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CELEBRATE NATIONAL TARTAN DAY IN NEW YORK 2005

 Almost a month of events

APRIL 1 - 24

 GREAT PARADE

Saturday, April 2nd at 2:00pm

6th Avenue, from 44th Street to 58th Street, great music, costumes and photo opportunities, COME MARCH WITH US!

 

LIVE SCOTTISH VILLAGE by VisitScotland at New York’s Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal during Tartan Week, April 2-10

 

Calendars of events below and also available online at:

www.TartanWeekNY.com , http://www.tartanweek.com/ , http://www.standrewsny.org/ , http://nycaledonian.org/events.php , http://www.clancurrie.com/

 

Friday, April 1

 National Tartan Day Observance on Ellis Island, Opening of "The Life and Legacy of John Muir", Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, National Monument, http://www.clancurrie.com/

 Pre-Parade Ceilidh & Concert – Join the New York Caledonian Club for a performance of “Scotland’s Heroes” followed by piping and dancing. Held at the 7th Regimental Armory, 643 Park Ave, 7pm, $15 for members, $20 for others,  www.nycaledonian.org, 212-662-1083

 Saturday, April 2

 Kirkin of the Tartan -- Free non-denominational church service held at 10 am, Central Presbyterian Church, 593 Park Avenue,

followed by brunch ($20 tickets, reservations required), http://www.standrewsny.org/ , 212-223-4248

LIVE SCOTTISH VILLAGE - a modern, modular exhibition space created by VisitScotland to travel around the world, making visitors aware of the many attractions Scotland offers will be making its international debut at New York’s Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal during Tartan Week, April 2-10.  Exhibitors in the Scottish Village for Tartan Week include VisitScotland, the Scottish Executive, Glenfiddich, Scottish Development International, Taste of Scotland, Historic Scotland, Ancestral Scotland, Golf in Scotland, Local Authorities and Continental Airlines.  The Scottish Village is open to the public 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, April 2 through April 9, and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, April 10. Admission is free.

Live Music – Check out two of Scotland’s hottest Celtic-inspired bands, Shooglenifty and the Peatbog Faeries, performing live at Vanderbilt Hall. Free and open to the public. Noon

 Live Scottish Cooking Demonstrations – Join Scottish chefs Kevin MacGillivray of the Ballathie House Hotel and Joe Queen, a former member of the Scottish Culinary Olympic team, as they prepare Scottish delicacies at Vanderbilt Hall. Free samples!  1 and 5 pm

 NATIONAL TARTAN DAY NEW YORK PARADE -- Scottish groups, pipe bands, individual pipers and drummers join in the celebration of Scottish heritage and culture.  Parade starts at 2 pm on 6th Avenue and runs from 44th Street to 58th Street, great music, costumes and photo opportunities, come march with us!

 Post-Parade Party – Live Scottish music at Maggie’s Place performed by Shooglenifty and the Peatbog Faeries, sponsored by Glenfiddich Whisky. 21 East 47th Street, 3-7 pm

 Live Dance – “Off-Kilter” is a sexy, funny and uplifting production that combines dance, live music and film in celebration of Scotland’s unique culture. Performed at Vanderbilt Hall, free and open to the public, 4 pm

 ENTER THE HAGGIS New York Caledonian Club Post-Parade Party  - Enter the Haggis's explosive Celtic rock combines the traditional sounds of the highland bagpipe and fiddle with a powerhouse rhythm section and strong vocals to create an infectious, danceable hybrid of old and new. The five members bring the same high energy to their renditions of Scottish and Irish folk tunes as they do to their original compositions, which also draw on bluegrass, Latin, and jazz influences. Their boisterous live show has made them a favorite at festivals and clubs across North America since they formed in 1996 in Toronto, Canada. $15 Advance, $20 at the door, 6 PM at Knitting Factory, Main Performance Space, 74 Leonard Street, www.nycaledonian.org

Tartan Army NYC Tartan Day Party – Scottish music, cuisine and drinks beginning at 8 pm. Free admission. Mundial, 505 East 12th Street, www.tartanarmynyc.com

 Sunday, April 3

 Live Music – Free live performances by Shooglenifty and the Peatbog Faeries at Vanderbilt Hall. 11 am and 6:30 pm

 Live Scottish Cooking Demonstrations at Vanderbilt Hall. Free samples!  Noon and 3 pm 

