Tuesday, September 19, 2006


As I referenced earlier, I have a passion for Scottish and Irish Music. This Saturday, you have an opportunity to come and see what I am talking about at ClanJamFry, the Memphis Scottish Festival at Evergreen Presbyterian Church, located at University & Tutwiler, near Rhodes College.

We will have a solid lineup of music and dance; here's the schedule for the Scottish Faire:

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM--Faire. A whole day of fun, games, music, and dancing! Activities include Scottish vendors, food (local and Scottish), a children's area, contests and games for older youth and adults, sheep herding demos, Scottish Clans and societies in full regalia, a Bonniest Knees contest, a Most Dour Scot contest, a Parade of Clans, bagpipes, dog rescue groups, a falconry exhibit, Scottish Games demos, a Heritage Tent, and more bagpipes. Also, during the Faire, Clanjamfry will host music and dance venues with performances held throughout the day, plus a Highland dance competition! The schedules for music and dance are...

Music Stage:
10:00-10:45 AM - Fiddlers Four
10:45-11:15 AM - 5K Run awards
11:15 AM-12:00 PM - Peggy Loyd
12:00-12:30 PM - Opening Ceremony, Parade of Tartans
12:30-1:15 PM - Fiddlers Four
1:15-2:00 PM - Peggy Loyd
2:00-2:30 PM - Bonniest Knees contest, Honored Clan presentation
2:30-3:30 PM - Kula (Steve's note: these are the folks from Selmer!)
3:45-4:30 PM - The Border Collies
4:30-4:45 PM - Announcement of Contest Winners
4:45-5:30 The Border Collies
5:30 PM - Closing Benediction

Dance Stage
9:30 AM - (Morning competition check-in)
10:00-11:30 AM - Highland Dance Competition, Pre-Premier
11:30 AM-12:00 PM - Evergreen Bonnie Dancers "Won't You Join the Dance?"
12:00-12:30 PM - Opening Ceremonies
12:30 PM - (Afternoon competition check-in)
12:30-1:30 PM - WindDance "Celtic Freestyle"
1:30-2:45 PM - Highland Dance Competition, Premier
2:45-3:00 PM - Highland Dance demo
3:00-3:30 PM - Memphis Scottish Country Dancers, demo
3:45-4:30 PM - Inis Acla School of Traditional Irish Step Dance
4:30-5:00 PM - Jazzercise demo, Evergreen Outreach Ministries
5:00-5:15 PM - Snowden School Elementary Chorus, directed by Kenleta Pokorski
5:15-5:30 PM - Evergreen Bonnie Dancers "Won't You Join the Dance?"
5:30 PM - Closing Benediction

Wolf River Pipe & Drums Performances
Noon - Opening Ceremonies, in front of church
1:00 PM - Presentation with Performance, church sanctuary
2:00 PM - Encore Presentation with Performance, church sanctuary
3:30 PM - afternoon march on, in front of church

For more infomation on performers on the Music Stage and Special Music Events, please go to the
Music page. For more infomation on performances and competition on the Dance Stage, please go to the Dance page.

Ticket prices for the Faire on Saturday are:
Faire Tickets:
General Admission--$5
Senior Citizen--$4
Student (with ID)--$2
Military (in uniform or with ID) and family--$2 per person
Children, age 5 thru 12--$2
Children, age 4 and under--free

Afterwards, there will be a concert in the sanctuary featuring Enoch Kent and Brian McNeill, legendary founder of the Battlefield Band (and someone who makes me look right-wing by comparison! This will cost $20, but it is worth it once you hear his fiddling and his songs.

I hope to see you Saturday.....

1 comment:

captainkona said...

Sounds like fun, LWC. Wish we could be there. I personally love bagpipes and that beautiful, haunting music they produce.

Being here on the TN/VA border (exactly 3 blocks) there's no shortage of Scots/Irish music to be found (but way too much Blue Grass ewwwww).

Ya'll have fun and post som pictures if you get a chance.

Regards, captainkona