Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Show You Shouldn't Miss!

Last weekend, the Cracker & I were at CelticFest Mississippi and heard Kulá and Tröen performing together. They filled the room for an 11 am set on a Saturday. Remember that most people don't get to the event until after noon. Regretably, our schedule did not allow us to see them at their second performance, which we heard was also packed.

Fortunately, we get two other chances over the next two weekends. They will be performing at the Levitt Shell on Sunday, Sept. 13th at 7 pm. It is also my understanding that they are offering a special children's workshop at 5 pm. These young men are superb musicians. I'm not sure if WindDance is joining them, but their Celtic freestyle dancing is very exciting to see.

The new Levitt Shell, formerly the Overton Park Shell, offers lawn seating, with limited bench seats for physically challenged patrons. You may bring blankets, lawn chairs, coolers (non-alcoholic beverages only), a picnic. There will be food and drink concessions available. For other policies, check their website

Both groups will be performing at Clanjamfry, on Saturday, Sept. 20th at Evergreen Presbyterian Church. Also performing during the Scottish Faire are the Border Collies and the Hooligans. Both groups are new to me, but come recommended highly. I'm excited about the whole day! The Scottish Faire also offers a 5K Run, bagpipes, Clans & societies, sheep herding demonstrations, bagpipes, a Heritage Tent, contests and games for young and old, and did I mention bagpipes! A full day of activities for just $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 students/children 5-12/military ID & family, chuildren age 4 & under free. What a deal!

Even more excitement will be had at the Clanjamfry Evening Concert by Old Blind Dogs! The concert is in the church from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets are $20 and worth every penny! The Cracker and I saw them in Bethlehem last fall and they were awesome! Do not miss this opportunity to see these world class Scottish musicians.

On Sunday, if you're still able to move, there is a Kirkin' of the Tartans church service at 11 am, followed by Dinner on the Grounds, provided by the members of the church. We've never been able to make it on Sunday, after the full day Saturday and all the events of the previous three weekends.

Next post--Village Fest, featuring Kulá and Smithfield Fair.

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