Official Program Scottish American Society of South Florida Annual Games 2020

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37th annual SOUTHEAST FLORIDA Scottish FESTIVAL AND highland GAMES

March 7, 2020 Plantation Heritage Park


Scottish FESTIVAL AND GAMES Ceud Mile Failte (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Scottish American Society of South Florida (SASSF) , it is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the 37th Annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games. We are so happy and proud to share a wee bit of our Scottish culture, history, and heritage with our South Florida friends, neighbors, and visitors! Please take time to wander through the Festival grounds and explore all we have to offer - there’s something for everyone! Sample traditional Scottish foods, music & dance, crafts & other merchandise. Research possible family connections in our Clan Village and learn more about clan history, castles, and traditions. Marvel at the power & endurance of our amazing athletic competitors, and watch the wily border collies of Craigmalloch demonstrate the timeless art of sheepherding. We’ve added a fascinating lineup of brief talks and demonstrations at the Heritage Stage where you can learn about Scottish military history, the bagpipe, and historical dress. Our Dance & Pavilion hosts Highland Dance & Scottish Country Dance demonstrations and Scottish fiddling, and don’t miss our ‘massed ceilidh’ dance on the Main Field where you can join in! We’ve added archery and broadsword experiences to try as well. Finally, please be sure to visit our vendors for a unique opportunity to find Scottish & Celtic clothing, jewelry, home goods, foods, and souvenirs. Heartfelt thanks to our Board members and volunteers who work tirelessly through the year to make the Festival possible. This is a true labor of love and we are humbled by your dedication to the continuance of the Scottish Festival & Games. We are also grateful to our sponsors for their generous support and the clans, vendors, entertainers, pipe bands, and athletes who make the day come alive!

Tapadh Leibh! Thank You!

We hope you enjoy the 37h Annual Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games sponsored by the Scottish American Society of South Florida. Be sure to stop by the Membership Canopy to drop off your raffle tickets, purchase SASSF tshirts, find a unique item at the Thrifty Scot booth, and of course, fill out a membership form to join SASSF! We are always looking for more people to become actively involved in planning and volunteering at the Festival, so don’t hesitate to contact any of the SASSF Board members for more information.Please let us know how we can make the Games even better by filling out our Festival survey at: We hope you make coming to the Scottish Festival & Highland Games an annual tradition and return for next year’s Festival on Saturday, March 6, 2021 back at Plantation Heritage Park. Be sure to bring your own ‘clan’ of family & friends! Stay in touch to find out about SASSF activities throughout the year, including our volunteer and member picnic, Fall Ceilidh [music & dance party], semi-monthly restaurant get-togethers, and annual Robert Burns Supper [Jan. 23, 2021]. Go to our website to sign-up for our monthly email newsletter and be sure to follow & Like us on Facebook! ;

Officers and Directors

Robert Ritchie, Dave Campbell, VP, Renee Campbell, treasurer, Claire Will, Secretary, Richard Campbell, Cheryl Gowing, President, Betsy Motisi, Nigel MacDonald, VP. Not shown: Steve Rogers and Peter Murray Photography: Art Campbell, Miriam Cannon, Lawrence Miller, Richard Booth, Nigel and Elaine MacDonald, Peter Murray COMMITTEES Advertising Athletics Burns' Supper Ceilidh Children's Games Clans and Societies Country Dancing Entertainers Food Concessions Grounds Hospitality Hotel Memberships

Cheryl Gowing Bob Gourlay, Cheryl Gowing Robert Ritchie Betsy Motisi Betty and Steve Rogers Richard Campbell Rinthy Aman Renee Campbell Dave Campbell Dave Campbell Mary Ann Wolfson Dave Campbell Cheryl Gowing, Elaine MacDonald Betty Rogers

Piping and Drumming Program Production Publicity Recording Secretary Scholarships Sponsors Ticket Outlets Trophies/medals Vendors Volunteers Webmaster

Kevin Patterson Nigel MacDonald Cheryl Gowing Elaine MacDonald Claire Cubbin Will Maxine Lennon Bart and Alice Carlisle Betsy Motisi John Wier Nigel MacDonald Kevin Patterson Dave Campbell Cheryl Gowing, Shelley Beck Cheryl Gowing

We extend our warmest thanks to all our festival sponsors INVERNESS Cheryl Gowing and Michael Stock Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 31 THISTLE SPONSORS Richard and Nancy Campbell Derick and Ellen Willis Elaine and Nigel MacDonald Barbara and Gerard Wach Melinda and Jim Battani Danny E. Reynolds Donald Waugh Miriam and Bob Canon Ronald McKay & Eleanor Loos CLAN and SOCIETY SPONSORS Clan Campbell Clan MacLaren Clan MacLennan Clan Montgomery CABER SPONSORS Rinthy Aman Rusela Orr TROPHY and MEDAL SPONSORS Athlete of the Day Art Campbell in memory of his wife, Maureen FitzGerald Campbell Athlete of the Day – Grade B Clan Douglas Grade IV Pipe Band Dr. Doris McLeod in memory of Dr. Allan McLeod Grade V Pipe Band Nigel and Elaine MacDonald in memory of Neville and Elizabeth MacDonald CORPORATE SPONSORS: Stevens & Goldwyn, PA. John Cassidy and Sons John Bono Budget Truck Rental Planet RV Our sincere apologies and grateful thanks go to those Sponsors whose names do not appear in the program due to our printing deadline.

Special Thanks to: Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. All the Media that publicized the Games and to all

those who have helped to make this Festival and Games a success.

Honored Scotswoman


Louie McLelland

Reverend Dr. David Massey

"I'm super excited that Louie will be joining the team," said FAU women's tennis coach Caroline Wheelen. McLelland will bring two seasons of collegiate tennis to the otherwise young Owls. The native of Stirling, Scotland played her first two years of college tennis at fellow Conference USA member Old Dominion. While at ODU, McLelland posted a 12-6 freshman singles record and a perfect 6-0 mark in doubles. She also succeeded academically as well, being named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. She played her second season for a Monarch team that completed the year ranked No. 41 nationally and posted a 19-5 record, including a perfect 11-0 home mark. McLelland was a member of the first ODU team to earn an atlarge bid to the NCAA tournament. Prior to college, McLelland earned a 4.0 G.P.A as a student while competing internationally beginning at the age of 14. She held the No. 1 rank in all of the United Kingdom for the under16, as well as under-18, age divisions. McLelland won the U-18 Scottish Indoor Nationals and was the Scottish National Outdoors champion for U-16 and U-18. In 2015, McLelland won a silver medal in the Junior Commonwealth games, while representing Scotland. "Choosing to be a part of the FAU tennis family seemed very straight forward to me," said McLelland. "I spoke with both coach Marcy (Cava) and Caroline. When I was looking to transfer and they were great. I learned about their goals as a team and what sort of player they were looking to add their roster. Right away, I knew we would get on well."

This is the twentieth year that the Reverend Doctor David Massey has been invited to serve as the Chaplain of the Games. Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, one of his favorite and earliest memories is of accompanying his Grandfather Stewart McCutcheon, as they picked-up Grandmother Margaret from her Daughters of Scotia meeting. This remains one of his favorite memories because of all the dear Scottish women. He remembers that as they patted his head and pinched his cheek they would say, “Margaret, we love your wee grandson.� Rev. David Massey has served as the Pastor of the Plantation Presbyterian Church for the past 26 years. The church is located at 901 N. W. 70th Ave., Plantation, Florida. The members and friends of the congregation are pleased to offer their continued support of SASSF by providing its facilities for monthly meetings. He is currently the Moderator of the Presbytery of Tropical Florida, 2020. Remember to enjoy our hospitality by stopping by the Church booth throughout the day to quench your thirst with a free glass of cold water.

