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|Posted by: togo 20-Sep-2012, 02:03 PM|
| The Festival is at Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH which has beautiful scenery and is always well attended!
"The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, the largest and most diverse Scottish cultural festival in the Northeast, is presented by The New Hampshire Gathering of the Scottish Clans, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of the music, dance, athletics and customs of the Scottish people and to the continuance of the Gaelic culture. Always starting on the third Friday of each September, there are three full days of activities that offer something for everyone and include competitions (Highland Dance, Piping, Drumming, Pipe Bands, Fiddle, Harp, Scottish Heavy Athletics and Sheep Dog Trials), Clan Village, Vendor Villages, multiple World-Class venues, Seminars,Whisky Tastings, Living History area and so much more!"
|Posted by: Keltic 20-Sep-2012, 09:26 PM|
|I was there over 30 years ago and still remember the beauty of the venue. It is definitely the most scenic games that I've ever attended.|
|Posted by: togo 07-Sep-2013, 05:23 AM|
| 2013 Info:
NH Scot Highland Games
Amongst the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country, the NH Highland Games and Festival (NHHG&F) includes the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, with over 60 clans and societies; Massed Bands; Sheepdog Trials; Celtic World Music Concerts; the New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship; International Scottish Athletics; New England Highland Dance Championships; New England Solo Piping Drumming Championships; Scottish Harp (Clarsach) other instrumental competitions. Join us for three days of music, food, competitions and more at the 37th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival!
Brendan Carry Block
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
The American Rogues
|Posted by: MacFive 08-Sep-2013, 07:23 PM|
| We will be there for our 1st Highland Dance competition. It was about 6-7 years ago we had everything planned and unfortunately I had an allergic reaction to anti-botics from a tooth procedure and ended up in the hospital.
Looking forward to 2 days of fun on Sat and Sun and Albanach, massed bands and of course some meat pies!
|Posted by: MacFive 23-Sep-2013, 06:39 PM|
| Have to report the 38th Highland Games at Loon was terrific! Caught 2 shows each of Albannach and Hot Chili Pipers. Unbelievable. I have no voice left and I spent most of today recovering from the weekend. Lots of meat pies, fish and chips, lamp and thumbs with gravy (yum).
Will be at Scotland, CT in 2 weeks for their games. Lovin the games!
|Posted by: togo 12-Sep-2014, 04:59 PM|
| 2014 Information:
HighlightsNH Scot Highland Games
Amongst the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country, the NH Highland Games & Festival (NHHG&F) includes the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, with over 60 clans and societies; Massed Bands; Sheepdog Trials; Celtic World Music Concerts; the New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship; International Scottish Athletics; New England Highland Dance Championships; New England Solo Piping Drumming Championships; Scottish Harp (Clarsach) other instrumental competitions. Join us for three days of music, food, competitions and more at the 39th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival!
Featuring the best entertainers from Scotland, Canada and the US. We are pleased to welcome a great line-up of talent to the 39th NH Highland Games & Festival.
Click Here for 2014 Performers
More 30 Pipe Bands from Canada and the United States appeared over the three days of the NHHG&F
Scottish Heavy Athletics
The New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival has become a favorite venue many of the world's top Heavyweight athletes. Come and cheer on your favorite competitor as they exhibit their skill and strength!
Seminars in Whisky or BeerTastings and Scottish History. Demonstrations and workshops in Harp, Fiddle and Scottish Country Dancing. Don't miss the storytelling in our Youth Program. Be sure to check the schedule when it is posted in late summer for all the details.
Competitions in Highland Dance, Piping and Drumming, Pipe Bands, Fiddle, and Harp are all an exciting component of the NH Highland Games & Festival. Entry forms for all competition areas including the annual golf tournament are available for download from this website each year in late spring. On-line entries for Highland Dance, Piping and Drumming and Pipe Bands are also available at the same time.
The NHHG&F offers a great Youth Program on Saturday and Sunday. Children can try their hand at various craft projects, participate in games and demonstrations or listen to the storyteller! Events are designed for children 5 years to pre-teen, but we welcome all who are interested in discovering more about Scottish culture in an interactive way!
|Posted by: togo 25-Aug-2015, 06:26 PM|
| 40th NH HIGHLAND GAMES & FESTIVAL!
September 18, 19, 20, 2015 Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH
The same White Mountains Paul just visited and as my family does yearly for the fall foliage. Great area!
NH Scot Highland Games
"Amongst the largest and one of the most diverse games in the country, the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival (NHHG&F) brings competitions, clans, living history, and entertainment to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Competitoins are held in individual piping & drumming and pipe bands, highland dancing, fiddle, harp (clarsach), sheep dogs, and heavy Scottish athletics. Over 60 clans and societies, and living history encampments bring the history of Scotland to life. With multiple venues, Scottish and Celtic performers entertain with traditional and modern music. Join us for three days of music, food, competitions and more as we celebrate the 40th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival."
Entertainment at its best. Experience the music of the performers at the 2015 New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival at the various venues around the Games.
RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS
BRENDAN CAREY BLOCK
|Posted by: togo 15-Sep-2017, 05:20 AM|
"Our History: The New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival was born out of the Clan Picnic organized by the Capt. John D. Murray, Evelyn Murray and Tom Lenthall, held on the first Sunday in August 1975 at Loon Mountain. The Games have grown to become one of the largest and most diverse commemorations of Scottish art and culture in North America. It was the initial success of that picnic which led to the founding of the first New Hampshire Highland Games in 1976. From this foundation, the inspiration grew to hold an annual event and formalize an organization which became known as The New Hampshire Gathering of the Scottish Clans, Inc. Incorporated as a nonprofit corporation, the organization d.b.a. NHSCOT is dedicated to the furtherance of dance, music, athletics and customs of the Scottish people and the continuance of the Gaelic culture."
Massive Schedule with such a variety of activities and options!
|Posted by: togo 10-Sep-2018, 07:30 PM|
This is a huge event in a great spot in the White Mountains of Hew Hampshire.
Enter the Haggis
and many more....
Packed with activities and performances.
Here is the Program:
|Posted by: togo 16-Sep-2022, 03:38 AM|
| 47th NH Highland Games & Festival!
The Spirit of Scotland – Distilled into a Single Weekend!
All the sights and sounds you are used to will be back at the 47th New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, September 16 – 18 at Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, NH. Here’s a peak at what to expect:
-Our international guests are back! Chef Gary Maclean will be cooking up new dishes from his Scottish Kitchen cookbook.
-Athletes from Scotland, Iceland, and across the United States will showcase their strength on the athletic field.
-The music of Albannach, Seven Nations, Syr and all your other favorites will fill festival grounds.
-Piping, drumming and dance competitions return.
-Seminars, Try-Its, and so much more!
There will be fun for the whole family at our three-day Scottish festival!