On Saturday 12th August 2006 I visited the
Fergus Highland Games specifically to get some pictures of the Highland
Here is the Clan Graham
Left to Right: Jim Graham of Burlington, Ontario, Kate Graham (wife of
Richard Graham) from Atlanta, Georgia, Richard Graham, Chieftan of Clan
Graham, Shirley Graham Fraser, Burlington, Ontario
I was actually there to
take some video clips as I'd been asked if I could do a feature on
Highland Dancing and so these video will go into that section of the site
when I get it completed. Here are small real audio files of the dances...
I will be adding much
higher quality versions of these videos on our
Page once Google vet them and make them available. For example
one of the clips above is 912k but the version I post up to Google is
56Mb. So.. if you have broadband you'll enjoy much higher quality videos.
The Highland Dancing event
at Fergus is huge. I sat myself down to get some videos and half an
hour later they were still giving out prizes. Some of the events
seemed to go to 6th place awards. I ended up heading away for a Scotch pie
and bottle of Irn Bru :-) I was trying to get hold of Elizabeth of
the Highland Dancing Association but each time I tried to find her she was
tied up. I also got tied up myself as I kept getting message that
someone or other was looking for me. So... I guess the meeting was
not meant to be at this event anyway.
I did spend some time at
the Clan MacIntyre tent and was happy to see many young folk at the tent.
In fact I think there were more young people there than I saw at any of
the other clan tents :-)
I also chatted for a time
with the Rattray's, Elliots, Ross's, MacKenzies and Graham's and I also
stopped by the Scottish Studies tent.