Master of ceremonies Marc Wolfson

Marc Wolfson is married to Mary Anne Wolfson Florida Regional Commissioner Emeritus for Clan Donald (Macdonald of the Highlands), a former director of SASSF. Marc has been working for the last 10 (TEN) years as Business Manager for Arborist Services, Inc. Marc says that “It is our responsibility to ensure that our Tree canopy remains not only GREEN but that it is strengthened to match Mother Nature’s threat of Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. Our Management of this natural resource proved itself successful as of all the trees we had under our care we lost less than 2% of our population while other parts of SE Florida lost more than 20% of their trees. Marc and Mary Anne recently returned from California where they participated in the Wild Fire Prevention Program for Pacific Gas & Electric. They assessed fire damaged trees in Paradise, CA after the devastating Camp Fire.

National Anthems Kitty McGowan Kitty McGowan is the president of NautiCom Communications, Inc. an association management and boutique public relations and marketing company focusing on the unique needs of the marine industry for more than 30 years! Singing and music has been in her blood since she was a young child. Kitty played classical piano for more than 12 years, performed in many stage musicals in her youth and was a musical theater major while studying at the Florida State University. Over the past 30 years, she has played with a number of performance bands in the south Florida area. She said that her greatest joy has been the honor to sing our country’s national anthem at numerous major City of Fort Lauderdale events for the past 10 years, sporting events and for the opening of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show’s American Pavilion for the past four years.


Their music has been featured on Xbox and Playstation games, NBC'S television show " the Black Donnelly's" WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry's 9,19,20,21,24,27 hockey DVD's, the Mackenzie Brothers TWO-FOUR special on CBC, HBO's Shameless, HNIC Coach's Corner ( the Dale Hunter Tribute),6 music videos on Much Music/MTV, and they've reached the top 20 on the edge radio. In 2008 the Campbell brothers were asked to perform on the new CBC " Hockey Night in Canada" theme song produced by Canadian Icon Bob Rock, where Ron MacLean quoted " Mudmen We Love Em". This lead to many opportunities including a 3 month tour, PBS special/DVD and a performance at the Canadian Country music Awards with Johnny Reid. The Mudmen have appeared twice on Parliament Hill for Canada Day where they performed and shook hands with the Queen televised, performed at the Edmonton Oilers home opening ceremonies on CBC and performed at the Edmonton Oilers 84 Stanley Cup re-union with Wayne Gretzky, Sarah McLaughlin, Red Ryder & Full 84 Team Present PIPER JONES BAND Bagpipes and bouzouki - as much fun as a big festival can be! Join Asheville bagpiper and small-pipe maker EJ Jones and Nashville-based chord phenomenon Frances Cunningham, seen recently at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Merlefest, play tunes and songs to make you both dance and sing! EJ and Frances have been playing together all their lives but spent most of their careers in other bands. They have been touring extensively together for the last 5 years in the Piper Jones Band. Their first album The Wandering Stars has been played on the BBC Radio Scotland’s program Pipeline, NPR’s The Thistle and Shamrock, and has been enjoyed on the WNCW Celtic Winds program. The band played Merlefest in 2018. They headlined the North Texas Irish Festival in 2019. Piper EJ Jones has excelled as a performer of traditional Highland bagpipe music and as a folk musician co-founding the group Clandestine in 1991 and recording an album with Gerry O’Beirne in 2002. Artists such as Ed Miller and Robert Earl Kean have used EJ’s pipes on their recordings and he had the honor to represent the US at the 2014 MacCrimmon Trophy piping competition and the 2017 World Pipe Band Championship. EJ teaches privately and at weekend workshops and is the music director of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games each July in Linville NC. Frances Cunningham is an Irish Bouzouki and Tenor Banjo player based in Nashville, TN. She was a founding member of the Celtic rock band SixMileBridge in 1997 and since then has gone on to be an in demand accompanist and session musician in the Nashville recording scene. She has won the Midwest fleadh on both the bouzouki and banjo and spent 5 years playing weekly on the Grand Ole Opry in the Mike Snider String Band. In addition to touring with EJ she teaches workshops on accompaniment in her unique chord style.


The City of Dunedin Pipe Band (Dunedin, FL, USA) is a 501(c)(3) public charity comprising of roughly 140 members across 4 different pipe bands (Grades 1, 3, 4, and 5). The program is led by Pipe Major Iain Donaldson and Drum Sergeant Eric MacNeill. Recent achievements include winning the 2018 World Pipe Band Championships (Glasgow) in Grade 2, subsequently being upgraded to Grade 1 as the only Grade 1 band in the United States, and then, in 2019, taking first place at both the Georgetown Games in Ontario and the North American Pipe Band Championships in Maxville (Grade 1). This marked the first time in recorded history that a pipe band won a World Championship and a North American Championship in different grade levels within 1 year. The City Dunedin Pipe Band wears the Edgewater tartan.

THE McLANZON LASSIES -- Scottish Fiddle with Florida Flair McLanzon Lassies are four girls from two families who have been playing music together for 8 years. Their ages range from 15 to 20. They have different interests but their love for traditional music in similar. The annual Scottish Society events are a favorite. The girls often travel together in the summer to participate in traditional music camps in the Appalachian Mountains (our closest Highlands). As you wander through today’s event stop and listen to the traditional fiddle accompanied by guitar. The girls may look young but have 35 years of combined music experience to share. Look for their tent, where there could be some jamming going on!

TRICIA “TRIXIE” BILLINGS -- Story Teller An avid reader and a true lover of adventure through daydreaming, Trixie will lure you in with her melodic voice, many accents, and funny faces. Her quick wit and ability to improvise will have you hanging on every word, and wondering, “is this fact or fiction?" Each time Trixie tells a story ‘tis never the same. Many of the stories come from Celtic Folklore and her own unbelievable imagination. Enchanting and entertaining children, as well as the inner child of countless listeners, brings Trixie true delight and fulfillment. Tricia LC Billings is of Celtic descent, and has spent years telling stories to her own eight children, twelve grandchildren, and countless others, as well as sharing tales professionally through schools, churches, and private parties. Tricia has been under contract with ABC and has performed at The Southeast Scottish Games, The Florida Renaissance Festival, Camelot Days Medieval Festival, and The Mai Kai Polynesian Revue, along with other various productions.

Seanchaí Productions is a team of history enthusiasts scattered across central Florida. Our love of history has united us with one common goal: to spread the love of Celtic heritage through living history. We constantly strive for excellence in our research, teaching and portrayal of the cultures of the seven Celtic nations. Our focus is primarily on the 13th to 19th centuries. But, our love for all history stretches much further. Everyone on our team absolutely LOVES what we do and we hope that our living historical storytelling helps everyone else also fall in love with Celtic heritage, too. At the Festival they will portray Mary, Queen of Scots and two of her Court Ladies, Mary Beaton and Mary Seton as they walk the Festival grounds and attend events. Don’t miss their presentation, “Dressing the Queen,” at the Heritage Stage!

Scottish singer-songwriter Jamie McGeechan has won awards for his gifted performances and songwriting and has performed with celebrated artists including Joan Armatrading, Damien Rice, Dougie MacLean and Eddi Reader. Renowned for his interpretations of Scottish folk songs including the works of Robert Burns he sings to keep the songs alive, infusing Scottish soul as old as the highlands with contemporary interpretation. Jamie made history as the very first person to record the songs of Burns inside Burns Cottage in Alloway. Originally from Ayrshire in Scotland Jamie grew up influenced by his native Ayrshire, it's history and the beautiful nature around him. Now resident in St. Louis Jamie is enjoying bringing his Scottish soul to new audiences all over the world. His original songs explore life, love and everything else and have received support and airplay from BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland. An ambassador for World Peace Tartan as well as the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Jamie is a proud Scot who enjoys promoting Scotland wherever possible. With performances at Celtic Connections, New York Tartan Week, Sydney Australia and now South East Florida it's fair to say this young Scot gets around the world!

