47th Annual VIRTUAL Clan MacFarlane General Meeting & World Gathering
December 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PST
**ACTIVE MEMBERS ONLY** Log in to register.In a time when we cannot all come together, we ask that you join us for this LIVE BROADCAST to celebrate our proud Clan culture and all things Scottish! We will be featuring special guests and segments that will both inform and entertain. We’re working on some special stuff for you! Rare documentaries on MacFarlane history, film, interviews, music and more. At 10 am PST, we will pause the show to have a LIVE AGM meeting that will feature our ICMS officers, Commissioners and staff. We invite you to attend the general business meeting where we will discuss our plans for the ICMS AGM Gathering in Scotland in 2022. We will be taking questions LIVE!
Join The Gathering!
December 5, 2020 @ 9AM PST / 5PM GMT
For Members Of
The International Clan MacFarlane Society
All Active Clan MacFarlane Members are cordially invited to attend the 47th Annual Clan MacFarlane Virtual General Meeting and World Gathering to be held December 5th @ 9am in the member’s area of MacFarlane.org
WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PRESIDENT MICHAEL R. MACFARLANE
In a time when we cannot all come together, we ask that you join us for this LIVE BROADCAST to celebrate our proud Clan culture and all things Scottish! We will be featuring special guests and segments that will both inform and entertain. We’re working on some special stuff for you! Rare documentaries on MacFarlane history, film, interviews, music and more.
At 10 am PST, we will pause the show to have a LIVE AGM meeting that will feature our ICMS officers, Commissioners and staff. We invite you to attend the general business meeting where we will discuss our plans for the ICMS AGM Gathering in Scotland in 2022. We will be taking questions LIVE!
The event is FREE but you will need to register to attend.
MADAME PAULINE HUNTER OF HUNTERSTON | 30th CHIEF OF CLAN HUNTER
Madame Pauline Hunter of Hunterston is the 30th Chief of Clan Hunter. Formerly a healthcare professional, she is one of 6 female Clan Chiefs. Madame Pauline works tirelessly to unite the Clan Hunter diaspora and provide stewardship for Hunter family heritage in Scotland. At Hunterston Castle, the clan is constantly being pressured by industrial development surrounding their original Clan lands. That’s why Pauline has made it her Clan’s mission to preserve the Hunter spiritual home for generations of Hunter Clans people to come.
We are honored to have Madame Pauline as our very special guest to speak on perpetuating Scottish heritage, clan conservation efforts and working as a female leader in her community.
A special screening of a rare docu-drama which illustrates the legend depicted in the beautiful song “The Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond”. Set in beautiful Scotland on the banks of our native homeland, the short-story is a dramatic telling of two lovers separated by war who ultimately find each other in the future through a young woman who illustrates their story through song.
For the better part of two decades, the Ploughboys have regaled the Celtic community with modern and traditional music from the British Isles, with dashes of bluegrass, country, and American folk thrown in. They have been featured internationally at such events as ScotWeek and New York Tartan Week‘s Virtual Tartan Day.
MACFARLANE FAMILY HISTORY | SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY PRESENTATION
This very special documentary entitled MacFarlane Family History gives the origins and history of the Clan MacFarlane as well as the general history of the ancestral Clan MacFarlane homelands of Arrochar, Tarbet and the Loch Lomond areas.
YOUR FAVORITE CELTIC VENDORS
Miss attending Highland Games and other related Scottish events. Who doesn’t love shopping at festivals to find all your favorite Celtic treasures. Well, we’ve gathered up a few of our favorite vendors and will be airing special messages featuring their products.
Born with Celtic roots, Ella followed her Scottish and Irish ancestry back to the Highlands and Isles and found her passion for Celtic music and song. Ella is an multi award winning artist with achievements that include “Song of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year” from the Australian Celtic Music Awards. Having performed all over the world, Ella calls Australia home and has just released her latest single Errigal.
