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Tartan Day NC 2019

Friday, Apr. 12–Saturday, Apr. 13

Did you know North Carolina has the largest concentration of Scottish descendants of any state in the U.S.? On April 12-13, enjoy two free, daylong celebrations of bagpipes, Highland dancing, genealogy discussions, demonstrations and a few surprises, and learn the history of Scots in North Carolina.

Organized by Celtic Force Enterprises

Schedule of Events for Friday, April 12

10 a.m.          Piping on the Plaza

10 a.m.          Views and Sounds of Scotland

10:45 a.m.     JV Hudson - Pipe Tunes

10:55 a.m.     Dr. Bruce Durie - Clans, Families & the Real Story of Tartans

12:00 p.m.     Welcome on the Plaza

12:30 p.m.     Dr. Bruce Durie - Performing Songs of the Jacobites Part 1

1:20 p.m.       The Kilt & How to Wear It

1:45 p.m.       JV Hudson - History of the Pipes

2:20 p.m.       Dr. Bruce Durie - Performing Songs of the Jacobites Part 2

3:00 p.m.       Views and Sounds of Scotland

Schedule of Events for Saturday, April 13

10 a.m.          Piping on the Plaza

10:15 a.m.     Author Suzanne Adair - The Price of Highland Scots' Loyalty to King George III at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge 

11:00 a.m.     Live Chat with Scotland - Members of Clan Ranald Trust Talk about their Experience on Set of Outlander

12:00 p.m.     Welcome on the Plaza with special guest Congressman Mike McIntyre - Generations of NC Scots

12:30 p.m.     Trip Rogers - Music of Scotland

1:40 p.m.       Live Chat with Scotland - Members of Clan Ranald Trust Talk about their Experience on Set of Outlander

2:30 p.m.       Wake & District Pipe Band

3:00 p.m.       The Kilt & How to Wear It

3:30 p.m.        Views and Sounds of Scotland

Interview with Congressman Mike McIntyre on CBS 17

Interview with Congressman Mike McIntyre on Spectrum News