|About Port Righ |
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Port Righ's first album Na Bi Gòrach
is a collection of mostly Scottish tunes, with a few originals and a sea
shantey thrown in for additional spice.
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Port Righ (pronounced "port ree"*) is the Gaelic name for the town of Portree on Scotland's Isle of Skye. It is usually translated as "king's port" but may also be translated as "king's music" or "king's song." Since the Celtic harp and the bagpipes were both historically used to entertain kings, the name seems fitting for this unusual group.
In addition to playing on Na Bi Gòrach, Wayne features prominently as shuttle piper and vocalist on four of Jo's solo recordings, The Three Musics (1998), A Waulking Tour of Scotland (2000), Christmas Gifts (2003), and Flights of Fantasy (2008). Jo also has an entirely solo album, By Request (2004), that consists of her most-requested music. Jo's Flights of Fantasy is a collection of Jo's original music.
Waulking Tour was directly inspired by one of their several trips to the Scotland, during which they explored that country's land, music, history, and culture. This strong commitment to learning about the Celtic world lends authenticity and passion to their music. When not performing, Wayne and Jo share their knowledge and love of the music with others as instructors at Common Ground on the Hill, a traditional music and arts center in Westminster, MD.
* Or "porst ree" or "porsht ree", depending on the dialect...
Port Righ is available for any type of event, including concerts, weddings, funerals, corporate parties, anniversaries, and private functions. For bookings, you may contact Port Righ at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-875-0855.