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If you've been waiting for the digital version of the CD, then you'll be happy to know it's ready for downloading directly to your computer / smartphone /iphone /pad. You can find it on the CDbaby site -

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As we had more orders than expected, and many have been back ordered, we're keeping the discounted price on hardcopies of the new CD until this weekend -

 With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, we've a busy month ahead of us and thought it a good idea to fill you in on where and when we're playing, so you can catch at least one of the shows.  There are more details on each show on the band website, simply follow the GIGS link at, or look for the events on Facebook at  Keep checking the calendar as we may add some more shows yet :-) I look forward to seeing you! Brian.

Sun March 9th, 5pm - O' Sullivan's of Escondido, 118 East Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025,

Thurs March 13th, 7.30pm - Hooley's of Rancho San Diego, 2955 Jamacha Rd, Rancho San Diego, CA, 92109, 15 year Anniversary Party.

Sat March 15th, 6.30pm - Mary Star of the Sea, 7669 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037, St. Paddy's Party

Sun March 16th, 2pm - Hooley's of La Mesa, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942, beat the crowds, do St. Paddy's a day early!

Sun March 16th, 6pm - O' Sullivan's of Escondido, 118 East Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025, beat the crowds, do St. Paddy's a day early!

Mon March 17th, 11am ,(St. Patrick's Day) - Shamrock Irish Pub, 39252 Winchester Road, Murrieta, CA,  92563. St. Paddy's DAY!!!

Mon March 17th, 6pm, (St. Patrick's Day) - Valley View Casino & Hotel, 16300 Nyemii Pass Road , Valley Center, CA 92082, St. Paddy's DAY!!!

Thur March 20th, 7pm - Fallbrook Library, 124 South Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA, 92028, St. Patrick's Day performance

Sat March 22nd, 1pm - Escondido Humane Society, 450 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025, St. Paddy's Palomar Punishment bike race.

Sun March 23rd, 6pm - O' Sullivan's of Escondido, 118 East Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025,

Sun March 30th, 6pm - Shamrock Irish Pub, 39252 Winchester Road, Murrieta, CA,  92563.



It's that time of year....I forced myself to wait until December to send out this reminder. I'm not a big fan of receiving Holiday emails in October.... So here is your chance to purchase some CDs for the Holidays. We even have a Holiday CD for your Christmas Eve listening pleasure!

As this is the only time each year you'll receive some blatant self promotion, I'll lay it on thick ;-) Please support Highland Way by buying some Highland Way CDs for yourself, buy some for your friends, buy some simply to support the band so that we can continue providing great entertainment.

And if you need more convincing here is a video to help push the point, recorded last December. 

We've a couple of concerts coming up in Sept. 

Fri 6th - Sun 8th Sept - We're off to Estes Park, CO, for the Longs Peak Scottish and Irish Festival.

Sat 28th / Sun 29th Sept - We will be headling the Vista Viking Festival at Norway Hall, Vista, CA.


Also, if you'd like to join the photo tour of the Colorado trip log onto instagram, and find us under Highlandway. I'llo be loading photos on the road through Utah and Colorado.


We've a couple of concerts coming up in August. 

Fri Aug 16th - We will be headlining the FREE Summer Oceanside Concert in the Park Series, hosted by Freinds of Oceanside and the City of Oceanside on Friday August 16th at Rancho Del Oro Park, 4701 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056. There will be a pre show at 5pm then we will be performing 2 sets, starting at 6pm. PLease arrive early for the best parking and bring a throw blanket and deck chairs. 


Sat 24th / Sun 25th Aug - We will be headling the California Celtic Classic at Sea Terrace Community Park in Dana Point, CA 92629. Ticket prices and times to be announced!attractions/c1rlb

I will be bringing in the New Year today at 4pm, (Midnight Scottish time), at Phileas Foggs in Poway. Please come and join me for the Hogmanay party, I'll be starting around 2pm. If you've been to this party the last couple of years you know how much fun it is! Free champagne toast at 4pm. Get there early.


Date:               Mon Dec 31st

Time:               2pm

Admission:       The food is fantastic, (voted best restaurant in San Diego 4 years straight), get there early and order a pie or something else from their great menu. Then have a lot of beer, (excellent selection) and enjoy the show!

Location:         Phileas Fogg's, Sabre Springs Plaza, 11385 Poway Road, #100

Phone:             (858) 486-4442

Web site


Look forward to seeing you there.




