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Wicked Tinkers


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The power and emotion of the Great Highland Bagpipe

Tribal drums, fierce and joyous

The mystical rhythms of the Australian didgeridoo and

The ancient call of the Bronze-Age Irish Horn

Wicked Tinkers are a Celtic Tribal Sound Explosion!



In 1995, Aaron Shaw – piper and founding member – met bass drum player, Warren Casey at The Celtic Arts Center in Los Angeles, California. Playing together in the Los Angeles area,[1] they discovered the simple beauty and power of the music created by these two instruments. “The combination seemed to tap the very soul of Gaelic Music,” says Shaw.

It is the music you might have heard hundreds of years ago at a Scottish wedding celebration; or perhaps around the campfire at a Highland raiding party. A raw, exciting sound that touches you on a primal level. Looking for a way to express this feeling of the ancient within the modern world, Wicked Tinkers was born.

Over the years, the band has evolved to include Keith Jones on snare drum and hand percussion and CJ Henderson on didgeridoo and the Bronze-Age Irish Horn.

Current Members

Aaron Shaw - Great Highland Bagpipe

Warren Patrick Casey - Tapan, Bodhran

Keith Jones - Snare, Djembe

CJ Henderson - Didgeridoo, Irish Horn


On certain occasions (notably, the 2005 and 2006 Seaside Games in Ventura), a few members of Bad Haggis have been known to join The Wicked Tinkers on stage.

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  • nowheredisaster

    Everyone shall bow to bagpipes.

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • angel_clipped

    Enough of a reason for me to go to Highland games every year :)

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • draksis

    Hamer on the Anvil <3

    29 Apr 2010 Reply
  • PixieMegh

    Seen these guys a couple times. LOVE 'EM!

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
  • meiskevan78

    Love 'em! The sound of pipes, base and didgeridoo in our car's cd player is just... wicked :-)

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • kowalsmp

    Not Scottish but really cool anyway! :)

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Simeon101

    HAHA 'the farmer' is ledgendary

    12 Dec 2008 Reply
  • MaggiePresley

    I love you guys. Rock on.

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • dbjock

    Hammer on the Anvil. Love it how it starts with just a hammer hit'n the anvil and moves on to into bags and snare. Very intersting ending.

    11 Apr 2008 Reply
  • directorGeoff

    These guys are terrific! Raw and powerful and fun as hell. Aaron really kicks it into high gear on those pipes.

    21 Dec 2007 Reply
  • catula

    Saw these guys live up in Bellingham 2 years in a row, absolutely amazing, like being socked in the gut. March of The O'Neills and Wallop The Cat are my two war-marching tunes from now on!

    21 Nov 2007 Reply
  • bellabaci

    Thank you for the fantastic (and free) kid-friendly concert! Can't wait to see you get wicked at the next pub event - signed: the Adults. :)

    28 Aug 2007 Reply
  • Ichigoreaper

    Just saw 2 performances in Woodland. Wasn't a pretty site when the drummer got on the table. Everyone saw straight up his kilt. One hell of a show though.

    1 May 2007 Reply
  • dm1030

    Would love to see them, but doesn't look like they make it too far from the west coast.

    15 Apr 2007 Reply
  • Karzdan

    Woo, saw you guys at the Las Vegas Highland games. You where rockin'!

    9 Apr 2006 Reply

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