John Miles

John Miles

 Honorary Drum Major Mitchell   

Honorary Drum Major Mitchell

 

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Living History Performers

Celtic history comes to life with Chautauqua style presentations, and family histories in the Glen of Clans

    CHAUTAUQUA EVENTS

    • Celtic Instrumentation with featured musical performers IONA
    • Celtic Influences in Appalachia from featured musical performer Bob Shank
    • Irish and Northumbrian Pipes and Bouzouki by Greg Latta
    • Mary, Queen of Scots Character impersonation by Ellen McDaniel-Weissler
    • John Miles presents: "Scots-Irish Immigration to America," "Captain Kidd, Scottish Sailor and Pirate," and "The Viking Colonization of the British Isles"
    • "Irish Immigrants and the B&O Railroad in Maryland" by Cecilia Wright, Irish Railroad Workers Museum
    • Celtic Spirituality by Judith Clister, author of Connections: Exploring our Connections with Nature and Life
    • History of Friendsville and the Welsh in the Region by Friendsville folk historian Ina Hicks
    • Tar liom! Learn Gaelic with Ellen Wilds, historical researcher, author and singer
    • Day in the Life of a Drum Major with Curt Mitchell, Honorary Drum Major of this festival and DM, Pipes and Drums of St. Andrews, Parkersburg, WV 
    • Fashioning an Official Clan Tartan: From Fiber to Fashion by Kathy Wells, Clan Hay, and weaver
    • Tea and the Celtic Connection, Judy Larkin, Larkin Tea Company
     

    GLEN OF CLANS and SOCIETIES

     

    • Clan Hay - Honored Clan of 2018

    • Clan Bell
    • Clan Donald
    • Clan Fergusson Society of North America
    • Clan Henderson
    • Clan MacDougal
    • Clan MacRae
    • Clan Scott Society USA
    • Clan Wallace
    • Ancient Order of Hibernians
     Mary, Queen of Scots

    Mary, Queen of Scots

     
     Clan Hay Tartan

    Clan Hay Tartan

     
     
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    Support for the expanded history presentations for the 2018 festival provided by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area