Celtic Festival

This past weekend, our town had a Celtic festival. I was really looking forward to it as I have fond memories of Scotland. After we lived in England, we moved to Scotland for three years. I love the sound of bagpipes, and I miss hearing them more often. When we lived in Scotland, I took Highland dancing lessons, and adored them. I haven’t really danced since then, but that was definitely a highlight for me. The festival was really nice as it brought back some great memories. My brother even plays the bagpipes a bit, so now I need to convince him to give the kids some lessons. It was a really hot morning, but we all had fun. I must admit, I teared up a bit when they played Amazing Grace on the pipes and drums, it gets me every time. I know lots of towns in the States have Celtic festivals, so if your town has one and you’ve never been, give it a go. You’ll have fun, I promise.

family • Thursday, July 1st, 2010 • 9 Comments »
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9 Responses to “Celtic Festival”

  1. Mousy Brown says:

    I live in a celtic country and we don’t have festivals like that – it looks great! I love your sky photos on the last post – stunning! 😀

  2. Cornflower says:

    Jennifer, whereabouts in Scotland did you live? Apologies if I’ve asked you that already and forgotten!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Cornflower, I lived in Edzell, it’s a small village about halfway between Aberdeen and Dundee.

  4. Edzell is a long way (in Scottish distances) from where I am down in the Borders (bottom right hand corner!) I have to admit I don’t like the sound of the bagpipes – but I do like Highland dancing, although I was never any good at it! When I lived in Indonesia, we had a ladies group made up of lots of nationalities. We had a wonderful morning when one of the Scottish ladies tried to teach some Japanese ladies Highland dancing – as they couldn’t understand each other, she resorted to pushing and pulling them round the dance – fortunately I didn’t have to join in, as I was on crutches having fractured a bone in my foot!!

  5. Cornflower says:

    Edzell is very near my father’s home town, Brechin, and its golf course is a favourite of my family’s!

  6. Jennifer says:

    What a small world, I often wonder if when I lived in England/Scotland did I cross paths with people I now know online.

  7. migukui says:

    ah Lassie,

    Ye warm the cockles o’ me heart with your pictures and tales of long ago. Makes me wish for some haggis and neaps again.

    MacMigukui

  8. Jennifer says:

    Love you, Dad!

  9. nurit says:

    We will visit Scotland from 29 Sep to 5 October 2015.
    Do you know of any festival in Scotland ? Where ?
    It will be great to be part of this feast..

    Thank you for your reply.
    Nurit Maman ( Israel)

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