Calling all Vikings…

Scandinavian Folk Festival

Calling all Vikings…Scottish Highlanders, Ireland East Coast Irish, Outer Islands of Scotland, and all who consider themselves Viking!  Lords of the Seas will be at a Viking/Scandinavian Festival with Swedes, Norwegians, Finns, and Danes to celebrate Mid-Summer (Summer solstice) on Sunday, July 17th at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds, Gerry NY.

To get you ready for the Scandinavian Folk Festival…we have a great CD that you can print out and have a copy of the contents of the book that is on the CD…Sewing for Vikings. There are Women’s and Men’s Viking Outfits and directions on how to make the outfits. The cost for the CD is $20.00 + $5.00 for shipping.
And if you want a deeper understanding of the Norse Influence…we have another CD entitled The Norse Influence on Celtic Scotland. This CD is also $20.00 +$5.00 shipping.

You can email us at [email protected] and order.  We would need your address to send the CD.  We DO NOT send you anything else or share your email or mail address.

Authentic whisky glasses provided for McIntosh Law Firm’s fundraising event

Lords of the Seas was able to provide inscribed authentic whisky glasses for the Charlotte based McIntosh Law Firm’s fundraising event.

The story unfolds as such:  The McIntosh Law Firm of Charlotte was sponsoring a Fundraising Dinner entitled Rural Hill Scotch Dinner presented by Glenfiddich for Historic Rural Hill, a non-profit historic site in North Carolina.  This event was a four course meal paired with select whiskies by Glenfiddich and proudly sponsored by the McIntosh Law Firm of Charlotte, North Carolina.

In order to truly enjoy the whiskies, the proper glass had to be present.  The McIntosh Law Firm provided limited edition, inscribed, tasting/nosing glasses to the participants of the Four Course Meal.  The whisky glasses were ordered from Lords of the Seas.

Tickets sold fast and no doubt a good time was had by all…(how could you not have a good time with excellent food and whisky)?.

Please think of  Lords of the Seas for your organization’s needs for Whisky Glasses.  Just email [email protected]

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Alma Highland Festival

This year, the Alma Highland’s Festival honored clan was the Tartan of the State of Michigan.  Who else would exemplify the tartan more than a drum major?  This drum major sewed her kilt and sash with the State of Michigan tartan cloth. Not only did she use 11 1/2  yards of tartan for her kilt, but she had to line her kilt due to the tartan cloth being a lighter wool.

Wow, what a lot of work and dedication…but she looks wonderful (and impressive!).  Her headdress is Ostrich Feathers….so the Ostrich is not as committed…if you know what we mean!  Our compliments to her for all her hard work towards the festival.

Smoky Mountain Highland Games and Festival

Arriving in Tennessee for the Smoky Mountain Highland Games and Festival, one can feel the difference of being in Tennessee.  Tall green grass, lush flowers, trees fully leafed…nature’s perfect picture.  Across from the Tennessee Welcome Center… A huge guitar sign advertising a music store.  You start thinking of Nashville, Grand Ole Opry, Pigeon Forge (Dolly Parton), Davey Crockett (yes, Davey) Knoxville and Chattanooga… all these places that seemed so far away!

The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games is hosted at the fields of Maryville College…named after the wife of the first governor of Blount County.  A beautiful campus evoking the beginning history of of our country being formed.  Samuel Houston signed up for the military in the town of Maryville.   The Games are nestled in the Smoky Mountains…such beautiful mountains.  So many events were at the Games…in addition to the usual Games there were Sheepdog demonstrations, Women’s Haggis Hurling, Children’s Stone Throwing Contest (honestly!), Parades of the Tartans and Soldiers/Veterans who have served our country plus a beautiful tribute to the Vietnam War Veterans… to highlight a few events.

The southern hospitality was ever present and manners and behaviors made the Festival a perfect place to bring your family.  For me,  the special highlight of the Festival was meeting two couples, JUST married, coming to the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games for their Honeymoon.  How sweet is that?   Check it out for next year!

Mid-Maryland Festival Review

The Mid-Maryland Festival day started off bright and sunny. There were lots of people and the advance ticket sales were impressive. Around 2:00 pm, the gusts of wind blew in and then came the rain! People headed towards the music tents for shelter. About an hour later, the rain stopped… but the winds began to increase. There were still “hale and hearty” festival attendees browsing through the various merchandise tents after the rain. We had several people buy tartan serapes to wrap themselves in style and warmth. The wind did pick up more and some tents tumbled. It was a fun day…but you were really reminded that Mother Nature rules the outside events.

So come to the Celtic Festivals prepared ( ready for rain or shine) and keep a close eye on Mother Nature’s activities. See you at the Smoky Mountain Highland Games!

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