Join us on September 29, 2018
The Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band
The Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band, Nevada's oldest band has served Nevada, northern California and the surrounding areas for over 50 years.
They are the first to represent Nevada in Scotland at the world pipe band championships in 2005, 2008, and 2011.
The band is dedicated to serving the local communities, teaching highland bagpipes and drums and keeping the cultural richness of our Scottish heritage alive. band membership is open to all.
The sierra highlanders are available for performances, parades, concerts and private parties.
Sean Cummings - Bag Pipes
In the 17th century the Cummings were hereditary pipers to the Grant clan chieftains in Strathspey, Scotland. Twenty five years after picking up the bagpipes, Seán Cummings learned he'd unwittingly followed Clan tradition. He is now engaged full time performing and promoting piping and can be found playing weddings, memorial services, sporting events, busking on street corners and giving educational presentations in schools. Seán is an award winning solo competitor, a Sergeant Piper with the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band, the first band from Nevada to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland and is a member of "ShinKickersUSA", a San Francisco based 'Celtic-Punk' band including editor in chief of "Guitar Player" magazine, Michael Molenda, on lead guitar.
Johnny McLaughlin - Our MC for the Night
Is a true Scotsman, we has born in Glasgow Scotland and first came to the States in 1989. He was MC at our first three Celtic Festivals. He has dedicated his entire career to ensuring youth from all walks of life have an opportunity to experience the great outdoors. He worked in Plumas County for just over 3 years as the Executive Director of Grizzly Creek Ranch Campus, just outside of Portola, before returning back down to Southern California with his wife Sandra and step son. He is the Founder & CEO of Outdoor Journeys, a non profit offering opportunities for individuals to reconnect with nature. He is a passionate outdoors man, he hikes, camps whenever he has an opportunity. He describes his time living in Plumas County, as just a "breath of fresh air, the environment is beautiful as is the welcome provided by everyone in the area”.