Please visit the friends and sponsors of the Celtic Society and the Celtic Festival. Contact us to promote your site, society, or event through an exchange of links or paid sponsorship.
Still using stripes? Use this tool to create tartans for your background.
A stunning gallery of landscape photography from Scotland, this site is updated with a new picture every other day.
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, State Museum of Archaeology, hosts our yearly Celtic Festival and is 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland, with more than 70 identified archaeological sites.
Whether online or in one of our shops, find high quality and great value, direct from Ireland (and a wee bit from Scotland, too).
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, a Gaelic College in the Isle of Skye, Scotland, has both residential and distance learning programs for people who are interested in Celtic studies or in the Gaelic language and Culture.
Sponsors & Patrons
Walkers Shortbread – A sponsor of the Robert Burns Dinner
Walkers Shortbread has baked its award-winning, delicious all natural shortbread for over 100 years in the Highlands of Scotland where the Walkers family still owns and operates its world-famous bakeries. Walkers products are sold at fine food stores across the country and contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and are kosher-certified OUD.
Clans & Societies
Clan Duncan Society
Based in the Scottish Highlands the Clan Duncan Society’s primary purpose is to bring together all those with the name Duncan and the associated names of Duncanson, Duncane, Dunkinson, Duncean, Dunken, Donkin, Dunkin and other alternate spellings; to globally unite all those with an interest in their history, heritage and ancestral roots in Scotland and unite all Duncan’s both at home and overseas as one Clan.
Events & Festivals
The Association of Scottish Games and Festivals (ASGF)
The ASGF provides its member organizations with a clearinghouse of ideas, resources, and information to assist them in the production of Highland Games throughout the United States.
Americans of Scottish descent have played a vibrant and influential role in the development of the United States. From the framers of the Declaration of Independence to the first man on the moon, Scottish-Americans have contributed mightily to the fields of the arts, science, politics, law, and more. Today, over eleven million Americans claim Scottish and Scotch-Irish roots — making them the eighth largest ethnic group in the United States.
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Huzzah and Welcome to the Maryland Renaissance Festival!
Alexandria Christmas Walk
Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade, in partnership with The Scottish Government, The Saint Andrew’s Society of Washington, D.C. and the City of Alexandria. A tradition that honors Alexandria’s rich Scottish heritage with a variety of activities to ring in the holiday season, the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend generates much-needed financial support for our programs.
Bands & Musicians
Master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser is a consummate performer. His dynamic fiddling, engaging stage presence, and deep understanding of Scotland’s music have created a constant and international demand for his solo appearances and concerts with a variety of ensembles.
Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been entertaining audiences all over the United States for the past 32 years. With a ready wit and a vast store of songs, he travels from Alaska to Florida, Maryland to California, performing for audiences which range from Popes and presidents to bartenders and bricklayers, from college students to kindergartners.
There is lots of good info on Bonnie Rideout at the below website. She is a great entertainer and she has both performed and been an event judge at the Festival. Her schedule can be found online.
Scottish F.I.R.E. is Scottish Fiddling Revival, Ltd., the North American association for Scottish Fiddling and all of its regional styles. (Cape Breton, Shetland, etc.) The goals of Scottish F.I.R.E. are to preserve and promote Scottish fiddling through education, competition, and the support of aspiring and established Scottish fiddlers.
This is a great band of hard-drinking and hard-jamming folks. See their site for details.
Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance
A society of local residents dedicated to the preservation and promotion of regional traditional and contemporary folk music and dance. Sponsors of concerts, dances, and activities. Join them in supporting the folk culture of the Southern Maryland region.
FUSTA Highland Dance Association
The Federation of United States Teachers and Adjudicators (FUSTA) of Highland Dancing web site is your first source for information on anything regarding Highland Dancing in the United States.
North American Scottish Games Athletics
NASGA was founded in 1976 and is dedicated to the promotion and understanding of Scottish Heavy Events competition in North America and to inform athletes, judges, officials, and all other interested persons of news and results of Scottish Highland Games held throughout North America.
scottishathletics is the governing body for athletics in Scotland. Established as a Company Ltd by Guarantee on 1 April 2001, it succeeded the Scottish Athletics Federation. scottishathletics is affiliated to UK Athletics. Within Scotland, scottishathletics is affiliated to the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland.
Mid Atlantic Scottish Athletics (M.A.S.A.)
Mid-Atlantic Scottish Athletics was founded in 1999 by Heavy Events Athletes and Judges in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern United States to organize and promote the Heavy Events. M.A.S.A. is now the official sanctioning organization of the majority of the Heavy Events competitions held in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. If you or your organization would like to find out about having a M.A.S.A. sanctioned Heavy Athletics competition please use the contact information on this page.