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Scottish American Society

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The BURNS DINNER 8 April 2022 - combined Tartan Day celebration.

The evening was filling and fun. Christies brother, Wil Urquhart of Urquhart - Colonel Wilkins Fisk Urquhart of Urquhart, 28th Chief of Clan Urquhart was our honored guest, and a fine figure he was. He gave a wonderful speech, joined by Alex Murray and Bill Kennedy at the head table as they presented the evening entertainment. Bill sang the Star Spangled Banner with resounding skill, and was joined by those present. The speeches given were educational, but also a lot of fun. They did a grand job.
Alex Murray gave the Ode to the haggis and it was excellent. The toast to the ladies in the style of Burns was given by Bob Morehead with Ida giving the toast to the laddies. Joe and Tim Walsh helped escort the haggis. Brian McElhinney piped and later did piping along with his daughter Meghan. Perfect musicians. Amy Carter and Julie Kennedy played their violins. Alan Irwin played the guitar and sang a series of Burns tunes. Bill Sentelik managed the microphones and music for the evening and did his usual outstanding job. Ida Morehead baked a Burns birthday cake. It was joined on the dessert table by contributions from many of those who attended. Liz Belvin organized the Auction - says it's for the last time if anyone would like to take that chore over. Thanks Liz, for all your good work. Jim Frost and Dave Alison greeted folks and tried to keep order as everyone arrived. Thanks guys.
The Tigh na Creige Highland Dancers, under the direction of Christie Urquhart Walsh, performed beautifully to much applause. Christie went on to direct the rest of the ceilidh dances, including the grand march and a finale of Auld Lang Syne.












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Brian McElhinney, Scottish American Society piper

Time: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
(Doors open 5:30)

ROBERT BURNS DINNER







Singers, Piper, Master of Ceremonies - all the usual frivolity and maybe a few surprises this time. We are certainly celebrating the return of our formal celebration of the Birthday of Poet Laureate Robert Burns.






Ticket Price: $25 per person. Limited availability. Get your reservation in NOW. (Payment can be made later, if necessary. Make checks out to: Scottish American Society.







Mail to Liz Belvin, 3165 East Waterloo Rd., Akron, Ohio 44312







(or Julie McElhinney at: 109 Wexford Court, Akron, Ohio 44312.)



Dinner includes a buffet dinner, plus haggis, neeps and tatties.



CASH BAR





Directions to SYB Hall.

Take Route 8 (North of Akron)

Exit at Steels Corners Rd Exit

Turn East from exit - you will be on Steels Corners Road which becomes Hudson Drive. Curves a bit to the left. SYB Hall is on the right. 4157 Hudson Drive, Stow OH 44224.



Appropriate dress for a Burns Dinner includes formal or semi-formal Scottish dress, tuxedo or suit & tie, no jeans or casual clothing.

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TO ORDER SCOTTISH FOODS

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Sorry to announce that Gaelic Imports has closed it's doors. If you are in dire need of Scottish Pies, Haggis, or other Scottish foods, may we suggest ordering from the following:
https://ackroydsbakery.com/
Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery 25566 5 Mile Road Redford, MI 48239 United States of America
(Redford is a suburb of Detroit)
Ship Genuine Meat Pies, Birdies & Haggis Straight To Your Door. Bring The Highlands Home! Put An End To Your Cravings And Shop Our Large Selection Of Traditional Scottish Treats! Fresh Ingredients. Homemade Baked Goods. Since 1949. Seasonal Treats. Family Owned. Authentic Recipes. Types: Beef Pasties, Coney Dog Pasties, Steak & Mushroom Pasties, Beef Bangers, Black Pudding, Haggis.
https://www.scottishgourmetusa.com/
Scottish Gourmet USA
1908 Fairfax Road, Suite B, Greensboro, NC 27407
Call Toll-Free
877-814-3663
Most employees are now working remotely or home with children out of school during this crisis. Those at the store are washing hands regularly, helping to sanitize all shared surfaces and areas used daily and know to stay home if exposed to the virus or feeling ill in any way. Sam, Anne and Andrew are here daily to fulfill your orders by phone, online or for pickup. We hope all of our customers can stay home and be safe during this period of uncertainty. Thankfully, this virus does not live long on cardboard - and we have very little plastic packaging. So you can trust we are sending you products that are safe to touch and enjoy. We urge all customers to follow the CDC guidelines to protect themselves and their families.
https://www.cameronsbritishfoods.com/
Cameron's British Foods & Imports
928 N.E. 24th Lane, Cape Coral, FL 33909
Tel: (239) 772-1554 Fax: (239) 772-2191 Toll Free (888) 440-0154
e-mail: sales@cameronsbritishfoods.com


