Jesse is best known for his highland bagpipes, but also plays uilleann and border pipes. He spent the past year studying Scottish music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is back home in the States.
A piper, percussionist, and multi-instrumentalist, Jesse was a founding member of Mac Talla M'or Celtic Band, a favorite of Round Hill Highland Games past. He offers online lessons on bagpipes, pennywhistle and drums.
The Kelly Girls
The Kelly Girls are one of the most entertaining Celtic Bands in New England, with rousing renditions of Scottish and Irish songs. For TKG, Celtic music is about storytelling with varying degrees of lyrics, instrumentation & stage shenanigans.
Nancy is the group’s songwriter, guitar, bouzouki & mandolin player; Dublin native Aisling on tin whistle, flute, bodhran & ukulele; Bostonians Christine on banjo, guitar & harmonica, and Melinda on fiddle.
Kick up your heels and sing along to The Kelly Girls!
Kurtman the Juggler
Come be entertained and amazed by the juggling skills of Kurt, who has made juggling into quite an art form!
Kurt is a "toss juggler", using props such as balls, clubs and rings.
Kurt juggles at many events, most recently at the annual ASRC Walk for Autism Resources and Services of Connecticut held at the North Haven Fairgrounds.
He will be performing from 10 am to noon, so be sure to visit Kurt in the morning and maybe pick up a juggling trick or two!
You won't be disappointed!
Sharing a love of music through performance and education, Haley is a harpist, educator, composer, and arranger, with a passion for new and traditional music. She has experience performing from large concert halls to cozy firesides, and teaches all ages and levels.
Haley has performed at Round Hill every year since graduating with a Master’s Degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Scottish Traditional Music.
Charlie Zahm is a popular soloist at Celtic music festivals, weaving magical moments of Scottish history.
A master of the guitar, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings. Other instruments in Charlie's collection include banjo, mandolin, concertina, wooden flute, penny whistle and bodhran.
With passion for performance, dashes of humor and a light in his eyes he will draw you into the stories of his songs!
Mystic Scottish Country Dancers
Scottish Country Dances are the traditional social dances of Scotland, the jigs, reels and strathspeys. They are invigorating and fun to perform!
The Mystic Scottish Country Dancers will be performing at the Dance Tent at 11 am and 1 pm.
Dancing throughout the day, you'll be invited to join in! The young and young-at-heart are encouraged to participate and learn some of the very simple dance steps.
Interested in joining the group? Mystic Scottish Country Dancers meet Friday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15 Sept to June at St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 310 Fort Hill Rd, Groton CT.
No previous experience is needed!
Norfolk Curling Club
Come try your hand at CURLING! The Norfolk Curling Club (NCC) is a two-sheet curling facility located in Norfolk, CT. Established in 1956, we are a nonprofit organization, run entirely by volunteers, supported by membership dues and income from special curling events.
The club is a member of the Grand National Curling Club of America, the United States Curling Association and the United States Women’s Curling Association.
Elk Ravine Farm
Charlie the Highland Coo will be just over 1 year old this year and is looking forward to seeing everyone again at Round Hill! Bubba is living a life of ease at the farm in Amenia NY, though he misses his trips around the RHHG clan tents.
Elk Ravine breeds Scottish Highland Coos with a priority on calm temperaments and loving personalities. Their summers are spent grazing on off-site environmental restoration projects. They are never used for meat production.
Kay Ghillies, Highland Dancer
Come See Kay, Claire, Nicole and Nikola perform their highland dances at the Dance tent at 10:30 am & 1 pm.
Kay is a certified highland dance instructor in Connecticut, and Claire hails from New Jersey.
The troupe will be performing throughout the day and offering "Give it a Go" lessons for all ages to try their legs at this fun dance form.
More info to come on how to contact Kay and Claire, and join weekly gatherings to learn highland dance steps, whether your interest is in dance competition or just for fun!