Music & Dance

Performers Stages


2022 Performers

96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums  

The 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums, Inc.

The 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums Inc of Jamestown, NY is under the direction of Pipe Major Pamela Silver. They are proud to represent Jamestown, NY and Chautauqua County in all events they perform in through-out the year.


Bastard Bearded Irishmen  

Bastard Bearded Irishmen New!

Pittsburgh-based Bastard Bearded Irishmen is one of the most entertaining and energetic live shows today. Their sound is an original, ferocious blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic music, mixed with punk, gypsy and high-energy rock n’ roll.  They’re hard-partying and always in good spirit!


blarney bunch  

The Blarney Bunch

This popular South Buffalo band performs wonderful tunes that delight fans and fairgoers each year.


buffalo niagara scotia  

Buffalo Niagara Scotia Society Pipes & Drums

One of WNY's newest pipe bands, BNSS is dedicated to strengthening Scottish pride in the region through the art of playing bagpipes. They welcome newcomers of all ages.


buffalo caledonian  

Caledonian Pipe Band of Buffalo

The Caledonian Pipe Band of Buffalo was formed in 1958, and is a family-based organization. They field in Grade 4 and Grade 5 competitions.


catch and release band  

Catch and Release

Catch and Release is a 5-piece high-energy Celtic influenced band out of Rochester, New York. They cover both traditional and modern Celtic/Irish songs, as well as some standards, polkas, and even a few surprises. The band adds its own styling and rock beat to these tunes to provide the audience with a fun and engaging listening experience.


celtic spirit pipe band

Celtic Spirit Pipe Band

Formed in 1999, Celtic Spirit has grown into one of Western New York’s top Celtic music performance ensembles. The band mixes traditional pipe music with various modern instruments in unique arrangements created by the band. The band’s performances span regular appearances at area Celtic festivals and traditional parade marching to playing high profiles shows.




Born in the rustbelt Irish American neighborhood of South Buffalo, NY in 2010, Crikwater have become the premier Irish American Traditional Folk Band in Western New York. The pub-scene veterans offer up a mix of fiery fiddle tunes, rowdy pub sing-a-longs, elegant ballads and original songs.

David Stayner

David Stayner


gordon highlanders  

"D" Company Buffalo City Guard Gordon Highlanders

The Gordon Highlanders were formed in 1837 in defense of the City of Buffalo. They are the oldest continuing organization in the City of Buffalo, this year celebrating their 175th anniversary. They march in parades all across Western New York and participate in many community activities.


emerald isle band

Emerald Isle Band

Emerald Isle plays a mix of traditional Irish, Scottish and sea chanties on fiddle, accordion, bass, guitar, penny whistle, bodhran, harmonicas and banjo.


Feadán Òr  

Feadán Òr Pipe Band

The original Feadán Òr performed for about 18 years, and was one of the most known bands in the area. Their newest incarnation's aim is to promote traditional Scottish bagpiping, drumming and dancing, in performances and through teaching (they also offer lessons in all three skills).


mackenzie highlanders'  

MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums

With roots dating back to 1913, the band has had many incarnations over the years. Now the tradition continues... The MacKenzie Highlanders' offer free bagpipe and Scottish drum lessons to all interested in becoming a member.




Born in the days before alternative was a marketing term, McCarthyizm soon became a band known for blending 60’s garage and 80’s underground rock with strong melodies and intelligent lyrics. Add some raucous rhythm and a tasty measure of Celtic flavoring and you’ve got a cocktail with a punch that delivers one helluva good time, all the time.



Mudmen New!

Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. They are  Canada's Celtic Rock Warriors who have legions of fans worldwide!


The Niagara Regional Police Pipes and Drums

The Niagara Regional Police Pipes and Drums

The Niagara Regional Police Pipes and Drums is located in Niagara Falls, Canada. They perfom locally and across Canada and the USA at Scottish Highland Games and other Celtic events, both as a concert and competition Pipe Band.


O'Braca Irish Band  

O'Braca Irish Band New!  

A traditional Irish music band that is entertaining and fun. Plays throughout the Buffalo, NY area.


penny whiskey  

Penny Whiskey

Penny Whiskey is a group of fun loving folks who truly have a good time doing what they love most…entertaining. They offer the best in acoustic music from Ireland & Scotland, along with home grown bluegrass and folk influences. With audience participation songs, rousing pub sings, comedy tunes and tearful ballads, Penny Whiskey offers something for everyone.


poor ould goat  

Poor Ould Goat

Poor Ould Goat plays Irish folk/rock, bluegrass, country, rock, Americana and original songs with high energy on acoustic instruments. The four members play a pile of instruments, collectively including mandolin, accordion, guitar, djembe, bouzouki, banjo, bodhran, doumbek, tin whistle, drum kit, and three vocals.


reardon & garvey band  

Reardon & Garvey Band

The Reardon & Garvey Band performs traditional and contemporary Irish music, American Folk tunes, and some new contemporary songs. With the combination of 3 and 4 part harmonies and instrumentation, they keep audiences highly entertained.


rochester scottish  

Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums

The Rochester Scottish Pipes & Drums is the city of Rochester’s Celtic Ambassador to the world, carrying its unparalleled tradition forward into the 21st Century. The band has greatly expanded its repertoire to include both traditional martial music and more modern tunes.


step in time

Step in Time

Their diverse repertoire of Celtic, seafaring and music from the 14th century to now is performed with outstanding vocals and varied instrumentation, including: Guitar, Pipes, Whistles, Concertina, Bouzouki, Bodhran, Harmonica, Flute and Recorder. Performances full of energy and humor are their hallmarks.

stone circle  

Stone Circle

Stone Circle is a contemporary and traditional Irish Pub band well known to the WNY region.


tom keefer and celtic cross  

Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross

Firmly dedicated to preserving Scottish and Irish heritage through song, Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross delivers music from their ancestors. Having played all over New York, in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Canada, they are "road-ready" for Celtic entertainment.


tuatha dea  

Tuatha Dea

Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe, Tuatha Dea delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well. They embrace their Celtic heritage and mesh it with their own bold blend of mainstream rock, mountain drumming and Appalachian blues to produce a truly unique sound that has a universal appeal!




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Fireside Stage

Music and dancing at the Fireside is nearly non-stop all weekend, from local favorites to international rockers. It's the home for the Saturday Evening Ceilidh, and will be surrounded by lights, food, ceremonial fires- everything you love about Niagara Celtic!


dragonfly stage

Dragonfly Stage

Music is alive at the Dagda Faire! The Dragonfly will host a variety of musical acts, all with the goal of keeping the Dagda's atmosphere full of fun and excitement!


celtic arts theatre

Celtic Arts Theatre

Celtic sounds originated with solo performers, small bands and groups. The Celtic Arts Theatre honors their modern counterparts who blend musical traditions and sounds with a touch of their own style. The theatre is our only indoor stage, and offers food and restaurant-style seating.


motte & bailey

Motte & Bailey Arena

This quaint wood arena has built in bleachers and a roof, allowing seating like you've never before experienced at Niagara Celtic. Enjoy dancers, pipe band showcases, unique demonstrations and more!


cara stage

Cara Stage

This small, mainly accoustic stage is big on passion. Performers fill The Great Hall with Celtic and local sounds, at select times daily.