The band's story...
Kailyarders are from the Greater Vancouver, BC and Fraser Valley area, playing great originals by Collin and crowd-pleasing covers by Great Big Sea, Pogues, Navigators, Gaelic Storm, Spirit of The West and others. We've done many festivals and theme/product nights at pubs, lobster nights, as well as weddings, bail parties, ceilidhs, what-have-you.
Kailyarders began in 2014 after the demise of Three Row Barley, when Collin Wade (voice/guitar) and Chris Williscroft (bass/mando) joined up with Bruce McKillican (voice /whistles /accordion) to play Collin's music and covers to make a great, joyful sound unto the world. With the recent addition of the amazing Prairie Wolfe (voice/fiddle) and Paul Fowles (drums/bodhran,/voice), the music has taken on new depth. We concentrate on strong songs and harmonies, with humour and celtic authenticity thrown in.
Playing repeatedly for The BC Highland Games, at CelticFest 2017 (on St. Patrick's Day, no less!), the Surrey Fringe Festival and the weddings of some wonderful people have all been memorable shows. We've also entertained in Whistler, at the quay in White Rock and in numerous pubs and other events.
We continue to add new songs and seek out opportunities to make a good event greater. Let us help you get your Celt on...check out our music and contact us today.