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I am SO IN! Which one of you is buying my ticket? hahaha
I have been to the Inverness Highlands Games. It was pretty cool. Theresa
My little girl (whose name is Verra-and is almost six years old-I didn't start reading the books until a year ago) is competing in the Highland Dance at our Highland games this year. My mother (who's name is Janet) has a cousin who is a world record setter for some of the highland games. I also happen to have a brother who's name is Jamie, although he does not have red hair, of which I am verra glad. We are Campbell's. My great grandmother came here from Scotland. Why did she have to do that? :) My grandma sounds mostly American when she talks, but when she gets mad-it's the Scots! lol
We are actually leaving on a Highland adventure of our own this morning! We have 3 weeks in England, Scotland and Wales, including a week cruising Loch Ness! I am sorry that we will just miss these Games, as well as the anniversary of Culloden, which is just a couple of days before we arrive. Oh well, can`t complain!FYI -- I will posting another recipe from Outlander (actually from DOA) on our trip. I hope some of you check it out...Theresa
Carol, do you remember when I emailed you about the song "Dimming of the Day" last summer and how it made me think of Jamie and Claire and the Ridge? Well, Alison Kraus & Union Station have covered it on their new album, and it is haunting and beautiful. You should DEFINITELY check it out!
Have you seen episode 6 of Monarch of the Glen yet? Don't they call Jamie the Red Bonnett?MollyK
And while I'm talking music, "Finlandia", by Troy Donockley, just played on my Pandora station, and I melted into a puddle right here in Starbucks. The bagpipes! The bagpipes are awesome!Here's a sample (and be warned: the volume is really loud for some reason): http://www.pandora.com/music/song/troy+donockley/finlandia
If you can't make it to scotland, come to the NH Highland Games!! www.NHScot.org It's beautiful here in the Mount Washington Valley and a lovely setting for the Highland Games each year.
Najama- I keep looking for my Scottish heritage.Haha. It has got to be somewhere in my line! I can't believe you have a brother Jamie, and Janet is your mother's name!! Don't even get me started on Campbell! How fun! I noticed you are from Utah. Are you going to Thanksgiving Point for the Scottish Festival? I went last year for the first time! It was amazing!! I keep asking my husband if he wants to get into the Highland games,(so I can get him into a kilt) and I've seriously considered making my boys learn how to play the bagpipes. Can you tell I'm desperate to have some kind of connection to all things Scottish! ;-) This is the effect Outlander has had on me. Crazy! And I'm jealous of the rest of you jet setting off to the UK. I want to hear all about it;-)
Hey Jo - I looked it up, it's good! And I found David Gilmour's verson too - check it out: http://youtu.be/EK2N3S0lr4c
Najma - her name is VERRA?! That. Is. AWESOME! :)