ReEnactors Insurance: www.nameentertainers.com
The CLAN http://www.the-clann.co.uk/
SCOTTISH Games, Faires and Celtic Events:
Tartan Day Scottish Fair www.eastbayscots.org
Celebrate Tartan Day and join in the pageantry as Scottish folk from all over the area gather their clans and celebrate their heritage. Enjoy bagpipe bands, highland dancing, traditional Scottish food, and historic re-enactments. There will also be Clan Society exhibits and a special Children's Glenn where they can partake in Highland games, a traditional haggis toss, arts & crafts, storytelling and perhaps find fairies. Special musical performances by Peter Daldry, Culann's Hounds and the Fremont Police Department Pipe Band. Presented by the East Bay Scottish Association and East Bay Regional Park District Interpretive Staff. Special Event Fee: $10 adults/ $6 seniors/ $5 children (4-17). Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Event ends 4:30 p.m.; no admissions after 4 p.m. For more information call (510) 796-0199 or visit East Bay Scottish Association website.
Dunsmuir Scottish Games http://www.dunsmuir.org
For more than 100 years, the quiet beauty of the Dunsmuir Estate has remained hidden in the Oakland Hills. For those who long for a time gone by, the stately mansion, rustic carriage house and surrounding landscape provide a glimpse of the grace and elegance of life at the beginning of the twentieth century. The fifty-acre estate represents a past filled with idyllic summer afternoons perfect for sipping tea on the veranda sweetened with the laughter of children echoing in the distant tree-lined meadows. Many warm evenings, painted by the glow of a Tiffany dome, found the mansion filled with the rustle of silk gowns and the excitement of a festive social gathering. Pipe Bands * Celtic Entertainers * Celtic Food * Vendors * * Scottish Athletics * Shinty * Scottish Clans & Societies * * Scottish Country Dancing * Highland Dancing * * Living History Encampments * Morgan Cars * * Pub at the End of the Road * Whisky Tasting * * ... and much, much more *
Pleasanton Scottish Games http://www.caledonian.org/
The Caledonian Club Of San Francisco presents:
145th Annual Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans
September 4th & 5th 2010 at the Alameda County Fair Grounds in Pleasenton, CA
The 144th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, held this past Labor Day weekend, was a major success. The Pipes & Drums - 1st Battalion Scots Guards from Buckingham Palace in London added additional pageantry to the Games and their interplaying with the 45-member U.S. Marine Band San Diego was indeed exciting.
The 35th Invitational Heavy Events Championship and World Hammer Championship drew the world’s top athletes. The Highland Dancing Championships, 28 pipe bands in competition from the U.S. and Canada, Living History, Celtic Heritage, 77 clan and society tents, sheep dog trails, six stages of continuous entertainment, soccer, rugby and Shinty, Whisky Live at the Games and many other entities within the giant Alameda County Fairgrounds provided plenty of excitement for our valued patrons.
Scottish Renaissance Festival http://www.scottishrenaissancefestival.org/
June 19 & 20, 2010 at Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds Watsonville, CA
Loch Lomond Scottish Highland Games http://www.lochlomondceltic.org
Lots of folks tell us that our friendly Gathering is their favorite event of the whole year, so don't miss this chance to join the fun. Our beautiful site at Highlands Park in Ben Lomond features grassy meadows nestled amongst redwoods and oaks, and the fall weather promises a perfect day to enjoy outdoors.
SEASIDE Scottish Highland Games http://www.seaside-games.com/
October 8th and 9th 2010 We would like to persuade you to join us on the field the second full weekend of each October. If you don't find answers to your specific questions, please feel free to contact us through our "Contact Us" page. The Festival atmosphere will transport you to the Scotland of yesterday and of today and will lay before you the music, dance, games, food and drink of that great culture. Please come and enjoy!
Woodland Scottish Games http://www.saccallie.org/games/
2010 Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival, an
event that is a great adventure and will be a magical day for anyone interested
in Scottish and Celtic arts, culture, and history. This event is hosted by the
Caledonian Club of Sacramento, a nonprofit organization established in 1876.
