The core of entertainment for the Tartan Festival since its inception, Smithfield Fair will return in 2021. Based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the band blends original, Celtic-based songs with aspects of bluegrass, Appalachian, and other forms of American music. Their unique sound is sure to leave you pining for the"auld country".
Emerald Accent is a traditional Scottish/Irish group based out of Laurel, MS. With backgrounds in Irish, Bluegrass, and Classical the band brings freshness to the genre. They are at home playing ceilidhs or performing slow soothing jigs and waltzes. This group also provides live music for the Jackson Irish Dancers.
Making a comeback appearance at Tartan Fest 2021 is Cleghorn, from Dallas, Texas. These guys will wow you with their rocked up arrangements of traditional jigs and reels along with many original compositions. A combination of electric guitar, bagpipes, fiddle and didgeridoo, their music keeps you "young, free and Celtic"!
Red River Pipes and Drums is a bagpipe and drum corps located in Shreveport LA led by Pipe Major James Parker. This corps performs at festivals and events all over the state. They also offer beginner bagpipe lessons and meet on a weekly basis.