The Keith Highlanders at KPC!
60 Years in the Pacific Northwest!
March 8, 9, and 10, 2012, 7:30 PM
The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band
returns to KPC,
celebrating their 13th year at the Kirkland
Performance Center, and 60 years in the Pacific Northwest!
Enjoy the best of
traditional Scottish piping, drumming and Highland dancing from the most
pipe band in the Puget Sound
area. A complete sellout at last year's three concerts,
the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band (www.khpb.org),
returns to KPC, bringing the finest Celtic entertainment available in the
Pacific Northwest to Kirkland!
Special guests this year
- Scooter Muse and Jil Chambliss:
- Scooter Muse (www.scootermuse.com) has been playing guitar and banjo for over 40 years.
He has his roots in Bluegrass Music and has been privileged to win eight
State of Alabama & Tennessee Valley Championship titles for 5 String and Old
Time Banjo. He has played banjo with bluegrass legends, Clair Lynch, Vassar
Clements and a host of others as well as handling first call banjo duties
for the world famous Muscle Shoals, Alabama recording industry.
Scooter began to tap into the incredible world of Celtic Music about 25
years ago, learning a flood of traditional jigs and reels on the banjo and
exploring the Celtic domain of open tunings for the guitar. From 1994 till
2002 was founder and leader of one of the country's finest Celtic bands, The
Full Moon Ensemble, recording 5 critically acclaimed CDs and touring the US,
Canada, and Scotland. After the FME went their separate ways in December of
2002, Scooter was proud to join Henri's Notions after being a big fan of the
band for many years! He has released his first solo guitar CD, "Saddell
Abbey", with all original material as well as original music set to the
poetry of Robert Burns.
- Jil Chambless (www.jilchambless.com) is one of America's top Celtic music vocalist and
musicians. A native of Montgomery, AL, Jil now resides in Tuscaloosa, and
has played an active role in the celtic music scene for more than 20 years.
As singer, flute, and whistle player, she has completed many recording
projects and performed at Celtic festivals and concerts all over the US, as
well as Canada, Scotland and Israel. Jil plays with Henri's Notions--the
longest running celtic band in the South--and has just released her long
awaited solo CD, "The Ladies Go Dancing", produced by the legendary Brian
McNeill of Battlefield Band fame.
- Champion Solo Piper Jori Chisholm (www.bagpipelessons.com)
of the six-time World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band (SFU) (http://www.sfupipeband.com)
joins the KHPB in concert to play some of the finest solo piping to be found
anywhere in the world. Jori is the first winner of the United States Gold
Medal Piping Championship and recently returned to Seattle from Scotland,
where he competed in a number of solo events and won top prizes, including
winning the 2009 World Pipe Band Championships this August with SFU.
from The Bentzen School of Highland Dance (www.bentzenschool.com).
Based in Bellevue, WA, The Bentzen School of Highland Dance is one of the
finest studios in the Pacific Northwest, with students competing and
performing at the local, regional, and national level. Led by instructors
Kiki Bentzen and Inge Merry (nee Bentzen), both former champion
dancers, the dancers from the Bentzen School of Highland Dance will perform
traditional Scottish and choreographed dances, and will amaze the audience
with their athleticism and grace.
- Fiddlers from the
Northwest Scottish Fiddlers (www.nwscottishfiddlers.org)
will join us for the first time! The NWSF were re-formed in 2006 with the
goal of playing and sharing traditional Scottish fiddle music. Under the
guidance of Music Director Calum McKinnon, these fiddlers are high energy
and expected to be a crowd favorite this year!
Help celebrate our 13th
year of concerts at the KPC – tickets are going faster than ever before,
so order early to guarantee your seat for the best Celtic entertainment in town!
tickets and box office information, visit: