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COMMUNITY EVENT: Tartan Day NC – Celebrating Scottish Heritage in North Carolina

April 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tartan Day NC, a Scottish Celebration for the Old North State, Thursday April 6, 2017 at:


5 East Edenton Street-Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Celebrate National Tartan Day and all things Scottish on April 6th

Bagpipes – Highland Dancing – Genealogy & Literature Discussions
Demonstrations- Scottish Food- Clan Information – Some Surprises

The daytime event runs from 10am to 5pm and is FREE to the public.

We will also host a ticketed reception with a Scottish flavor in support of establishing Tartan Day NC

The ticketed reception will be held from 6pm-7pm featuring Scottish food & drink. Proceeds from the evening activities will go toward establishing Tartan Day NC as an annual event in North Carolina. An evening concert will follow the reception highlighting 3 entertaining, yet different, Celtic music acts. Featuring Bill Leslie as guest emcee & performer, Thistledown Tinkers and introducing Faol Liath at 7:15 in Daniels Auditorium. Proceeds from the evening activities will go toward establishing Tartan Day NC as an annual event in North Carolina.

Tickets $50 per person/$40 Museum Member. Order Tickets Here

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North Carolina boasts the largest concentration of Scottish descendants of any state in the US. What better way to celebrate that heritage then with a day of Scottish activities at the NC Museum of History.

Piping throughout the day provided by Wake & District Pipes & Drums

Highland Dance Exhibitions provided throughout the day by Annandale Center for Dance (Cary) & Raleigh Scottish Dance School

These Experts will provide Insight and Connection (click on their names below to go to their websites)

Dr Bruce Durie
Scottish Genealogist
Presentation at: 11, 1 & 3

Dr Elliot Engel
Scottish Literature
Presentation at: 2 & 4

We will have Clan organizations with us to show you their heritage and enlighten you on the Clan system, tartans and other customs.


April 6, 2017
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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