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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Scottish Festival is Back to Celtic Roots on 20th Anniversary

Kincardine | by Megan Johnson  

The weekend events will kick-off with a female line-up of performers tomorrow (July 5)

It's time to break out the Kilts as Kincardine's Award Winning Scottish Festival takes over the shoreline town and celebrates its 20th year of showcasing its Celtic roots. 

Tony Doherty President and Entertainment Director for the Festival says opening ceremonies will kick-off Friday (July 5) at 7 p.m. with help from Dignitary the Royal Bruce of Elgin with world-champion fiddler Shane Cook; who is followed by a female set of artists including local artist Madison Violet. "We're trying to exposé the ladies out there and this Friday set is specifically dedicated to the women," says Doherty.

Saturday will feature the Pipe and Drum, Highland Dance and Heavy Events competitions, with the Parade of Clans beginning at 11 a.m. 

Bruce Power's Executive Vice-President of Cooperate Affairs - James Scongack will act as Grand Marshall for the parade.

The Kincardine Pipe Band will tour the streets at 8 p.m., before the evening concert begins.

"We'll start our main stage off with Shane Cook, following that will be the Thogs; we will have the Screaming Orphans; and our main act Saturday is going to be the Barra MacNeils and we used the theme back to our Celtic Roots, so that's why were keeping the Barra MacNeils there," says Doherty.

Closing down the evening or performances will be The Mudmen.
 
The Final Day of festivities will feature a day of competition.

"It's a full day of Highland competition, tossing the caber, putting the shot and tossing the bale (sheaf) so that's the main competitive things and they raise the level each time," says Doherty. 

Tickets for the event can be found HERE. 

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