Gaelic Song Competition

The Scottish Gaelic Song Competition, sponsored by Clan Currie Society will be held in the Clan Currie Cultural Tent starting at 2pm on Sunday, October 23rd. Registration will open at 12 noon.

William Bennett Cassidy will be the judge for this event.

This year’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games has a new event – a Scottish Gaelic song competition for anyone who feels like they want to try their hand (or voice!) at singing a Scottish Gaelic song. We try to keep the competition low key and make it fun for everyone – competitors as well as spectators.

The rules are simple:

1. Sing one Scottish Gaelic song, preferably a slow one like a waulking song, rowing song, lullaby, òran mòr, or lament.

2. The competitors must supply the judge with two copies of the Gaelic words to their songs. They should also supply an English translation.

3. It is preferred that songs be learned by heart prior to the competition without the need to refer to written text.

4. Please keep the songs to a reasonable length.

The Competition will begin at 2pm on Sunday, October 23rd in the Clan Currie Cultural Tent (formerly the Harp and Fiddle Stage.)

Registration will begin at 1pm at the tent.

For further information, please contact John Grimaldi at 917-756-3643