Kilted Spirit

Sunday, October 24, 3:00 PM

COVID UPDATE: We require that audience members either be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to the performance. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result will be required for entry and may include the following options: a vaccination card (or photo), a digital record within an app, an official immunization record, or documentation of a negative test result. 
We also strongly encourage guests to wear masks. All PECPA theater team members are vaccinated and will wear masks.

Seating will include social distancing, leaving every other row empty and two seats empty to each side of your seats.

Kilted Spirit has been entertaining audiences around Arizona for about 10 years with lively and rowdy renditions of Irish and Scottish music. Led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Colleen Collins, the band consists of vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle, Irish flute, tin whistle & bouzouki, fiddle, banjo, bass, and drums.

Colleen is a classically trained guitarist with a powerful and expressive voice, a crisp guitar style, and impressive touring resume who has performed and taught guitar for many years. Coming from an Irish and Scottish heritage, Colleen felt compelled to study Irish music through the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix, where she was also a member of the Celtic choir, "Celtica."

Eily Hallagan on fiddle and vocals has been playing the violin since the age of nine, and has received a degree in both Music Performance and Theater Arts. She was chosen as one of the top violinists to play for Isaac Stern in celebration of his eightieth birthday. She performed for several years in orchestra and chamber ensembles. Specializing in Irish fiddle and folk music, she has a particular interest in cultural music and rich history of strings throughout the history of performance. Eily is also the owner of Sweetwater Strings, an entertainment company specializing in string music, that performed at the Phillip England Center last year.


Chris Moreno, on bass, guitar and Irish bouzouki, is a classically trained guitarist who has studied with guitar virtuosos Christopher Parkening, Manual Barrueco, and David Tannenbaum. He has performed at Irish pubs across Arizona, though is versed in all styles of music from Spanish guitar to punk rock and bluegrass.

Robert Commer, on drums and vocals,  has been drumming with Kilted Spirit for many years. He brings an excellent sense of timing and humor to keep you dancing, tapping your toes, and entertained the entire performance. Although he swears he was raised by a family of raccoons and possums, we will let you decide.

Complementing the Kilted Spirit will be Michael McKee performing several songs on bagpipes. Mike has over 25 years of playing experience. He is a member of the Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band and is an instructor and advisor for the Arizona Highlanders Pipe Band in Flagstaff, Arizona.