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World Pipe Band Championships 2016 - Prize-Winners play off the field

Prize-winning bands play off the field at the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green, Saturday August 13th 2016. The bands in order of appearance are:Field Marshal Montgomery - Grade 1 World ChampionsVale of Atholl - 6th Grade 3APipes & Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland - 2nd & Best Drum Corps Grade [...]

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Cape Breton fiddle music

Classically trained, and raised in an area where Cape Breton fiddle music fills the air, Shannon Quinn found herself irresistibly drawn to the Irish fiddling tradition of her ancestors.“I have been playing the fiddle for 20 years,” says Shannon Quinn, who was born and bred in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “I started off with classical violin [...]

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​Bring on the Whisky (and the Haggis)

Wi’ the turn o’ the year, noo January’s hereAn’ I’m lookin’ forward tae ma haggis;I havenae long tae wait‘Til the meal is on ma plate,An’ I’m sippin’ single malt wi’ ma haggis!O the 25th’s the day, an’ it’s comin’ as it mayWhen man tae man will brithers be for a’ thisAn’ wi’ kail an’ neaps [...]

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Learn About Tartan Fabric

We offer the most comprehensive range of tartan available from world's finest weavers. Available in Hundreds of tartansWool Tartan is available in the following weights16oz (Heavy Weight)13oz (Medium Weight)10oz (Light Weight)8oz (Spring Weight)Pricing is determined by:Fabric WeightType of FabricPopularity of the tartan – most popular being the less expensiveMinimum Purchase1 Yard8 Yards for custom [...]

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Highland Wear Explained

Highland Wear ExplainedDepending on the outfit you chose there can be up to 25 separate items in a highland outfit. Highland outfits can be a once in a lifetime purchase therefore it is important the choices you make are based upon expert information coupled with the standards of quality that exceed the very best. [...]

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Robert Burns Scotland's Poet

Poems by Robert Burns A Sonnet upon Sonnets To a Mouse A Red, Red Rose Address to the Deil Epistle to a Young Friend. May, 1786 Holy Willie’s Prayer John Anderson my Jo Mary Morison Poor Mailie’s Elegy Scots Wha Hae, or, Robert Bruce’s Address to His Troops at Bannockburn Tam o’ Shanter. A Tale To a Louse, On Seeing one on a Lady’s Bonnet at Church Up [...]

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Speaking Scottish

Most Scots tend to use slang occasionally and think nothing of it. It’s only when you read some you see how funny it sounds.Here I take a look at a mixture of some of the old Scottish sayings, some that are not so old, and some Scottish slang words …… The old ones ……I’ll gie [...]

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Scottish Events August 2015

AUGUST 2015Aboyne Highland Games August 1 www.aboynegames.comLàMór a’ Chlachain/Highland Village Day August 1 www.highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/la-mor-chlachain-highland-village-dayNewtonmore Highland Games August 1 www.c2967182.myzen.co.ukSpokane Highland Games August 1 www.spokanehighlandgames.orgColorado Scottish Festival August 1-2 www.scottishgames.orgMontreal Highland Games & Festival August 1-3 www.montrealhighlandgames.qc.caBridge of Allan Highland Games August 2 www.bofagames.comCeltic College and Kids Day Camp August 3-6 www.celticfestival.caIsle of Skye Highland Games August 4-5 www.skye-highland-games.co.ukKillin Highland Games August 5 www.killingames.co.ukFeakle Traditional Music Festival August 5-10 www.feaklefestival.ieFestspieleBalverHöhle August 6-8 www.festspiele-balver-hoehle.deDornoch Highland Gathering August 7 www.dornochhighlandgathering.comAtholl&Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland [...]

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Scottish Events July 2015

JULY 2015AnChuirtCruitireachta – International Harp Festival June 28-July 3 www.cairdenacruite.comThe Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo June 30-July 10 www.nstattoo.caEmbro Highland Games July 1 www.embrohighlandgames.caGathering of the Clans July 1 www.pugwashvillage.com/index.php/festivals-and-events/gathering-of-the-clansKenmore Highland Games July 1 www.kenmorehighlandgames.co.ukKincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games July 3-5 www.kincardinescottishfestival.caAberdeen Highland Games July 4 www.aberdeenhighlandgames.comGairloch Highland Gathering July 4 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gairloch-Highland-Gathering/315149696065?sk=timelineLuss Highland Gathering July 4 www.lusshighlandgames.co.ukSterling Renaissance Festival July 4-August 16 www.sterlingfestival.comAntigonish Highland Games July 5-12 www.antigonishhighlandgames.caGrandfather Mountain Highland Games July 9-12 www.gmhg.orgAnnapolis Irish Festival July 10-11 www.annapolisirishfestival.comPayson Scottish [...]

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Scottish Events June 2015

June 2015Gathering of the Scots Festival May 28-June 1 www.gatheringofthescots.comBellingham Scottish Highland Games June 5-7 www.bellinghamhighland.orgNational Celtic Festival June 5-8 www.nationalcelticfestival.comMilwaukee Highland Games June 6 www.milwaukeescottishfest.comModesto 
Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans June 6 www.standrewsmodesto.org/Hgames.phpShotts Highland Games June 6 www.shottshighlandgames.org.ukSteppingstone Celtic Fest June 6-7 www.steppingstonemuseum.orgCornhill Highland Games June 7 www.cornhillgames.spaarks.comNew Jersey Irish Festival June 7 www.njirishfestival.comCheyenne Celtic Musical Arts Festival June 12-13 www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org/plaza-event/cheyenne-celtic-musical-arts-festival-0Utah Scottish Festival& Highland Games June 12-13 www.utahvalley.comKansas City Scottish Highland Games June 12-14 www.kcscottishgames.orgMinnesota [...]

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