The International Clan MacFarlane Society will be hosting a hospitality tent at the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games in Winter Park, Florida, USA. Doug & Robin Childs, Commissioners to Florida will waiting to offer you a wee dram.
About Central Florida Scottish Highland Games
The history and culture of these events are centuries old and we are honored to represent that heritage at the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games. Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit that will we hope will awaken your soul! The Games are proud to announce we were voted “Fan Favorite” by The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce. This award celebrates the BEST of our community with our annual Ovations awards. We honor local businesses and organizations that stand out and make our community proud. The history and culture of these events are centuries old and we are honored to represent that heritage at the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games. Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit that will we hope will awaken your soul!
Schedule of Events
- Heavy Athletics
- Boulder Boogie
- Scottish Highland & Country Dancing
- Border Collie Demonstrations
- Whisky Tastings
- Pipes and Drums
Albannach is Scots-Gaelic for “Scottish” or “Scotsman”. That’s exactly what we are. Albannach are all born and bred in Scotland and our purpose in life is to share our intriguing culture, history and heritage with you by means of our music. Albannach are not just another Scottish ‘Pipes & Drums’ band, indeed we bring a new and exciting form of music to your living room. A championship winning piper, an extremely talented main drummer, bass drummers and bodhran musicians bring you a brand new approach to percussion and Celtic music. Our style of music is exciting, energetic and enchanting and we promise to leave you begging for more.
The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. There is a great tradition of music to be found in Irish homes especially in the Gaeltacht or Irish-speaking areas which have produced the likes of Clannad, Enya and Mairead, Micheal and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill. While we can never forget our roots in traditional Irish music, the Screaming Orphans draw on a diverse set of influences ranging from Simon and Garfunkel, The Bangles to The McNulty Family, with a strong focus on melody-driven songs with pop and rocks strains.
With eight albums and a double CD collection in their sporrans to date, these five spirited yanks have made themselves one of the most beloved Celtic rock bands in the US. They’ve been heard in popular television shows, films, and tons of Celtic radio programs worldwide. Besides rocking up Irish traditionals with gravelly authenticity, Kyf Brewer pens the majority of the group’s originals and covers lead vocals, guitar, accordion, harmonica, mandolin, bouzouki, piano and bagpipes. He originally piped in the Loch Rannoch Pipe Band, and performed in Edinburgh’s Millennium March for Prince Charles. The ayes have it – Barleyjuice is a grand group of talented tunesmiths and prodigious performers, and the absolute best time you can have at a concert without removing your kilt.
Scottish songs & tunes, as well as a few favorites from other celtic lands. Traditional songs and instruments meet high tech electronics – electric meets acoustic — TechnoTrad. Flute, whistle, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, guitar. Full blown harmonies, breakneck jigs & reels, and songs about battles, murders, drinking, womanizing, cattle reiving, swordfighting, and then drinking agin. And the NEXT song is about….
Tuatha Dea, The Appalachian, Celtic,Tribal, Rock Band (and family) from Gatlinburg TN has been called pure primal energy with a Celtic,World and ROCK twist. The bands eclectic sound blends the tribal vibe of primitive drums with conventional and non conventional instruments to create a real evolutionary musical crossover that defies category and genre. From the beginning the band has embraced its Celtic heritage and meshed the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland with their own bold blend of mainstream rock, mountain drumming and Appalachian blues to produce a truly unique sound that has a universal appeal.
The Venue & Parking
The Central Florida Highland Games are held in the Central Winds Park, which is located in the beautiful city of Winter Springs, Florida. If you live near one of the satellite parking areas we recommend walking or driving to one and taking our FREE shuttle bus. Remember to purchase a Games Program, Just $2.00, which includes a map and list of all scheduled Events–available at all Free Shuttle Bus locations and at the Main Gate.