61st Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games 2016

Arts and Entertainment

July 8, 2016

From: Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Schedule

July 8, 2016

11:00 - Men's Great Kilt

"So you're going to wear the great kilt, here's how!" All of the mysteries of the great kilt will be revealed through a wee chat and an entertaining demonstration. Discover why it looks fantastic on all men!

11:30 - Women's 18th Century Clothing

"What's that up her petticoat?" Come see the scandalous Scottish strip tease with a very proper lass from the 1750s. Learn about underpinnings to outerwear and how to wear it appropriately.

12:00 - Blue Ridge Brass / Pipes & Drums

The group will be the featured performers at a luncheon concert. They will be presented by Ed Miller, premier Scottish Folk Singer. He will introduce the various musical selections with a brief history and explain why the songs are relevant today. Bring your lunch and enjoy a treat!

1:00 - Scottish Ancestry

You cannot do serious Scottish genealogy from Ancestry.com, Familysearch, FindMyPast, MyHeritage etc. They just don't have the records. But the Scottish records you need are available and easy to access. Dr. Bruce Durie will show you where, and how.

1:30 - Blacksmithing

From the Hearth to the Battlefield: the Role of the Blacksmith in Scottish History. Learn what made the blacksmith a key figure in historical Scottish Life.

2:00 - Scottish Tea Industry

The Welsh, the Irish and the Scots all love their cuppa. (The Americans - tossed theirs into Boston harbor!) The work day in the factories and offices revolve round the obligatory tea breaks.

But what about the Scots and their part in the history of tea?
America's household brand was thanks to an entrepreneurial Glaswegian whose motto was "From the Plantation to the Teapot." Come to an audio visual presentation about Scotland and her Tea times.

2:30 - Heavy Athletics

A discussion about each of the 7 heavy events utilized on the mountain. A brief - history of each event and what its origins may have been, as well as specific rules. Don't miss this opportunity to see the weights up close and watch professional athletes demonstrate their techniques.

July 9, 2016

11:00 - Men's Great Kilt

"So you're going to wear the great kilt, here's how!" All of the mysteries of the great kilt will be revealed through a wee chat and an entertaining demonstration. Discover why it looks fantastic on all men!

11:30 - Women's 18th Century Clothing

"What's that up her petticoat?" Come see the scandalous Scottish striptease with a very proper lass from the 1750s. Learn about underpinnings to outerwear and how to wear it appropriately.

12:00 - Blue Ridge Brass / Pipes & Drums Concert

The group will be the featured performers at a luncheon concert. They will be presented by Ed Miller, premier Scottish Folk Singer. He will introduce the various musical selections with a brief history and explain why the songs are relevant today. Bring your lunch and enjoy a treat!

1:00 - Scottish Ancestry

You cannot do serious Scottish genealogy from Ancestry.com, Familysearch, FindMyPast, MyHeritage etc. They just don't have the records. But the Scottish records you need are available and easy to access. Dr. Bruce Durie will show you where, and how.

1:30 - Piping & Drumming

Learn how the pipes work and watch a drummer drumming. A skilled duo will perform for you and answer your questions. Learn how they communicate while they're performing. Two experienced musicians will expand your enjoyment of the music they play.

2:00 - Scottish Tea Industry

The Welsh, the Irish and the Scots all love their cuppa. (The Americans - tossed theirs into Boston harbor!) The work day in the factories and offices revolve round the obligatory tea breaks.

But what about the Scots and their part in the history of tea?
America's household brand was thanks to an entrepreneurial Glaswegian whose motto was "From the Plantation to the Teapot." Come to an audio visual presentation about Scotland and her Tea times.

2:30 - Heavy Athletics

A discussion about each of the 7 heavy events utilized on the mountain. A brief history of each event and what its origins may have been as well as specific rules.

Don't miss this opportunity to see the weights up close and watch professional athletes demonstrate their techniques.

July 10, 2016

12:00 - Blue Ridge Brass / Pipes & Drums Concert

The group will be the featured performers at a luncheon concert. They will be presented by Ed Miller, premier Scottish Folk Singer. He will introduce the various musical selections with a brief history and explain why the songs are relevant today. Bring your lunch and enjoy a treat!

1:00 - Men's Great Kilt

"So you're going to wear the great kilt, here's how!" All of the mysteries of the great kilt will be revealed through a wee chat and an entertaining demonstration. Discover why it looks fantastic on all men!

1:30 - Women's 18th Century Clothing

"What's that up her petticoat?"
Come see the scandalous Scottish striptease with a very proper lass from the 1750s. Learn about underpinnings to outerwear and how to wear it appropriately.

2:00 - Scottish Ancestry

You cannot do serious Scottish genealogy from Ancestry.com, Familysearch, FindMyPast, MyHeritage etc. They just don't have the records. But the Scottish records you need are available and easy to access. Dr. Bruce Durie will show you where, and how.

2:30 - Heavy Athletics

A discussion about each of the 7 heavy events utilized on the mountain. A brief - history of each event and what its origins may have been as well as specific rules. Don't miss this opportunity to see the weights up close and watch professional athletes demonstrate their techniques.

Date: July 8-10, 2016

Location:
Grandfather Mountain,
2050 Blowing Rock Highway,
Linville, NC 28646,

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