Last weekend I went for the first time ever to a local Scottish Festival . It was held at the Washington County State Fairgrounds in Richmond, Rhode Island and was sponsored by the Scottish Heritage Society. Between listening to the entertainers such as the awesome local Celtic band Pendragon or hearing the bagpipes and seeing my first Scottish Highland Cattle from a farm right here in Rhode Island, Beaverhead Farm; the whole experience was a delightful and unexpected adventure.
Who knew that you could experience Scotland to the hilt – or should I say kilt! – right here in Rhode Island. The only time I visited Scotland was 24 years ago and I loved it so this was a fun chance to experience a taste of Scottish culture right here at home. I do even have Scottish heritage going way back on one side of my ancestors but truthfully I am more German and Czech than Scottish.
The highlight of the festival was getting to see a long performance by the band Pendragon. Here is a clip of Kevin Doyle doing traditional Irish stepdancing with Pendragon along with some other highlights of the festival.
Guid cheerio the nou!