News and Press Release:
The 28th Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival – July 15, 2023
Where: Look Park, 300 North Main Street, Florence (Northampton), MA
When: Main events take place 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Music til 8:30 pm including Enter the Haggis, Screaming Orphans, Albannach, Sarah the Fiddler, and Charlie Zahm. Held rain or shine. Opening Ceremonies at 11:00 am.
Tickets: $25; Children 6–12 $5, Children under 6 free. Advance tickets on-line $22.
On Saturday, July 15 beautiful Look Park comes alive with Highland pipers and drummers, a clan parade, sheep herding, Scottish dogs and other animals, wool spinners and weavers, dance demonstrations, and lively Celtic music. Celebrate your Scottish heritage – real or coveted – with kilt-wearing, tree-tossing Scotsmen at the Highland athletic games and delight in plates piled high with scones, shortbread, bridies or meat pies. There will be over 20 pipe bands competing with over 400 pipers and drummers marching in opening ceremonies.
Come celebrate the second largest Scottish Festival in New England, and the only one in Massachusetts.
This family fun event includes children’s athletic games and a water spray park. Many Clans and a genealogist will be present to assist in tracing your Scottish ancestry. Vendors will be offering a variety of Scottish foods and imports. Listen to the beautiful Celtic harp music of the Pioneer Valley Harpers’ Guild. Learn about spinning and weaving from the Weavers’ Guild of Springfield. Relive history with the Historic Highlanders.
For 2023, Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival presents world class Celtic music in the Ceilidh tent from 9:45 am – 8:30 pm. Featured artists Enter the Haggis, Albannach, Screaming Orphans, Sarah the Fiddler, and Charlie Zahm will present music ranging from sweet, pure song and boisterous ballads all the way to fiery fiddling and full-blown Celtic rock & tribal drum, and comedy! Whether sitting in the Ceilidh Tent watching the show, quenching your thirst in the Celtic Pub with local microbrews provided by New City Brewery (Easthampton) or just having a picnic on the grass nearby, plan on enjoying great live Celtic music all day long. Again this year – Whisky Tasting! – sponsored by ImpEx and Four Seasons Wine & Liquor, Hadley, MA.
The Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to support other nonprofit organizations and to provide scholarships for qualifying Scottish dance, pipe and/or drum students. Event co-sponsored by: Westfield Bank, New England Public Media, Burger King of Northampton, and New City Brewery.
All Festival Proceeds Benefit: River Valley Counseling Center, a multi-service agency in Hampden County, MA, is a licensed mental health clinic, offering a range of traditional and non-traditional outpatient services to adults and children. Also, Forum House, Westfield, a service of Viability, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization serving disabled and disadvantaged adults in Hampden, Hampshire and southern Worcester Counties.
For more information and schedules, visit the Glasgow Lands website >
Visit our ICC info table in the Clan area!