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What do you enjoy most at a festival?
Massed Bands [ 26 ]  [20.47%]
Highland Dancing [ 12 ]  [9.45%]
Heavy Athletics [ 6 ]  [4.72%]
Clan Tents [ 9 ]  [7.09%]
Concerts [ 27 ]  [21.26%]
Vendors [ 11 ]  [8.66%]
Whiskey Tasting [ 3 ]  [2.36%]
Men in Kilts [ 19 ]  [14.96%]
Women in Kilts [ 14 ]  [11.02%]
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Posted on 04-Nov-2003, 11:25 PM
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QUOTE (brettzky42 @ Nov 4 2003, 10:24 PM)
I love the music at these things but I especially like working as a vendor. Good people, great fun. Besides, when your working as a kilt vendor, you can go pants free for days at a time!

If your tables are high enough you can go pants and kilt free. (not that I have)


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Posted on 06-Nov-2003, 03:18 PM
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I would love to vote on this one but considering that I have never been to one of these I can't in good honor vote. Oregon doesn't have anything like this. I would love to start something like Highland games considering how many Celtic people we have in this state but I wouldn't even know where to start.
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QUOTE (Angel Whitefang @ Nov 6 2003, 04:18 PM)
I would love to vote on this one but considering that I have never been to one of these I can't in good honor vote. Oregon doesn't have anything like this. I would love to start something like Highland games considering how many Celtic people we have in this state but I wouldn't even know where to start.
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Some events in Oregon:

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March Portland Irish Festival - Portland
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April Oregon Scottish Heritage Festival - Albany
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May Celtic Bhealltain Festival - Eugene
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July Athena Caledonian Games - Athena
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July Portland Highland Games - Portland
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Aug The High Desert Celtic Festival - Prineville
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Aug Oregon Highland Games - Winston

Have fun next year at the festivals Angel. We expect that you will take all of them in!!
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Posted on 29-Nov-2003, 03:44 PM
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It was really hard to vote on this one as I love several things about the Highland games. In Arizona here we have three a year!

1) the Men in kilts
2) the pipers and drum bands (I hear the pipes for days too afterwards unsure.gif )
3) The Vendors cause I love to buy the Celtic jewelry.
4) The Highland dancing
5) Clan MacPherson booth

I am also a big fan of the Renaissance festivals. Attend that every year. I love the period costumes and all the fun be had by there. Some good looking men in kilts there too! wink.gif


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I love the piping and the dancing and the drumming and just everything at the games, its a great way to spend the day, and if the vendors are local craftsman then you can get some great buys on fantastic nicknacks


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We are one of our three Highland games this past weekend! It was really big and awesome! Alex Beaton was there performing and I so I hung around for most of the day listening to him. Was neat to hear her perform some of the songs I have heard here on CR. I got to hear my favorite Scottish song, Scotland the Brave from the pipes and drum. Such both a sad and proud song. Then I had some meat pie for lunch. That was good, but then never having had it in Scotland I had nothing to compare it to. Would like to know what the meat and mixture is inside the meat pie. Anybody know? Not that it matters, just curious.
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Was it a steak pie, or a mutton pie, CR? Steak pie is often made with flaky or rough puff pastry and our mutton pies are made with a water crust . The filling is mutton and onions with a blend of spices (depending on which baker you buy them from!) The filling in mutton pies is a little 'peppery', but delicious.
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QUOTE (Catriona @ Mar 2 2004, 05:19 PM)
Was it a steak pie, or a mutton pie, CR? Steak pie is often made with flaky or rough puff pastry and our mutton pies are made with a water crust . The filling is mutton and onions with a blend of spices (depending on which baker you buy them from!) The filling in mutton pies is a little 'peppery', but delicious.

