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Scottish Highland Games: Explained

Dating back to the early days of clan gatherings, the Scottish Highland Games is an undeniable pillar of Scottish heritage. Hosted annually during the summer months, the Highland Games brings towns and villages from across Scotland together to spectate this Scottish tradition, with competitors of the sporting events travelling from all over the world to …

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Guthrie School of Dance returns to the 2021 NESD Celtic Faire

Guthrie School of Dance was born out of a dream to foster an inclusive atmosphere where students could learn about the heritage and art of Scottish dance, from Highland and Country dancing to forms of step dance that eventually became Cape Breton Step and Clogging as Scots immigrated around the world. Scottish dance and music …

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Happy St Patricks Day from NESD Celtic Faire & Highland Games

Saint Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his …

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Announcement: NESD CELTIC FAIRE & HIGHLAND GAMES will return in 2021

Come, Send Round the Wine by Thomas Moore

Come, send round the wine, and leave points of belief To simpleton sages and reasoning fools; This moment’s a flower too fair and brief To be wither’d and stain’d by the dust of the schools. Your glass may be purple, and mine may be blue, But, while they are fill’d from the same bright bowl, …

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