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49th Annual Legioner Highland Games

  It all goes on Saturday, September 8 - massed bagpipe bands, Highland dancers, brawny athletes tossing giant telephone-pole sized logs, international entertainers on stage, Scottish  fiddlers, Celtic harpers and a big Scottish fair are just a part of the many activities that take place at the world-famous Ligonier Highland Games held in beautiful Idlewild Park just west of  Ligonier, PA, on the first weekend after Labor Day each year – starting at 9 a.m Saturday, September 8 in 2007,  this year will be the 49th anniversary of the Ligonier Highland Games.

           

            You can visit the Scottish shops which offer a wide selection of beautiful imported woolens, jewelry, hand-crafted Celtic artifacts, delicious baked goods and more.  Children get special attention with the special games set up for them and everyone will be thrilled with the Scottish-breed dog exhibit which includes the popular sheep dog herding demonstration.

 

            With over twenty top-grade bagpipe bands on hand, one of the highlights of the day is the massed band performance at the noon Welcoming Ceremony at which over 400 pipers play as one.  Each year internationally famous musical groups perform on stage at Idlewild  and 2007 is no exception with the  group Highland Reign headlining the show along with The Mickeys, the Gaelic Mod singers from Scotland, Scottish fiddler Calum MacKinnon and Celtic harper Jo Morrison.. Most will perform again at the Saturday evening ceilidh in the Mountain View Inn. This is $35 by advance reservation only.

 

            Admission to the Ligonier Highland Games, which includes attending all the events of the day,  is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for children to age 12 and under age 6 are free.  Parking is free.  Group rates and advance sale discounts are available. For a complete schedule of events check our web site at www.ligoniergames.org or send a stamped-self addressed envelope to the Ligonier Highland Games, P. O. Box 884,  Bethel Park, PA 15102.
 
 

LIGONIER TO OFFER GAELIC WORKSHOP

As a part of the Ligonier Highland Games weekend, Dr. Philip Smith, the well-known Gaelic scholar and teacher, will be offering a one-day workshop on Gaelic on Friday, September 7.  The workshop will take place in the Wingate Inn, located on US Rte. 30, in Latrobe, PA, starting at 9 a.m. and running through till 4 p.m. with a break for lunch. To make a reservation please send a check for $30 payable to the Ligonier Highland Games to cover books and recordings to be given out.  This should be mailed to the Ligonier Highland Games at P. O. Box 884, Bethel Park, PA, 15102.  Telephone 412-851-9900 for information.

                                                           
Speaker N/A

Organizer Pat Fustich

When?

Sat, Sept. 8, 2007
4 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

Idlewilde Park
Ligonier, PA