Another Festival in the Books...

We hope you were able to come out and join us for this year’s excellent festival! 


The festival, organized by the nonprofit Hawaiian Scottish Association, brings together all sectors of the Scottish community in the Islands and even from the Mainland and abroad. Festival organizer (and the association’s chieftain) Gregg Fraser says the event celebrates the relationship between Hawai‘i and Scotland forged many decades ago when Scottish businessman Archibald Scott Cleghorn married Princess Miriam Likelike. Their daughter, Princess Victoria Ka‘iulani, was born in 1875.

 

Each year you can catch live entertainment, including sports, hula hālau, song and dance, along with swordplay, weaving and fencing demonstrations, and traditional food and crafts. Learn more about each clan’s heritage by visiting their booths. 


The opening ceremony and parade began at noon on both days, followed by a dance competition, bagpiping and other cultural demonstrations from local groups, as well as a handful from the Mainland, Scotland and Canada.

 

A popular part of the festival is the Highland Games competition, featuring sports such as the caber toss, a complicated event that involves throwing an upright long log; the stone putt, similar to the shot put; and hammer throw, in which participants fling a 16- to 22-pound metal ball attached to a shaft. Congratulations to all the participants and winners! 

 

Organizers also put on a solo bagpiping competition honoring the late Aggie Wallace, a renowned local piper and teacher. Fancy yourself a piper or drummer? Enter next year! It’s always fun to play alongside local talent and those who join us from overseas. 


Thanks to Celtic Pipes Rock for incredible performances, the Kiltlifters, Red McWilliams, Jori Chisholm, Natalie Clark, and Peter Daldry from the mainland and Scotland and all our incredible local talent - including Lisa Gomes, Celtic Pipes and Drums, Celtic Kula, and all the fabulous dancers! 


Check out our photos for a taste! 

More info: http://hawaiianscottishassociation.org/festival-information

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Celtic Days are here!

Spring Newsletter 2019

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Governor Ige

GOV

Ige, Celtic Days in Hawaii

Mayor

MAYOR

Caldwell, Celtic Days in Honolulu

Celtic Days in Hawaii are here! Another successful visit to the Hawaii State Capitol in support of Celtic Days in Hawaii. March 1st to April 30th is designated Celtic Days in Hawaii by proclamations of Governor Ige and Mayor Caldwell each year.
— Brenda Reichel, Chieftan SASH
St Pats

May the road rise to meet you!

Join us for the Waikīkī St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17th! Beginning at Fort DeRussy and finishing at Kapiʻolani Park. Noon-1:30 p.m.; the party is at Kelley O'Neil's, 4:30 p.m. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the last parade on the planet each year, then enjoy beer, Irish food, and entertainment. Don't forget the Murphy's Block Party!

Sunday, March 24, 2019 11:30 AM 1:30 PM Tiny Pyramid It is once again time for our  annual general meeting  (AGM)! This is a mandatory  yearly  gathering where we invite you, our interested  members,  as the board of directors present our  annual  report on SASH's performance and strategy. We will hold elections for new officers! Please consider joining our board! Lunch is Dutch Treat. SASH will pay $10 toward the price of member’s lunch.

Sunday, March 24, 2019
11:30 AM 1:30 PM
Tiny Pyramid
It is once again time for our annual general meeting (AGM)! This is a mandatory yearly gathering where we invite you, our interested members, as the board of directors present our annual report on SASH's performance and strategy. We will hold elections for new officers!
Please consider joining our board!
Lunch is Dutch Treat. SASH will pay $10 toward the price of member’s lunch.

Blue Shamrock

Kilted Classic

The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii & The Friends of Saint Patrick Annual Blue Shamrock Kilted Classic Golf Tournament is coming up quickly. Openings are available! Online sign-up deadline April 10th!

REGISTER HERE

Festival

April 6 and 7, 2019
10 AM to 5 PM
McCoy Pavilion
This is the Annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games held early in April to celebrate the heritage and history of the Scots in Hawaii. Hosted by the Hawaiian Scottish Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Festival Admission is just $5.00 for the general public, $3 for military and seniors 65 and over, and free for children 10 and under.

Let us know if you can help out at the SASH Festival Table! Please send a note to registrar@standrewsocietyhawaii.org

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Ulster Historical Foundation USA Lecture Tour, 03–20 March 2018

Ulster Historical Foundation USA Lecture Tour, 03–20 March 2018

Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors?

Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and large collections have come online in recent years.

Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation during their annual North American lecture tour to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.

Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss these workshops!

Hawaiian Scottish Highland Festival and Games!

Hawaiian Scottish Highland Festival and Games!

This is the Annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games held early in April to celebrate the heritage and history of the Scots in Hawaii. Hosted by the Hawaiian Scottish Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the festival will go from 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday, April 8 and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday, April 9. Festival Admission is just $3.00 and children under 12 are free.