2022 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.
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Back on Canadian soil by very popular demand, we are delighted to have Red Hot Chilli Pipers as our musical headliner. They are described as “the most famous bagpipe band on the planet” for a reason. Come along and experience their “bagpipes with attitude and drums with a Scottish accent”
Canada’s “Celtic Rock Warriors” certainly like to have fun, which has earned them an all-age following. Their line-up includes vocals, bagpipes, banjo, mandolin, guitar and drums to put on a belter of a performance!
Band Taverna are “Bards from the magical mountains of Minas Gerais” in Brazil. They create their Celtic and Medieval-influenced music on guitar, vocals, uilleann pipes, violin and bodhran to transport you to another world.
Bob MacLean is a folksinger, guitarist and songwriter from Atlantic Canada. His “music to nourish the soul” reflects his passion for storytelling in East Coast traditional and contemporary songs along with his own original material.
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.
Jil and Scooter
Jil Chambless and Scooter Muse are Alabama natives who perform the music of Scotland, Ireland and America. Jil is a singer, whistle and flute player. Scooter’s roots are in Bluegrass and he plays the five-string banjo and the Celtic guitar. They bring to the listener “traditional classics revisited in a new and unique fusion of sounds and style …”
Dedicated to maintaining a connection to the traditional sounds of Ireland, the Mighty Kin will keep you entertained with their ‘high-energy, uplifting and soothing traditional tunes” on the fiddle, Irish banjo, Celtic guitar and bodhran.
Steel City Rovers
With their musicality and energy, the Steel City Rovers perform traditional melodies and their own compositions on specially crafted replicas of historical instruments. Their blend of traditional Celtic music and North American styles including Bluegrass, Folk and Roots will get your toes tapping throughout the set.
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.
Music is certainly in Adele’s DNA and heart. She comes from a family that are certainly no strangers to being talented performers.
Adele plays the fiddle, piano, cello, step-dance and sings.
Along with her 5 siblings, they perform together around the country as The Next Generation.
The Fergus Scottish Festival is excited to have Adele performing though-out the weekend with our very own amazing Tommy Leadbeater. We know that the two of them on the stage together are going to be a force to reckon with! The talent, the spirit and the positive energy is sure to delight audiences!