Bob is a popular compere (master of ceremonies) at Scottish heritage events across America. His stock of stories and ready wit are as suited for a drumming session (WhiskyTasting) as for the entertainment stage or the comedy club. A veteran of stage and film, he is the author of five books, and has a comic CD titled, I ll Tak the Lo Road. When not working the Games, he is a lecturer in Mass Communication a t Murray State University in Kentucky.
The Celts mix lively traditional Irish music and instrumentation with American pop music and their own originals. The Celts lineup stars, Ric Blair on vocal-guitar-bodhran & piano along with the lovely Laura McGhee from Dundee Scotland on vocal and fiddle complemented by an array of top-flight musicians on uilleann pipes, Irish whistles, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, five-string bass, drums and of course, the crowd pleasing Irish dancers.
Middle Tennessee’s most enduringly popular Celtic band since their inception in 1993. Influenced by The Pogues, The Chieftains, and traditional Irish pub bands, TSC’s music mixes original material with traditional music and many styles of American and European folk. The best way to sum up The Secret Commonwealth is to think of it as a party that became a band!