Australian Celtic Festival –Glen Innes

Members of National Clan Cameron Australia enjoyed celebrating the Year of Scotland, along with their fellow Scots at Glen Innes on the weekend of 6-7 May.

Brisk weather and breezes added atmosphere to a splendid day, with sunshine aplenty.

We welcomed three new members to the association and we look forward to seeing them again at one of our functions or one the many gatherings held throughout the year.

It was also wonderful to meet with President, Clan Cameron Auckland, Rob Cameron and three of his fellow NZ Clan Celtica band members, who had a number of number rousing performances throughout the weekend. Rob also brought across some wonderful Clan Cameron Badges which will soon be available for NCCA members, by way of donation, which will be featured on this website. We have a limited number, with 10 being sold to association members on the weekend already.

The day commenced with the Street Parade consisting and Celtic Clans and Pipes and Drums marching up and down the full length of the city centre, with a large crowd attending and applauding strongly.

The two days of festival events featured a great variety of activities, including Highland Dancing, a super Cèilidh held Friday evening, Pipes and Drums, musicians, strongmen and wrestling and more.

There were many merchandise stalls selling a variety of wares together with ample food and drink outlets.

Thank you to John and Lynne Cameron, Qld, for setting-up the Clan Cameron tent for the weekend, as they have done for a number of years, but are now not in a position to continue to do so.  Should anyone be in a position to take the Cameron tent to Glen Innes on future occasions please contact secretary Terry Cameron.

NCCA members marching in the Street Parade




Ian Mossom Cameron, in fine regalia, with Chris and John

Angus Cameron with Chris and John

Clan Cameron Auckland President, Rob Cameron with John and Chris

Clan Celtica, NZ, with President, Clan Cameron Auckland , Rob Cameron on the pipes.

Highland Dancers competing in the Australian Celtic Dance Championships

The Massed Pipe Bands performing.

Tossing the caber.

And it’s over!

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