Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kentucky Scottish Weekend

Last weekend we stopped on our way north in Carrollton, Kentucky for the Kentucky Scottish Weekend. We have been doing this for 5 years now. We met our friend, Bob, who came down from Michigan and other friends, Al and Jan, from Cincinnati. The above picture shows Greg Cutliff, the Drum Major for the Massed Bands and yours truly in our Clan Montgomery finest. His is a lot finer than mine!!

On Friday night, we attended the Sponsors dinner. Of course we had the Ode to a Haggis and yup, I had some haggis. In fact I had two helpings. We also had a raffle and Cheryl, another friend, won a bottle of Kentucky Wine.
The next day we spent much of our time in the Entertainment tent listening to yet another friend, Alex Beaton, and a new group to us, Coyote Run. There was also a British Car show going on outside the tent. Since it had poured the day before and the field where people had to park their cars was nothing but mud, Al decided to enter his Mini Cooper, Wee Beastie, in the car show so he could park on pavement. Little did he know that there was a lst place trophy in his future.
One fun thing about Highland Games is that they usually have Sheep Dog demonstrations. I suppose I should say Geese Dog demonstrations.Even the Sheep were watching. They were probably saying, "Better them than us."

That night there was a Ceilidh (pronounced Kay lee). The Ceilidh involved Alex, a pipe band, dancers, pipers and Coyote Run which brought down the house.This young man is only 11 years old and is absolutely amazing. He even had adult pipers in awe.
Here is just a peek at Coyote Run. They were amazing!!
We had a great time meeting up with friends, watching some great entertainment, hearing the drone of the pipes, and of course--lots of men in kilts!!


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

This looks like a really fun gathering!! Love the "geese dogs"!!

Tootie said...

I'm glad you had a nice time there, again this year. :-)

Melli said...

Oh my! This looks like you guys just had a blast! I love the guy with the loooooooong horn! And the Scottish Dancers! They are always sO much fun to watch! You all look so cute in your colors!

The Farmer Files said...

Highland fling dancers reminded me that I used to be able to dance that in the third or fourth grade. I couldn't even begin now.

Shama-Lama Mama said...

You actually went back for SECONDS!!?? Lordy!

Gayle said...

That looks like such a great time! Isn't it fun to watch herding dogs. We had a heeler once that would herd our chickens. Glad you enjoyed your time.