General Info & Faqs


In addition to traditional pipes and drums, dancing, and athletic competitions, the Games is a celebration full of demonstrations, performance and musical entertainment related to many aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture. There’s something bonny for every age!



Seamus Kennedy

Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been entertaining audiences all over the United States for the past 32 years. With a ready wit and a vast store of songs, he travels from Alaska to Florida, performing for audiences ranging from Popes and presidents to bartenders and bricklayers, college students and kindergartners.‎


Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 30 plus years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release seventeen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,500 gigs. It’s also enjoyed an evolving line-up that’s enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.‎

Chris Baldwin

Chris Baldwin will entertain Festival goers with his wide range of Celtic songs. With over 20 years of experience playing in pubs, clubs, and festivals, Chris Baldwin has become known for his high-energy, highly entertaining performances as a storyteller and folk singer. Specializing in Irish country music, including tunes such as “Irish Rover”, “Whiskey in the Jar”, and “Finnegan’s Wake”). he learned from the greats before him. Chris performs throughout the U.S. and South East Asia in a variety of settings, from concerts to colleges, festivals, clubs, private events, and singer/songwriter showcases, all of which testify to the appeal of his cheerful and entertaining musical style.

Children’s Glen

The Children’s Glen hosts a number of activities for the little ones. Children of all ages can participate in downsized, mini athletic events (such as caber toss, pillow over the bar and braemar stone putt.) There are also a number of Celtic craft projects and the ever-popular Celtic Quest: hunting for various sites throughout the Festival and returning for a prize.

Living History

A historical re-enactment portraying life in 16th century Scotland. Performers will entertain and educate you though the medium of living history.

Also make sure that you check our Vaden Forge where the wee ones can make a special craft to take home.

Sheep Dogs

Watch as these intelligent and highly skilled dogs gently herd sheep and ducks, under their handlers every command. Introduced to livestock as puppies so they “imprint” on the animals these animals are always able to get their ducks in a row! Don’t miss this demonstration of instinct combined with careful training and guidance.


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