Food guru Alex Murray says:
"I order my stuff from Cameron's Scottish Market, in Brick, N.J. We found it when Beth was with the FeeBees and we lived in "Noo Joisey". The baker/butcher is a Paisley "Buddy".
Outside of Summer months, if you order by Tuesday, standard shipping, it will get here on Thursday. Just in time for a Scottish Saturday breakfast- Tattie Scones, Lorne Sausage, Black pudding and fried eggs. A true heart attack on a plate and all smothered in HP sauce too. Not forgetting to wash it down with a strong cup of Ty-Phoo or PG tips! I also highly recommend the Scottish Breakfast Pies, Haggis Puffs & Steak & Ale Pies too! I've never had a complaint about anything I've bought from them it's all Grrrrrrrrreat!" [Cameron's Scottish Market - 284 Brick Blvd, Brick Township, NJ 08723 - www.cameronsscottishfoods.com/]

Another one Alex recommends:

Stewart's Scottish Market was originally established in 1931, in Kearny New Jersey. All of our products are made fresh on the premises, in the same traditional way for the last 86 years.

https://www.stewartscottishmarket.com/ This time of the year orders are shipped out in the order they came in unless specified in the comments section for expedited delivery or otherwise.

The items listed for purchase on their website are perishable and are time/temperature sensitive. Please choose the appropriate shipping method with regard to the approximated distance to our shop, as well as consideration for the day of the week your order has been placed.

Mail orders can not sit in transit over the weekend due to the perishable nature of the items.

When Beth's at work in Virginia and I go down, we shop at the "Best of British" store. https://www.bestofbritishva.com It's not limited to Scottish stuff and they have a downloadable shopping list to peruse at your leisure.
They accept orders over $50.00 via phone and email for shipping | Prices subject to change | Some items my be temporarily out of stock or discontinued by wholesalers
Best of British, 555 Settlers Landing Road, Suite A, Hampton

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Bob Morehead recommends the following: https://www.britishcornershop.co.uk/
"British Corner Shop is the online supermarket for British food lovers and expats worldwide. Our website offers over 12,000 British food and drink products from adored UK brands, ready to be shipped to you, wherever you are in the world. From Ambrosia custard to Warburtons crumpets, we can deliver the products you miss the most, straight to your door.
British Food, Delivered Worldwide
We have been shipping boxes of British happiness to expats since 1999 and last year, sent over four million products to expats living in 140 countries worldwide. Each parcel is expertly packed and securely dispatched from our head office in Bristol, using our trusted international delivery service."
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Sorry - Coronavirus - cancelled
Cleveland Kiltie Band 97th Annual Highland Ball

Saturday, May 2, 2020

New Orleans Party Center

8111 Brecksville Rd.

Brecksville, Ohio



Tickets: $20 adult, $10 children 12 & under

Includes meat pie or pizza, beer, & refreshments.

For more information check the Kiltie Band web site, or contact: Mike Slater (216) 761-9024, or Paul Lehman (440)238-2991



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SCOTTISH AMERICAN SOCIETY

2022 TARTAN DAY DINNER -April 8th 6 to 11

Combined with Burns Dinner - information above.



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Pegasus Presentation
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Jim & Margaret Frost, Alex Murray, Carol Lichtenwalter

Presentation of funds raised at the 2016 Beltane Festival. 
Photo courtesy the Hartville News.

