The annual Capital District Scottish Games take over the Altamont Fairgrounds in Altamont on Saturday and Sunday, and naturally there will be plenty of competition going on – everything from the traditional caber toss to the bonniest knees contest to the Northeastern United States Pipe Band Championship.
But, of course, it just wouldn’t be a Scottish festival without music, and the grounds will be jam-packed with a wide assortment of musical variety all day long on Saturday and Sunday. There’s solo piping and drumming, as well as the massed pipe band extravaganza featuring more than 500 pipers.
In addition, the weekend-long celebration of all thing Scottish will also feature performances by:
Colin Grant Adams (Saturday and Sunday)
The Fighting 86’s (Saturday only)
Kevin McKrell & Train of Fools (Saturday only)
Rathkeltair (Saturday and Sunday)
The McKrells (Sunday only)
The Brigadoons (Saturday and Sunday)
Saturday tix are $18 in advance; $22 at the gate, while Sunday tix are $10 in advance; $12 at the gate; children 12 and under are FREE.
MORE FESTIVALS ON THE 2011 CALENDAR:
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany, September 10, FREE
UPDATED: Everything Under the Sun Music & Arts Fest @ Noel Field, North Adams, September 10-11
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, September 17, FREE
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17-18, FREE
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 24, FREE
FreshGrass: A Festival of Art & Bluegrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 24-25
Hippiefest @ the Palace Theatre, Albany, October 13