Seattle Scottish Highland Games Association

Pacific NW Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

Scotland Comes To The Pacific Northwest!

July 21, 22, and 23, 2023

Enumclaw Expo Center
45224 – 284th Avenue SE
Enumclaw, Washington 98022

No Pets Allowed In The Enumclaw Expo Center

The Cèilidh

The Cèilidh (kay-lee) was the center of social life of the old Highland community. The word translates from the Gaelic to mean “visitor” or “social gathering.” In some parts of the Hebrides, the traditional Cèilidh was still being held until the early 1900s. Men and lads, sometimes the ladies, would gather at a favored cottage, usually that of one of the more well-to-do residents or the local landlord. There might be someone with a fiddle or pipes who would give a tune or two, some singing and dancing, and the telling of stories and tall tales.

Modern events billed as cèilidhs are little more than concerts with a Scottish flavor, but we believe the old idea of sharing and group participation is best. Our cèilidhs blend the best of the old and the new with piping, singing, dancing, and more.

  • Friday evening we have 2 Ceilidhs! 1st opportunity… Join in and learn Scottish Country Dancing in the indoor pub area following the Flaming Saltire. 2nd opportunity… Ellias Alexander’s Ramblxr Show in the over 21 outdoor Rampant Lion Pub!
  • Saturday evening, again 2 Ceilidhs enjoy performances by the Featured Performers on the main south Featured Performer stage and then join in and sing a few songs, step through a reel or two, and enjoy the company of kith and kin in another opportunity to learn Scottish Dancing in the outdoor south stage area. 2nd opportunity… Celtic Spoons perform in the over 21 outdoor Rampant Lion Pub!

2023 Saturday Evening Ceilidh Schedule with our Featured Performers

Saturday Evening, July 22, 2023 Ceilidh Schedule
5:30 TO 5:45PMColin Grant-Adams
5:45 to 6:00PMCarl Peterson
6:00 to 6:15PMGolden Bough
6:15 to 6:30PMMen of Worth
6:30 to 6:45PMElias Alexander Trad Band
6:45 to 7:00PMTempest

Participants in the Saturday evening Cèilidh compete for the Caber, a perpetual trophy donated by the Richard Roberts family, which the audience awards to the best Scottish entertainment of the evening.

So, leave your worries at the door, tap your toes to the music, laugh a lot, and, above all, have a good time and make some new Scottish friends!

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As a self-supporting, non-profit, all-volunteer organization funding our programs can be difficult. With no corporate backing behind us, and the escalation of expenses over the last few years, our efforts to meet our budget requirements and explore additions to our lineup, has been stymied.

Our journey has been a struggle but with your donation we can navigate and survive these unprecedented times and go into the future solvent and whole! YOU are appreciated.

Thank you for donating to help us continue bringing Scotland to the Pacific Northwest!