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From our show at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido Dec 5th

What a fabulous night last night. Thanks to the sound men, the tech crew, the cameramen, one camera man in particular, my wife Kim, Dick for recording the audio, Ken and Kat for shamelessly pushing our new CD, and especially thanks to everyone that made it down! As soon as I have the video it'll be posted! B.

I hope you survived Thanksgiving! I'm still eating Turkey sandwiches :-)  With the holiday season upon us, you should put this on your calendar. We are performing for the WOW first Wednesday Concert series at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido this coming Wednesday evening, Dec 5th. In previous years they turned away so many people that they have decided to put us in the larger (1700 seat ) theater. We'd love to fill it. We're going to be recording the show, video and audio, so come on down and make some noise.  


Date:               Wednesday, December 5th

Time:               7.00pm

Admission:      Free, (make sure to get there early to get a good seat)

Location:         Californnia Center for the Arts Escondido.

Web site:   


This performance will coincide with the release of our new Christmas CD, 'The Gift'. If you'd like a sneak preview of the tracks, follow this link.


On top of all this, we have a few new band members that you wont want to miss. 


I hope you can make it, see you there.



We are off to Arizona this weekend.


Date:                Saturday and Sunday, 3rd and 4th Nov. 2012

Time:                Sat 9am - 10pm, Sun 9am-5pm  

Admission:       One day $15, special multi day discounts  available.                

Location:          Rillito Raceway Park 4502 N First Ave Tucson, AZ 85704

Web Site:


See you there,




We are off to Ventura next weekend.



Date:                Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th Oct 2012

Time:                Sat 10am - 8pm, Sun 10am-5pm  

Admission:       One day $16, special multi day discounts  available.                  

Location:          Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001

Web Site:


See you there,




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We are playing the Summer Concert Series on July 15th at Old Poway Park in Poway.


Date:                Sunday 15th July 2012

Time:                5.30pm

Admission:       Free admission. Get there early, bring a throw rug and deck chair.

Location:          Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064


Web Site:


We're back again to the Concert in the Park, Poway Summer Concert Series. This is a free event hosted by the City of Poway at the famed 'Old Poway Park'. There's always a good turnout, so be sure to get there early with your chair or throw rug. We'll bring along a selection of our CDs that can be purchased  /signed  at the merchandise table


See you there,




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One of the biggest Scottish events in Southern California this weekend. Memorial Day Weekend May 26-27, 2012  9:00am - 5:00pm Orange County Fair & Event Center 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California. Look for us on the Stathclyde Stage.




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Know what to do this St. Patrick's Day


We will be playing Grace o Malley's tomorrow  evening, Thursday 15th  and each evening through Sunday 18th March. On St. Patrick's Day itself we will also be playing throughout the day.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!



In half an hour, 11.30am, I'll be appearing on the Blend Magazine's online radio show, 'Champgne Sundays'. Tune in on , Brian

A wee reminder that Highland Way are performing for the The Ramona Concert Series tomorrow


Date:               Saturday 3rd March

Time:               7.30pm

Admission:      $15

Location:         Charles Nunn Performing Arts Center, 1521 Hanson Ln. Ramona 92065.

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A reminder that Paul and myself still play every Sunday night, (that's tonight!) from  5pm - 8pm at R o' Sullivan's Irish Pub in Escondido. Also, Ned Paul and myself host a traditional Celtic Session at the same place every Tuesday evening from 7pm until 10ish...


Gonna be a crazy weekend  of classic Irish music, fun, food and drinking. Not necessarily in that order.

Grace O' Malley's Irish Pub, 2331 Sudderth Dr. Ruidoso, NM. 88355

We'll be there for 4 nights straight. Starting on the 15th March. This will be the biggest and best St. Patrick's Day party in New Mexico!

Heading out to the North County Scots Burns Supper this evening. We've been asked back to play this traditional celebration of Robert Burns Life. Toast to the Lassies, the lads, all the usual good stuff.


Where - Rancho Carlsbad, 5200 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92010-7118
time - 6pm
Price -$40, includes traditional Burns Supper, (haggis & neaps), and entertainment

If interested contact the North County Scots -

Friday January 20 San Diego CA Bethany Lutheran Church, 2051 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, Ocean Beach, 7.30pm. All seats $18. Reservations: or 858-689-2266

Celebrating Robert Burns Birthday with Bakersfield Community Concert Association at the Rabobank Theater in Bakersfield, CA

Where: 1001 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, CA 93301

When: January 23rd 2012, 7.30pm

For more information, use either Facebook,

Or The Bakersfield Community Concert association’s page  

or the official Highland Way Website,

Lang may yer lum reek.

