Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: July 19, 2014

 

21st Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival - 2nd largest in New England, Northampton, MA, July 19th

 

 

Northampton, Massachusetts, July 7, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - On Saturday, July 19th, Look Park, Northampton, MA comes alive with the 21st Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival. There will be Highland dancers, Highland pipers and drummers, a clan parade, sheep herding, Scottish dogs and other animals, wool spinners and weavers and lively Celtic music.  Celebrate your Scottish heritage – real or coveted – with kilt-wearing, tree-tossing Scotsmen at the Highland athletic games and delight in plates piled high with scones, shortbread, bridies or meat pies. 
 
This family fun event includes children’s athletic games and a water spray park.  Many Clans and a genealogist will be present to assist in tracing your Scottish ancestry. Vendors will be offering a variety of Scottish foods and imports.  Listen to the beautiful Celtic harp music of the Pioneer Valley Harpers’ Guild.  Learn about spinning and weaving from the Weavers’ Guild of Springfield. Relive history with the Historic Highlanders.
 
World class Celtic music  from 9:45 AM to 9:30 PM.  Featured artists Albannach, Prydein, The Cabeys, Charlie Zahm, The Bell Family and Julie MacNayr Pike, will present music ranging from sweet, pure song and boisterous ballads all the way to fiery fiddling and full-blown Celtic rock & tribal drums.  Whether sitting in the Ceilidh Tent watching the show, quenching your thirst in the Celtic Pub with local microbrews or just having a picnic on the grass nearby, plan on enjoying great live Celtic music throughout the day.
 
The Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  Its mission is to support other nonprofit organizations and to provide scholarships for qualifying Scottish dance, pipe and/or drum students.  Event co-sponsored by: Westfield Bank, New England Public Radio and the NEPR News Network, Burger King of Northampton, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and the Valley Advocate/Preview.
 
The event runs from 9am-5pm; music until 9:30. Look Park is at 300 North Main St., Florence, MA.

 

Tickets: $16.00, children 6-12, $5.00, under 6 free - rain or shine. Discount Tickets at:  www.glasgowlands.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Peter Langmore

Email: glasgowlands@hotmail.com

Phone: 413-848-2816

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival, Inc

P.O. Box 86, Blandford, Massachusetts, 01008

Web: www.glasgowlands.org

 

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Massachusetts, Blandford, Event Date: July 19, 2014

21st Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival - 2nd largest in New England, Northampton, MA, July 19th

On Saturday, July 19th, Look Park, Northampton, MA comes alive with the 21st Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival. There will be Highland dancers, Highland pipers and drummers, a clan parade, sheep herding, Scottish dogs and other animals, wool spinners and weavers and lively Celtic music.  Celebrate your Scottish heritage – real or coveted – with kilt-wearing, tree-tossing Scotsmen at the Highland athletic games and delight in plates piled high with scones, shortbread, bridies or meat pies.    This family fun event includes children’s athletic games and a water spray park.  Many Clans and a genealogist will be present to assist in tracing your Scottish ancestry. Vendors will be offering a variety of Scottish foods and imports.  Listen to the beautiful Celtic harp music of the Pioneer Valley Harpers’ Guild.  Learn about spinning and weaving from the Weavers’ Guild of Springfield. Relive history with the Historic Highlanders. The event runs from 9am-5pm; music until 9:30. Look Park is at 300 North Main St., Florence, MA.   Tickets: $16.00, children 6-12, $5.00, under 6 free - rain or shine. Discount Tickets at:  www.glasgowlands.org

 

 

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