Palm Beach Sword “Have you always wanted to learn how to fight with swords? At the Palm Beach Sword School we teach the Historical European Martial Arts. Working from several different historical sources, we can teach you how to handle a sword or several other weapons from European history. Students of the Palm Beach Sword School study the Scottish Broadsword as their primary weapon, working with the same training manuals used to teach soldiers of the Scottish regiments in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the initial basic training period students learn Broadsword, Broadsword and Targe, Dirk, and Quarterstaff. Once familiar with these weapons students get the opportunity to branch into other weapon sets such as the buckler, sickle, messer, bayonet, longsword, spear, smallsword, Viking shield, cutlass, and sabre. Once proficiency develops and as skill with the sword improves, students get the opportunity to spar (fight) and may choose to begin to compete in national or international tournaments. Once a month students can also attend a history lecture and regular historical crafting courses such as targe making, blacksmithing, and kilt making are provided by the school and our recognized historical crafting instructors. Ben Kerr is the Senior Instructor of the Palm Beach Sword School and will be providing two lectures on Highland and Regimental Scottish warriors as well as a Targe Making Demonstration and Broadsword lessons during the games. Ben has been teaching the Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) since 2007 and is the cofounder of Scotland’s largest H.E.M.A. school, the Academy of Historical Arts. He holds two masters degrees from the University of Glasgow, focused on the historical training methods of Medieval and Early Modern European combat and is a published author in this field.

America's spirit of freedom was born in Arbroath in 1320 – 700th Anniversary It's well known to every schoolchild, and drummed in to every tourist, that the Scots invented everything worth having, from the tea-towel to television. There's a roll-call of scientists, doctors, writers and engineers who changed the world to an extent out of kilter with Scotland's population. But a book by an American historian, published this weekend, has made the startling claim that Scotland also invented democracy and the American dream. Linda MacDonald-Lewis hopes that Warriors and Wordsmiths of Freedom: The Birth and Growth of Democracy will bring an understanding on both sides of the Atlantic of the true debt Americans owe to the Scots. The daughter of a Scot who divides her time between America and Scotland, MacDonald-Lewis believes the Declaration of Independence, the charter that laid out the early principles of democracy in the United States, was not based on a model from the ancient Greeks or the Magna Carta as is widely believed, but was in fact based on the 14th-century Declaration of Arbroath. "It's time to highlight these links much more widely and in language people can understand," she said. "If Americans want to understand their history, they need to look to Scotland, because that is where their ideals come from. And Scots should look across the Atlantic to see where their homegrown doctrines and ideas have been most fully embraced." Presented to the pope in 1320 to confirm Scotland's status under Robert the Bruce as a state with an ancient constitution, and to reject any English claim of sovereignty, the declaration drawn up at Arbroath Abbey formalised the idea of equality for all. The Declaration of Independence of 1776 was written to reject the English rule. MacDonald-Lewis believes the similarities between the cries of freedom in both documents are a deliberate move by America's founding fathers - half of those who signed the Declaration of Independence were of Scottish ancestry. Robert the Bruce, meanwhile, was the first ruler in Europe to be brought to power by a system recognizable as modern democracy, by "due consent and assent of us all". Speaking from Oregon, she told the Observer she believed Americans should have been toasting Scotland at their 4 July celebrations yesterday. "A lot of Scots who had to leave Scotland after the failed Jacobite rebellion ended up dying on American battlefields, fighting the same enemy on a different field. "The research I have done tracing these stories has really joined up a lot of dots in the intertwining histories of these two great nations. I found out only recently that George Washington treasured a snuff box that he had been given made from a piece of wood cut from the tree where William Wallace hid from the English at Falkirk. Academics have previously linked America's founding fathers to the Scottish enlightenment that was ongoing during the drafting of the US charter. Gordon Brown's favourite historian, US academic Gertrude Himmelfarb, had written that Thomas Jefferson and other key figures studied the enlightenment's leaders, such as Francis Hutcheson and David Hume, who were making a worldwide impact at a time when, as Voltaire, the French defender of civil liberties, said: "We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." "As long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself." Declaration of Arbroath, 6 April 1320 "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776 Tracy McVeigh, chief reporter, The Guardian, Sat 4 Jul 2009 The Declaration was part of a broader diplomatic campaign, which sought to assert Scotland's position as an independent kingdom, rather than its being a feudal land controlled by England's Norman kings, as well as lift the excommunication of Robert the Bruce. The pope had recognised Edward I of England's claim to overlordship of Scotland in 1305 and Bruce was excommunicated by the Pope for murdering John Comyn before the altar in Greyfriars Church in Dumfries in 1306. The Declaration made a number of points: that Scotland had always been independent, indeed for longer than England; that Edward I of England had unjustly attacked Scotland and perpetrated atrocities; that Robert the Bruce had delivered the Scottish nation from this peril; and, most controversially, that the independence of Scotland was the prerogative of the Scottish people, rather than the King of Scots. In fact it stated that the nobility would choose someone else to be king if Bruce proved to be unfit in maintaining Scotland's independence. Wikipedia

Harp and Thistle Pipe Band Pipe Major Don Goller, leads the Harp & Thistle Pipe Band with Pipe Sargent, Greg Sheridan and Drum Major Rob Shaouy. At present the band boasts over 30 pipers and drummers. Based in Naples, Florida, the band was established in 2001 to serve all of Southwest Florida. 2017 marked another award winning year for the Harp & Thistle. As student numbers continue to grow, the Harp & Thistle Pipe Band looks forward to another great year!

Fort Lauderdale Highlanders The Ft.. Lauderdale Highlanders, is under the direction of Pipe Major Bill McFarlane, Sr. Pipe Sergeant Art Gill, and Drum Sergeant Raymond Devlin. The Highlanders wear the Maitland tartan of Lord Lauderdale for which the city of Ft. Lauderdale is named. The Highlanders were formed in 1972 and have proudly competed and won at Highland Games throughout Florida and the South Eastern United States.,

Saint Andrew’s Pipe Band of Miami Formed by Pipe Major Jack Sutherland and Drum Major Bob Ritchie in 1964, the band is now led by Pipe Major Nigel MacDonald, assisted by Pipe Sergeants Robert Ritchie and Jason Wright and Drum Sergeant Betty Rogers. The Band, wearing the MacKenzie tartan, has performed from Key West to Greenport, Long Island. Beginners and experienced players are always welcome.

Dunedin High School Pipe Band The Dunedin High School Grade 4 and 5 Pipe Bands are comprised of high school students ranging in age from 14-18 years old. As one of the few high schools in the country to use bagpipes as a part of their instrumental music program, the Dunedin High School Pipe Band has been recognized both nationally and internationally for their commitment to musical excellence. Members of the group consistently earn medals in solo piping and drumming competitions. In addition to piping and drumming, all students in the pipe band are members of high school's Scottish Highlander Marching Band, which is known for successfully incorporating bagpipes and Scottish percussion into the modern marching band. The Dunedin High School Pipe Band is under the direction of Iain Donaldson. Eric MacNeill and Tim Marchand are the Scottish drumming instructors. The Band proudly wears the Dress Stewart tartan. Their high school band motto is "Real bands wear kilts". .

