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Tartan Day North Carolina

The North Carolina Museum of History
North Carolina Museum of History Friday, April 12th –Saturday, April 13th Free event

Tartan Day North Carolina: A Scottish Celebration for the Old North State

A free, daylong celebration of bagpipes, Highland dancing, genealogy discussions, demonstrations and a few surprises presents some of the best of Scotland while telling the story of Scots in North Carolina.


Schedule of Events for Friday, April 12
10 a.m.          Piping on the Plaza

10 a.m.          Views and Sounds of Scotland

10:45 a.m.     JV Hudson - Pipe Tunes

10:55 a.m.     Dr. Bruce Durie - Clans, Families & the Real Story of Tartans

12:00 p.m.     Welcome on the Plaza

12:30 p.m.     Dr. Bruce Durie - Performing Songs of the Jacobites Part 1

1:20 p.m.       The Kilt & How to Wear It

1:45 p.m.       JV Hudson - History of the Pipes

2:20 p.m.       Dr. Bruce Durie - Performing Songs of the Jacobites Part 2

3:00 p.m.       Views and Sounds of Scotland

Schedule of Events for Saturday, April 13
10 a.m.          Piping on the Plaza

10:15 a.m.     Author Suzanne Adair - The Price of Highland Scots" Loyalty to King George III at the Battle of Moore"s Creek Bridge

11:00 a.m.     Live Chat with Scotland - Members of Clan Ranald Trust Talk about their Experience on Set of Outlander

12:00 p.m.     Welcome on the Plaza with special guest Congressman Mike McIntyre - Generations of NC Scots

12:30 p.m.     Trip Rogers - Music of Scotland

1:40 p.m.       Live Chat with Scotland - Members of Clan Ranald Trust Talk about their Experience on Set of Outlander

2:30 p.m.       Wake & District Pipe Band

3:00 p.m.       The Kilt & How to Wear It

3:30 p.m.        Views and Sounds of Scotland

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