Scottish Octopus



Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm


Grandfather Mountain
Highway 221 South
Linville, NC


The 63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held July 12-15, 2018 at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, NC.

The ancient wail of the bagpipes glides over the heavy deep rhythm of psychedelic rock, with Andrew Forbes on bagpipes, Tony Steele on bass, and Michael Morales on drums. An ode to the power of Celtic music joined with blues, funk, hip-hop and rock. This raw sound forged on the streets of New York will have every body part dancing and feeling the funky bagpipe soul.

Andrew Forbes’ style is unique in its approach to both traditional bagpipe music and original compositions. Influenced by the great rock artists of the classic era. His piping is bold and fierce, with technical precision, rhythm, and depth. Michael Morales is a master drummer from New York City, receiving his degree in music from CUNY. He and Forbes started the group in 2011 as both a gigging band and a busking duo. For years they were a fixture in Union Square, NYC, on Sunday afternoons. Rocking crowds on the streets and in the clubs, Scottish Octopus cut their teeth on New York’s exciting live music scene, being featured at the Gov Ball, on PBS, the Village Voice, and NYC Tartan Week Festival. After meeting Tony Steele in 2015, fretless bass guitar completed the trio, making for a fresh heavy sound. The trio will rock your body, brain, and bones.

This concert will take place @ Grove 2


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