The 96th Highlanders thank all of our Sponsors
for their generous support of the
Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival
Schedule of Events
7 PIPE BANDS
Pipe Band Schedule 2014
Morning Pipe Band Schedule: Schedule will be posted in June 2014
9:15 AM –
9:35 AM –
9:55 AM – 96th Highlanders Pipe & Drums
10:15 AM – Caledonian Pipe Band
10:35 AM – City of Thorold Pipe Band
10:55 AM – MacKenzie Highlander Pipes & Drums
11:15 AM – Lochaber Pipe Band
11:35 AM – Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band
11:55 AM – 87th Cleveland Pipe Band
12:00 PM - Massed Bands Opening Ceremony
Afternoon Pipe Band Schedule: Schedule will be posted in June 2014
1:00 PM – 96th Highlanders Pipes & Drums
1:35 PM –
2:00 PM – MacKenzie Highlander Pipes & Drums
2:25 PM –
2:50 PM – Caledonian Pipe Band
3:15 PM – City of Thorold Pipe Band
3:40 PM – Lochaber Pipe Band
4:05 PM – Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band
4:30 PM – 87th Cleveland Pipe Band
5:00 PM - Massed Bands
Massed Bands Will Be:
12:00 PM & 5:00 PM
The list of the 7 Pipe Bands attending this years festival is listed below. It is a great list of pipe bands so you will not want to miss their performances. Each Pipe Band will be playing two 20 minute concerts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon plus two Massed Bands .
NO OTHER, NON COMPETITION FESTIVAL, IN TRI-STATE AREA
MANY PIPE BANDS IN ONE DAY!!
Ticket sellers - Security - Band Ushers - Beer Tent
Shirt Tent - Scottish Auction Tent
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
People to help set up tents, get the tables & Chairs from various places around the county.
Basically set up various aspects of the festival.
Lunch will be provided.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
We will need volunteers to work various areas of the festival, ticket tents, beer tent, kids' area, parking cars in parking lot just to name a few jobs available. Keeping the area free of trash during the festival.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
We will need volunteers to take down tents, collect all tables and chairs and help return them to their rightful owners. Police area for trash.
This only takes 3 to 4 hours if enough people show up to help.
all Three days is provided by the festival.
Our special thanks to all who volunteered in 2013.
If you would like to be a festival volunteer contact:
The Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band's rich sound comes from seven accomplished
musicians performing over 15 diverse Celtic based instruments. Add to that
layered vocal harmonies and you have a band that presents Celtic music
with energy and passion. Collectively, CCC Band members perform with six
other music groups including a bagpipe band, flute ensemble, and
rock/blues band which adds to the diverse approach to Celtic music that is
the Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band.
They have performed at:
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Scottish Festival
Amherst, New York
Niagara Celtic Festival
Olcott, New York
Buffalo Irish Festival
Buffalo, New York
So plan on Spending Friday Evening with us at our annual "Kick-Off" Party in the
Beer & Wine Garden at
Mayville Lakeside Park Mayville New York !!!
Items Donated by Local Business, Festival Vendors and Individuals to be auctioned off to raise money for our scholarship fund. Last year we raised $1,900. We would like to beat this amount with your help this year. It is well worth the time and money spent.
If you are a business or individual who would like to donate an item or cash to the Scottish Auction you can fill out a form by clicking the Scottish Auction Form button or call Doug Clark at 814-323-7360
Remember all the proceeds from the Scottish Auction goes straight into the Festival Scholarship Fund.
McCarthyism pulls together Celtic, folk and rock influences for an infectious sound that has won over crowds throughout the Northeast, Southern Ontario and even California. They have shared the stage with many international acts including Spirit of the West, the Proclaimers, Glenngarry Bhoys and Great Big Sea. The Buffalo News called McCarthyizm “Tough, relentless and propulsive, but always melodic and catchy as hell” and described their latest CD “Victors & Vices” as “Rowdy, smart and memorable”. McCarthyizm’s set at the Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival is sure to deliver the same.
McCarthyizm is Joe McCarthy (vocals, acoustic guitar), Paul Ceppaglia (lead guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals), Helen Butler (fiddle), Dave Mucha (bass, vocals) and Jeff Schaller (drums).
