Each year, the Radford Highlanders Festival brings in several musical acts for your listening pleasure!  


SYR (sire) is a Celtic Folk-Rock band from Columbia, South Carolina. What started as a small traditional cover band has evolved into a serious endeavor with a unique blend of genres. 

Taking inspiration from Celtic history and myth, SYR creates original songs with themes like battle, love, loss and heritage.

SYR also plays Irish & Scottish drinking songs, pirate sea shanties and ballads in Gaelic—even taking modern songs and adding a Celtic twist to create an interesting blend of old and new. 

The band consists of siblings Kyle and Laurel MacCallum, Timothy Strevens, Emily Neff, Kelly Huff and Luis Valverde.