Live Dance – “Off-Kilter” performs live daily at Vanderbilt Hall is a sexy, funny and uplifting production that combines dance, live music and film in celebration of Scotland’s unique culture. Performed at Vanderbilt Hall, free and open to the public, 1 and 5 pm

 Scottish Fashion Show – See the latest fashions from Scottish designers Howie Nicholsby and Jilli Blackwood at Vanderbilt Hall.  Free and open to the public. 2 and 5:45 pm

 Scottish Run – Led by an authentic British “tartan taxi,” hundreds of kilt-wearing runners compete in this 10K run – the last qualifying run for the New York Marathon – which begins at 9:30 am Central Park West near 62nd and finishes at 67th. 212-860-4455

 Monday, April 4

 Live Dance – “Off-Kilter” performs live daily at Vanderbilt Hall. 11am and 3 pm

 Live Scottish Cooking Demonstrations at Vanderbilt Hall. Free samples!  Noon and 5 pm

 Live Music – Free live performances by Shooglenifty and the Peatbog Faeries at Vanderbilt Hall. 1 and 6:30 pm

 Scottish Fashion Show at Vanderbilt Hall.  Free and open to the public. 2pm and 6 pm

 Journey Through Scotland – Exhibition of finest watercolors, prints and drawings from Scottish artists. Free event, open through June 12 at 34 East 69th Street.

 

Tuesday, April 5

 Live Dance – “Off-Kilter” performs live daily at Vanderbilt Hall. 11 am and 3 pm

 Live Scottish Cooking Demonstrations at Vanderbilt Hall. Free samples!  Noon and 5 pm

 Shooglenifty, Live at Vanderbilt Hall – Free live performance by Shooglenifty. 1 pm

 Scottish Fashion Show at Vanderbilt Hall.  Free and open to the public. 2 and 5:30 pm

 Peatbog Faeries, Live at Vanderbilt Hall – Free live performance by Shooglenifty. 6:30 pm 

Icons of Scotland -- Winners of the annual Icons of Scotland awards will be honored at the Waldorf Astoria, featuring actor Alan Cumming. Cocktails begin at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7:30 p.m.  Invitation only.  www.scotlandmag.com/icons2005 

Wednesday, April 6 – NATIONAL TARTAN DAY

 Ancestral Scotland -- Scotland’s leading genealogist, Cameron Taylor will help Scottish-Americans trace their roots during live demonstrations and free one-on-one sessions at Vanderbilt Hall. 11 am

 Scottish Fashion Show at Vanderbilt Hall.  Free and open to the public. Noon

 Shooglenifty, Live at Vanderbilt Hall – Free live performance by Shooglenifty. 1 pm

 Live Dance – “Off-Kilter” performs live daily at Vanderbilt Hall. 3 pm

 Live Scottish Cooking Demonstrations at Vanderbilt Hall. Free samples!  5 pm

 Peatbog Faeries, Live at Vanderbilt Hall – Free live performance by Shooglenifty. 6:30 pm

 Live Music at St. Andrews – Join Shooglenifty and the Peatbog Faeries as they perform at New York City’s only Scottish pub, St. Andrews. 120 West 44th Street, 8:30-11 pm

 British Memorial Garden – Scotland's Three Tenors will perform at the future home of the British Memorial Garden, honoring the 67 British victims of the 9/11 attacks.  Scottish Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport Patricia Ferguson will present a symbolic stone for the garden to Manhattan Borough Commissioner William Castro. www.britishmemorialgarden.org, Hanover Square, Pearl Street, 11:45 am

 Dressed to Kilt -- This celebrity fashion show is held annually during Tartan Week to celebrate Scotland’s greatest icon -- the kilt. This year’s celebrities include Sean Connery, Gerry Butler (Phantom of the Opera), Ted Allen and Thom Filicia (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), Bill Hemmer (CNN) and many more. www.dressedtokilt.com

 

Thursday, April 7

 Live Scottish Cooking Demonstrations at Vanderbilt Hall. Free samples!  Noon

 Live Music – Free live performances by Shooglenifty and the Peatbog Faeries at Vanderbilt Hall. 1 and 6:30 pm

 Scottish Fashion Show at Vanderbilt Hall.  Free and open to the public. 2 and 5:45 pm

 Live Dance – “Off-Kilter” performs live daily at Vanderbilt Hall. 3 pm

 Ancestral Scotland genealogy one-on-one sessions at Vanderbilt Hall. 5 pm

 Whisky Live is making its New York debut this year during Tartan Week, where whisky lovers can gain incredible insight into the world of whisky as they taste Scotland’s best. Tickets begin at $80. The event begins at 6:30 (5:30 pm for Platinum ticket holders) at Tavern on the Green. www.whiskylive.com/usa/newyork-2005 or call 866-700-7320