Police Pipe & Drum Corps of Florida

The Police Pipe and Drum Corps of Florida under the direction of David Campbell Pipe Major. The band is now wearing the Law Enforcement Memorial Tartan. The Band is comprised of Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters, both serving and retired, Military, and civilian members. The band has travelled to Savannah Ga 3 times for the St Patrick’s Day Parade’s, Played with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, and plays many parades and community events throughout the year. Visit our website at

Honored Clan - Clan Montgomery Leonard Montgomery

Leonard is currently serving his second term as President of Clan Montgomery International. He and his wife, Lee, joined Clan Montgomery Society in the 1983 while residing in Southern California. After retiring in 2002 and relocating to Knoxville, Tennessee, they became more active in CMSI. They currently reside in Culpeper Virginia. Leonard spent 40 plus years working in the oil production industry where he supervised the repair and maintenance of oil wells on land and offshore platforms.

Clan Montgomery Clan Montgomery is one of the oldest Scottish Clans, and its Chronicles are closely interwoven with Scottish history. The progenitors of this Clan were Norman and came from the Castle of Sainte Foy de Montgomery, near Lissieux, Normandy, France. Roger de Montgomery arrived in England with his kinsman, William the Conqueror, in 1066. In 1069 Roger was granted lands on the Welsh border in the County which later took his name, Montgomeryshire. In 1083 he built Shrewsbury Abbey where he is entombed. Roger's grandson Robert de Montgomery, went to Scotland, and was granted lands by King David I of Scotland in Renfrewshire, and the manor of Eaglesham became the Clan seat of the Montgomery’s for many centuries. Sir John Montgomery, 7th Chief of the Clan, distinguished himself at the battle of Otterburn in 1388 when he captured Harry Hotspur, Chief of the Percy’s and held him for ransom. John also acquired the baronies of Eglinton and Ardrossan when he married Elizabeth, the only daughter and heiress of Hugh de Eglinton. Their grandson, Alexander, was created Lord Montgomery in 1449. Hugh, 3rd Lord Montgomery, was created Earl of Eglinton in 1507. In 1568, Hugh, 2nd Earl of Eglinton led Clan Montgomery in support of Mary, Queen of Scots, at the battle of Langside. In 1757, the 11th Earl raised the 77th Foot Highlanders Regiment, which included many Clansmen. Their exploits in the campaign against the French are legion, and it was this regiment, under General Forbes, which renamed modern Pittsburgh.

CLANS and SOCIETIES at the Games Clan Montgomery – sponsor – Honored clan Family of Bruce Clan Campbell - sponsor Clan Craig Clan Davidson Clan Donald Clan Douglas Clan Elliot House of Gordon Clan Graham Clan Guthrie Clan Hay Clan Lindsay Clan MacBean Clan MacDuff Clan MacLaren Clan MacLennan Clan Maclean od Duart Clan MacNeil Clan Maxwell Clan Wallace Clan Weir Clan Wood Scottish American Military Society Scottish American Society of Palm Beach

POLICE PIPE AND DRUM CORPS OF FLORIDA 3RD ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT JUNE 13TH, 2020 8:00AM SHOTGUN START $110/Person; $440/Foursome WOODMONT COUNTY CLUB 7801 NW 80TH AVE, TAMARAC, FL, 33321 Best Ball Scramble, Mulligans, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Team Awards Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Beer, Wine Live Bagpipe Music (before and after event) For more information contact: eandDrumFL/

Realms of History

Realms of History is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to reproduce and re-enact Medieval and Renaissance European history between the years of 1066, the Battle of Hastings; and 1651, the end of the English Civil War. We embrace personas from all of Western Europe as well as other geographical areas presenting a significant contribution and presence in this period of history. It is our goal to bring forth living history to our communities; providing an atmosphere from which we can live and explore the period of time most romantically called the Age of Chivalry. We strive to recreate a society where individuals from all classes can live the simple life, can excel at and achieve the status of Knight through competition and charitable deeds (points earned). We promote the best qualities of life; those of compassion and fellowship, where family and honor comes first. Where communities small and large pitched in and took care of their own. Where a Knight's word was his reputation and bond, and one-on-one combat was the mode to resolve disputes of Honor. Where hunting, trade and bartering were the mode for survival. We welcome you to visit our Facebook page "Principality of Tortuga" or our website at


(At time of press - times and events subject to change)

Main Stage Mudmen 11 am, 3pm, 6:15 pm Piper Jones Band 10 am, 2 pm, 5:30 pm Jamie McGeechan 9:30 am, 1 pm, 4 pm Dunedin City Pipe Band 1:45 pm Kilted Leg Contest 2:45 pm Heritage Stage/Stage 2 “Wearing the Great Kilt”

10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm

“Ayrshire: Robert Burns & Beyond,”

Jamie McGeechan “Dressing the Queen”

Coloring Scottish scenes and other fun activities will be going on all day until 6 PM for the young lads and lassies. (schedule subject to changes and additions) morning 9:00 9:00 to 11:30 9:00 to 11:30

9:30 am, 1:30 pm

“The Highland Warrior: Swords, Dirks, Pistols, and Charges!" Ben Kerr 10 am


Children’s Games

11 am 11:30 am, 3:30 pm EJ Jones 1 pm

“History of the Bagpipe” “Donald McBane: Coward, Pimp, Hero, Champion, Legend!", Ben Kerr 2 pm “Working on Outlaw King & Outlander: Scottish Cinema & TV” Jamie McGeechan 2:45 pm

Dance & Music Pavilion Scottish Country Dancing 9am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm McLanzon Lassies 10 am, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, 4:30 pm Highland Dancing 10:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm Scottish Step Dancing 11.15 am Events on the Piping & Drumming Field  9 -12 pm Individual Piping & Drumming  2 pm Pipe Band Competition, Grade 5  2:40 pm Pipe Band Competition, Grade 4  3:10 pm Pipe Band Competition, Grade 3  3:30 pm City of Dunedin Pipe Band  4 pm Drum Major Competition Events on the Main Field  9 -4:30 pm Heavy Athletics competition  11 am Massed Ceilidh Dance – Join in  11:15 am Sheepdog Demonstration Noon Parade of Clans & Massed Bands  1 pm Caber Toss  2 pm Okapi Rugby Demonstration  2:30 pm Sheepdog Demonstration  3:15 pm Massed Ceilidh Dance – Join in  4:15 pm Sheepdog Demonstration 5 pm Closing Ceremonies : Massed Pipe Bands, Presentation of Trophies, Prize Draw

Fun activities begin. Coloring all day Caber & Sheaf Toss & Stone Throw Try on kilts and hold a set of bagpipes afternoon

1:00 to 1:30 1:30 to 3:00 3:00 to 4:00 4:00 to 4:30 4:30 to 6:00

Foot race & Sack race & Sheaf Toss Caber & Sheaf Toss & Stone Throw Tug-O-War Tossing the Stone, Sheaf and Caber Caber & Sheaf Toss & Stone Throw

The Children’s Passport Game Children and their families may pick up a blank Children’s Game Passport at the Children’s Games area. The children and their families then take the Passport and visit the Clan area (a Clan is a Scottish family group) and stop at the different Clan booths. There the children should have their passports stamped or signed by a Clan member. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the different families of Scotland. After they have visited every Clan, the children may take their passport back to the Children’s Games canopy where they will receive a small prize.

Ongoing Activities:   

42nd Highland Regiment Realms of History Medieval encampment & Armed Combat Demos Palm Beach Sword School • Archery 9-4:30 • Targe Making Demo 9-5 • Intro to Broadsword 11:15 ; 3:15 Weaving

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Scottish HEAVY ATHLETICS THROWING THE HAMMER The hammer head is a 16 or 22 pound iron ball on the end of a cane shaft, measuring 4 feet 2 inches overall. The hammer is thrown from behind a trig and the athlete is allowed to count the best of three throws.

