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2023 Fergus Scottish Festival Musical Guests

A wheen o’* talented artists with their unique styles will be performing throughout the weekend to keep you jigging and dancing. Read on to find out more about them. Stay tuned for detailed scheduling announcements!
See our full music lineup.

  • Albannach


    Founded in 2005, this Pipes & Drum band has taken the USA by storm. Their unique style, charismatic stage performance, and love for all things Scottish has drawn crowds from coast to coast. A MUST SEE! Not just another Scottish Pipes & Drums band! Albannach’s primal drumming and precise piping stirs the soul of anyone who hears them- young and old! These folks ARE Highlanders! Scottish Warriors to the Core!

  • Waking Finnegan

    Waking Finnegan

    Waking Finnegan’s fresh take on Celtic rock combines the edge and drive of electric guitar with the soul and depth of the upright bass, topped with haunting accordion, fiery fiddle, and powerful vocals. All tied together with rockin’ drums designed to get you out of your seat. Expect to hear a few old favorites done in a new way, from fast and furious fiddle and whistle tunes – to theatrical vocal tunes – Waking Finnegan is guaranteed to entertain young and old alike!

  • Glengarry Bhoys

    Glengarry Bhoys

    Described as bold, unorthodox, vibrant, and evocative, the “GLENGARRY BHOYS” a hybrid of Canadian Highland Scots and French Canadian musical idioms has evolved into a sound that is weighty, authoritative, and extremely entertaining

  • Tommy Leadbeater

    Tommy Leadbeater

    Tommy Leadbeater will be with us again throughout the weekend. Tommy’s roots run deep in traditional Nova Scotian music and he is known as one of Nova Scotia’s finest vocalists. His captivating voice and love of a good time make him a firm Festival favourite.

  • David Leask

    David Leask

    David Leask is an award-winning musician originally from the Scottish Borders and draws his inspiration from Celtic Soul and Folk. David has performed many times at the Fergus Scottish Festival and recently wrote Tartan Kiss of Fergus in honour of the Festival’s 75th anniversary.

  • The Elora Singers

    The Elora Singers

    The Elora Singers, under the direction of  Mark Vuorinen, has established an international reputation as one of Canada’s finest professional choirs. Founded in 1980, it is the ensemble-in-residence of the Elora Festival for three weeks each summer, in addition to presenting a regular concert series, producing recordings, and touring across Canada and internationally.

  • The Snake Charmer

    The Snake Charmer

    Archy J, also known as “The Snake Charmer”. Awarded by the President of India as “India’s 1st Professional Female Bagpiper” Everything you did not know or see a Bagpipe could do, she makes unique versions of popular songs, movie themes, anime openings, metal songs on the Bagpipes. Playing an electronic Bagpipe to be able to transcend over different genres of music!

  • Bob MacLean

    Bob MacLean

    Bob MacLean is a folksinger/guitarist with Cape Breton roots. He is known for his guitar work, folksinging, arranging of traditional East Coast & U.K. songs/tunes and his work with the duo MacTalla Road.

  • Gillebride MacMillan

    Gillebride MacMillan

    Gillebrìde MacMillan is from the Milton in South Uist. He comes from a family with a strong Gaelic background. Gaelic is his first language and Gaelic songs and traditions were always an important part of family life. Gillebrìde stars as Gwyllyn the Bard in Starz Outlander where he regales those in Castle Leoch with traditional Gaelic songs and tales. In Starz Outlander, Gillebrìde sings traditional songs and a song specially composed by Bear McCreary.

  • Chambless & Muse

    Chambless & Muse

    Performing the music of Scotland, Ireland and early America from simple house concerts to Scottish, Irish, and Celtic events.


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