Cat! Uh! I couldn't tell you, honestly. but I would venture to say it was mutton pie from what you described! However, the crust was about 1 inch thick and very heavy. I am sure the people here didn't do it justice as I would have gotten in Scotland. If it was peppery, it wasn't enough for me! I love that! But it still was very very good! They had cornbeef and cabbage too. I LOVE cabbage! But don't care for corn beef though.

I am already planning to go the games in Flagstaff in July and hopefully will have other Scottish delicacies! Plus, one of my favorite bands is going to be there, the Wicked Tinkers! thumbs_up.gif Will have to spend the night for that event as it is 3-1/2 hours away.
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QUOTE (CelticRose @ Mar 2 2004, 05:38 PM)

I am already planning to go the games in Flagstaff in July and hopefully will have other Scottish delicacies! Plus, one of my favorite bands is going to be there, the Wicked Tinkers! thumbsup.gif Will have to spend the night for that event as it is 3-1/2 hours away.

Rosemary, make sure you sit near the stage or an aisle seat. And wear your dancing shoes. The Tinkers come off the stage (yea, like that's something new with them) and form a conga line. You just have to jump in line. partytime.gif
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Oh thank you Mike! I have spoken to hubby about it tonight and he said he was game to go! I am so excited! It is not until July 17, but I so want to see the Wicked Tinkers. I just really love their music! I want to make my reservations a head of time for hotel accomodations.

Now also, my favorite author, Diana Gabaldon, will be there too doing a reading and book signing! That's how I found out about it! So there are more reasons for me to go than one! Plus, if you have never been to Flagstaff, Arizona, it is a place to be and go to! Very beautiful place up in the mountains!

Anyway, Mike! Thanks for telling me! Sounds like a lot of fun! thumbs_up.gif
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I just found out that The Irish Rovers played practically in my backyard this past weekend and I didn't know about it crybaby.gif !!!


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QUOTE (CelticRose @ Mar 2 2004, 10:38 PM)
Cat! Uh! I couldn't tell you, honestly. but I would venture to say it was mutton pie from what you described! However, the crust was about 1 inch thick and very heavy.  I am sure the people here didn't do it justice as I would have gotten in Scotland. If it was peppery, it wasn't enough for me! I love that! But it still was very very good!  They had cornbeef and cabbage too. I LOVE cabbage! But don't care for corn beef though.

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Pastry AN INCH THICK? unsure.gif It must have been AWFUL! A water crust pastry should basically be a thin shell to hold the meat filling, with a thin 'lid' which has a hole in the centre to allow the steam to be released during cooking, and is just the right size to let you put a good dollop of HP sauce into the meat mixture.... The one you ate sounds like you could have used it as a doorstop!!! You'll just have to wait for your trip to Scotland to find out how mutton pies are supposed to taste! biggrin.gif

Corned beef and cabbage is what we mostly consider an Irish dish - so you seemed to have the foods of other Celtic nations at your Games, CR!
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lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif Cat! I would agree it could have been comparable to a doorstop! I was trying to be polite as I have no idea what true Scottish food should taste like! biggrin.gif It didn't have hole in the middle. Only an inch thick crust and very hard at that...............a doorstop! laugh.gif I still liked it though. biggrin.gif Can you imagine what I would think of the real thing? Yummy!

Well you know? I thought corn beef and cabbage was an Irish dish, but I was not sure! I just know I don't like cornbeef! My mother used to cook it all the time............she must have been Irish for sure............and I always hated the cornbeef.....yuk. The cabbage? I swear I could eat a whole head of that stuff! I just love it! thumbs_up.gif
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QUOTE (MDF3530 @ Mar 2 2004, 10:45 PM)
I just found out that The Irish Rovers played practically in my backyard this past weekend and I didn't know about it crybaby.gif !!!

Oh no! Mike! How horrible! Poor you!
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I just happened upon this thread. There's one thing missing from the poll. Beer Tents! There's nothing like finishing massed bands (I've been in more than I can count) and cooling of with some nice cold suds. beer_mug.gif smile.gif


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