TOSSING THE CABER, The caber is a long straight tree trunk for which there is no standard size or weight. It should, however, be too large for any athlete to toss and then be cut shorter by stages until one competitor is able to toss it end over end. To do this the athlete balances the caber on its small end and then picks it up and runs with it before heaving it end over end to land, he hopes, pointing directly away from him. This would be called a 12 o'clock throw. The competitor who tosses the caber closest to this position wins the day. Cabers generally measure between 15 and 20 feet long and between 90 to 120 lbs.

TOSSING THE SHEAF A 16 lb. sheaf of hay, enclosed in a jute sack is tossed over a bar with a pitchfork. The bar is raised in steady increments until all but one competitor is eliminated. Each athlete receives three tries at each height.

TOSSING THE WEIGHT. In this event the 56lb weight is tossed for height.

STONE OF STRENGTH, The stone of strength is the Scottish shot put. It weighs about 16 or 22 pounds. Legend has it that the distance a guest of a Scottish landlord could put the stone of strength determined the sleeping accommodations he could expect to receive during his stay. The stone is put with one hand, from behind the trig.

THROWING THE WEIGHT. The weight is made from iron and is spherical or box shaped with a chain and ring attached. The total length is 18 inches and the weight is either 28 lbs. (2 stones) or 56 lbs. (half a hundredweight). The stone and the hundredweight are standard British weight measurements. The weight is thrown with one hand for distance from behind a marker or trig and the best of three throws is counted.

Athletics Director – Bob Gourlay

Robert (Bob) Gourlay, has been involved in all facets of the Scottish Highland Games and Festivals for nearly 20 years the last 10 focusing purely on the heavy athletics of the games. He has officiated at many games throughout the southeast and is the president of the newly formed Foundation for Scottish Athletics which was formed to expand the culture of the Scottish Athletics beyond the festival circuit with demonstrations at schools and for other organizations.

Ching McKee- Oettel (Clan MacKay)- Judge

Ching presenting to athlete of the Day, Charles Fay, with trophy sponsor, Art Campbell

Ching has been a Judge (7 years) & Athlete (19 years) prior Assistant AD & AD at SEFL Games, enjoys the community and supporting the games. He competes in the Masters 50+ and 50+ light weight divisions currently. Has been in the top ten in the world for light weight Masters 40-49 and 50+ Light Weight division the past 9 years. He is a former Film worker and Navy Combat Veteran now does Combat Camera & A/V Specialist for the Army as part of the Department of Army Civilian Corps with the Florida National Guard. Recently deployed with the Air Deployable Search and Rescue unit locally in Opa Loka area chasing CAT-5 Hurricane Dorian, documenting and assisting the heroes of the State of Florida Army and Air National guard protect and serve the citizens, community and State of Florida.

Jo Parker - Scorekeeper I started as a spectator about 5 years ago. Until March 2016 my then12 year old daughter, Madalyn, decided she wanted to throw after watching the games at the St Augustine Celtic Festival, but was told that she could only compete if I competed with her. So February 2017 we attended our first game at Northeast Florida, after that we were hooked. Since then I have become a certified judge and and learned scorekeeping.

Jon Henderson – judge – V. P., Foundation for Scottish Athletics Jon "Ozzy" Henderson is a Veteran of the United States Navy Submarine Service and has spent the last 20 years working for AT&T, currently working as an implementation Engineer. He began competing in the highland games in 2005. Since then Jon has competed throughout the United States and Scotland to include participation in two Guinness Book of World Record caber toss events and two Masters World Championships. In 2008, after suffering an injury, Jon decided to get into other areas of the games during his recuperation and became a certified judge and athletic director. He now serves on the Board of Directors of Foundation for Scottish as the Vice President. As a member of FSA he continues to reach out to the local community, veterans groups and other Scottish organizations to help support the Heavy Athletics and Heritage of the Scottish Games.

Athletics Results from 2019 Amateur A Athlete Charles Fay Christopher Hailey Jordan Davis Jared Kingston Ken Korcak Brent Burnett Amateur B Athlete Tyler Ross Harry Ehiles William Best Masters

Place 1 2 3

Athlete Tyson Trias Petrus Sundevall Ben Buchanan William Simonitsch Adam Jeffery Brian Andrews David Andrews Joe Macintyre Women Athlete Kati Letourneau

Braemar Stone 29'-10" 28'-9" 30'-1" 26'-0" 25'-4" 26'-10.5"

Place 1 2 3 4 5 6

Braemar Stone 31'-0" 28'-9" 19'-1.5"

Place 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Place 1

Braemar Stone 28'-3" 30'-8" 25'-3" 25'-10" 26'-8" 21'-10" 19'-6" 22'-1" Braemar Stone 19'-0.

Open Stone 36'-0.5" 38'-0.5" 37'-9.5" 33'-11" 33'-7" 35'-3" Open Stone 22'-9.5" 20'-4" 18'-6" Open Stone 35'-2" 37'-8" 35'-7" 33'-7" 33'-3.5" 27'-11" 23'-8" 29'-0.5" Open Stone 22'-2.5"

Heavy WFD 39'-4" 31'-0" 29'-0" 28'-6" 25'-7" 28'-6"

Light WFD 76'-7" 59'-0.5" 53'-10" 51'-9" 54'-4" 51'-9"

Heavy Hammer 98'-8" 66'-4" 79'-2" 68'-9" 63'-4" 68'-3"

Light Hammer 115'-2" 97'-7" 92'-1" 87'-6" 82'-4" 93'-10"

Caber 12:30 75 12:15 45 55 50

Sheaf 16lb 32'-0" 26'-0" 22'-0" 24'-0" 26'-0" 24'-0"

Heavy WFD 16'-3" 15'-9" 11'-7"

Light WFD 35'-5" 27'-5.5" 24'-3.5"

Heavy Hammer 47'-0" 42'-0" 36'-3"

Light Hammer 68'-7" 59'-7.5" 48'-9"

Caber 15 40 5

Sheaf 16lb 16'-0" 14'-0" 16'-0"

Heavy WFD 44'-2" 35'-1" 30'-8" 36'-10" 35'-2" 26'-0.5" 24'-0" 23'-9" Heavy WFD 25'-2"

Light WFD 61'-11" 53'-0" 44'-6" 53'-4" 50'-5" 37'-8" 37'-8" 33'-9.5" Light WFD 38'-1.5"

Heavy Hammer 87'-8" 72'-8" 64'-10" 64'-5" 62'-9" 54'-11" 46'-2.5" 44'-2" Heavy Hammer 35'-4"

Light Hammer 105'-10" 91'-5.5" 79'-7" 75'-5" 79'-8.5" 69'-5" 67'-3" 54'-6" Light Hammer 47'-0"

Caber 2:00 60 85 50 55 1:00 65 75

Caber 10

Sheaf 16lb 31'-0" 22'-0" 22'-0" 24'-0" 20'-0" 22'-0" 18'-0" 16'-0" Sheaf 16lb 16'-0"

WFH 14'-0" 12'-0" 13'-0" 12'-0" 12'-0" 11'-0"

WFH 10'-0" 9'-0"

WFH 16'-0" 13'-0" 16'-0" 13'-0" 13'-0" 12'-0" 11'-0" 10'-0"

WFH 12'-0"

PIPING and DRUMMING judges Ed Krintz, piping judge

Steve McClure - DRUM MAJOR of the DAY Ed Krintz has been a performer of the highland bagpipe for over 51 years, and has been a panel adjudicator for the E.U.S.P.B.A. for the past 23 years. He currently teaches piping in the Charlotte, NC area.

