PIPE BANDS. DANCERS. SINGERS & MORE
Uxbridge Legion Pipes & Drums
We are delighted to welcome back the Uxbridge Legion Pipes and Drums band. Currently in their 55th year, the band is going strong, playing at a variety of venues and parades throughout the year. For more information, please visit their website UxbridgePipeBand.com
Cobourg Legion Pipe Band
We extend a warm welcome back to the Cobourg Legion Pipe Band. You may have seen them this year at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Toronto. Last year they put on a fantastic show and we look forward to this year’s Festival. You can find more information about this band on Facebook
Highland Creek Pipe Band
Highland Creek Pipe Band is among the most renowned Pipe Bands in Ontario, and Canada since their formation in 1954. They specialize in concert performances, public functions and large-scale musical performances. You can find more information about this band on Facebook
Beinn Gorm Highlanders Pipes and Drums
The name of the band, Beinn Gorm, reflects the area surrounding Collingwood and welcomes members and interests from a large area. Beinn Gorm means “Blue Mountain” in Gaelic, Beinn meaning mountain and Gorm – blue. Locals will recognize the name as that of the largest ski resort and hill in the area (indeed, in all of Ontario), Blue Mountain Ski Resort, as well as an adjacent township, the Town of The Blue Mountains. As early as 1832 the as yet unformed local townships of Sunnidale, Nottawasaga, Osprey and Collingwood were known as “The Blue Mountain Country”. You can visit their website BeinnGormHighlanders.com
for more information.
Scottish Dog Exhibition
Hosted and organized by the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club of Canada
you will discover the fascinating history of the first named Terrier – the Dandie Dinmont and other scottish breeds.
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has been a distinct breed for so many centuries in the Border country between England and Scotland that its origins are shrouded in mystery, myth and legend. In the 17th century farmers kept Dandies to rid their property of badgers, foxes, weasels and otters. Unlike other terriers, whose job it was to enter the lair and bark incessantly at the prey, Dandies were bred for stealth. Their job was to bravely go underground and remove the animal from its lair. As a result, the Dandie is very quiet and relaxed.
Highland Dance Competitions
Come watch and support our highland dancers as they compete in various dances and experience the rich history of the Scottish Highlands.
To enter the Dance competitions go to the Highland Dancers' Association of Ontario
Local favourite, Claidhmor will be performing on the main stage. You are sure to have your feet tapping and your hands clapping as they sing Celtic songs. Visit their Facebook
page for more information.