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BELTANE '08

Scottish American Society

PHOTOS

Akron & District Pipe Band
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Gleann Mor Pipe Band

Members of the Akron and District Pipe Band joined the Gleann Mor Pipe Band in performance.  The combined sound was wonderful and sent chills up the spine of many audience members.

The Heather Belles
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Contemporary Dance presentation

The Heather Belles are part of the Jenny May School of Highland Dancing.  Once again this year they demonstrated a less conventional form of the dance.

Tigh na Creige Highland Dancers
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Take a well deserved bow..

Christie Urquhart Walsh teaches and directs these prize winning dancers.

Welsh Dance Troupe
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The wonderful Welsh Dancers from Columbus once more demonstrated their skill and taught those who were willing to give it a try.

18th Century costumes were seen around the grounds
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Children's Games
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A wee contestant tosses the "caber."

Tim and Christie Walsh directed the children's highland games.  The kids had almost as much fun as the audience watching them participate!

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The Gleann Mor Pipe Band

What a wonderful group!  We were fortunate to have them play for us and be with with the Akron & District in a joint performance.  Brought many a tear to the eye!

Waulking the wool
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a highland tradition
Waulkers all!
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The waulking group, presented songs and movements traditionally involved in this process of treating wool fabric.  Frances Acar's group took top prize at Ligonier Highland Games in 2007.

Skilled strumming on the Celtic harps -
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the Northeast Ohio harp group entertained all.