This year we will be celebrating our 134nd Anniversary of sponsoring this fun
family event and we invite you to bring your friends and family and join the
many people who enjoy our Festival every year. Our Games Committee,
Participants, Competitors, Volunteers, and the Fairgrounds staff work hard to
ensure that you and your family will have a good time, and will want to return
Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
Grassvalley CELTIC Music Festival http://www.kvmr.org/celticfestival/
The KVMR Celtic Festival offers two days of wonderful entertainment and education, brings together people of all ages and backgrounds in a magical setting of music, dance, sports, history and culture.
Renaissance Faires: An extensive guide to Renaissance Faires, Medieval Festivals and Olde English Reenactments
MacLachlan's List: Extensive list of Scottish and Celtic games, categorized by region/state and date.
SWORD LINKS AND WEAPONS
Heimrick Armeor http://www.heimrick.netfirms.com/
Sykes Sutlering http://sykesutler.home.att.net/
MUSKET MART http://www.musketmart.com/
Welcome to my humble little website. My name is John Buck and I build period firearms of the black powder era's. From matchlocks to wheellocks to snaphaunces, as well as flintlocks and caplocks. What can I build for you this
American Fencers Supply Co. GREAT LINK FOR SWORD PARTS & BLADES http://www.amfence.com/
StarFire Swords http://www.starfireswords.com/
sources for sword manuals:
Western Circle: Site devoted to a group of trained swordsman based out of northern California, whose main purpose is to provide both a realistic sword art to practice and, of course, a means to put it to use. Lots of information.
Other SWORD organizations to be familiar with:
Highland Woman GARB: http://www.marariley.net/celtic/scotland.htm
Memphis Scottish Society, Inc. http://memphisscots.com/
to foster, education, and promote understanding of things Scottish
The Pillaged Village http://www.pillagedvillage.com/
Great web site for tapestries, and other interesting items!
The Celtic Croft http://www.Kilts-n-Stuff.com
- Ancient Kilts - Great Kilts - Modern Kilts - - Highland Accessories
Alexander's Costums http://www.alexanderscostumes.com/store/
Clans & Families of Ireland
and Scotland Click here
to go to the book!
Undiscovered Scotland http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/
sources for ancient Highland traditions:
Guilds, Clans and Associations
HighlandNet! Great site for all things Scottish http://www.highlandnet.com
East Bay Scottish Association http://www.eastbayscots.org/
EBSA began in 1993 as the Tri-Cities Scottish Association of California (TSAC).
Our new name, East Bay Scottish Association, chosen in 2005, reflects our continued growth and the broader geographical area from which we draw our members.
Our goal is to promote the culture and heritage of Scotland by our many activities, including celebrating Scottish holidays and supporting the Scottish-American community. We have monthly meetings and an online newsletter, Tartan Tymes.
If you‘re interested in Scotland, we welcome you!
St. Andrews Society Of Oakland http://www.standrewssocietyofoakland.org/
St. Andrew's Society of San Francisco http://www.saintandrewssociety-sf.org
Knights Of St. John Of Jerusalem http://ksjj.org
REN REGISTER www.renregister.com
poems and his life Robert Burns
SIR WALTER SCOTT Sir Walter
Castlewood House www.castlewoodhouse.com
We Are a Renaissance Historical Re-Enactment Guild.
Saint Andrews Noble Order of Royal Scotshttp://www.saintandrewsguild.com
Clan Iain Abrach~MacIain: Renaissance Guild specializing in 16th Century Highland Historical Re-enactment, including several sept clans that we work with. The Frasers based out of Ukiah, the MacClure from Reno, and the Galbraith of Union City.
