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Grandfather Mountain Games
Avery County, North Carolina
2000 Games
Sunday
Thanks to Michael Craig for this information
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Sunday dawned with yet another great day in store.  The capricious mountain weather was cooperating, bathing the highlands in sunshine.  A fine day for parades and marches!   And march the clans did, with over 100 clans represented. Old, young, rugged and beautiful they came, flags unfurled, spirits high.   Around and around the East Meadow they marched followed on by the massed bands.

To be sure there were other events, musicans playing in the groves, athletic events unfolding out on the field, dancers flashing this way and that, still it was a more mellow pace.  There was plenty of time to enjoy the scenic splendor of the high country, to take in the pungent air filled with the scent of flowers and mountain laurel.

Grandfather Mountain, like perhaps no other highland game site, has the visual panorama of where the Scots have come from.  The rugged green peaks, lush valleys and free flowing streams provide the perfect staging for the gathering of the Scots and celebration of the Gaelic culture.

Leading The Parade Marching Band
Marching Band Parade
Parade Parade
Parade Wee Drummer
Parade Parade
Parade Pipes & Drums in Mist
Pipers Pipers

GHMH Pipers Parade


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