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BOTE (Bang On The Ear) (Of Celtic origin meaning an affectionate kiss or pat on the cheek) have been entertaining crowds since the bands formation in 2006. Formed in 2006 by husband and wife Bradley & Michelle McMillan the band have created a sound all their own while retaining the sounds of traditional Scottish / Irish music and that Glengarry County sound that has remained a staple in the Glengarry County community for 50+ years. Hailing from Glengarry County, Ontario (Ontario's Celtic Heartland) the home of the annual Glengarry Highland Games and the site for the North American Pipebag Championships, Glengarry is rich in Celtic heritage, and the perseverance of this culture and the music of Glengarry County is the focal point of the band. The group has released 5 studio albums and 1 live album since 2006 and have garnered over 100000 streams on various streaming platforms. They have collectively written more than 30 original songs, which are featured throughout the bands discography. The band is currently signed to 2914 Records, having moved over from Minnesota, USA based New Folk Records in 2018. Having Performed More than 500 Live shows, they have played up and down Canadas East Coast, Ontario and Quebec and have been privileged to have performed at several of the country's top drawing festivals and Entertainment events including headlining The Glengarry Highland Games (15 Years), The Cobourg Highland Games, The Northumberland Highland Games, The Prince Edward Island Shellfish Festival, New Brunswick's Casley Park Summer Concert series, Canadas Irish Festival (Miramichi, New Brunswick) , The Almonte Celtic Festival, The World Education Festival and more. Their upbeat high tempo party style of Celtic Folk Rock (Great Big Sea, The Pogues, Rawlins Cross) keep patrons singing and dancing all night long. They have been fortunate enough to have performed alongside, The Brigadoons, Hadrians Wall, The Mahones, Fridge Full Of Empties, Jimmy Rankin, Signal Hill, Ashley MacIssac, Joey Kitson (Rawlins Cross), The Trews and more. Their live show is one that must be seen in person as the bands love of traditional Celtic music and there love of Glengarry County shine brightly every time the band takes the stage. 



Email The Band - Bradleymcmillan1981@gmail.com



Discography, 

2007 - "Green Grass & Gravel Roads"

2010 - "Tales From The Glen"

2014 - "Pubs, Pints & Pipes"

2016 - "1948"

2021 - "F15TEEN"

2024 - "LIVE"

Band Members,

Michelle McMillan

Johnny Kluver

Mathieu Cormier

Ian Robertson

Connor MacLeod

Merchandise,