Throughout Scotland as a 2020 Remembrance Day Poppyscotland have undertaken a wonderful initiative which sees buildings throughout Scotland bathed in red light in honor of Remembrance Day, and in support of their vital work at Poppy Scotland for the Armed Forces community
HIGHLAND GAMES UPDATE
Recent messages from ASF Members and friends show how important Highland Games are to our community, and we continue here to share news around Virtual Highland Games that are now planned in the weeks ahead – with a few ticketed Highland Games being planned.
Highland Games – September Updates as of September 20th, 2020
SEPTEMBER CANCELLED HIGHLAND GAMES:
September 5 – 6 San Francisco Highland Games, Pleasanton, cancelled; with hopes to hold the games later in the year,
September 12 – 13 Kelso (WA) Highlander Festival – cancelled
September 18 – 20 Oklahoma Scotfeld – cancelled,
September 25 -27 Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival (PA) cancelled
In person Highland Games – in hybrid form took place:
– September 12 Lancaster, PA, combined a celebration of Robert Burns, a Kirkin’ of the Tartan and a Highland Games. The Covenanter Scottish Festival was a small, ticketed event with no gate purchases at the event itself:
VIRTUAL HIGHLAND GAMES
September 19 – 20 A Virtual New Hampshire Highland Games –
www.nhscot.org streaming live on Facebook and YouTube.
September In Person September Highland Games
– September 19-20, Niagra Falls Highland Games will be a smaller event, reserved tickets only.
Michael Reid, ASF Board Director shares with us the late Summer/Fall Highland Games that are scheduled – Keep up to date with ASF News via our Facebook and website.
We will report on September, October and November in later editions as so much in flux)
With so much in flux we ask that you stay in touch with the organizing committee of the games you normally attend and check status as with the ongoing challenges of Covid-19 all is subject to change.
ASF will share updates as we learn more. Keep up to date with ASF News on our website and Facebook pages. ___________________________________________________________________________
October Games – Arkansas Scottish Festival – October 9-11- Northeast FL Scottish Games & Highland Festival – October 11- Red Stone Highland Games Utah, October 14 -15- Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Decatur, October 18-20- Iron Thistle Scottish Festival OKL, October 16-18
November Games- Coastal Highlands Games, SC – November 14 – Dunedin Scottish Games, FL – postponed to November 21-22, new location: Dunedin Community CenterV
Awaiting Dates we are hoping for this Fall- Latta Celtic Festival (North Carolina) – postpone – new date tbd – Sherman Celtic Festival & Highland Games (Texas) – new date tbd – Ormond Beach Celtic Fest (FL) – Postponed – new date tbd – Cheyenne Celtic Music & Arts Festival – Postponed – new date tbd – Celtic Fling & Highland Games (PA) – Postponed – new date tbd – Pikes Peak Celtic Festival (CO) – Postponed – new date tbd – Utah Scottish Festival & Highland Games – Postponed – new dates tbd – Savannah Highland Games (SC) – Postponed – new dates tbd (website says both postponed and cancelled…..) AD
An opportunity to hear early Scottish music on October 10th and 18th in New York dating from the 12th to 18th Century.
Performed by Collectio Musicorum the program will be predominately the music of Robert Johnson, the “heretic priest,” , much of which has never been performed in the US before, having recently been edited by Dr. Elaine Moohan as part of the Musica Scotica series.
Also in the program will be music composed by Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son, James VI, as well as music by Roderick Morison, also called “The Blind Harper,” who lived at the turn of the eighteenth century
OCTOBER 10TH – 1.15pm – Admission FREE
ST. BART’S-New York City
50th Street and Park Avenue, NYC
Presented as part of the Gotham Early Music Scene’s Midtown Concert Series
OCTOBER 18TH – 8PM – Admission FREE
Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 W 69th St
In addition to the works of Robert Johnson will be works from the twelfth century, when the northern portions of Scotland were under the control of Scandinavian kings, including one of the earliest examples of medieval polyphony, a hymn to St. Magnus the Martyr, who was martyred in 1115.
Further details re October 10th
Further details re October 18th
ASF Members and Friends – join
On October 19th as The Quaich Project Scotland holds a NYC launch with
A Celebration of Scottish Culture – 9pm
at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Lincoln Center
with Alan Cumming OBE
KT Tunstall, Sculptor Andy Scott, Alexandra Silber and special guests
Tickets $150 – ASF Members and Friends receive a Special $30 Ticket discount via link below
The evening is to raise awareness for this great new initiative underway in Edinburgh:
As Development Director Jules Halston explains…
” The Quaich Project reimagines and redevelops Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh….set against the stunning backdrop of Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle, a space for all in the heart of Edinburgh.
The Quaich Project will see the building of a new theatre and world-class performance venue; landscaped and accessible gardens with space for reflection, play and socialising; improved public amenities; and a new visitor and heritage centre accessible from Princes Street. …”
Learn more at : www.thequaichproject.org
Members will need to enter the following access code to book tickets: ASF
Scottish Gaelic singer
Julie Fowlis who made the theme song of Disney’s Brave (the movie) so memorable is coming to New York on
October 10th – 8pm
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Centerl
129 West 67th Street, NYC – presented by World Music Hear her rendition of “Touch the Sky” here
Tickets are $30/$40
Purchase tickets here:
Julie Fowlis has performed at such leading venues as The Philharmonic de Paris to Shakespeare’s Globe. She has worked with many leading musicians on collaborations including James Taylor and Mary Chapin Carpenter and a number of Celtic fold musicians.
London Evening Standard wrote that “There are some voices that carry much more than a melody. They transport you to another place, give you goose flesh and make magic out of thin air. Julie Fowlis has just such a voice.”
A fascinating talk and book signing by University of Aberdeen Dept of Archaelogy Dr Gordon Noble on his discoveries about Scotland’s Picts hosted by the AIA-NY Society’ – Scotland’s Picts, the Lost People of Europe
Wednesday, October 16, – 6.30pm
University of The Graduate Center, CUNY,
Fifth Avenue and 34th St., Room C197, Concourse” floor.
ASF Members and Friends are invited to attend – No Charge.
The Picts were considered a troublesome people, They were never conquered by the Romans who even had to erect Hadrian’s Wall to keep them out of the Roman Empire,
The Picts have a mysterious historical record – the lost people of Europe – until recent archaeological excavations in Scotland have revealed a powerful and sophisticated culture.
View National Geographic video on one of the excavation sites:https://vimeo.com/325854529
For further information on the event visit www.aia-nysociety.org
As all lovers of Scotland know Tartan allows us wonderful ways to express our style and heritage … and the fashion industry’s love of the vibrant tartans grows each year.
Celebrated fashion Coty Award winning designer Jeffrey Banks Design, joins with award winning Canadian fashion designer Michael Kaye
Tartan Talk – part of FashionSpeak Friday
on Friday, October 18- 7.30pm
at National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York,
Jeffrey Banks has co authored several books including Tartan: Romancing the Plaid. and Michael Kaye, whose custom tartan couture has earned him the reputation of being the “Bonnie Prince of Tartan”
ASF members and friends are invited to an illuminating presentation on how the humble Scottish tartan became the ultimate emblem of great taste and high fashion.
This event is free and open to the public but you do need to Pre Register.
For more details on the evening, click here…
and RSVP is required at nationalartsclub.eventbrite.com.