Charlie and TadCharlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as "coming along once in a generation," Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings-and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!

Charlie is often joined by fantastic Baltimore fiddler Tad Marks, who has toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe with top-name groups and is considered one of the finest fiddlers on the East Coast.

Sit back and enjoy the Jacobite experience, which actually begins with the abdication of James II and the invasion of the Dutch Prince William of Orange in 1688, and hear the spirited songs which help to illustrate the period of the exiled Stuarts and the many attempts by the loyal Highlanders to help them regain their throne. After "the Forty-Five", life in the Highlands changed, and changed utterly— the landscape created by the government destruction on all things Highland is still visible to this very day. It is a story that has to be told, and Charlie Zahm will tell it like no other.

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Fire in the GlenFire in the Glen doesn't hold back at its performances, where audiences can't seem to help tapping their toes, clapping and singing along and even trying their hand (foot?) at step-dancing!!

These dedicated musicians are making a bold effort to bring Irish, Scottish and Maritime music, as well as their own brand of "Celtic eclectic" accents, to south-central Pennsylvania. A Fire in the Glen performance means a lively presentation of blistering fiddle tunes, mug-thumping pub songs and soulful ballads and airs. Now with a loyal following in their native Lancaster County, bandmates Tom Knapp (fiddle, bodhrán, backing vocals), Mick Mullen (vocals, guitar) and Megan Mullen (vocals, keyboard) are expanding to new horizons.

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Rehoboth Welsh ChoirThe Rehoboth Welsh Choir is a concert choir in the tradition of the great performing choirs of the Welsh valleys. The choir sings music of the faith and culture of Wales and from the rich heritage of classical and modern choral repertoire. The choir performs a variety of styles in Welsh and other languages and strives continually for beauty of sound and high quality of performance under its professional director. The choir maintains an active performance schedule in the greater Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC metro areas.

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Kendrah TozzoKendrah is a home schooler and graduated last year. She lives in Oxford, PA with her large family of 8; and loves the harp because of its lovely sound and elegant appearance. She plays at churches, weddings; and teaches piano lessons. She joined the Brandywine Harp Orchestra in 2013 and enjoys the "amazing harpers" that share her love of music.

The Brandywine Harp Orchestra is our nation's premier harp orchestra. The ensemble was organized in 2000 by Janet Witman, a nationally recognized harpist, teacher and arranger. The harp orchestra consists of 12 harpers of diverse ages with seasoned harp skills and extensive musical backgrounds from the Brandywine Valley of Southeastern PA, DE and MD.

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Washington Memorial Pipe BandThe Washington Memorial Pipe Band was founded in 1939 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and is one of the oldest pipe bands in America.The band has made a home at Valley Forge Military Academy & College, through the generosity of RADM Peter A. C. Long and the VFMA&C Board of Trustees. The band meets on campus each week for rehearsals and instructional sessions.

In 2019, the band will maintain a busy schedule appearing in dozens of parades and concerts. Many of the band’s more accomplished pipers and drummers regularly compete at Highland Games across the U.S. WMPB is currently registered with the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association at the Grade 4 Level.

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2019 Festival Bands

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