Scotland: Red MCWilliams
Red 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.