Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 25, 2016

Hear Ben the Bagpiper this weekend!


Palomar has a resident bagpiper!

Benjamin Scott Johnston is available for events on the mountain and ’round the County.  He can be reached at 619.818.5141.  Meanwhile his mom has some pretty fun bragging rights with your invitation to a concert tonight and through the weekend:

From: Rosemary Johnston

Subject: Thursday, February 25, 2016: The Chieftains | Center for the Arts, Escondido

Our son Ben  the bagpiper, now a Palomar resident, has been invited to play at this concert!!


Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. $35-$75*

Throughout their storied 52-year career, The Chieftains have secured six Grammy Awards and have been nominated 18 times. The traditional Irish band is led by Paddy Moloney, master of the pipes and tin whistle, and is backed by Matt Molloy on flute, and Kevin Conneff on bodhran drum. The Chieftains have amassed a dizzyingly varied resume – collaborating with the Rolling Stones, The Decemberists, Bon Iver, and Ziggy Marley – helping to popularize Irish music across the globe.

“The Chieftains have always aimed high,” wrote a Boston Globe critic. “From the start, they sought to bring traditional Irish music out of the pubs and into theaters and opera houses around the world. They’ve done that with style.” Join us for a night of festive folk music and merriment with one of the world’s most beloved Irish bands!

Buy tickets online (below), or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: