The Scotland County Highland Games are pleased to welcome Mr. Colin Grant-Adams as a performer for our Entertainment Stage. Colin is a native of Laurinburg’s Sister-City – Oban, Scotland, and will be with us for the first time in 2015. Colin has become a popular entertainer on the Highland Games circuit – and is a much beloved Scottish balladeer who will entertain with traditional and contemporary Scottish songs and humor.
Belles on Strings are Ann Borden on Celtic harp, Nora Garver on fiddle, and Tracey Maxwell on cello. We're based in the NC Piedmont (Greensboro, Asheville & Winston-Salem), smack dab in the path of The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road that brought many thousands of Scots-Irish settlers here from the 1700's onward. We perform contemporary and traditional Scottish music, as well as our own compositions, which draw on Celtic and American roots and reflect our classical backgrounds. You might hear jazz-like chords, Appalachian motifs, traditional Scottish "snaps" and classical arpeggios all in one performance.
The Scotland County Highland Games are also hosting a special CELTIC ROCK CONCERT after the Games this year. Based on the popularity and success of last year’s pilot event we are expanding this event this year with a full CELTIC ROCK CONCERT. After 5 p.m., gate admission is reduced to just $10 /$5 for kid – AND FREE for those already in attendance on the Games field for the rest of the day’s events. Our food vendors and our beer tent will remain open until 9 p.m. and our Scottish vendors will also remain open during this special event for those who can’t make it for the full day of festivities.
Seven Nations has played the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, a New Year’s Eve performance at Scotland’s Royal Mile for some 40,000 people, and at the New York City Marathon. Seven Nations has been the subject of a multi-million dollar advertising campaign for Dewar’s Whisky and appeared in over 20 major publications including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Playboy, Maxim, GQ, Stuff, and FHM. Seven Nations is not your father’s Celtic band. With a passionate, tender, and rollicking style that winningly veers from roots and folk to dance and fusion-rock, Seven Nations has earned a growing reputation as an adventurous band with a charismatic stage presence.