October 21-23, 2016

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This schedule will be updated quarterly as we receive details and confirmation from performers. Please check back often for updates!

Traditional archery will be in the Athletic Field. Saturday and Sunday registration mornings/competitions afternoons. See Archery tent for more information.

Fencing demonstrations will be in Athletic Field. TBA

Weapons demonstration will be in Athletic Field. TBA

Costume contests will be held for both adults and children!

Pet Parade on Sunday at 3:00 pm ($2.00 contest fee benefiting the ASPCA)!

There will be a Woad Warrior 5K at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 22. Click the following LINK for registration and more information. There will also be a Woad Warrior Cyclo-Cross race starting at 10:20 am on Saturday, October 22!

Additional parking available at Medical Care, PLLC and Elizabethton High School. Tweetsie Trail is now open too! Please be safe walking or riding and cross at hospital light.

Click Here For Area Accomodations

Pets are welcome to the festival but we ask that you complete the Pet Registration Waiver Form below:
Pet Registration Waiver Form

Calling of
the Clans Torch Light Ceremony
Friday, October 21, 2016 beginning at 7:30PM
(Clan reception to follow at 8:00 pm in theater)
Festival Performances
Saturday Night Ceilidh - Featuring:

Admission: $12.00

The Screaming Orphans
Screaming Orphans is a Pop/Celtic Rock band from Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The band consists of the four Diver sisters - Joan, Angela, Gràinne and Marie Thérèse. The Screaming Orphans is one of the most sought after Celtic bands with a powerful, award-winning sound combining their own original melodic old-school pop songs with their unique and modern take on traditional Irish music and song, inherited from their family roots.

They have released ten albums and two EP's: Dance with Me e.p., Ballads Rule OK, Toy Theatre, Sliabh Liag, Lonely Boy, The Jacket’s Green, East 12th Street, Belle’s Isle, Circles, Back to Dublin, Screaming Orphans and Listen and Learn.
Raven and Red
Raven and Red is an award-winning acoustic music duo formed by lead singer/guitarist, Mitchell Lane, and fiddler/singer, Brittany Jones. Both graduates of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Mitchell and Brittany are well versed in Classical repertoire and enjoy combining these techniques in their songwriting, recordings, and live performances. Their individual musical accomplishments provide the inspiration to creatively compose outstanding lead and harmony vocals with lyrical instrumental melodies. They strive to reach audiences through their original approach to Folk, Country, Americana, Celtic, Bluegrass, and other styles of acoustic music. In 2014, Raven and Red released their debut EP, Live In The Studio, featuring a handpicked selection of the most popular songs performed at their shows. The Nashville, TN duo has performed hundreds of concerts at various festivals, venues, and events throughout the U.S., including opening for headliners such as eleven-time Grammy Award-nominee Connie Smith, and the two-time Grammy Award-nominated bluegrass group, Dailey & Vincent. In October, they are scheduled to open for the multi award-winning bluegrass band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. Raven and Red is very excited to include Mitchell’s little brother, Cole King, as a band member on mandolin and vocals.
Sigean
Sigean was formed in 1997, in Bristol, Tennessee, in order to allow local musicians to perform Irish traditional music. Our area of East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina and Eastern Kentucky was heavily settled by "Scots-Irish" immigrants in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Sigean exists to perform the music of the Celts, the jigs and reels that were once and are still heard throughout the green fields of Ireland, to a contemporary American audience.
Bill Coburn
Mr. Coburn is an expert Border Collie trainer from Coburn, SC. Children and adults alike are fascinated watching his dogs work at herding both sheep and ducks; after the scheduled show, Bill hosts a question and answer session for all those more interested in his work.
Sandra Parker
Sandra Parker developed a love of traditional ballads at the age of twelve, when she discovered the recordings that Joan Baez had made of ballads. She chairs the music committee of the Virginia Highlands Festival and started the festival's Celtic Weekend which just celebrated its 13th year. She has performed at the Barter Theatre, The Paramount Center for the Arts, Rhythm and Roots, Shakespeare and Friends Renaissance Festival, the Virginia Renaissance Festival, and the State Fair of Virginia. She is honored to again be featured as part of the Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival!
Amy Vining
Sarah Miller will be performing as the offical piper for the festival this year.
Martha Egan and Chris Neal
The duo of Martha Avaleen Egan and Chris Neal perform lively Irish reels, lilting ballads and traditional standards.
Scottish Clans Click to see 2016 Scottish Clans

Costume contests will be held for both adults and children!

 

 


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