Jim Bell, piping judge Jimmy Bell is the current Director of the Scottish heritage Program at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. He is a past President of the EUSPBA in addition to being an adjudicator on that panel and the SPJA (Scottish Piping Judges Association) He is a past winner of the Canadian Gold Medal, United States Piping Foundation, Metro Cup and EUSPBA overall professional. 4

Steve’s 40-year history in pipe band drumming includes playing bass or tenor drum with the City of Dunedin and City of Detroit grade II bands, as well as tenor drum with the Toronto Police grade I band. He has won numerous solo prizes over the years, including the open bass drum event at Alma, and the open tenor events at Cambridge and Maxville. He also competed in Drum Major contests at the open level for several years, and will serve as the Senior Drum Major for opening and closing ceremonies.

Thomas Kee, drumming judge Thomas Kee started playing drums in 1960 under the tutelage of John Murray, later taking lessons from Kit Reynolds and Alex Duthart. He was an open player for over 15 years winning major championships in the U.S, and Canada and winning the overall Best Open Player for the EUSPBA. I started with the City of Wilmington Pipe Band, which was one of the best on the east coast, winning many awards as well as 2 consecutive Gr 2 North American Drum Corps Championships, and later played with The Ogilvy Highlanders, sweeping the Gr 3 Drumming at all events in the U.S. and Canada, culminating with winning the Grade 3 world Drumming title as well as winning or placing at all the other overseas Championshios. Then with Denny and Dunipace, winning The North American gr 2 championship and gr 2 Champion Supreme for Canada and later, Scottish and Irish Imports, which became The City of Washington Pipe Band. He moved to Scotland in 1980 to play with Shotts and Dykehead and to take lessons with Alex Duthart, and also taught a Drumming School. He played with the Grandfather Mountain Highlanders who placed 8th at the Gr3A World Championships in 2005, and was a member of the Scottish Lion 78th Frasers, from Toronto, in 2007. Thomas Kee hase been a Judge for the EUSPBA since the early 70's.

Piping and drumming COMPETITION Winners 2019 Bands:

Piper of the Day:

Drummer of the Day:

Grd 3: City of Dunedin

Grd 1: Andrew Hagan Grd 2: Jason Marchand Grd 3: Alexandra Miller Grd 4Sr: Marguerite Watson Grd 4Jr: Clare Ferrier Grd 5: Gabriel Densmore

Grd 2: Aiden Sowinski Grd 3: Hunter Welch Grd 4Sr: George McClease Grd 4Jr: Jarrett Mattson Grd 5: Kurt Kamps

Grd 4: 1. Dunedin High school 2. Harp & Thistle 3. City of Dunedin Grd 5: 1. Harp & Thistle 2. Dunedin Highland Middle 3. City of Dunedin

Grade 5 – Harp and Thistle

Bass Drum: Lukas Keller Tenor Novice: Elizebeth Gogolo Drum Major: Michael Craven

Grade 4 - Dunedin High School

City of Dunedin

Grade 3 - City of Dunedin

Patrick Regan, piobaireachd judge Patrick Regan the Bagpiper first took to the stage at age three, but it took another eight years to convince the bagpipe to come onstage with him. Since then, he has been regaling audiences, annoying bagpiping judges, frightening music teachers, and inspiring students with his mix of music, humor, and a “terrierlike” determination to take over the world with the bagpipe. As an entertainer, Patrick has performed in 45 States and 14 countries, including “command performances” for the Royal Families of Jordan and Qatar. Closer to home, this Native Texan was honored to be a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist Roster for more than 25 years, appearing at the Galveston Opera, the National Museum of the Pacific War, The Texas Folklife Festival, The North Texas Irish Festival, and the Kerrville Folk Festival.

Jim Dillahey – piping judge Jim’s full time job is serving as The Director of Piping at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina since 2003 and is currently the President of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. He has been an Open solo piper since 2004, EUSPBA Vice President for 4 years, a past member of the EUSPBA Music Board, a current member of the EUSPBA Judge’s Panel for solo piping and bands, served two years as the Southern Branch Chairman for the EUSPBA, and has been an active soloist in Scotland since 2003 gaining entry to multiple Silver Medal competitions at the Argyllshire Gathering in Oban. He has also served as the former P/M of the Grade II, III, and IV Charleston Police Pipes and Drums as well as the Grade IV Citadel Pipe Band and 4 year member of the Grade I City of Washington Pipe Band in the early 2000’s. Since 2012, he has been back with the band that he started with, The City of Dunedin Pipe Band who just recently won the 2018 North American Championships and World Pipe Band Championships in Grade 2 and were subsequently promoted to Grade 1.

Bill Caudill – piping judge William S. (Bill) Caudill is a native of North Carolina, and professionally is Director of the Scottish Heritage Center and the University and Community Pipe Band at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina He is currently serving a third term as Chairman of the Southern Branch of the EUSPBA, and is a veteran of 25 years on the EUSPBA Judges Panel. He was a successful Professional Solo Competitor for 28 years and now devotes most of his time to teaching and conducting workshops and clinics and judging competitions, as well as to his local and regional students. He is in frequent demand as a local and regional performer both solo and with the St. Andrews band. He started his piping career with the now defunct Charlotte Caledonian Pipe Band in 1978 and joined the Grandfather Mountain Highlanders in 1982 - serving as Pipe Major of the band from 1987-1991 prior to founding the St. Andrews University Pipe Band which rose to set standards in Grade III in the South in the 2000's. His students have risen to become some of the top amateur players in the South,and his university program alumni are also noteworthy as players in top level bands as well as current instructors. Caudill studied piping under the late Dick Campbell of Charlotte, under P/M Sandy Jones and Hamilton Workman at the North American Academy of Piping and Drumming, and also received instruction and guidance from Ed Krintz, Ed Neigh, and Colin MacLellan during his career. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Scotland County Highland Games, and received "The Order of the Long Leaf Pine" award from Governor Roy Cooper in 2018 for his long-time contributions to the preservation of Scottish-American history and culture in North Carolina.


Okapi Wanderers Rugby Okapi Wanderers Rugby is the Largest Rugby Club in Florida.The name “Okapi” was chosen among the players that identified a mix of cultures and nations to form a Club. Okapi now has players in 8 divisions: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U19, Men & Old Boys. Recognized by USA Rugby as “Most Growing Club” in terms of players. Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in USA and around the world. Rugby is fun sport to play, because it offers players an opportunity to participate in a fast-paced, dynamic and exciting athletic environment. All players get to run, pass, catch, kick the ball, and tackle an opponent while playing with friends. Rugby is all about Rugby is all about integrity, respect, solidarity, passion and discipline. Okapi Wanderers Rugby FC is truly a family Club based on rugby values of integrity, respect, solidarity, passion and discipline. Come and join and be a part of our team visit our website at for more information.


Loggerhead Curling Club “For centuries curling has been a favourite game in Scotland. In fact, during the first two thirds of the nineteenth century it can be said emphatically that it was the Scottish game”. Now with Curling becoming a popular viewing experience on the Winter Olympic programming it is experiencing a growth that has never been seen before. The Loggerhead Curling Club started in 2018 as Palm Beach Curling Club. While a very new club in 2018, we won the Florida Bonspiel held in Orlando in Dec of 2018. Please stop by our display and we will show you more about the equipment and the stones and we will educate you about the history and culture of this great Scottish export to the World. The Loggerhead Curling Club play at the Palm Beach Skate Zone, located at 8125 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33467. See our website or Facebook page for more information: – or sign up for a “Learn to Curl” session!

