Entertainers at the Games
Madman's Window FRIDAY 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 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; Kyler Tapscott on Guitar, Harmonica, 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 working on their first full length 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
Steve Shortt and Jamie Hunt have been performing as The Busker Brothers for two years. Their guitar and vocal prowess have made them crowd favourites at their monthly appearances at the Cobourg Farmers' Market. They have also recently become international celebrities following an evening of entertainment in Santa Lucia Cuba. Steve and Jamie cover a variety of musical styles including country, folk and rock and their love of performance shows in every tune.
Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost SATURDAY
Old Man Flanagan's Ghost have been impressing audiences in pubs all around the G.T.A. with their unique brand of original Celtic inspired music and rendition of Irish, east coast and folk tunes. Though several generations Canadian, they have members with ancestry from both Scotland and Ireland. They have played at notable venues including sets at The Hard Rock Cafe, The Sound Academy, and The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, and performed at the 11th, 12th, and 13th annual Beach Celtic Festival. In 2015, they made their first appearance in the Cobourg Highland Games. They have played at Nathan Philips Square as part of the 2016 Canada Transplant Games, and at The Harbourfront Centre as part of their Dancing on the Pier series in 2016 (and are scheduled to perform there again in summer 2017). Their debut album "Sociable!" released in May 2015, and charted #4 nationally on community/college radio stations, including #1 positions on the Top 30 and folk charts at CFBX 92.5FM in Kamloops, BC and #1 on the folk charts at CFRC 101.9FM in Kingston, ON. They have been featured on 67 Music's 'The Celtic Music Journal', and appeared on several episodes of The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. In 2016, they were aired internationally for the first time in Limerick, Ireland.
It is our sincerest hope that people connect with, relate to, or otherwise enjoy the songs we play, both our originals and those familiar favorites. We are confident that if nothing else, you can definitely have fun (and a few drinks) while listening to these songs.
Erin's Marlore SATURDAY
Erin's Marlore is a fun loving, comedic, all female Celtic Trio, who enjoys getting the audience singing and dancing along. The band consists of 3 multi instrumentalists with a very strong passion for the music they play. The band has been together for 3 years and plays all over the GTA. They are very excited to be playing their very first highland games and can't wait to bring their Celtic tunes to Cobourg.