Here is a recap of the days events…
The Sedalia Center’s Celtic Festival and Highland Games makes its return on Saturday, March 26th. After a two-year hiatus, the event promises to be bigger and better than ever. We’ll have sheepdog herding exhibitions, highland games including the very popular caber toss, broadsword demonstrations, whisky tasting/seminar, and great traditional music featuring Second Wynde, Kinnfolk, Brian Coughlin, Blue Ridge Irish Music School dancers and musicians, pipe and drum bands, and local favorite, Landon Pollard on fiddle.
Our Blue Room Pub will be open with pub drinks and pub fare including Bangers and Mash, concessions open and catered by Merridith’s Restaurant, Ferguson’s Family Provisions with alpha-GAL friendly food including beer-battered fish and chips, kettle corn, cotton candy, pork rinds, Welsh cakes, ice cream, and more. In addition to all this great food, we’ll have St. Kilda with authentic tartans and apparel, and many other artists and artisans. There’s a Celtic Art Exhibition in our gallery, featuring local artist Mike Milton. There’s something for everyone at this year’s Celtic Festival and Highland Games.
Second Wynde presents a wide range of Celtic music and sea songs in a mixture of styles. Using shanties, traditional Scottish and Irish dance tunes, ballads, airs and pub songs, the band blends its performance in unique ways to present a very interesting evening of entertainment.
The musical background of Second Wynde members is quite varied: from Bach to Rock, Jazz to Jam, Blues to Bluegrass and Folk to Funk. Most certainly, every performance includes a touch of all these styles.
There are bagpipes, fiddles, whistles and flutes – guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis, dulcimers and dancers – many forms of percussion and a kitchen sink full of instrumental surprises.
From the sea shanties that inspired the band’s name to the Celtic songs that are part of our Appalachian culture, Second Wynde will always provide a playlist and sound that will be fresh and fun!
~ Providing Exceptional American Celtic Music ~
~ And Songs of the Sea ~
Forty Years in the Making and Aged to Perfection!
Blue Ridge Highlands Heritage Tartan
A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland. Learn More by visiting tartanregister.gov.uk
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