Eve Muirhead, captain of the Scottish Ladies team


Memories of 2018 and 2019

Highland dancing The dances you will see today, though all loosely called Highland dances, are divided into Highland Dances and National dances. Highland Dances were originally performed only by men, often before and after battle, and require considerable stamina. Many of the National dances, however, were devised for female interpretation and are less athletic and more graceful. Authorities on dancing have said that Highland Dancing is one of the most sophisticated forms of national dancing known. The main points to look for while watching Highland Dancing are the precision and timing of the steps and the leg, body and arm positions. The dancer should appear relaxed and well in control of the movements. Since 1950 the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD) has set standards for performance and judge’s scoring. There are many accepted steps for each dance, some of which are required in competition by the SOBHD and others, which are optional. All dancers do not, therefore, dance the same steps

HIGHLAND DANCES HIGHLAND FLING. This is danced on the spot without traveling steps since the Highland warrior on his targe originally performed it after battle. SWORD DANCE. Warriors using their sword and scabbard in the form of a cross to mark the dancing spot traditionally performed this dance on the eve of battle. If the warrior danced without touching the sword with his feet it was believed that the clan would be successful in battle. The originator of the modern sword dance is thought to have been Malcolm Canmore, son of King Duncan, who after killing one of MacBeth's chiefs in battle in 1057, placed his sword on top of that of his opponent and triumphantly danced over them. SEANN TRIUBHAS. Seann triubhas is Gaelic for "old trousers" and the dance derives from the hatred of the Scots for the law enacted in 1746 forbidding the use of the kilt by the Highland clans. The dance symbolizes kicking off the trousers and the quick steps at the end of the dance suggest the freedom of movement afforded by the kilt. STRATHSPEY AND HIGHLAND REEL. This dance starts with the slow tempo of the strathspey and later changes to the fast tempo of a reel. It is performed by four dancers in formation.

scottish NATIONAL DANCES SCOTTISH LILT. When girls started entering dancing competitions they had to dress in the same costume as the men. In 1952 the Aboyne games committee insisted that all female competitors wear the traditional costume of the 17th century, known as the Arisaidh Dress. TULLOCH This is a four person dance done to reel time. It begins in the shape of a square and ends in a line. The dancer finishes the dance in the position the dance begins. FLORA MacDONALD This dance is performed in the Arisaidh dress and honors the national hero who saved Bonnie Prince Charlie from capture after Culloden. Developed primarily for female interpretation, it is less vigorous than the Highland dances and draws from classical ballet for many of the steps. BARRACKS JOHNNIE

Wilt thou go to the barracks, Johnny? is a national dance in Highland Dancing, and was originally a recruitment dance for the Scottish Army. It is usually performed wearing the highland dance costume. This dance is supposed to represent the strength, agility, and determination the soldier received while going through training. It is commonly danced to the pipe march The Barren Rocks of Aden

HIGHLAND DANCING demonstration

Centre for Dance & the Performing Arts-Orlando-2019

Elizabeth Karpov is a Junior at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando where she is a member of the TV Production Magnet Program. She is in her 14th year of dance studies and is a member of the National Honor Society and National Dance Honor Society. She studies a variety of styles of dance and as a Premier level Scottish Highland Dancers she is a 6 time representative of the Southeast region in the United States Interregional Championship of Scottish Highland Dancing. She is an award winning dancer in the Southeast, placing in her region and throughout the United States. Elizabeth received Highly Commended and High Honours on her BATD Medal and Grade exams and is currently training to be a teacher. Addisyn and Alyse Duppenthaler are actively involved in Scottish Highland dancing and dance studies in ballet, jazz, tap and other creative dance forms. Addisyn is a Premier level dancer and Alyse is PrePremier and working her way quickly to the upper level. Corinne is the youngest premier dancer at CDPA and will compete in her first Regional Championship this May. The CDPA Scottish Highland Dancers are a group of dancers that train at the Centre for Dance & the Performing Arts in Winter Garden, Florida under the direction of Dr. Kathryn White Austin. Dr. Austin has been teaching dance for over 40 years and specializes in Scottish dancing. Austin is a Fellow of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and is active in the ScotDanceUSA organization looking at choreography initiatives as well as teacher professional development. Austin's school is one of the largest in the Southeast and the school boasts consistent Champion and Runners-up winners at the regional level.

sheep herding

Stuart and Lucia’s Border Collies Sheep Dog Demonstrations combine a wealth of canine and livestock knowledge, which they use daily on their farm. Stuart has worked and trained dogs for many years, both for farm use and herding competitions, while Lucia, an experienced public speaker, brings their demonstrations to life with her dialogue. Stuart was raised on a small Scottish farm comprised of two small residences – Lambdoughty Farm and Craigmalloch Farm, with the latter serving as the namesake of their Florida kennel. The farm in Scotland ran a small flock of about 2400 head of Scottish Blackface sheep, whose wool is well known for making the best Harris tweed and Axminster carpets. Foreshadowing their lives to come, one of the couple’s first dates was whelping a litter of puppies, two of which they still have and train: Dairsie and Hailes. In addition, they now have a moderate flock of Scottish Blackface sheep of their own, which they raise on the small farm where they train their six Border Collies – Rock, Crockett, Keene, Dairsie, Hailes and Tyne – to work stock and participate in herding competitions. Stuart also makes shepherds crooks from sheep horn and was recently approached to serve as the subject of a documentary about the dying art. Lucia has proved to be a natural at caring for the stock and learning the art of herding, and recently competed in her first herding event, placing a very creditable third. Lucia’s medical background and her intense love of animals empower her greatly, making her a very valuable and devoted farm partner for Stuart. Together they deliver lambs during the season and make sure their flock and all their dogs remain in superior health. It is a full time job, as anyone who has been around livestock can confirm. Craigmalloch Border Collies is grateful to the following sponsors: Malabar Farm and Feed, Taste of the Wild, Express Signs, Excel Solar, and Flint and Flame



Scottish Country Dancing in Southeast Florida Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) is an exciting form of group dance enjoyed around the world by old and young alike. It is social and cooperative, rather than competitive, and involves groups of mixed couples of dancers tracing progressive patterns according to predetermined choreography. Unlike Highland dancing, SCD can be enjoyed from youth to advanced years. Groups of two or more dancers can participate, although most commonly danced in “sets” of six to ten dancers. A partner is not needed, making this form of dance suitable for singles as well as couples. It is a great way to make new friends while enjoying the music and physical, as well as mental, exercise. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society was formed to preserve and promote this traditional form of dance. RSCDS publishes old and new dances, and produces suitable recordings for many of the dances. There are branches around the world, so dancers can join a group or class wherever they may be. In addition to SCD, Ceilidh (Party) dances are also taught, especially before ceilidhs. These dances are generally simpler with less formal steps, so they can be taught quickly and enjoyed by large numbers of dancers. Many are “mixers”, where dancers change partners or groups in order to meet and greet more people, a great way to transform strangers into friends. Classes are available in the Fort Lauderdale area (Sunrise), held weekly throughout most of the year. Visitors are always welcome. Throughout the year workshop are held around the state in Gainesville, and Cocoa Beach. In addition, country dance balls are held in Sarasota and Dunedin, and there is dancing at highland games in Orlando and here in Southeast Florida. Visit our website for more information:

Gail the weaver

Tom Smith’s CHILDREN’s Games

Gail has been a weaver for over 36 years and has been weaving tartan for over 26 years. She learned of her own Scottish background while researching tartan weaving. Gail has taught handweaving for many years both in public classes and privately. Her works have been displayed and sold throughout the State of Florida and nationwide. She has demonstrated various types of handweaving and at many different venues over the years, but especially enjoys tartans with their beautiful colors and history.

The Children’s Games, founded by Tom Smith, and now run by Betty and Steve Rogers, are a special part of the festival with a chance for children to enjoy the caber toss, tug-of-war, sack races, and other activities

42nd highlanders

Tossing the Caber

The 42nd Royal Highland Regiment is a re-enactment group that portrays the regiment as it would have appeared in the 1760s – 1780s. The actual 42nd Royal Highland Regiment (known as The Black Watch) was raised in the mid-1700s in Scotland, and fought in America during the Seven Years War (“French & Indian War”), as well as the Revolutionary War, fighting for the King. The re-enactment group just celebrated 37 years as a re-enactment regiment. One of their first events was the Southeast Florida Scottish Games in Miami 37 years ago. Don’t miss their demonstrations of “Wearing the Great Kilt” at the Heritage Stage at 9:30 and 1:30, plus traditional military drill at their encampment.

