In the next couple of
months, The Odom Library and The Family Tree will be represented at three
gatherings of Scottish folks and your editor will be presenting seminars
and talks at all three.
will celebrate its Scottish heritage from 30 May until 2 June. Beth will
present programs on the 30th and the 31st and will participate by having a
genealogy tent the other two days. See the advertisement in this issue of
The Family Tree for full details or contact the games office.
The North Alabama
Highland Games in Madison, Alabama near Huntsville, will take place
June 14 & 15. Beth will present programs. Please see the advertisement in
this issue of The Family Tree for full details or contact the games
The Grandfather Mountain
Highland Games will be held near Linville, North Carolina on July 11 -
14, with the field open on July 12, 13, & 14. Beth will present a COSCA
newsletter workshop in the Chief's Tent on Friday, July 12 at 1 PM. All
newsletter editors and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of putting
together a publication are invited. There is no charge, reservations are
not required, just come.
Braveheart Scottish Weekend, set for February 14, 15, 16, 2003
The Odom Library will be the setting for many of the activities at
next year's Braveheart Scottish Weekend, honoring all of the Scottish
Clans and groups which have declared The Odom Library as their archival
and genealogical home. It is hoped that at least a few representatives
from each of those groups will be in attendance as certificates and
surprises are in store!
The dates are February 14,
15, 16, 2003.
Mr. Raymond Campbell
Paterson, author of The Lord of the Isles, will be the Odom Heritage Award
honoree. Mr. Paterson will travel from Scotland to accept the award and to
share in the weekend of food, fellowship, music and fun.
We are planning for
Chinnubbee Mackintosh to come from Hominey, Oklahoma as our Very Special
The programs planned for
the weekend are taking on a very "Burnsian" theme - although there will be
other topics and subjects included. Esther Hovey will come to give a
presentation on the music of Burns and Mr. Thomas Keith (See Mr. Frank
Shaw's interview and book review this issue, The Family Tree.) will also
have a Robert Burns program. We are planning for Rixey & MacMillan of
Tallahassee, Florida, to reprise their Tribute to Robert Burns musical
presentation as well. There will be other programs as well, TBA.
Our entertainers will
include Carl Peterson (Who will give a program on Scotland Remembers the
Alamo and the Scottish music that was a part of the daily life there. As
it happens, some of that music also has a Robert Burns flavor!), Colin
Grant-Adams, Eric Duncan, Rixey & MacMillan and this year, Smithfield
Fair. We are hoping that Judge Claude Hicks from Macon, Georgia will bring
his Bluegrass band to the event!
We are planning to have
Bobby Murray back in Moultrie to entertain us and for a Scottish Country
Dancing session or two as well.
Please understand this is
just a bare outline of the complete weekend. We're plotting and planning
to make next year's event the best ever! We'll share plans with you as
Would you like an
advance registration form?
As soon as our visitors from last year are entered into the computer,
we'll be sending out advance registration forms. If you would like to be
on the list of those receiving the advance registration forms (which will
save you a dollar or two or three), just send us a SASE and mail it to:
Advance SW2003 Registration, The Family Tree, PO Box 2828, Moultrie, GA