The Festival schedule is jam-packed with events. New this year: lectures and much more living history. Come early and stay all day!

    Festival Schedule by Area of Event

     Enter Festival Grounds via Old River Road near the entrance of Friendsville-Addison Road and Park Street. Follow signs to Friendsville Community Park and White Water Take Out. Continue on Old River Road for the vehicle entrances and look for our parking attendants.

    Enter Festival Grounds via Old River Road near the entrance of Friendsville-Addison Road and Park Street. Follow signs to Friendsville Community Park and White Water Take Out. Continue on Old River Road for the vehicle entrances and look for our parking attendants.

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    Opening Parade

    10:30am  |  Pipes & Drum bands herald the opening of the Festival, including Garrett Highlands Pipes & Drums, the Pipes and Drums of St. Andrews, West Virginia Highlanders of Davis and Elkins College, and the Jaffa Highlanders

    Main Celtic Stage

    11:00am-12:00pm  |  IONA, sponsored in part by Judi Merriman
    12:30pm-2:00pm  |  Aurora Celtic sponsored by Demaree Inflatable Boats
    2:30pm-4:00pm  |  Hickory Wind
    4:30pm-6:00pm  |  Shanty Irish

    The Green

    All Day  |   Mid-Atlantic Scottish Athletic Games
    12:00pm  |  Gathering on the Green
    12:30pm  |  Featured MASA Athletes and Showcase of Events
    12:30pm-6:00pm  |  Pipe & Drum bands perform throughout the Festival grounds

    Village Tent

    11:00am-11:50am  |  Scots-Irish Immigration to America - John Miles
    1:00pm-1:50pm   |  The Irish in Maryland and the B&O Railroad - Cecilia Wright
    2:00pm-2:50pm  |  Regalia and Traditions of the Pipe Regiments - Curt Mitchell
    3:00pm-3:50pm  |  From Fiber to Fashion: The Making of a Tartan - Kathy Wells of Clan Hay
    4:00pm-4:50pm  |  Viking Colonization of the British Isles - John Miles

    Damhsa Dance Tent

    11:00am-11:50am  |  Duffy School of Irish Dance
    1:00pm-1:50pm   |  Potomac Highlands Scottish Dancers
    2:00pm-2:50pm  |  Duffy School of Irish Dance
    3:00pm-3:50pm  |  Medieval English Country Dance in the 21st Century - Anjuli McDonald
    4:00pm-4:50pm  |  Dance Workshop
    5:00pm-6:00pm  |  Learn Irish group dances at the All-Festival Ceili Dance led by the Duffy School

    Highland Stage

    11:00am-11:50am  |  Tar liom! Learn Gaelic - Ellen Wilds
    1:00pm-1:50pm    |  Mary, Queen of Scots - Anjuli McDonald
    2:00pm-2:50pm  |  Celtic Instrumentation - performers from IONA
    3:00pm-3:50pm  |  Tea and the Celtic Connection - Judy Larkin
    4:00pm-4:50pm  |  History of Friendsville - Ina Hicks sponsored by Clear Mountain Bank
    5:00pm-5:50pm  |  The Many Faces of Celtic Spirituality - Judith Clister

    Shamrock Room

    11:00am-11:50am  |  Celtic Harp - Lynne Dale & Avalon Folmsbee sponsored by Mountaineer Log Homes
    1:00pm-1:50pm   |  Celtic Musical Roots in Appalachia - Bob Shank from Hickory Wind
    2:00pm-2:50pm  |  Celtic Pipes & Bouzouki - Greg Latta sponsored by Marci McClive
    3:00pm-3:50pm  |  Celtic Harp - Lynne Dale & Avalon Folmsbee sponsored by Mountaineer Log Homes
    4:00pm-4:50pm  |  Celtic Pipes & Bouzouki - Greg Latta sponsored by Marci McClive

    Rainbow's End Children's Area

    All Day   |  Craft stations, costumes, fairy gardens, facepainting, contests, and much more
    11:00am-1:00pm  |  Registration open for Kids’ Highland Games for ages 6-12
    1:00pm   |  Scales & Tales birds of prey - Deep Creek Lake State Park Rangers
    1:30pm   |  Kids’ Highland Games ages 6-9
    2:00pm  |  Learn about Captain Kidd, Scottish Sailor and Pirate - John Miles
    2:30pm  |  Kids’ Highland Games ages 10-12
    3:00pm  |  Gaelic Songs and Stories - Ellen Wilds
    4:00pm  |  Celtic Tales and Myths - Judith Clister
    5:00pm  |  An Irish Play and Parade with the Pied Piper – everyone welcome to join!

