McWilliams will be performing all three days of the Festival at the
Scottish Society of Mobile's "Scotland" table. With close
to 275 performances to his credit in 1997, Red McWilliams has taken
the right steps to become one of the most recognized names in Celtic
music in the south and southwest. Combining a percussive guitar with
a rich baritone voice and a positive attitude has created the perfect
blend of "entertainer", the fact of which has been proven
by being awarded "Celtic Entertainer of the Year, '97" by
the Celtic Heritage Society of East Texas and the "Johnny Hailstones
Entertainer of the Year, '97" from the Scottish Clans of North
Texas, Ft. Worth.
Ready to play at the drop of a hat (with some loose change in it),
he keeps his calendar full, due in the most part to the way he moves
from ballads to bawdy, from patriotic to parody, historical to hysterical,
only to be punctuated by off-the-wall comments, jokes, ribald humor
and snide remarks caused by something in his nature that drives him
to "entertain" his audiences and participation is highly encouraged.
Red has been known to get people from the crowd to sing a song, tell
a story, dance or just sing along.