Burn's Night Returns

Kilt o’ the Falls Celtic Society will host a celebration of Scottish culture with the return of Burn’s Night. The second annual event will be held at the Celtic Cowboy (116 1st Ave S ) Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  The dinner features Haggis, bagpipes and poetry. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets here.

The meal features a choice of, Haggis, Chili and Sandwich bar, Bangers, as well as various sides. A no host bar is available as well as a silent auction. Proceeds from the event support the 2017 Kilt o’ the Falls Celtic Festival.

Burn’s nights have been held worldwide since 1801. The celebrations began as a memorial to Scottish poet Robert Burns. The 2016 Burns night was a standing room only event.  

The group held a highly successful festival and highland games in August. More than 800 People attended the inaugural event. The society recently made a $500 donation to Great Falls Scottish Rite from funds raised at the festival. The festival will return June 10th, 2017.

For additional information, visit www.kiltothefalls.com or contact Nikolas Asmussen at kiltothefalls@gmail.com or by phone at (406) 564-6005

 

Celtic heritage day coming to Great Falls. (Press release)

Kilt o’ the Falls event is the first of its kind in Great Falls featuring kilts, bagpipes and Highland Games. 

GREAT FALLS, Mont. ­ Three local residents are spearheading a celtic heritage celebration in Great Falls this summer. Organizers Tim Stoddard, Paul Skinner and Nancy Knapp decided to bring a festival to Great Falls after participating in several similar events in other cities.

“We felt there was a need to have a festival in Great Falls,” said Stoddard. “It is a central location and Montana has many people with Scottish or Irish heritage.”

The Kilt o’ the Falls Celtic Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Scottish Rite grounds (1304 13th Street South) in Great Falls. The free, one­ day event will celebrate the culture of the Celtic nations with highland games and other heritage displays.

The festival will feature a “black sheep” (unsanctioned) highland games including the caber toss, stone put, Scottish hammer throw, and sheaf toss. Additional entertainment will be announced at a later date.

The group held a traditional Burns night dinner Jan. 23th featuring traditional music and food. Approximately 200 people attended the event, raising more than $700 to support the festival. Individuals interested in vending or volunteering should visit www.kiltothefalls.com for more information. The deadline to signup is July 16.

For additional information, contact Nikolas Asmussen at kiltothefalls@gmail.com or by phone at (406) 564­6005

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