Scottish Fiddling is a full two days at the Games
Details for 2017 will be available soon!
The MacLeod Fiddlers
These local youth fiddlers are the performance group drawn from The MacLeod School Of Fiddling in Glengarry County. They perform at many functions including charities, FUND raisers, nursing homes and dances. They have also performed at The New Hampshire Highland Games, The Mid-Winter Scottish & Irish Festival in Philadelphia and The Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling in St.Ann’s Nova Scotia. In 2012 with family and friends, they did a very successful two week tour of Scotland where they were very well received.
The group has recorded two CDs which exemplify the unique style of fiddling that can be found in the county. The tunes are played with youthful energy and enthusiasm guaranteed to lift your spirits.
These entertaining young fiddlers will be performing all weekend starting with the social hour at the Tartan Ball on Thursday evening in the Metcalfe Center, then on Friday at the Youth Fiddlers Showcase and the Clan Tent. On Saturday they will also be performing at the Fiddlers Ceilidh in the afternoon.
The Glengarry Massed Fiddlers
For many years, one of the popular features at the Glengarry Highland Games is the music of the Glengarry Massed Fiddlers. This group varies from about 50 to as many as 80 musicians who gladly come out to practices so they can play each year at the Games. Although not part of the Friday night official Tattoo, their appearance on stage as part of the pre-show is very popular with the crowd. The Fiddlers are also a big draw on Saturday as they close the Fiddlers’ Ceilidh in the Arena Hall usually to a standing ovation. The musicians who make up this group range in age from about 11 to 80+ and their skills range from beginners to veterans. They play because they love it and enjoy entertaining. When the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame put out a call to sponsor a Glengarry Fiddlers’ CD, seventy-four musicians showed up to participate and the CD was released in the summer of 2015. While most of the musicians are from Glengarry and area, some come from Ottawa and area. The new CD will be available at all the fiddle events in the Arena Hall Games weekend.