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Ireland and Scotland Come to Valley Forge!

Want to hear "Happy Birthday" played on bagpipes?

We took a break from winter yesterday with a fun afternoon at the 16th Annual Greater Philadelphia Mid-Winter Scottish and Irish Music Festival! The big draw is the music, with performers on two stages all weekend, but there are plenty of other things to check out. Want a "Shamrock & Roll" T-shirt, a Scottish step-dancing lesson, some shortbread, a kilt, Celtic jewelry, an "Erin Go Bragh" plate for your car, bagpipe CDs, or even a (yes, really) didgeridoo?

If you're near a festival like this, check it out! Meanwhile, here are a few photos to get you in the toe-tapping spirit!

It's a "ruff" life on the road! This four-footed friend is waiting patiently for someone's return...

The Irish four-sister band "Screaming Orphans" can rock out!

Charlie Zahm: a wonderful voice on a rainy afternoon.

A wee taste of Scottish music!

The littlest bagpiper?

What can I say? This kid's a cutie!

Get your armor on and grab a sword! Joe and Dave from Live Steel Fight Academy show the fun of Western martial arts.

Irish pride: Born into it!

Bye bye bagpipes -- see you next year!

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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
where was this held? very cool. I wish I did more stuff like this to honor my Irish heritage.

Feb. 19th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
It was at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia (PA).
Feb. 19th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
I thought so, they have all the cool stuff in Valley Forge. I never see stuff like this at the Convention Center in Philly.
Feb. 20th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
I love this. I want that Tee-shirt for my wee ones.
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