Playing everything from High Energy Festivals to Performing Arts Theaters, from Scotland to Nova Scotia, Ireland to California, Highland Way are uncompromising professionals. These seasoned studio session musicians bring that same polished energy to stages around the world. With their huge repertoire they know how to tailor their performance to the audience. A native Scot with his Glasgow accent, Brian Caldwell is well known for his wonderful ability to charm any crowd while his energetic and driving rhythm guitar blends flawlessly with the rest of the band. Joining Brian are Paul Graham Castellanos - on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, Sharon Whyte - on accordion and keyboards, Bob Sale - on percussion and drums, Glen Fisher - on bass, and master of guitars Jim Soldi. Highlighting Celtic music from Scotland and Ireland, with originals and the occasional popular cover, Highland Way create the ultimate show.
The Ploughboys provide fresh, dynamic, energetic entertainment that goes far beyond just the tunes we play and the songs we sing. Deep roots and dedicated musicianship transcend our Celtic roots, with a sprinking of bluegrass, shape our occasional forays into what we like to call, “Greengrass” music. Whether performing in the Celtic tradition, favorites from the British Isles, or their own, wickedly clever compositions, the Ploughboys are sure to provide a hard-driving, table-top dancing, hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time!
Neil O'Neill, singer, musician, actor, educator and makar was born in Johnstone, Scotland, about a mile from the Wallace (Braveheart) monument in Elderslie. A fine tenor, and multi-instrumentalist, he has featured globally for the last three decades at many concert-festival venues, notably: the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dunstaffnage Music Festival (Oban, Scotland), Cranberry Coast Festival (Cape Cod) and the Sikorski Polish Club, Glasgow during Celtic Connections 2012. A regular on the concert circuit in North America, (CCSF, Costa Mesa-ScotsFest, Queen Mary Scottish, and Las Vegas Celtic Fests et al.), he made his 10th anniversary appearance at the Caledonian Club of San Francisco’s Scottish Gathering and Games-the 148th! on the Glenfinnan Stage (with Golden Bough), (Aug 31st-Sept 1, 2013) at the Alameda Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California.
Truly a Las Vegas brand, 4 of the band members were born and raised in Las Vegas. Since Killian’s Angels’ first performance in 2001 at JC Wooloughan’s Pub, their warm, unpredictable and energetic shows continue to entertain audiences from all walks of life. Their original arrangement "Celtic High Step” was featured in the October, 2012 premier episode in the Emmy nominated CBS drama, Elementary. The same song is also featured in the NYC Pub Scene in the popular video game, "Grand Theft Auto IV". Along with being listed as a "Must See Band" in Pauline Frommer's 2008 Las Vegas Travel Guide, Killian's Angels won National Radio Honors in 2006 with King World for their original version of the Jeopardy theme song. Killian’s Angels features Beth Mullaney on vocals, mandolin, guitar, Irish tenor banjo, harmonica, spoons and bodhran, Ginger Bruner on bass and tuba, Vita Corimbi on vocals and keyboard, Anne Donahue on vocals and guitar, Nannette Fortier on drums and tin whistle, and Marlo Zemartis on violin.