The Glengarry Highland Games are fast approaching and it’s time to rosin your bow and get ready for a wealth of fiddling. This year the Games are held on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30. Scottish fiddling has become a big draw over the years at the Games and we need your support to maintain this interest.
As in past years, the Glengarry Massed Fiddlers will be one of the main highlights in the Friday concert and on Saturday afternoon at the Fiddlers’ Ceilidh in the air conditioned Arena Hall. This is your invitation to participate with the massed fiddlers in these events; below are the practice dates and tune set lists to prepare for the performances. Our guest fiddler this year, Kelli Trottier, will be performing throughout the weekend and will conduct two workshops for all fiddlers on Saturday morning.
Another highlight of the weekend will be the Youth Fiddlers’ Showcase on Friday afternoon where you can hear some of the great young fiddlers in the area and beyond. If you know any youth who might like to be involved, please let someone on the Committee know.
Please refer to the 2016 Games Letter for the practice schedule and additional details.
We will play the first four sets on Friday night; on Saturday, we will choose from the whole list.
- Glendaruel Highlanders, Atholl Highlanders
- Mairi’s Wedding, Scotland the Brave, The Highlander’s Return
- Ye Banks and Braes, Skye Boat Song, Loch Garry Breezes
- Flowers of Edinburgh, Donald Cameron’s Polka, Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay
- A Hundred Thousand Welcomes
- The Road to the Isles, Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban, Sir Reginald MacDonald
- Concert March, Anna Mae Grant, Sandy McIntyre’s Trip to Boston
- The Balkan Hills, The Lasses of Campbell Street, My Love is but a Lassie Yet
- Harvest Home, The Boys of Bluehill, The Greencastle, The Londonderry
- Rock Valley, The Old Red Barn, Smash The Window, Cock of The North
- We’re a Hundred Pipers, My Home, Glengarry My Home
Download the tune files and invitation letter below.
NOTE: The sets are the same as April’s fiddle workshop, so you may already have the required files.