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Skweez The Weezle is an acoustic band that has been proudly carrying on the Celtic music tradition since March 1999 from their base of operations in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland), West Richland, Benton City, and Mid-Columbia area of southeastern Washington State. Founding member David Lanigan plays both Scottish Lowland bagpipes and smallpipes (bellows-blown bagpipes with three drones in a common stock), and whistles (commonly called tin or penny whistles).
Mike Day plays Irish bodhrán (frame drum played with a tipper), floor-standing bass drum, and snare cajon (wooden Afro-Celtic drum).
Their current repertoire includes traditional and original tunes from Highland and Lowland Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton Island, Brittany, Wales, and the USA.
For more than twenty-two years, the band has kept a busy schedule performing throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana at festivals, Highland games, concerts, coffeehouses, wineries, book stores, universities, weddings, receptions, and private parties. Skweez The Weezle’s sold-out CD “A Celtic Band” was released in May 2002, and has been well received by listeners around the world.