    Living History in the Village

    All Day  |  The Great War Foundation, The Appin Society, and MacLean's/Jamie's Bairns

    Celtic Village & Glen of Clans

    Explore the many Clans flying their family tartans and learn Celtic history from various re-enactors. See weaving, and pottery demonstrations. Shop Celtic gifts from the many artisan vendors. The aroma of delicious grub and grog will lead you there!

     

    Festival Schedule by Time of Event

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    All Day  |  Mid-Atlantic Scottish Association Highland Games (Green)
    All Day  |  Craft stations, costumes, fairy gardens, facepainting, contests, and much more (Rainbow's End)
    10:30am  |  Opening Parade (Green)

    11:00AM

    11:00am-12:00pm  |  IONA (Main Celtic Stage) sponsored in part by Judi Merriman
    11:00am-11:50am  |  Celtic Harp - Lynne Dale & Avalon Folmsbee (Shamrock Room) sponsored by Mountaineer Log Homes
    11:00am-11:50am  |  Scots-Irish Immigration to America - John Miles (Village Tent)
    11:00am-11:50am  |  Duffy School of Irish Dance (Damhsa Dance Tent)
    11:00am-11:50am  |  Tar liom! Learn Gaelic - Ellen Wilds (Highland Pavilion)
    11:00am-1:00pm   |  Registration open for Kids’ Highland Games for ages 6-12 (Rainbow's End)

    12:00PM

    12:00pm  |  Gathering on the Green
    12:30pm-2:00pm  |  Aurora Celtic
    (Main Celtic Stage) sponsored by Demaree Inflatable Boats

    1:00PM

    1:00pm-1:50pm  |  Celtic Musical Roots in Appalachia - Bob Shank from Hickory Wind (Shamrock Room)
    1:00pm-1:50pm  |  The Irish in Maryland and the B&O Railroad - John Miles (Village Tent)
    1:00pm-1:50pm  |  Potomac Highlands Scottish Dancers (Damhsa Dance Tent)
    1:00pm-1:50pm  |  Mary, Queen of Scots - Anjuli McDonald (Highland Pavilion)
    1:00pm  |  Scales & Tales birds of prey - Deep Creek Lake State Park Rangers (Rainbow's End)
    1:30pm  |  Kids’ Highland Games, ages 6-9 (Rainbow's End)

    2:00PM

    2:00pm-2:50pm |  Celtic Pipes & Bouzouki - Greg Latta (Shamrock Room)
    2:00pm-2:50pm  |  Celtic Instrumentation - performers from IONA (Highland Pavilion)
    2:00pm-2:50pm  |  Duffy School of Irish Dance (Damhsa Dance Tent)
    2:00pm-2:50pm  |  Regalia and Traditions of the Pipe Regiments - Curt Mitchell (Village Tent)
    2:00pm  |  Learn about Captain Kidd, Scottish Sailor and Pirate - John Miles (Rainbow's End)
    2:30pm-4:00pm  |  Hickory Wind (Main Celtic Stage)
    2:30pm  |  Kids’ Highland Games, ages 10-12 (Rainbow's End)

    3:00PM

    3:00pm-3:50pm  |  Celtic Harp - Lynne Dale & Avalon Folmsbee (Shamrock Room) sponsored by Mountaineer Log Homes
    3:00pm-3:50pm  |  From Fiber to Fashion: The Making of a Tartan - Kathy Wells of Clan Hay (Village Tent)
    3:00pm-3:50pm  |  Medieval English Country Dance in the 21st Century - Anjuli McDonald (Damhsa Dance Tent)
    3:00pm-3:50pm  |  Tea and the Celtic Connection with Judy Larkin (Highland Pavilion)
    3:00pm  |  Gaelic Songs and Stories - Ellen Wilds (Rainbow's End)

    4:00PM

    4:00pm-4:50pm  |  Celtic Pipes & Bouzouki - Greg Latta (Shamrock Room)
    4:00pm-4:50pm  |  Viking Colonization of the British Isles - John Miles (Village Tent)
    4:00pm-4:50pm  |  Dance Workshop  (Damhsa Dance Tent)
    4:00pm-4:50pm  |  History of Friendsville - Ina Hicks (Highland Pavilion) sponsored by Clear Mountain Bank
    4:00pm  |  Celtic Tales and Myths - Judith Clister (Rainbow's End)
    4:30pm-6:00pm  |  Shanty Irish (Main Celtic Stage)
     

    5:00PM

    5:00pm-6:00pm  |  Learn Irish group dances at the All-Festival Ceili Dance led by the Duffy School (Damhsa Dance Tent)
    5:00pm-5:50pm  |  The Many Faces of Celtic Spirituality - Judith Clister (Highland Pavilion)
    5:00pm  |  An Irish Play and Parade with the Pied Piper – everyone welcome to join! (Rainbow's End)