Pictus

From the Latin word meaning “painted.”
Primal, thundering war drums and creative percussion.
Powerful, soul-stirring bagpipes.
Visual and percussive Irish hard shoe and Highland dance.
Pictus is music for the warrior-poet, the music of our ancestors, and will rouse the ancient spirit of the Celt within.

With nationally acclaimed, award winning bagpiper John Holland, the 23 years of drumming and stage experience of Brad Sprauer, and the 12 years of Irish dance performance of Lauren Berry, Pictus is a unique, powerful show that’s not to be missed!

Mother Grove 

Mother Grove is fast becoming a force on the Celtic Rock scene.  Energetic & powerful with an on-stage chemistry that makes you feel right at home, Mother Grove seamlessly blends well crafted original rock songs with traditional Scottish and Irish instruments such as Highland bagpipes, pennywhistle and fiddle to create a sound defined as "KILT ROCK".  With lyrics that can be insightful, witty and often times just plain fun, together with music that ranges from soaring ballads to raucous pub tunes to “rocked-up” traditional songs, there is something for everyone with Mother Grove.

The Wee Heavies

An a cappella vocal quartet dedicated to music from and influenced by the Celtic tradition


Red Hot Chili Pipers 

Since they performed with The Darkness on T in the Park's legendary Main Stage in 2004 and walked away with the top prize on UK primetime TV talent show, 'When Will I Be Famous' in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven't stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes!
Taking their signature 'bag rock' to the masses, The Chilli's have fast become a global phenomenon, rocking far flung shores from Bangkok to New York and everywhere in
between.  See one of their videos at the bottom of the page.  

Highland Reign 

Traditional Scottish Rock with acoustic and Appalachian undertones.

Plaid to the Bone

Celtic Rock. Bagpipes, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Rockin' Pipes


MUSIC

Mitzi MacDonald & Keltic Reign 

Mitzi says "the neatest thing about Keltic Reign is the evolution of the band. My kids cut their teeth listening to us play...and now they are playing." And it's true. The original band started back in 2000, and her three children took the stage in 2009 to make it more of a family band now.  Keltic Reign's music was, and still is a dynamic blend of Irish/Scottish/Canadian East Coast music....all performed with a driving force that keeps crowds interested, with hands clapping along.

Peat Fire Flame

Peat Fire Flame is a Ceilidh band.  We play music for Scottish country dancing as well as for concerts.  Songs include Scots and Gaelic.  Since 2001, we have played for Burns Dinners, St. Andrew Dinners, Highland Games, parties, weddings and receptions.

For information to engage the band, call Diane at (314) 773-4195 or email by clicking HERE.

Peat Fire Flame is (from right to left):  Mark Clark, guitar; Diane McCullough, keyboard & vocals; Wayne Elrod, flute, whistles, & vocals; Cecily Marx, fiddle.

The DuddyBreeks

DuddyBreeks is a trio of musicians who play Celtic music.  Based in Saint Louis, Missouri they play Scottish and Irish jigs, reels marches and strathspeys not usually heard in the Mississippi river valley. They occasionally play Welsh and Breton tunes.

Ken MacSwan is a native Scot from Glasgow, he plays Octave Mandolin and Guitar. George Kieffer is a native Saint Louisan, he plays Button Box, Flute, and Whistle. Thayne Bradford is originally from Whitehall, Illinois and plays Fiddle, guitar and banjo.

Ed Miller 

Ed Miller has been hailed as "one of the finest singers to come out of the Scottish Folksong Revival" and as "one of Scotland's best singing exports." Originally from Edinburgh, he has been based for many years in Austin, TX where he gained graduate degrees in Folklore and Geography at the University of Texas.  Ed is available for concerts, clubs, house concerts, festivals, Highland Games and Burns Suppers, as well as for lectures and workshops.  Ed has recorded 8 CD's of Scottish songs.