2022 Tucson Celtic Festival Musical Guests


Tempest.jpgTempest is a Celtic Rock band from the San Francisco Bay area. They just released their newest album “Going Home” on St. Patrick’s Day 2022. This may be one of their best since forming the band in 1988. Over the past 35yrs, they have released somewhere in the range of 18 to 22 albums. The band is a mainstay at so many Celtic festivals around the country. They also play Canada, Britain, and Denmark to name a few. Tempest is a wonderful mix of high energy Folk Rock, with Irish reels, Scottish Ballads, and some Norwegian influences along with other music elements. We are happy to have them back with the 36th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games.







Celtica Nova1.jpgCeltica Nova has this majestic sound of the Great Highland Bagpipes, that is blended with a powerful rock band, with masterfully played violin to expands the unique style of symphonic-epic melodies. The Irish Folk influence, along with Symphonic Metal and Scottish tradition merge to create this energetic Celtic Rock music. From the burning drumsticks, Fiery bagpipes, and thundering drums. Celtica Nova has been captivating audiences from all over the US to Europe and beyond. You don’t want to miss this amazing Celtic Rock band at this year’s 36th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games.










Traveler.jpgTraveler brings the Highlands to you. From songs of Scottish freedom fights to utter Viking Madness. Using traditional ethnic instruments combined with all the power of a full-blown rock band, their performances are intense, exotic and adrenaline driven. The band is thrilled to return to the Tucson Celtic Festival this year with their signature Celtic Rock & World fusion sound. Unifying The onslaught of electric guitar with the fiery fiddle proving that the past can indeed belong in the present. See you in Tucson from the opening to closing day of the 36th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games.











Out of kilters.jpgThe Out of Kilters play traditional Irish music- everything from rousing ballads to traditional jigs, reels, and polkas- with great love, energy and enthusiasm, Band founder Russ Healy, on accordion whistles and harmonica, is joined by Liz Healy on Bodhrán, Tom Feild on guitar, Reuben Vinal on bass, and the band’s official Irishman Peter Rodgers on fiddle. Everyone sings. The OOK’s are proud to have been a mainstay of The Tucson Celtic Festival since 2011! We are glad to be joining them once again for the 36th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games.








Noble McCoy.jpgNoble McCoy Band is a Tempe based trio who play a mix of forgotten and popular Celtic & Americana folk music as well as original arrangements. The band features Sarah Noble on vocals and Irish bodhran, James McCoy on all things strings and vocals, and Steph Pack rockin' out on piccolo and concertina. They have quickly become an amazing trio searched out by all the southwestern festivals. We are glad to welcome them back for the 36th Annual Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games.