About the band

HADRIAN’S WALL – Anyone lucky enough to visit the historic Hadrian’s Wall bordering Scotland and England is at once filled with awe and excitement by its striking strength and breadth. Those lucky enough to see the Canadian band of the same namesake enjoy a similar sensory experience. Hailing from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, the six seasoned members that make Hadrian’s Wall deliver an impressive blend of Irish, Scottish and Canadiana music fused with elements of Jazz and Rock.

Hadrian’s Wall has recorded and toured eight albums since 1995 as well performed at some of the biggest Celtic and World Festivals in North America, The Caribbean, and Europe. All of the band’s members enjoy a variety professional music pedigree that together makes Hadrian’s Wall a formidable, professional and entertaining ensemble for all music audiences. Come see why Hadrian’s Wall is a must see at any festival.

Hadrian’s Wall is Neil Emberg (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Dave Gossage (Irish Flutes, Harmonica, Whistles and Electric Guitar) and Ewen McIntosh (Vocals, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Guitar).

They have shared the stage with the following artists…

The Box Tops, Dougie MacLean, John McDermott, Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac, David Wilcox, Eilleen Ivers, Great Big Sea, Seven Nations, Charlie Major, Bruce Guthro, The cast of Riverdance, The Elders, The Tannahill Weavers, Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain, The Barra MacNeil’s, Gerry O’Neill, The Brigadoons, John Allan Cameron, Stuart Cameron, The Paperboys, Beverley Mahood, Doc Walker, Rawlin’s Cross, Brother, Albannach, Seamus Kennedy, Old Blind Dogs, Gaelic Storm, The Commitments, Rathkeltair, Brian McNeill, Searson, Hughie MacDonnell, and many more…

Hadrian’s Wall have had the privilege of performing at some of the best venues around the world. Here’s a list of the ones we remember…

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, Highlands of Durham Games, New Hampshire Highland Games, The Glengarry Highland Games , Mid-Winter Scottish and Irish Festival, The Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair, The Celtic Classic, The Fergus Highland Games, Almonte Celtfest, Almonte Highland Games, North by Northeast, Texas Scottish Festival & Games, Culloden Highland Games, Atlanta Celtic Festival, Gulf Coast Highland Games, Virginia Highland Games, Bonnie Brae Scottish Games, Syracuse Irish Festival, Great American Irish Festival, North Texas Irish Festival, Rio Rancho Highland Games, Illinois Highland Games, Niagara Peach Festival, Upper Canada Folk Fest, Lyndonville Fair, Maxville Fair, Carp Fair, Williamstown Fair, Vankleek Hill Fair, Renfrew Street Dance, Winchester Dairy Fest, Canadian Tulip Festival, Navan Fair, Jacksonville Highland Games, Tallahassee Highland Games & Celtic Festival, Ocala Highland Games, Stone Mountain Highland Games, Fairhill Highland Games, Capital District Scottish Games, Irish 2K, and many more…

  • “Dynamic. Energetic. Unforgettable!“

  • Bill Reid – East of the Hebrides Entertainments.

  • “A Good Excuse to Wear a Suit’ epitomizes the experienced and mature side of Hadrian’s Wall. Celtic rich traditional nuance combined with subtle tones of Jazz and Blues has resulted in some mesmerizing original tunes.
    If you have a wide ranging musical pallet, this album will be sure to suit your tastes. With this type of musical mastery and obvious talent level, the mainstream music industry should brace itself!”

  • Amazon.ca reviewer of A Good Excuse To Wear A Suit Album

  • “Hadrian’s Wall had the crowd on its side throughout Sunday’s performance, consistently providing great tunes and good wit without pause for breath. They could have probably played twice as long without losing their audience.“

  • Tom Knapp – Rambles.net

  • “Hadrian’s Wall ‘Live’ captures the essence of Celtic music at its best. Intense and passionate, this album is only for high energy Celtic music fans. The driving beat, fiddle & vocals are first class. This ‘live’ concert is well worth the price of admission!”

  • Amazon.ca reviewer of Live Album