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Special Events Information

Scottish American Society

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Brian McElhinney, Scottish American Society piper

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12th Annual

CELTIC BELTANE FESTIVAL*

Sponsored by the Scottish American Society

Proceeds benefit:

Pegasus Farm 

Therapeutic Equestrian Center


The Celtic Beltane Festival

Will be held on

Saturday, May 7th 2016

Gates open at 10, closing is 6

At

COLUMBIA WOODS PARK

NORTON, OHIO

FEATURING

HEY MAVIS

CEILI RUSH

The RED HACKLE PIPE BAND

Urquhart School of Scottish Dance

 MacConmara School of Irish Dance

 McKenney Family Singers

John Whitaker

HIGHAND ATHLETES COMPETITION

(those braw laddies tossing telephone poles around)

Children's Games

Vendors

Clan Tents

Vendors may include many different crafts, jewelry, clothing and food items.  Children’s amusements will be featured.  A beer garden, snacks, a children's playground and a bake sale - all in or near a pavilion with picnic tables for the use of visitors.   

Parking is free, close and simple, with easily managed special parking for handicapped individuals.  Gates open at 10:00. Admission donation: Age 100 and over, free. Age 8 and under, free. Over age 8 - $7.00. $20 for a family. Proceeds from the festival benefit Pegasus Farms, a 501 (C ) (3) organization dedicated to horseback riding therapy for those who are disabled or handicapped.

The Festival is easily reached via I-76, State Routes 21, 261, and 585 or US Route 224.  Visitors may access the Norton city center (and thus Columbia Woods Park) by exiting I-76 at the Cleveland-Massillon Road Exit 14 and heading south. 

 

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 *The Celtic Beltane Festival is a 501(c)(3) charity.

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For information on participation as a

Vendor:  Bob or Ida Morehead, rmorehead2000@gmail.com

Performer:  Brian McElhinney, brian@pocketfullofclover.com

Clan: Jim Hamilton, traveljim52@gmail.com

If you are interested in the Great Lakes Scottish Athletic Association, contact:  Richard McClain, richard.mcclain@glsaa.com.

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Our Annual

TARTAN DAY DINNER

was held on April 10th, 2016

at the

New Era Restaurant

10 Massillon Road

Akron, Ohio 44312

Tel.: 330-784-0087


The Tigh na Creige Dancers,

under the direction of Christie Urquhart Walsh, performed. 

Brian McElhinney played the pipes

Alex Murray acted as emcee


It was a grand occasion - if you were there, you know.  If you weren't there, make plans to attend next year. 

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January 22nd, 2016 - The Scottish American Society presented an evening to celebrate the wit and imagination of the Scottish National Bard.

ROBERT BURNS
Birthday Celebration
was held at the


  SYB PARTY CENTER

4157 Hudson Drive

Stow, Ohio  44240


Alex Murray, Chairman

 

 What a grand evening! 

Look forward to next year.  Fun, food, wit and wisdom.  Dancers and pipers, fiddles, and Scottish entertainment, with Tipsy Laird to top it off.  It was a sell-out and no doubt will be again next year.  


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Hornpipe Dancers
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Sydney Luyster & Kate Walsh

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND DANCING
Instructor:  Christie Urquhart Walsh
Certified B.A.T.D. Dance Instructor
345 S. Rose Blvd.
Akron, Ohio 44313
Tel.:  330-867-1030
 
 
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GAELIC CLASSES
 
Interested in learning Scottish Gaelic?
Interested in possibly participating in a Mod?
 
Frances Acar is taking new students who are interested in learning Gaelic language and song. She uses several methods to teach.  She does have regular classes, plus tutorial materials.  But if you have Internet access, you can also learn from her via Skype, or even digital sound files sent by e-mail.  You do not need to physically attend class.
 
The tutorial materials are available for anyone who might be interested in competing as a beginner in the next mod. The materials include a CD of the songs to be learned and song sheets of the Gaelic words and translations.
 
Apart from teaching Gaelic, she runs tutorial sessions throughout the year teaching the songs for the following year's mod. Class times by arrangement.  Contact her at frances.acar@gmail.com or tel.: 330-673-6514. Again, beginners welcome.
 
 



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Click here for the Akron Ceilidh Band web site.

THE AKRON CEILI BAND
 
Founded by Gordon Schaeffer, this grand group of musicians in Northeast Ohio (Akron, Canton & Cleveland areas) plays the lilting Celtic Music that finds a home in any of the seven Celtic Nations.  They have performed at our Beltane Festival and at our St. Andrews Dinner.  They love performing for the public and also at private events. Some of the members offer lessons, too. You will love hearing them as much as they enjoy performing.
 
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The Celtic Croft

http://www.kilts-n-stuff.com/

The Celtic Croft has one of the largest selections of kilts, tartans, accessories, Clan Crests, Coat of Arms, Celtic jewelry, kilted skirts and decor to compliment your Scottish, Irish, and Welsh heritage. Family owned and operated in the USA.

KILTS: We have a complete line of kilts to fit any period and budget. You have a choice of Acrylikilts, Canvas kilts, Economy Kilts, Formal kilts, Casual kilts, Great Kilts, Ancient Kilts, Phillabegs, Renaissance Kilts, Irish Kilts, Welsh CiltsLadies kilted skirts and Children's kilts.

TARTAN: Ties, Sashes, Fly Plaids, Hats, Shawls, Serapes, Swatches, Piper's Plaids, Scarves and Tartan by the yard.

ACCESSORIES: Sporrans, Kilt Shirts, Kilt Belts and Buckles, Plaid Brooches, Footwear, Kilt Pins, Jackets and Vests, Kilt Hose and Flashes and much more.

CLAN CRESTS: Badges and Brooches, Kilt Pins, Flasks, Sgian Dubhs, Buckles, Clothing and Clan Crest Jewelry.

COAT OF ARMS: Available in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English names. Choose from a wide variety of Coat of Arms items.

CELTIC JEWELRY: Pendants, Rings, Earrings, Brooches, Wedding Rings, Torcs and Bracelets.

CELTIC DECORE: Tapetries, Boxes, Sarongs, Games, Blankets, Renaissance Tankards, Mugs and Goblets.

KILT RENTALS! Rent anything from individual accessories to full formal attire. We can ship your Kilt Rental Package to you anywhere in the US.

Come visit us at our new showroom! 8451 Xerxes Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444

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FOR BRITISH PASTRIES AND GOODS, PLEASE SUPPORT OUR OWN

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GAELIC IMPORTS

Jim Henderson, prop.
5633 Pearl Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44129
Tel: (440) 845 0100

 

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THE SHAMROCK COTTAGE
9097 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, Ohio  44060
 
John M. Luskin, Owner
 
Despite the Irish name, John has a super collection of Scottish and Welsh items in addition to the Irish.  It's well worth browsing his collection there.  If he doesn't have it, you very likely don't need it.  He has Luckenbrooth brooches and jewelry, soaps, perfumes, glassware, cups, beer mugs, tee shirts, wonderful warm jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies, kilts, accessories - he has them all.  Check with John before you hit the mail order catalogs.
 
Tel.:  440-255-2207
 
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