I will be bringing in the New Year tomorrow afternoon at 4pm, (Midnight Scottish time). Please come and join me for the Hogmanay party. I'll be starting around 3pm. If you've been to this party the last couple of years you'll know how much fun it is!

Date:               Sat Dec 31st

Time:               3pm

Admission:       The food is fantastic, get there early and order a pie or something else from their great menu. Then have a few beers, (excellent selection) and enjoy the show.

Location:         Phileas Fogg's, Sabre Springs Plaza, 11385 Poway Road, #100

Phone:             (858) 486-4442

Web site


Look forward to seeing you there.



Christmas release!

Our new single, 'The Gift', is available for download at the CDBABY website. Simply follow this link for the download.

Merry Christmas everyone!

We left Escondido nice and early yesterday and made great time through California and Arizona. About 100 miles from the AZ NM state line we hit our first snow squall. Freddy and Ned were about 30 min ahead of us and crossed the state line first. Paul and I were fortunate enough to take a pit stop about half an hour from the state line so we found out before driving the extra 40 min that the interstate had been closed up ahead due to weather. Paul and I pulled into a Quality Inn before the crowds arrived settled in for the night. Ned and Freddy, not so lucky. Having just spoken to Ned, he and Freddy managed to get the last roon in the worst motel in New Mexico. While Paul and I enjoyed a hearty breakfast Ned and Freddy had to wait 2 hours for rotten burgers and fries. It's now 7.30am on Tuesday and we're waiting for the roads to open. Making it to the gig is becoming a bit of a challenge.

This coming week, we're off to New Mexico!

Date:               Tuesday 6th  - Sunday 11th December 2011

Time:               Show Starts at 8pm each night

Admission:      Guinness.......

Location:         Grace O’ Malley’s, 2331 Sudderth Dr. Ruidoso, NM. 88355

If you’re in this neck of the woods than swing by. We’ll be bringing plenty of the new CDs with us.

Some 20 years ago I came to the States and obviously I like the place as I'm still here. And one of the main reasons for staying is what goes on today, Thanksgiving. Definitely one of the deciding factors in me staying.

When I first arrived in the States 20 years ago, fresh off the plane with $200 to my name, the plan was to stay for 3 - 6 months, work a while, experience the culture, then fly onto my next destination, (I had a round the world ticket). However in the first November of me being here I was invited to a Thanksgiving dinner. “‘WOW!” We just don’t do this in Scotland. I was VERY fortunate. I was invited to a friend of a friend’s parents. The mother was from Italian descent. What a spread! Bear in mind that I was living pretty frugally at this time, saving my pennies , expecting to be travelling on to my next destination in a couple of months, so this was simply a feast, I was hungry! That mother just loved me. The young kid from Scotland with the appetite of a vacuum cleaner.

Well, 20 years later, nothing has changed. I’m heading out to the beach for a surf to work up an appetite for my favorite day of the year. Happy Thanksgiving!


A great way to get into the Festive spirit. This Friday, the day after Thanksgiving bring the kids for a Celtic Christmas. A man who's very busy this time of year may make an appearance. (Here's a clue, he'll be dressed in red). We'll be headlining the show.


Date:               Fri 25th Nov.

Time:               6.00pm - 7.00pm

Admission:       Free.....

Location:         The Forum, 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (map)



And we'll be giving away some goodies! See you down there.




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We received this from the Redlands Bowl. Thanks to everyone who came out.

Of the 14 days I was home in June I saw 2 days of decent weather. That's when I took these shots. Enjoy

Date:                    Fri 7th Oct

Time:                   9.00pm - 12.00am

Admission:         Cold, refreshing Guinness, beer etc.....

Location:        O' Sullivan's of Carlsbad, (formerly Tom Giblins) Irish

                      Pub  640-A Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA  92008



See you there.


The new website is now up and functional.  The page will open to a 5 minute sample video, click on it to play. Or if you just want audio, there's a player on the top of the page. There's a simple to navigate menu bar. Presenters, (large and small), who need easy access to print high res band photos, bios, stage plot, tech rider info can easily find it under the bookings tab. Follow the Photos tab to see band photos and a slideshow from Scotland that I've taken on my various trips. See what people are saying about us on the press/reviews tab. And of course you can easily see where and when we are playing on the Gigs calendar on the bottom right of the home page.

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