Entertainers at the Games
Madman's Window FRIDAY / SATURDAY EVENING
For those of you who are familiar with Madman's Window it will come as no surprise that the band was formed in a pub. The band was started over pints by brothers Paul and Chris Devlin. Their goal was to create the ultimate pub band, specializing in Irish, Scottish and East Coast Folk music with a touch of Roots Rock attitude.
Madman's Window consists of: Chris Devlin on Vocals, Bodhran, Mandolin and Guitar; Paul Devlin on Bass, Guitar and Vocals; Adam Quigley on Guitar and Vocals; Tyson Galloway on Banjo, Guitar and Vocals; and Laurence Stevenson on Fiddle and Vocals.
Highlights of the band's career include: opening for Irish Punk Rock Legends The Mahones on their 2013 St. Patrick's Day Tour; performing at the Artists For Northumberland United Way Concert; performing at Cobourg's Canada Day celebrations and playing at the Cobourg Highland Games Society's Ceilidh. Madman's Window's first single, A Ship Called Liberty, has enjoyed a great deal of success. The video for their second single, Soggy Bones, is the most watched video in the British Virgin Islands. The band is currently enjoying the success of their first studio recording, Avast! And will be heading in to the studio this summer to work on their next album. Madman's Window plays a unique style of Irish Drinking Songs and Pirate Music guaranteed to get your toes tapping and the grog flowing.
The Busker Brothers FRIDAY
The Busker Brothers, Jamie Hunt & Steve Shortt are an acoustic guitar duo that was formed out of great friendship and the love of music.
They play a great mixture of music from the genres of Celtic, Folk, Rock, and country and are a local musical entertainment duo that can be seen playing at the Cobourg & Coderington Farmers Markets, local William St. Beer craft brewery, Private Parties, Pubs from Cobourg to Trenton, just to name a few.
Both Jamie and Steve love singing & playing guitar. The greatest thrill though for both Jamie and Steve is watching people "Let the music move you".
We are honoured to once again be back to entertain on the Friday night Ceilidh.
Cobourg Legion Pipes and Drums FRIDAY
The Fiddleheads SATURDAY
Fiddleheads are a high powered Celtic/East Coast band based in Belleville Ontario.
Derek Morris was raised backing old time Fiddlers of Canada's great Ottawa valley from the time he was 5 years old. He is well versed in guitar, violin, mandolin, trumpet and vocals.
Andrew Kyte was born and lived on the East Coast of Canada where he learned Cape Breton style Fiddling. He later moved to Ontario with his family where we are resistant to let him leave from. Andrew is well versed in Cape Breton fiddling, Bodhran, Concertina and Vocals.
Greg Turcotte was born in Belleville Ontario and spent a life time flying with Canada's prestigious Snow Birds before coming back home to Ontario. Greg is well versed on bass guitar and vocals but can also squeeze the life out of an accordion or a piano!
Andy Galpin is the latest addition to the Fiddleheads and brings with him traditional snare drum technique and a solid back beat!
Screeched Inn SATURDAY
Thom Speck: Lead Vocals / Acoustic Bass
Dan Speck: Lead Vocals / Drums
Greg Barry: Lead vocals / Acoustic Guitar
Arthur Ross: Celtic fiddle
Canadian Celtic rock group Screeched Inn began over a decade ago as a trio. With a focus on tight three part harmony and audience interaction, they perfected their sound through classic rock, top 40, and country genres. Those formative years saw them naturally shift their sound towards the Celtic and folk world while playing regularly across Ontario at fairs, festivals, theatres and private and corporate functions.
Individually, the boys have vast experience in almost every aspect of the entertainment world with gold records and #1 selling albums, international touring, major league sports anthems, music theatre performance, film, television, radio jingles, cartoon and commercial voiceovers, and improvisational comedy.
In 2016 they added nationally acclaimed Celtic fiddler Arthur Ross to their ranks. He brings with him a wealth of experience with numerous awards including top placing at the Ontario Open, Canadian Open, Southwestern Ontario Open, Pembroke, and Maritime Open.
Combined, these boys bring a mix of upbeat, high energy folk-based music, tightly performed in beautiful three part harmony. Contemporary Celtic rock, traditional folk, jigs, reels, and the finest Canadian content, all performed with their signature sound that is everything you would expect from a down home, east coast kitchen party.
All this contributes to an interactive musical experience for an audience of any age.
Their music is infectious. The performers are charming. Screeched Inn is ready to deliver a great time. Every time.
Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Cobourg Highland Games
Debut release of self titled album Screeched Inn
Corporate Partnerships with: TD Wealth, Bank of Montreal, Subaru, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Blue Mountain, Siemens Canada, Maple Leaf Foods, Steam Whistle Brewing.
Regular play on internationally acclaimed Irish and Celtic Music Podcast (hosted and created by Marc Gunn)