It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games, originally scheduled for November 13-15. The Salado Museum Board of Directors met July 25th to consider input provided by the Scottish Gathering Committee and made the decision that it would not be possible to host the event this year due to the ongoing considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the full announcement.
Ed Miller is a singer and folklorist whose performances deliver a real taste of Scotland. He is a native of Edinburgh who came to Texas as a young man and has made Austin his home. Hailed as “one of the finest singers to come out of the Scottish Folksong Revival”, Ed engages his audiences with historical notes on the music of Scotland … and always invites his listeners to join in the song. His performances reflect both his continuing love for his homeland and his musical connections to his adopted home in Texas.
Special Guest Artist: Rich Brotherton.
…performing with Ed Miller on Saturday only
Renowned multi-instrumentalist and singer from the Austin music scene who is recognized as one of the finest guitarists in the industry. He is comfortable playing folk, rock, country, bluegrass and Celtic music. For the last many years he has performed as lead guitarist with legendary Texas musician Robert Earl Keen. Longtime friends, Rich and Ed perform together whenever the opportunity arises. And, when a Celtic tune calls for a fiddle solo, Rich just plays it on his guitar!
Carl Peterson is Scottish folksinger raised on the banks of the River Clyde where he learned the traditional songs of Scotland, Ireland, and England, as well as contemporary music of the times, from his family and friends. A performance by Carl is best described as a warm, everyone-involved, familiar evening-at-home experience. After learning to play guitar and banjo, Carl added American folk songs and storytelling to his repertoire and took it all from Scotland to Canada and then to the U.S. where he stays busy performing at Celtic festivals and concerts.
Hugh Morrison and Murder the Stout. Progressive Celtic Rock band led by Wick-born Scottish button accordionist. Rollicking rhythms of traditional Scottish dance band music heard in Ceilidh dance halls across Scotland as well as folk, rock, punk and ska are all apparent in their music. Their catchy melodies and rousing sounds are sure to delight listeners young and old who will no doubt want to sing along. From first note to last, they are far more than the average pub-song rock band.
Joe Romeo. Singer and musician who performs a mixture of Celtic songs and tunes from the 1700s to the present in English, Irish and Scots Gaelic, accompanied alternately by the Scottish Small Pipes, Celtic guitar and banjo. Joe began playing the Small Pipes in the early 1980s when they were rescued from extinction.