(Funds raised at our 2017 Celtic Beltane Festival were presented by mail.)

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Kilts by Celtic Corner Store
Premier Scottish and Irish Retailer Since 2003
Web site: CelticCornerStore.com
STORE HOURS
By Appointment Only
513-528-5578
502 Old State Route 74
Cincinnati, OH 45244
Your #1 Scottish Outfitter for Custom Kilts and a great line of stock kilts. Accessories, Bagpipes, Highland Dance Supplies and more.
Please call or text 513-528-5578 to make an appointment

Hornpipe Dancers
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Sydney Luyster & Kate Walsh

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND DANCING

Instructor:  Christie Urquhart Walsh

Certified B.A.T.D. Dance Instructor

345 S. Rose Blvd.

Akron, Ohio 44313

Tel.:  330-867-1030

 

 

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GAELIC CLASSES

 

Interested in learning Scottish Gaelic?

Interested in possibly participating in a Mod?

 


Frances Acar is taking new students who are interested in learning Gaelic language and song. She uses several methods to teach.  She does have regular classes, plus tutorial materials.  But if you have Internet access, you can also learn from her via Skype, or even digital sound files sent by e-mail.  You do not need to physically attend class.

 

The tutorial materials are available for anyone who might be interested in competing as a beginner in the next mod. The materials include a CD of the songs to be learned and song sheets of the Gaelic words and translations.

 

Apart from teaching Gaelic, she runs tutorial sessions throughout the year teaching the songs for the following year's mod. Class times by arrangement.  Contact her at frances.acar@gmail.com Again, beginners welcome.

 

 








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LOOKING FOR A DANCE BAND? 

Traditional Scottish or just dancing with your partner to familiar, well-loved tunes, contact the following:

PAUL LAWRENCE
Pepper Pike, Ohio
The Clansmen II

(216) 765-1064
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Click here for the Akron Ceilidh Band web site.

CELTIC RUSH
 
Founded by Gordon Schaeffer, this grand group of musicians in Northeast Ohio (Akron, Canton & Cleveland areas) plays the lilting Celtic Music that finds a home in any of the seven Celtic Nations.  They have performed at our Beltane Festival and at our St. Andrews Dinner.  They love performing for the public and also at private events. Some of the members offer lessons, too. You will love hearing them as much as they enjoy performing.
 
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The Celtic Croft

http://www.kilts-n-stuff.com/

The Celtic Croft has one of the largest selections of kilts, tartans, accessories, Clan Crests, Coat of Arms, Celtic jewelry, kilted skirts and decor to compliment your Scottish, Irish, and Welsh heritage. Family owned and operated in the USA.

KILTS: We have a complete line of kilts to fit any period and budget. You have a choice of Acrylikilts, Canvas kilts, Economy Kilts, Formal kilts, Casual kilts, Great Kilts, Ancient Kilts, Phillabegs, Renaissance Kilts, Irish Kilts, Welsh CiltsLadies kilted skirts and Children's kilts.

TARTAN: Ties, Sashes, Fly Plaids, Hats, Shawls, Serapes, Swatches, Piper's Plaids, Scarves and Tartan by the yard.

ACCESSORIES: Sporrans, Kilt Shirts, Kilt Belts and Buckles, Plaid Brooches, Footwear, Kilt Pins, Jackets and Vests, Kilt Hose and Flashes and much more.

CLAN CRESTS: Badges and Brooches, Kilt Pins, Flasks, Sgian Dubhs, Buckles, Clothing and Clan Crest Jewelry.

COAT OF ARMS: Available in Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English names. Choose from a wide variety of Coat of Arms items.

CELTIC JEWELRY: Pendants, Rings, Earrings, Brooches, Wedding Rings, Torcs and Bracelets.

CELTIC DECORE: Tapetries, Boxes, Sarongs, Games, Blankets, Renaissance Tankards, Mugs and Goblets.

KILT RENTALS! Rent anything from individual accessories to full formal attire. We can ship your Kilt Rental Package to you anywhere in the US.

Come visit us at our new showroom! 8451 Xerxes Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444

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