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Scottish American Society

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2014
 

10th Annual

CELTIC BELTANE FESTIVAL*

Sponsored by the Scottish American Society

Will be held on Sunday, May 18th 2014

 

At the New Franklin Civic Center

TUDOR HOUSE

Immediately adjacent to Portage Lakes State Park

Entrance is through the park gate.

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Photo courtesy the Hartville News

Beltane Festival Site

Beltane Facebook Page

2013 Pegasus Presentation
(You have to let go of that check, Alex.)

For information on J & C Entertainment - providers of the sound system for the Beltane Festival - click here.

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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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SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING
 
 
Who:  All interested parties - beginners welcome
When:  Every Friday evening.  7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Christ Episcopal Church - 118 Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240
Teacher:  Frances Acar
Contact Information:  e-mail:  frances.acar@gmail.com 
                                          telephone:  330-673-6514
 
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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 the e-mail or telephone number above.  Again, beginners welcome.
 
 
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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION DRILL TEAM

Lorain, Ohio


 The Royal Canadian Legion Drill Team appears wearing the Royal Stewart Tartan and marches to the tunes of many local bagpipe bands.  They have won numerous awards for precision drill competitions.

 

They have been honored to appear in the following parades:  The Lorain International Celebration, the Akron Soap Box Derby, the Cleveland, Ohio, 500, the Milan Ohio Melon Festival, the Vermillion Ohio Wooly Bear Festival, the Cleveland St. Patrick's Day celebration, the Vermillion Festival of the Fish, the Akron Christmas parade and were privileged to march with 500 pipebands from all over the world at the New York City Tartan Day parade.  They have made numerous other appearances as

well.

 

  For information on performances or joining this group, please contact:

 

Kathi Macgregor Tel. 440-288-0440


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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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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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