Steel Clover is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now we invite you to listen as Sue Borowski comes to our festival for the first time this year.
Sue will be accompanied by Jim Borowski on Sound.
Sue Borowski (other known as Steel Clover) is a singer, songwriter and recording artist from the historic steel town of Homestead, Pittsburgh, PA. Sue made her debut as a Celtic solo artist in November, 2012 at Riley’s Pour House in Carnegie, PA. Her music touches the hearts of listeners all over. A local Celtic music reviewer from Pittsburgh City Paper has been quoted saying that “her arrangements are full of passion, spirit and sensitivity that will leave you wanting to hear more.” You can check out her new CD’s “In the Celtic Spirit” and “In the Christmas Spirit” on CD Baby, I-Tunes and Amazon.com Email: Sue Borowski
Celtic ballads and spirited songs that will move your spirit. Sue's unique arrangements are laced with musical dialogue and lilting expressions that will touch your heart.
Sue Tillotson and Jim Cunningham
Sue is a classically trained violinist and has been an avid student and performer of Scottish Fiddle music for the last 15 years. She was fiddler for the band Ischabaha for 10 years and is founder and director of the Bonnie Loch Fiddlers and the Bonnie Loch Fiddle Club. She plays fiddle part time with the Ohio based band Father, Son, and Friends.
Jim has a varied musical background playing in many bands in the Western New York area since the 70's. He has focused on Celtic music for many years, inspired by such wordsmith's as Tommy Makem and Archie Fisher and instrumental influences such as The Bothy Band and the Tannahill Weavers.
Sue and Jim have played music together for many years bringing a love of Celtic music and exciting instrumentation to their audiences. You will hear Sue on fiddle, whistle, and vocals and Jim on guitar, bouzouki, cittern, Celtic harp and vocals.
Inspired by cultural diversity and fueled by a deep artistic passion, Stone
Row weaves a rich tapestry of Celtic and world music, creating a seamless fusion
of traditional and contemporary genres and showcasing it in their own inimitable
style. Captivating originals and fresh arrangements make for a unique and exciting
musical experience with a loyal and ever-expanding following. Long-time fans and
first time listeners concur that this talented and highly motivated group
of professionals knows how to thrill an audience.
There is something for everyone at a Stone Row show. The material is influenced
by elements of world music, folk, country and rock, with rich vocal harmonies
and virtuoso instrumentals. Heartfelt performances are tastefully delivered
with a fun-loving and outgoing stage presence that showcases the humor and
uncompromising musical integrity of these contemporary minstrels.
New Irish Band this Year!!
From: Buffalo, NY
The Emerald Isle Band from Buffalo, NY play a mix of traditional Irish, Scottish and sea chanties on fiddle, accordion, bass, penny whistle, bodhran, harmonicas and banjo.
McMaster School of Highland Dance
McMaster School of Highland Dance
“Skara Brae Dancers”
From: Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada
The McMaster School of Highland Dance has been under the direction of Pat McMaster,
world class teacher and adjudicator, for over 40 years. Originally from Scotland, Pat immigrated to Canada and went on to teach and mentor many dancers including Ontario, Canadian, North American, and World Champions.
Always being in such high demand to teach workshops and judge, Pat mentored her daughter Paulina to also teach.
Paulina has been teaching for 20 years, and being a champion herself traveled world wide to perform. Some of these performances include The Last Tattoo in Berlin, Germany where she danced for Queen Elizabeth 11, performing for Prince Charles, and also being a cast member in the Mirvish production “The Needfire” at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.
With her knowledge of performing and love of dance, Paulina has taught the McMaster Dancers her own sets of choreography and has helped them shape their performance skills.
They are called the Skara Brae Dancers and have performed all over North America including and invitation to dance at the Galaxy Theatre, Walt Disney World. They received top honors at the Niagara Kiwanis Festival where they were given the highest mark ever presented of 97%, and were 3rd overall at the 2009 Canadian Championships where they competed with dancers from all over the globe.
Olean Area Irish Dancers
Olean Area Irish Dancers have been a favorite at our festival for the past 8 years.
Katie M. Duggan is the instructor for the Dance School in Olean, New York. Katie has produced some very high quality dancers who have danced their way into the hearts of our spectators. The school has performed at Irish Festivals throughout the Southern Tier from Belmont, NY to Mayville, NY entertaining audiences with their spectacular dancing skills.
