Tacoma Highland Games 2015

Well, here we are. I LOVE playing for Celtic festivals.  


Morningtime, before our first set of the day


What we really do at festivals. So, now you know. 😉



Portland area Concert June 28!

Sunday, June 28, 2015 | 2:00-4:00pm

Crossroads Coffee Café 

250 Princeton Ave., Gladstone, OR 

$5 cover charge / kids ages 6 & under are free!

wildflowers on Saddle Mountain

Coming back to Crossroads! Mark your calendar and don’t miss our local summer concert. Janna will join us for this appearance 😀 Enjoy lunch/drinks/desserts from Crossroads and listen to music and stories from our last Highland Games appearance. 

See you soon,


Shall we peek around the corner? {summer 2015}

What’s up with Whispering Roses for the summer of 2015? Well, let me give you just a peek into our summer schedule.

June 26 & 27, 2015
Tacoma Highland Games
Info here!

July 31st, 2015 | 4:30pm
Colville Rendezvous Days
An exciting event for Colville and the surrounding area!
Learn more here.

August 1st, 2015 | 9:00-5:30
Spokane Highland Games
We’re delighted to come to Spokane for the first time!
More info here!

August 15-16, 2015 | 9-7 on Saturday, 9-4 on Sunday

Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival
This fest and the people to organize it have won their way to our hearts! We look forward to playing on the grounds of the beautiful Marcus Daly Mansion once again.

Details here.

We LOVE what we do!

BTW, Janna will be joining us for the summer festivals! Be sure to get one of them on your schedule! Share the dates with friends in Tacoma, Spokane, or Missoula/Bitterroots/MT.

Local {Portland} appearances will be announced here as well! Stay tuned!

What are your summer plans?

~the 4th Rose

Musical happenings: Annie Get Your Gun

Hello Spring! Hello Sunshine! Hello to floral fragrance in the air!

**BAM** ::looks around:: Wait, what was that disruptive blast?? A gunshot?!?


I’m  in the orchestra for Gresham Centennial High School’s production of Annie Get Your Gun.

It feels good to sit here. It gives me a sense of excitement, and a sense of belonging.

Info here: http://www.edline.net/pages/Centennial_HighSchool/News/Spring_Play__Annie_Get_Your_Gu

Performance Schedule
Saturday, May 2, 2015 @ 7pm
Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 7pm
Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 7pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 7pm

$10 adults
$8 students

Spring Concerts

Mark your calendars and come see our St. Patrick’s Day shows:
Thursday, March 19th, 2015 | | 7pm
Oregon City Library
606 John Adams St.
Oregon City, OR 97045

Friday, March 20th, 215 | 6:30pm
Join us for this dinner hour concert at Crossroads Coffee Café! We are excited to come back to one of our most popular local venues. It’s been too long. We love Crossroads and so will you!
Crossroads Coffee Café
250 Princeton Ave.
Gladstone, OR 97027

Journeying to the Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival 2014

I am sitting in a lovely little house near the festival in Hamilton, MT. I’m curled in am armchair with my laptop, warming up with a cup of coffee, and thinking about all you lovely people who may chance to this bit of blogosphere. The view out the window right now….IMG_0048

It has been a cold, wet morning here in the Bitterroot Valley. We played a set at 10am and though my brain knew what to do, my fingers could hardly perform those cuts and rolls on the jigs! Somehow, we brought Portland winter weather with us (not sure how that happened?!).

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Our trip started off on Thursday in hot and dry area of Oregon, where we visited with visited with friends.
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IMG_0021 Riding and having a chat with Kristal. IMG_0029 Sarah milking…..the fresh goat milk was deliciousIMG_0036Now a few snapshots from our set this morning…IMG_0083  IMG_0085 IMG_0087IMG_0079

Fun stage moments!

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Did I mention that it was chilly?

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It was a beautiful ceremony!
Looking forward to tomorrow, and hoping it’s it dries out. 🙂




Prosser Scottish Fest 2014


Prosser Scottish Fest 2014

We spent a delightful day playing at the Prosser Scottish Fest and Highland Games in the Yakima Valley. Thanks to all you folks who attended! I loved the atmosphere of this festival! It was cool to meet another Portland band, the Sons of Malarkey (sonsofmalarkey.com) while there. The most exciting and unique moment of day was the anvil launch, where an anvil was powerfully launched upwards, spinning through the air, directly after the National Anthem!


On Our Way to Prosser

What a beautiful day for a drive as we head up to play at the Prosser Scottish Fest in Washington! We drove past the magnificent Columbia river and now are winding our way through the Yakima Valley.

This will be our first time at the Prosser Scottish Fest and we’re looking forward to it tomorrow! We’ll be playing on the main music stage at 10:45 am and 3:30 pm. Prosser, here we come!