ICMS Annual General Meeting with Officers, Commissioners & Staff
Attend the official 2020 International Clan MacFarlane Society Annual General Meeting where our officers, regional commissioners from around the world and staff discuss the business of the Clan. President Michael MacFarlane will lead the discussion on 2022’s trip to Scotland for that year’s in-person Annual General Meeting and World Gathering.
The meeting will begin promptly at 10AM. If time permits, we will be taking your questions live.
CINDI MCINTOSH | PRESIDENT OF SCOTWEEK, CLAN MACFARLANE PIPER
Cindi is an international competitive piper and and avid philanthropist. She serves on multiple charitable boards in the greater Los Angeles area. As President of ScotWeek, Cindi is passionate about the celebration of contemporary Scottish culture and the unique relationship shared between Scotland and the United States. Her other accomplishments include serving as Standing Council Member and Official Piper for the Clan Chattan Association of Scotland (the first American and first woman to serve as clan piper).
We are honored to have Cindi McIntosh as our Official Clan Piper. She’ll be stopping by to chat about ScotWeek as well as the future of in-person events in North America and Scotland.
MACFARLANE’S LANTERN, THE WICKED TINKERS | A SPECIAL MUSIC PRESENTATION
A special video presentation of The Wicked Tinkers rendition of MacFarlane’s Lantern/Thogail nam Bo. The full moon has long been referred to as, “MacFarlane’s Lantern” in the Highlands of Scotland as the MacFarlanes often used it for a lamp when conducting their cattle raids. The Wicked Tinkers are proud to be joined on this track by Michael R. MacFarlane, the President of the International Clan Macfarlane Society.
KYLE DAWSON | PRESIDENT, NEW YORK CITY TARTAN WEEK
Kyle Dawson is President of the National Tartan Day New York Committee, which hosts New York City Tartan Week every April, and also serves as Treasurer to the New York Caledonian Club. Kyle is an IT professional who has even found the time to become an accomplished bagpiper, recently holding a very special pipe performance for the medical professionals and first responders of New York City at the beginning of the Covid crisis. Kyle’s mission is to help connect the Scottish-American diaspora and continue to make NYC Tartan Week an even bigger and better event for all.
Kyle will be stopping by to chat the discovery of being Scottish, becoming President of NYC Tartan Week and the future of in-person events in North America.
DR. SIMON GILMOUR | DIRECTOR, SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND
Having received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Dr. Simon Gilmour has spent the past 20 years working in the fields of archeological and historical studies. Fascinated by the Iron Age of the Atlantic Seaboard and particularly the brochs of Scotland, Dr. Gilmour have been a Visiting Fellow of the University Campus Suffolk Business School, an Honorary Secretary and then Vice President of Archaeology Scotland and was a Director and Vice Chair of BEFS, the Built Environment Forum Scotland.
Dr. Gilmour will stop by to tell us about the history of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, what it means to be an FSAScot and about what the Society is currently working on.
KENDALL T. ROGERS II | MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL CLAN MACFARLANE SOCIETY
Kendall is a proud member of the International Clan MacFarlane Society. Kendall’s Scottish heritage is that of Weir, a prominent sept of Clan MacFarlane. His Scottish grandfather having immigrated to the U.S., Kendall follows in his family’s footsteps of perpetuating their individual Weir history and culture.
Kendall will give a presentation on the Clan MacFarlane septs and talk with President Michael MacFarlane about septs, their significance and how they fit into Scottish history.
ANDREW MACFARLANE | ICMS COMMISSIONER, SCOTLAND / OWNER, PHARLAIN AND LENNOX SCOTLAND
Andrew is the International Clan MacFarlane Commissioner to Scotland and is an accomplished craftsman as the owner of Pharlain & Lennox Scotland, maker of authentic Scottish Highland-wear accessories. Known for his beautiful custom-made sgian dubhs.
Andrew will be sharing with us a presentation on the tradition of Highland hospitality and the history of the sgian dubh.