Tossing the Sheaf

Throwing the Stone

Scholarships Fulfilling its mission to promote higher education and to showcase the Scottish culture, the Scottish American Society of South Florida annually offers scholarships in the arts (piping, drumming, highland dancing, fiddling) and academics for candidates in Monroe, Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Applicants must be students who have graduated from high school or will graduate in the 2019-2020 school year, and will attend any accredited technical college or university program. Since the scholarship program started, the Society has awarded 132 performing arts and 60 academic scholarships at a cost of approximately $21,500 and $35,000 respectively, and has spent approximately $10,000 on piping, drumming, fiddling and dancing workshops over the years. For more information about our scholarship program and/or to download an application form, please visit:

Academic Scholarship

SCOTTISH CULTURAL GROUPS PIPE BANDS St. Andrews Pipe Band, Miami: PM Nigel MacDonald, 786-205-5350 Police Pipe Band, Ft. Lauderdale: PM Dave Campbell, 305 481 3873 Ft. Lauderdale Highlanders: PM Bill McFarlane, 954-471-2540 Harp and Thistle Pipe Band Rob Shouy – 954-275-9700 Palm Beach Pipes and Drums PM Allan Baird, 561-613-5846 COUNTRY DANCING Sunrise Senior Center, Broward, Rinthy Aman, 954-791-6873

Mary Grace Adamson (2018)

HIGHLAND DANCING Miami, Wanda Albritton, 305-490-3515

Attending Palm Beach Atlantic University, working towards a master’s degree in Business Administration or Management

SOCIAL CLUBS: Scottish American Society of Palm Beach: Bill Burkett, 561743-9129

Loraine Lanzon (2019) Loraine Lanzon is attending University of South Florida in Tampa, working towards a bachelor's degree in Anthropology.

Her sister, Liza Lanzon, recipient of scholarship freshman and sophomore year, has now graduated from Florida Atlantic University Honors College with a bachelor's degree in neuroscience and plans to go on to graduate school.

DINE TO DONATE In 2011, we started a “Restaurant of the Month”. We all enjoy these evenings of conversation and piping, and SASSF receives a portion of sales. Places we went to in 2019/2020 The Field Flanigans' Seafood Bar and Grill Webby's Grub & Pub Beef 'O' Brady's The Quarterdeck Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - Plantation The Field / St. Andrew's Day Billy's Tavern Webby's Grub & Pub

All are welcome. Check each month for time and place.

flowers of the forest JOHN EDWARD LENNON, JR. 1938 - 2019 John Edward Lennon, Jr., a long time resident of Plantation, was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. John was born in Cambridge, MA on October 12, 1938. He attended school at Thompson Academy in Thompson Island, MA. John was a member of the Florida National Guard, Department of Army from 1961 1969. He spent over forty years in the construction industry in South Florida and was a proud board member of the Associated Builders & Contractors Apprenticeship Program. John was also a member and Church Elder of Plantation Presbyterian Church. John spent many years as a member and Director of the Scottish American Society of South Florida. John loved attending and volunteering at the SASSF events, including the S.E. Florida Festival & Games where he assisted with setting up tents, taking tickets and welcoming members and guests. John could also be found helping out at the BB& T Center SASSF Refreshment areas during Panther games. John loved friends, food and bagpipes! Combine those three, and that’s when you could be sure to see John and his wife, Maxine, enjoying the SASSF Dine to Donate dinners, the Fall Ceilidh and the yearly member picnic. John also enjoyed playing golf, attending the Masters Golf Tournaments, playing cards and going to concerts. John was a Band Parent at South Plantation High School. He went to every football game, fund-raiser and band trip from 1977 to 1985 with his wife, son and daughter. John built his home in Plantation Acres and took great pride in his home and yard. His generosity, good humor and selflessness will be long remembered by everyone who knew him. CHARLES (CHUCK) MURDOCH, - 83, Pipe Major of the Manchester Pipe Band for over 30 years. Chuck was also a piping judge at our S.E. FL Games. One of his highlights was a PBS production leading the band with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, and John Williams asked him if the orchestra was satisfactory!

MARGARET WATSON January 14, 1929 - August 10, 2019 Margaret was a founding member of the Scottish American Society of South Florida, due to her longterm friendship with Isabelle Ritchie, & was affectionately known by them as the “Token Brit”. She was a director for many years. She was a very active Country Dancer and took charge of program sales at the Scottish Festival, enrolling her eldest daughter & her son and selling out on at least one occasion. Born in, Rotherham, Yorkshire, she attended Leeds University to study languages: She spoke French, Spanish, some German & learned Latin. She married Ian a Scottish aircraft radio mechanic and moved- to Miami Springs, October 13, 1967 (Columbus Day!) She worked at as a bookkeeper at several local businesses including Gulfstream Airlines who gave her many free tickets to raffle off with the Scottish Festival programs. Latterly she worked with the City of Miami Springs to the age of 83 Posthumously, she was honored by both the City of Miami Springs Council & the Miami-Dade County Mayor & Commissioners, at a public ceremony with a “Proclamation,” for her “long public service to the City of Miami Springs, along with her ‘enormous capacity’ to build relationships with the citizens, & devotion to her church & City Retirement Board.” LILIAN POTTER April 13, 1928 to November 20, 2019 Lillian was born in Dundee, Scotland. She was a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing in Scotland and Canada. When she and her first husband, William Hutcheon, (married 25 years) moved to Sunrise, FL, she was an art teacher for Broward Schools. She met Bob Potter after her first husband passed away and they were married 15 years until his death. She loved to sing and was a member of Plantation Presbyterian Church choir and a Broward County Women’s Chorus. She also sang in Gaelic with Bob. She was also a very accomplished artist and taught children Scottish folk dances. The “Thrifty Scot” at the Games was much indebted to her generous donation of Scottish kilts.


Amanda was, a Bass Drummer with the Harp and Thistle Pipe Band. She is survived by her band member, father: Tom

Kelley; mom, Kathy; and sister, Christine. TRICIANNE GARRIHY September 1, 1963 to February 7, 2019

A former performer at the Scottish Festival and countless Irish festivals, Trishann sang and played her way into the hearts of thousands on both sides of the Atlantic. She performed for such august audiences as the Pope, the President of the United States, the Crown Prince and Princess of Japan, and other celebrated dignitaries. A native of County Clare, Ireland, Miss Garrihy performed and promoted Celtic music, song, dance, and theatre in southern Florida and throughout the United States and Canada. Her repertoire was expansive, from ancient to contemporary, from Andrew Lloyd Webber to Van Morrison. We lost her much too soon and she is sorely missed.

GEORGE ALEXANDER SHANNON August 4, 1919 to April 11, 2019 George was taught to play the pipes by Marty Ellison in about 1969 at the same time Marty taught Glen who was about 13. He joined St Andrews after he passed Marty's test and was approved by the band. He would volunteer to play for the classes of Bonnie Cintron , Gloria Hagey and other Dade County Schools. After moving to Palm Beach County he would play for many military organizations and dedications. He played for Prince Philip and Prince Charles and Diane when they were in Palm Beach County. He joined Palm Beach Pipes and drums and played with them until he was in his 90's and retired from the band in 2007. He often played at Mar A Largo and the Golf courses in Palm Beach area. He always played for Veterans organizations and played at the VA Nursing Home before he became a resident. He always said that learning the pipes was one of the best things he ever did.