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Old 09-23-2006, 05:56 AM
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www.celticfest.org

This weekend is our annual Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival and I'm on teh way out the door! I'll be there all weekend so don't expect me to post much. I'm taking the camera and going to gangster the next 3 spots so I have a place to put the pics.

I'm already in my Kilt and raring to go!....MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Sadly, I slept through the caber and sheaf toss competitions but I got a lot of other stuff...
56 lb weight toss for distance. 50 feet is the Record...most were around 48'


Drum Major Competition...


Massed bands to begin the Games...

Clan Tents and some vendors from the bridge you will see in other shots.

Food vendors in white tents...entertainment in the red/white striped tent...


Wares vendors...CDs, clothes, that kinda stuff...

The field in the upper center portion of the next pic is the Athletics Competition field. This is where they hold the Caber Toss (telephone pole), Weights for distance and height (28 and 56 lbs), Hammer toss (28 lb for distance), Sheaf Toss (bale of excelsior for height), Stone Put (throwing a 38 lb stone shot-put style for distance)...


YUMMY!!! Crab Brisque, served in a "bread Bowl"....nummy nummy!!!

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Old 09-23-2006, 05:56 AM
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Pipe Band Competition...
There were a slew of bands there...I'll only post a few...


This is the Band I belonged to from 1985 to 1993. Bagpipe bands are grouped and rated by Grade. Grade I are the absolute best and Grade v (5) are the Novice. When we entered Competitions in 1988, we entered into Grade III. The first season was a string of 3rds and 2nd Places. The following year we entered into Grade III, we wiped them all and ranked Grade III Supreme. The EUSPBA mandated we upgrade to Grade II where we competed for the next 5 years in Grade II. Conflicts with my family life (first born daughter) and work schedule forced me to abandon the Band in 1993. A few years after I resigned from the band, the rest of the membership also experienced similar conflicts and the group disbanded. A few years ago, My Pipe Major started the Band up again with almost a whole new crew. The players are young and less experienced but they are getting pretty good. I never found out how well they did this year (placement) and I'm seriously considering swapping to night shift so I can rejoin the Band. I have continued to play the Pipes for myself and random events, weddings, funerals etc...but I truly miss the Band days...






another Band...

Another Weight for Distance...56 lb I believe...

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Old 09-23-2006, 05:58 AM
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A band performance by a group called "Enter the Haggis" ...wow, just wow...They were FRIKKIN' AWESOME!!!





Massed Bands again and the Awards Ceremony





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Old 09-23-2006, 05:59 AM
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...and what would a Celtic Festival be without this?


Celebrating the Heritage...

...and this is me...

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Old 09-23-2006, 06:58 AM
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LOL Way to go druid.... Have fun...
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:14 AM
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I hope you brought your bagpipe!
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:18 AM
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:21 AM
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:14 PM
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Pics Are Up Now!
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:22 PM
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If Yur Not Irish I'm Going To be DissaPointed.
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I allways Wanted to know a Crazy Irish man. With that Said I might as well have said I want to know a Irish Man Because the Other Is A Given :-D



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