We are very happy to have them returning again this year!
Clan Barclay - Clan Blair - Clan Claus - Clan Donnachaidh Society of North East
Clan Graham - Clan House of Gordon - Clan Grant - Clan Gunn
Clan Hall Society - Clan Hunter -Clan MacFarlane - Clan Mac Alister
Clan MacKenzie - Clan Mac Neil - Clan Montgomery - Clan Mac Pherson
Clan Menzies Society -
Clan Sinclair - Clan Stewart
Clan Turnbull - Scottish Heritage U.S.A.
- Scottish American Society of the Finger Lakes
Most of the Clans will be here Friday evening enjoying the atmosphere around the campfire by the lake shore. Great group of people to have at our festival.
New Clans are sending in there registration forms every day. Don't miss out send yours in today!
If your Clan has not registered yet please do we welcome any Clan who wishes to attend.
2010 Clan Row along Chautauqua Lake
Clans & Athletes at Opening Ceremonies 2010
Opening Ceremonies 2010
2010 We had Seven Pipe Bands - 13 Clans - Heavy Athletes
Clans Marching off Opening Ceremonies
Be sure to stop in and talk with the Clans,
who knows maybe you will find out how you could be a part of one of these great Clans.
Open Stone Throw – According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the modern sport of shot put
"derives from the ancient sport of putting the stone." The smooth river stones used weigh 16 pounds.
Weight Throw for distance –Weights, attached to a ring and chain, are thrown three times-the longest counts.
56 pound weight throws for distance
28 pound weight throws for distance
Scottish Hammer Throw – The Scottish hammer derives from the village blacksmith's hammer.
The metal ball (16-22 pounds) is attached to a wooden handle. The competitor is not allowed to move his feet while throwing
Caber Toss (the log) –This signature Highland event may have begun as a military exercise.
There is no standard size for these tapered pine trunks, but they are generally 16-20 feet long and weigh up to 120 pounds.
The object is to lift then toss the caber end-over-end so that it lands in the 12 o'clock position.
Sheaf Toss (pitchfork event) –A pitchfork is used to toss the16 pound bag of hay over a cross bar, which is raised 6 inches at a time.
The winning toss is the highest one over the bar without knocking it
Weight Toss (for height)- The 56-pound weight is swung between the knees and tossed over the bar using only one hand.
Each competitor has three attempts to achieve his personal best. There will be a winner of each event and an overall winner.
As for athlete line up: we will have a field of 10-15 athletes (that’s a full line up) 2 of which are females.
A combination of amateurs and masters will be competing. As for the lineup, 2 of the athletes are highly ranked,
We also picked up local athletes from Jamestown who will be throwing in this year's competition.
List of Competing Athletes for the:
2013 Highland Games
Take I-90 East to Exit 60 Westfield Exit. Turn left onto Route 394 into Mayville, New York. Continue to follow Route 394 for 7 miles through Mayville towards Chautauqua Lake. Once you get to the bottom of the hill you will see the lake, follow the curve and the park will be on the left side of the road. Parking will be on the right side of the road.
Alternate Route from Erie and points east of Erie. Take I-90 East to I-86 East towards Jamestown. Get off at the Sherman Exit. Turn left and follow into Sherman to Stop sign. Turn right onto Route 430 and follow into Mayville. Where you will come to the traffic light in Mayville, turn right onto Route 394 and follow Route 394 till you see the lake, continue around bend and the festival will be on the left. Festival Parking will be on the right.
Take I-90 to Exit 60 Westfield Exit. Follow Route 394 as directed in the directions above.
Follow I-86 West to the Sherman Exit. Turn right and go to stop sign. Turn right onto Rt-430 and follow this into Mayville. In Mayville you will come to a traffic light at the fire hall. Turn right onto Rt-394 and follow it through Mayville down the hill towards the lake. The park will be on the right side of the lake.
FROM WARREN PA
Take Rt-62 to Jamestown to I-86 West. Follow it to the Mayville/Lakewood exit. turn right onto Route 394 and follow Route 394 to Mayville. The festival will be on the right just before the bend leading to Mayville. Festival parking will be on the left side of the road.