November is election time!

November is election season and this year’s election includes a SHSA slate.  Our slate this year includes President, and three Board members.  In a slate election you vote for or against the slate.  All members are eligible to vote and you will receive your ballot via email shortly.  Below are the statements of intent to serve from the candidates.  Results …

Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games Harp Competition

Brian Wood

9:00am- Harp Competition Registration Opens, 10am – 2pm — Harp Competition This is a sanctioned competition by the Scottish Harp Society of America. All music must be Scottish. Competition rules can be found at the SHSA website. Harpers MUST unload in the parking area behind the fence if you arrive after 8:30am. Unload and park in the area closest to …

Scottish Highland Festival Competition

Brian Wood

On October 8th, 2017, Scotland, Connecticut will host a fourth annual harp competition at the Scotland Highland Festival on the grounds of the historic Waldo Homestead. The competition is sanctioned and is open to lever harpers of all levels of experience who are members of the SHSA. All tunes must be of Scottish origin and in the Scottish style, played …

Scotland County Highland Games

Brian Wood

The Scotland County Highland Games, in association with the Clan Donald Lands Trust, is excited to announce a new, SHSA sanctioned Scottish Harp Competition with the winner of the Master Category taking home the Princess Margaret of the Isles Prize and $1,000. This inaugural event will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Laurinburg, NC. The games take place …

Scotland County Highland Games Competition

Brian Wood

The Scotland County Highland Games, in association with the Clan Donald Lands Trust, is excited to announce a new, SHSA sanctioned Scottish Harp Competition with the winner of the Master Category taking home the Princess Margaret of the Isles Prize and $1,000. This inaugural event will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Laurinburg, NC. The games take place …

Donna’s Travel Blog – 9/21/17

Tuesday 9/19/17 Luss/Dumbarton – Today was a bit disappointing as I had a whole plan in my mind for the day.  In the Spring, I found another branch of my family tree was Scottish; and not just Scottish, they were steeped in the history of the country rubbing elbows with kings and queens.  Here I always thought they were German.  …

Donna’s Travel Blog – 9/18/17

Hi All, Well, we’ve had a very busy few days in Scotland.  Arrived Saturday and although exhausted hit the town.  We explored Edinburgh Castle.  An absolute must a place that will hold a soft spot in my heart forever, but that is a long story best left to another time.  Saturday evening, we went to hear traditional Scottish music at …

Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival

Brian Wood

Opportunities abound for harp players and harp audiences as part of Edinboro University’s Highland Games and Scottish Festival from September 7 – 10, 2017. Thursday, Sept. 7:  The Magic of the Harp.  International Folk Harpers Sharon Knowles and Carol Kappus will present an evening of traditional harp music, stories, and song from Ireland and Scotland.  7 – 9 PM.  Fairview …