26th McHenry Highland Festival-June-1st 2013

 

 26th McHenry Highland Festival-June-1st 2013

26th McHenry Highland Festival-June-1st 2013. Ok, let’s try to gain a basic understanding of what the 26th McHenry Highland Festival is all about. Let me just run through some events and activities and see if this annual event peaks your interest.

26th McHenry Highland Festival-June-1st 2013

Celtic Climbing Walls, Clans and Geneaology, Sheep and Highland cattle, Harpist Lynne Barnes, Garrett Highlands Pipes and Drums, Pipes and drums of St. Andrews, Irish Dance,  Parade of Clans, Clan Chieftain Fiddler Bonnie Rideout, Shanty Irish, Sword Players, Scottish County Dancing and many more events to take you to a faraway ancient world.

26th McHenry Highland Festival-June-1st 2013

I have attended over the last few years and can tell you this is a birds-eye look back in time to roots some of us share. Regardless, we all share in our histories, some fascinating music diversity, cultural wonders and competitive games that have molded who we all are. I watched last year what seemed to be “he-men” picking up a telephone sized tree and throwing it end over end a heck of a long way. I got a hernia just watching.  Also, another group of lads picked up this heavy iron weight with a big round handle and heaved it vertically over a pole vault high bar. Livestock, Kilts, Clans, and that soothing and influencing Celtic music make this event a must for you and your family. If you are here at the lake this weekend, follow the pied piper Celtic bagpipe aura that will surround the lake and pull you toward the drums that sounded hundreds of years ago.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Highlands Festival-Real Estate News

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Highlands Festival-Real Estate News

 Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Highlands Festival-Real Estate News. Weather check…PERFECT! I got up at 6:00am and went for a quick paddleboard run before work and can tell you that we are having an amazing day. The lake was mirror glassy with winds non-existent and the temperature is perfect. Check out the view! Get up here soon so you can enjoy these special, early summer days.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Highlands Festival-Real Estate News

 

A very special McHenry Highland Festival this coming weekend.  After 20 years, this will be internationally acclaimed Scottish fiddler Bonnie Rideout’s last year performing at the Festival.  Bonnie never ceases to amaze us and music just doesn’t need to be better than this.  Don’t miss it!  There will be two performances on Saturday, June 1st at 11am and again at 1:45pm.  Also, they will have plenty of crafts and food vendors to make for a full day of family enjoyment.  A YouTube video with a sampling of Bonnie’s beautiful music.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P129kV3ImN0

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The link below is the full schedule of the Festival at the Fairgrounds in McHenry for Saturday, June 1st.

http://www.highlandfest.info/events.html

 

On a different subject, we, along with most of the country, had interesting weather for the Memorial Day weekend.  Although quite a cold weekend, temperatures are transforming to perfect today.  I still love this time of year. Our Spiker Team colleague and friend, Kathy Johnson, was able to capture this “secret” garden in Garrett County a couple days ago. What a gorgeous photo of her Zen garden!

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