Greg is a newcomer to the group with many year's experience on bass and a love of Celtic music.
Doug grew up in a large family in East Montpelier, Vermont where he learned Highland bagpipes along with his father, Robert Webster, in the early 1970's. He continued on to play his father's Scottish bagpipes made by Gillander Bagpipes in Scotland. Following college, and under the tutelage of Pipe Major Thomas Kirkpatrick, (formerly of the Airforce Pipe Band who performed for world leaders, including JFK's funeral), Doug played with the Saint Andrews Pipe Band based in Shelburne, Vermont. He started the Celtic Arts Alliance in 2000. Doug has also piped at weddings of various sorts (tuxed out in NYC, at the top of Sugarbush on skis) and initiated the development and recording of the Celtic Mass for Peace, composed by Sam Guarnaccia.
Nate has been playing percussion for over 15 years. Instruments that Nate plays include hand drums, snare drum, timpani, and various other percussion instruments. He also plays several stringed instruments and the keyboard for fun. Nate has performed at over 40 different venues in 4 countries, including Canada, Germany, and the Czech Republic, and has made more than 120 public performances. Groups he has performed with include the Vermont Youth Orchestra, UVM Concert Band, Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble, Drum Duan, Me2 Orchestra, Burlington Orchestra, and the Vermont Symphonic Winds. Notable genres include classical, Celtic, folk, rock, and jazz. Nate has played at the Burlington Jazz Festival and was the first percussionist from Vermont in over 20 years to make it into the All New England Music Festival.