Battlefield Band -featuring Paul Anderson - Inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength and vibrancy of today's Scottish cultural scene, which indeed they have done much to create and fuel, they have led, and been at the forefront, of a great revival in Scottish music. Refusing to be limited musically by suffocating antiquarianism, or the music business' fashions, they have mixed the old songs and music with a new self-penned repertoire, all played on a fusion of ancient and modern instruments - bagpipes, fiddle, synthesiser, guitar, flutes, bodhran and accordion, 7:30pm, SATALLA, 37 WEST 26TH ST, 212-576-1155, www.satalla.com

Friday, April 8

 Live Dance – “Off-Kilter” performs live daily at Vanderbilt Hall. Noon and 3 pm

 Live Music – Free live performances by Shooglenifty and the Peatbog Faeries at Vanderbilt Hall. 1 and 6:30 pm

 Scottish Fashion Show at Vanderbilt Hall.  Free and open to the public. 2 pm

 Live Scottish Cooking Demonstrations at Vanderbilt Hall. Free samples!  5 pm

 Ancestral Scotland genealogy one-on-one sessions at Vanderbilt Hall. 6 pm

 Saturday, April 9

 Ancestral Scotland -- Scotland’s leading genealogist, Cameron Taylor will help Scottish-Americans trace their roots during a live demonstration at Vanderbilt Hall. 11 am

 Live Music – Free live performances by Shooglenifty and the Peatbog Faeries at Vanderbilt Hall. Noon and 5:45 pm

 Scottish Fashion Show at Vanderbilt Hall.  Free and open to the public. 1 and 5 pm

 Live Dance – “Off-Kilter” performs live daily at Vanderbilt Hall. 2 and 7 pm

 Live Scottish Cooking Demonstrations at Vanderbilt Hall. Free samples!  4 pm

 Sunday, April 10

 Scottish Fashion Show at Vanderbilt Hall.  Free and open to the public. 11 am and 5 pm

 Live Scottish Cooking Demonstrations at Vanderbilt Hall. Free samples!  Noon and 4 pm

 Live Music – Free live performances by Shooglenifty and the Peatbog Faeries at Vanderbilt Hall. 1 and 5:45 pm

 Ancestral Scotland genealogy one-on-one sessions at Vanderbilt Hall. 2 pm

 Sunday, April 24

Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain - Widely regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative accordion players of the times, Phil Cunningham has taken this instrument from strength to strength, setting the standards by which many young players fix their sights today.  Aly Bain is Scotland's supreme traditional style fiddler. His playing is unique - driving, impassioned and pure - with vibrant, unmistakable tone that has earned him a following of ardent fans throughout the world. 7 pm, SATALLA, 37 WEST 26TH ST, 212-576-1155, www.satalla.com

Events subject to change, for updated information please visit the calendars online at:

www.TartanWeekNY.com

http://www.tartanweek.com/

http://www.standrewsny.org/

http://nycaledonian.org/events.php

http://www.clancurrie.com/

 

"Figh breacan an ama tha romhainn, Alba ar latha-ne, ionnsaich e, gabh ris, cuir ris."*

"Weave the tartan of tomorrow, contemporary Scotland, learn it, love it, invest in it."

 "Moran taing," Many thanks,

Chris

 Dr. Christopher Pratt

 globalscot - http://www.globalscot.com/public/index.aspx

74th Chief, New York Caledonian Club, 1856 - http://nycaledonian.org

Board Member At Large, Clan Grant Society USA - http://www.clangrant-us.org/  - "Tenons Ferme", Stand Fast!

Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York, 1756 - http://www.standrewsny.org/

Founding Director, National Tartan Day - New York, 2003 - http://www.tartanweek.com/

Saint David's Society of the State of New York

Friends of Scotland UK - http://www.friendsofscotland.gov.uk/

National Trust for Scotland - http://www.nts.org.uk/web/site/home/home.asp?

Historic Scotland - http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/

Scottish Heritage USA, Inc - http://www.scottishheritageusa.org/

646-314-8464

 "Cuimhnich air na daoine on tàinig thu."* Remember those from whom you are descended.

 *Translation thanks to Scotland's only Gaelic College, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye, University of the Highlands and Islands by Iain MacDiarmaid and Susie Hardy - http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/

 

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