Border Collies

The BorderCollies are a contemporary Celtic band, featuring a unique blend of traditional Celtic and folk influences in their music. Their latest CD, "Sticks and Stones", showcases the band's original compositions and their ability to interpret and arrange traditional material. Based out of Duluth, Georgia, the band performs regionally around the southeast at concerts, festivals, pubs and clubs.

Founding members Michael Robbins and Caeri Tomson first met while attending Swannanoa Celtic Week in July of 1999. Both were taking a contemporary Celtic composition course taught by Susan McKeown. They started writing songs together as soon as they returned from Swannanoa, channeling all energy into the BorderCollies. Howard Williams joined the BorderCollies in 1999 and sings, writes and plays mandolin, harmonica, and bodhran. He's also a classically trained cellist, a skillfull arranger and a great guitarist. Howard and Michael have played together in numerous bands since 1978.

We are so VERY excited to have Suzannah Harner now officially fiddling for the BorderCollies. Suzannah brings over ten years experience playing traditional Irish music, having spent much of that time working and performing with the Atlanta Junior Ceili band under the direction of former BorderCollie fiddler Katherine Irwin Thomas as well as becoming a certified Irish fiddler instructor herself, studying in Dublin at the Ceoltori Eirann. Additionally, Suzannah is a champion Irish stepdancer. She has a vast repertoire of traditional Irish tunes and also has very many Scottish, Cape Breton and a few bluegrass tunes to add to her performances.


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The BorderCollies 10:00 AM
The BorderCollies 2:00 PM


The BorderCollies 10:00 AM
The BorderCollies 1:00 PM
The BlarneyGirls 3:00 PM


Our 2024 Corporate Sponsors


Eagle Rock Distributing
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Atlanta Branch
Dillons Restaurant
Scottish Heritage USA
Second Chance Landscape


The Bubbling Creek Co.
J. Martinez & Company
Cooper Lake Automotive



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