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Special Events Information

Scottish American Society


The Scottish American Society and the Tigh na Creige Dancers present the St. Andrews Dinner, Potluck and Ceilidh.

Friday, December 6th - 6:30 pm to ???.

Northwest Family Recreation Center

1730 Shatto Ave, Akron, OH 44313.

Scottish dancers will dance at various times throughout the evening. John Whitacre will present hauntingly beautiful Celtic melodies. Jesse Tucker will play the pipes. Amy Schneider Carter will play the violin. Stumpy Boggs has promised to tell a tale or two. Other individuals will play and sing for us in a Ceilidh-type performance. Informal and fun.
If you are interested in Scottish dancing (highland or country)Christie's email addresses are: tighnacreige@yahoo.com or akronscottishdancers@yahoo.com. You may also reach Christie at: 330-375-2849, 330-867-1030 or (330)612-1845

If you would like a guideline for the potluck, suggestion is: Last name beginning with If you need suggestions A-F, appetizers or salads; G-K, entrees or vegetables; L-P, desserts, Q-Z, bread or rolls. Water, iced tea, and coffee will be provided. But bring anything you wish to share.

(No alcoholic beverages, please.)



BURNS DINNER 24th of January 2020


Brian McElhinney, Scottish American Society piper


(Birthday Celebration)

Friday, January 24th 2020

6:00 to 10:00 pm



4157 Hudson Drive

Stow, Ohio 44240


$35 per person

$30 SAS Members (If paid before December 15th)

$20 (12 & under)

$40 if paid at the door.



Neeps & Tatties


Highland Dancers

Brian Kerr McIan and his group (?)

Chinese Auction

Cash Bar

And so much more!

Checks should be made out to the Scottish American Society

Please send no later than January 12th to:

Liz Belvin

3165 East Waterloo Rd.

Akron, Ohio 44312

Dress: Scottish formal or black tie preferred, but business casual is acceptable. (Try for something tartan)

Assigned seating - 8 per table.

(Please let us know if you wish to reserve a table.)

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 44240.


Pegasus Presentation
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.)



Hornpipe Dancers
Sydney Luyster & Kate Walsh

Instructor:  Christie Urquhart Walsh
Certified B.A.T.D. Dance Instructor
345 S. Rose Blvd.
Akron, Ohio 44313
Tel.:  330-867-1030
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 or tel.: 330-673-6514. Again, beginners welcome.




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

Pepper Pike, Ohio
The Clansmen II

(216) 765-1064

Click here for the Akron Ceilidh Band web site.

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.

The Celtic Croft


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





5633 Pearl Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44129

Tel: (440) 845 0100