Monday, April 6, 2009

National Tartan Day 2009

The Devil's Tailors proudly returned to Market Square in Alexandria, VA for the National Tartan Day festival. In addition to ourselves, The City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums performed several sets, some with the Thistle Highland Dancers, and we had a contingent from the Northern Virginia branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society come out, and they stuck around and danced for our show.

It was a gorgeous day, cool and partly cloudy. The only weather issue was the terrific wind, which at one point, blew over a music stand with great force, missing my fiddle by inches.

But that didn't keep away the crowds, and we had vendors, clan societies, and representatives from several local Highland Games associations. A grand time was had by all, and we're looking forward again to next year.

We had several of Susanne's friends out to take pictures for us, and I'm hoping to get a gallery up soon. We also recorded the show, so I'll be looking for snippets for the audio page of the website.

Thanks to everyone who came!