Calendar of Events
Gates open 9am
Blessing of the Games-Guinness Games Field
9:00-Piping Competition-Pipe Band Competition Field
10:00-Drumming Competition-Pipe Band Competition Field
10:30-Sterling Sword Fighters
Whisky Tasting begins
Highland Dance Competition begins
Irish Fiddle competition
11:15 Irish Dance Smithwicks Stage
11:30 Charlie Zahm Smithwicks Stage
12:00- Opening Ceremonies, National Anthems, Massed Bands Guinness Games Field
12:30 Glasgow Kiss Smithwicks Stage
1:15 Highland Dancers Smithwicks Stage
Bonnie Knees contest
1:30- Ex-Patriots Smithwicks Stage
2:00- Parade of the Clans Guinness Field
Pipe Band Competition
2:30-Donnybrooks Smithwicks Stage
2:45- Sterling Sword Fighters
3:30- Cutthroat Shamrock Smithwicks Stage
4:40- Barleyjuice Smithwick Stage
5:30. Heavy Athetic Awards Guinness Field
Scottish country Dance Smithwicks Stage
6:00. Good Night see you tomorrow!
Gates open 9am
9:00-Worship Service & Flowers of Forest Guinness Games Field
9:30-Highland Dance Competition-Highland Dance Stage
10:00 Amateur Heavy Athletics-Guinness Games Field
10:30. Sterling Swordplayers
11:00- Harp Registration
Sheepdog Demonstration – Guinness Games Field
Pugsy Mahone Smithwicks Stage
11:30 Harp Workshop Mike Conners
12:00 Parade of Clans & Societies
12:20-Charlie Zahm Smithwicks Stage
1:15- Uscie Bethea Smithwicks Stage
1:30- Whisky Tasting
2:00- Harp Competition
2:15-Hurling Match Newcastle Field
2:30- Havers Smithwicks Stage
2:30- Sterling Sword fighters
3:15- Blessing of Animals/Parade
3:30- Cuthroat Shamrock Smithwicks Stage
5:00-Heavy Athletics Awards
5:45. Scottish Dancers Highland Dance Stage
6:00 Event Closes
See ya next near!
Charlie Zahm preforming BOTH days!
Charlie Zahm with Tad Marks
Charlie Zahm Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as “coming along once in a generation,” Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings-and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!
When Charlie was old enough to sing, he began appreciating the beautiful Celtic songs and melodies he first heard in the largely Scottish province of his mother’s birth, Ontario, Canada. Keenly aware of his own heritage, which includes healthy doses of Scottish and Irish blood on both sides of his family, Charlie has collected several hundred popular (as well as beautiful and obscure) selections and now performs them for thousands of fans up and down the Eastern Seaboard and across America. Today, as one of the most sought-after Celtic singers on the East Coast (he is one of the few singers in the world to be invited to sing live twice with Scotland’s “Black Watch”), Charlie performs regularly everywhere from concerts and festivals to television shows and Celtic-themed Caribbean cruises, where his 6’4″ frame and powerful baritone make him one of the most memorable performers around.
This is Charlie’s 8th weekend at the Virginia Highland Games, and he is very happy to be back! Visit his website at: www.charlie.zahm.com
Charlie will be again joined by fantastic Baltimore fiddler Tad Marks and great guitarist Steve Hobson. Tad has toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe with top-name groups and is considered one of the finest fiddlers on the East Coast.
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2014 DATES ARE OCTOBER 25th and 26th
PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE BELOW IS FROM LAST YEAR…
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