You thought your calendar would clear when Highland Games season was over? Think again!
With the holiday season coming up, there are quite a few events happening all over North America.
We already see some St. Andrew’s Day Celebrations happening this weekend in Indianapolis, Missouri and Massachusetts!
Featured is the Chicago Scots Feast of the Haggis St. Andrew's Day Celebration. The Illinois Saint Andrew Society was established in 1845 when a group of Scots came together to celebrate the Feast of Saint Andrew, Scotland's patron saint. Every year for 170 years, despite world wars, great depressions and fires, the Society has hosted the "Feast of the Haggis" - never missing a year and making this event Chicago's longest running black tie dinner
Down south you have the Battle of the Bayou ~ A Bagpipe and Drum Tournament Weekend! It begins Friday night with a NO ADMISSION CHARGE reception at the Gnarly Barley Brewery. Saturday competitions in ALL GRADES. Saturday evening workshops to go over your score sheets, and then on Sunday there is another SANCTIONED competition. You'll have a chance to work on your mistakes and come play your tunes again! BONUS: You will receive points for BOTH Saturday and Sunday Competitions. https://www.facebook.com/groups/926920014003469/
Over in Florida, visit the Dunedin Celtic Music and Craft Beer Festival. There’s a great lineup this year with Enter The Haggis, Off Kilter, Screaming Orphans, Seven Nations, and Whiskey Dregs, with a late addition of Scottish Celtic/Country artist Laura McGhee! Also performing is the North American Champions, the Grade 2 City of Dunedin Pipe Band, and the Isle of Skye and Margaret Morrison Howard Highland Dancers!
And in NY there’s the NY Trad Fest at the Pier A Harbor House on Saturday. Sure to be a great event with Joannie Madden, James Keane, Jerry O'Sullivan, Eamon O'Leary, Patrick Mangan and more!
One last ACE event in the west (that I wish I was going to!!) …. The Las Vegas Celtic Thanksgiving Concert! Las Vegas Pipe Band invites you to their 4th annual Concert - featuring guest World Champion Bagpiper Stuart Liddell, beloved local Celtic folk band Bollocks & Fiddle, The Las Vegas Highland Dance Association, and Sharon Lynn's Celtic Crown Academy of Irish Dance. Don't miss out on this much anticipated annual gathering and celebration of Southern Nevada's Celtic cultural arts!