Feb 22 – 24, 2019

Urban Highlanders

Urban Highlanders

Dec 12, 2015

Urban Highlanders

Urban Highlanders

New to WinterfolkThe all new, all acoustic URBAN HIGHLANDERS play an inspired combination of original instrumentals and songs on a dazzling array of instruments, including Highland Bagpipes, African drums & percussion, 6-string violin, saxophones, whistles, piccolo, acoustic guitar and mandolin.

  • Grier Coppins, ‘The Prince that Nobody Knows’. CD & digital release in 2014.
  • DRUMHAND, ‘Contretemps’. CD & didital release in 2014.
  • The all-new, all acoustic URBAN HIGHLANDERS live, the 3rd Saturday of every month @ the Cameron House in Toronto.
The Urban Highlanders were born of a monthly residency Grier Coppins took up at the Cameron House in Toronto in the spring of 2015 which started as a duet and has landed as a 5 piece band. Having grown organically from a talented array of performers over a 9 month period and playing to an ever growing enthusiastic audience, the band draws from a deep well of traditional and original music to craft something quite exceptional and ripe with character. Take 5 virtuoso players… Highland Bagpipes, Ghanian Drumming, Swing Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Blue Grass and Old-timey music… put them in a cocktail shaker with a pinch of pepper, jigs, reels, original instrumentals, songs, an ounce of Islay single malt for inspiration… And you have the all acoustic URBAN HIGHLANDERS.
Chris Bartos – 6 string fiddle & vocals / Jim Bish – soprano sax, assorted woodwinds, vocals/ Grier Coppins – bagpipes, whistles, tenor guiar & songs / Larry Graves – African influenced hand drums & percussion / Ayron Mortley – acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals.
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