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Competing members of Wake & District are gearing up for this weekend’s Scotland County Games (in North Carolina-USA).  The band will be represented on the field by solo players as well as our Grade 4 and Grade 5 competition pipers/drummers.

On Friday, 03 October 2014 (on the eve of the games) come hear a wonderful concert by one of North America’s most innovative pipers — Matt MacIsaac — in concert @ 8 p.m. at the Avinger Auditorium of St. Andrews University, Laurinburg, North Carolina.  Admission $10 at the door. 

On Saturday, October 4th head out to the grounds of the John Blue Home and Historical Complex in Laurinburg, North Carolina (Scotland County).  This site contains the John Blue Home and several other historic Scottish-American homesteads as well as a working ante-bellum cotton gin, and a general store. The games site provides an immersion into the Scottish-American historical experience of this region. Local hotels and restaurants will offer Scottish-inspired Southern hospitality to welcome you to Laurinburg and Scotland County.

There will be NO closing ceremonies “massed band” performance on the Games field.  @SCHGNC is starting a new event this year called “Five after Five” for those who may wish to come out to the Games at 5 p.m.  For the public, admission from 5 p.m. on ward will only be $5, and many of the games amenities will still be available – though they are encouraging this as a “come out to the ‘after party’ “ type event.   Their entertainment stage – featuring “Rathkeltair,”   “Stirling Bridge,” and “The Thistledown Tinkers” will remain open until 8 p.m.   All food and Scottish wares vendors will also remain on the field until 8 p.m.  The beer tent will be open until at least 8 p.m.  They are hoping to start this as a “on the site” beer tent/ceilidh for the general public as well as our participants.

For more information on the Scotland County Games and the events taking place throughout the weekend please visit their website @ www.schgnc.org

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