October 25 & 26, 2014 – Richmond Raceway Complex

Calendar of Events

Saturday

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

Sterling Swordfighters

Whisky tasting

1:30- Ex-Patriots Smithwicks Stage

Whisky Tasting

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

Whisky Tasting

4:40-  Barleyjuice Smithwick Stage

5:30.   Heavy Athetic Awards Guinness Field

Scottish country Dance Smithwicks Stage

Whisky Tasting

6:00.    Good Night see you tomorrow!

 

Sunday

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

Whisky Tasting

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

Rugby-Newcastle Field

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

4:45-  Barleyjuice

5:00-Heavy Athletics Awards

Whisky Tasting

5:45. Scottish Dancers Highland Dance Stage

6:00 Event Closes

See ya next near!

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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.

PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE 2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2014 DATES ARE OCTOBER 25th and 26th

PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE BELOW IS FROM LAST YEAR…

 

Please check back for more details!

Saturday
Gates Open 9am-6pm
ALL DAY: Historical Demonstrations, Blacksmith Demonstrations, Wee Ones Athletics by Scots for Tots, British Motorcycle and Car Show, Duty Bands, Highland Dance, Bagpipe Competitions, Vendor Village.
9:00am- Piping Competition – Pipe Band Competition Area
10:00am- Drumming Competition- Pipe Band Competition Area
10:30am- Sterling Swordplayers- Sterling Swordplayers Enclosure
Whisky Tasting
Highland Dance Competition
11:00am- X-Band – Smithwicks Music Stage
Irish Fiddle Competition
12noon- Opening Ceremonies, Massed Bands- Guinness Games Field
12:15pm- Glasgow Kiss- Smithwicks Music Stage
Sterling Swordplayers- Sterling Swordplayers Enclosure
Whisky Tasting
1:00pm- Seven Nations- Smithwicks Music Stage
1:15pm- St. Andrews Society Bonnie Knees Contest- Sterling Swordplayers Enclosure
1:30pm- Whisky Tasting
1:50pm- Highland Massed Fling
2:00pm- Pipe Band Competition- Pipe Band Competition Area
Handsome Molly – Smithwicks Music Stage
Scottish Fiddle Competition
2:45pm- Sterling Swordplayers- Sterling Swordplayers Enclosure
3:00pm- Kilmaine Saints – Smithwicks Music Stage
Whisky Tasting
4:00pm- Seven Nations- Smithwicks Music Stage
4:30pm- Heavy Athletics Awards Ceremony
Whisky Tasting
5:00pm- Kilmaine Saints- Smithwicks Music Stage
Scottish Country Dancers on Highland Dance Stage
Whiskey Tasting
6:00pm- Event Closes- See you Sunday!
Sunday
Gates Open 9am-6pm
ALL DAY: Historical Demonstrations, Blacksmith Demonstrations, Wee Ones Athletics by Scots for Tots, British Motorcycle and Car Show, Duty Bands, Highland Dance, Bagpipe Competitions, Vendor Village.
9:00am- Worship Service- Guinness Games Field
9:30am- Highland Dance Competition- Highland Dance Stage
10:00am- Amateur Heavy Athletics- Guinness Games Field
10:30am- Sterling Swordplayers- Sterling Swordplayers Enclosure
Whisky Tasting
11:00am- Sheepdog Demonstration- Guinness Games Field
11:45am- Parade of Scottish Clans- Guinness Games Field
12:00pm- Irish Dancers on Smithwicks Music Stage
12:15pm- Whiskey Tasting
12:30pm- The Havers-  Smithwicks Music Stage
1:15pm- Kilmaine Saints- Smithwicks Music Stage
Rugby Match- Newcastle Rugby Field
1:30pm- Whiskey Tasting
2:00pm- Harp Competition- Harp Stage
Pugsy Mahone-  Smithwicks Music Stage
Hurling Match & – Newcastle Rugby Field
2:30pm- Sterling Swordplayers- Sterling Swordplayers Enclosure
2:45pm- Blessing of the Animals
Hurling Workshop- Newcastle Rugby Field
3:00pm- Donegal Express- Smithwicks Music Stage
4:00pm- Seven Nations- Smithwicks Music Stage
4:30pm- Heavy Athletics Awards Ceremony
5:00pm- Uisce Beatha- Smithwicks Music Stage
Whiskey Tasting
Scottish Country Dancers on Highland Dance Stage
6:00pm- Event Closes- See you next year!!
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