Clan Boyd www.clanboyd.info
Clan Broun www.clanbrown.com
Clan Buchanan www.buchanansociety.com
Clan Cameron www.clan-cameron.org
Clan Campbell www.ccsna.org Clan
Campbell Society of North America
Clan Chisholm www.clanchisholmsociety.org
Clan Colquhoun www.clancolquhoun.org
Clan Davidson www.clandavidsonusa.com
Clan Farquharson www.clanfarquharson.org
Clan Fergusson www.fergus.org
Clan Forbes www.clanforbes.org
Clan Fraser www.fraser-clan.org
Clan Gordon www.houseofgordon.com
Clan MacFarlane www.macfarlane.org
Clan MacGregor www.clangregor.org/macgregor/dna.html
Clan McCLINTOCK : http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mcclintock/tartan.htm
Clan McKay www.clanmackaysociety.org
Tartan Finder: House of Tartan, Scotland. Great site for information on tartans, clans, etc.
Celtic Connections: Great gateway for all things Celtic
Britannia History: Comprehensive Britain history from prehistoric to modern times
MaraRiley.net–17th and 18th Century Scottish Costume A Guide to Celtic Costume
Alex Beaton: A very popular Scottish folksinger, whose repertoire includes a wide range of music from poignant ballads to rousing Celtic classics. Spend some time immersed in the sounds of Scotland, and learn more about the land that gave birth to our ancestors. A natural outlet for his music is the Highland Games that can be found all over the continent, wherever there are people of Scottish heritage.
NiKi Cruz: Photographer of games in the Bay Area.
Etherean - For to the Beat of Life: Music of Steve McDonald - wonderful celtic music.
Albion Seed Grows in the Cumberland Gap: Good "essay" on cultures and clan systems that migrated to America. "Regionalism is not unique to America. Geopolitics creates regional distinctions around the world. Great Britain is no exception. Due to constant battles between Scotland and England, the borderlands between the two countries developed a distinctive culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This culture arose from the unstable world of violence and transience there... The Cumberland Gap of Kentucky is a good example of the borderland-derived, backcountry culture." Created by E. Semancik for The American Studies Program at the University of Virginia.
Wolf's Den: Gateway to Metaphysics, Spirituality, and the ways of the Old Religion. This site is dedicated to Spirit and the attainment of Spiritual knowledge.
Academy for Ancient Texts: The sole purpose of this website is to provide the largest on-line library of ancient texts in the world. This includes, but is not limited to, religious, metaphysical, mythological, philosophical, and historical texts.
Scottish Tartans Authority: The sole purpose of this website is to provide the largest on-line library of ancient texts in the world. This includes, but is not limited to, religious, metaphysical, mythological, philosophical, and historical texts.
Innis Chonnel Castle Innis Chonnel was one of the earliest Campbell strongholds, certainly from as early as 1308 until the present day.
Cawdor Castle Cawdor, originally Calder or Caddel, had been a Thanedom to the east of Inverness for centuries before the castle was built. The site for the original castle was on the level top of a steep and rocky bank sloping down to the Cawdor Burn, a tributary of the River Nairn.
Northern Ireland Genealogy www.torrens.org.uk/Genealogy/
CAMPBELL : http://www.ccsna.org/
A GARNER GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY http://www.unf.edu/~jgarner/garnergeneaology.html
Garner's Genealogy http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Garner-family-history.ashx
McCLURE http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jmccluer/ McClures of America
MOORE http://www.iltrails.org/madison/wrmassa.htm THE WOOD RIVER MASSACRE
Muldrow Newsletter http://www.dallas.net/~mcmanus/muldrow/2k_8/m_2n8.htm
Muldrow directory http://www.dallas.net/~mcmanus/mul_dir.htm
The Paynes Of Virginia www.digital-editions.com/PAYNE.htm
The Paynes www.surnameweb.org/Paynes/surnames.htm
Payne family www.grannyandpopacaldwell.com/FamilyPayne.htm
Decendants Of Joseph Payne http://joepayne.org/genealogy.htm
Madison County Treasures http://www.co.madison.al.us/mcrc/treas.html.
Online Collections At BYU ( Surname Search ) http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/
LEVI METHVIN: http://www.scottsboropower.com/~piercedc/levi.html
GENEALOGY RESOURCE LINKS
American Civil War
American Revolutionary War
Associations, clubs and societies