
Spade McQuade was born in Belfast in the North of Ireland. Now based in Jacksonville Florida, he was a former member of an Irish rock band 'Energy Orchard,' and is just about to release his new cd BELFAST REDNECK. He has toured worldwide with Van Morrison, Joe Cocker and Steve Earle. He recorded 5 albums with 'Energy Orchard,' 2 albums with trad/folk band 'Celtic Soul' and 3 solo albums.
Scuttered the Bruce
Good songs should be sung loud, sung often, and sung by everyone currently in possession of a larynx. So when you're at a Scuttered the Bruce show, drink up, clear your throat, and raise your bloody voice.
Scuttered the Bruce plays good old-fashioned, hell-raising pub songs in the mode of the greatest pub singers in recent memory, The Dubliners and The Clancy Brothers, but with all the piss and vinegar of The Pogues. With unrelenting energy and reckless good cheer, Scuttered the Bruce is deadly serious about having a good time. And if their enthusiasm doesn't infect you like some contagious form of drunkenness and get you snorting, stomping, and singing along, then you ought to check with your doctor to be sure you're not dead.
Acoustic trio from Central Florida put their spin on old folk and traditional pub songs, accompanied by harmonicas, tin whistles, and ye ole squeezebox!! You can find me in the Pub! Members include Bo Ramsey on vocals and acoustic guitar and Wyatt Ramsey on percussion, tin whistle, harmonica, and the concertina. Damon Gramaldi joined the group a few years ago, and adds his guitar expertise with solid bass lines and rythem guitar to fill the sound out nicely. The brothers have been playing all kinds of music going on 20 years now, and show no signs of stopping anytime soon. The band is excited about there new audio release entitled "La Playa De Los Perros" which includes many of the bands original work and a few sea shanties thrown in to the mix. You Can Find Us In The Pub!