Ocean County Library Scottish Festival Planned Sept. 22

Sep 14, 2018

The main branch of the Ocean County Library in Toms River hosts a Scotlanderfest on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music, storytelling, crafts and food are all part of the numerous activities planned.

Featured musicians include the Sons of Wexford, who specialize in classic Irish and Celtic folk music; David Ross Lawn, an emerging composer and performer who will be on hand to play Scottish piano music throughout the festival in the atrium; and Elias Alexander, Max Carmichael and Alasdair White, who will perform Gaelic songs.

The wit and wisdom, humor, horror and humanity of a people are shared by storyteller David (MacCaffrey) Emerson, who retells and embroiders the colorful and ancient tales of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall. He spins tales in a presentation that will “warm, tickle, or chill the heart.” David spins traditional lore of fairies, ghouls, ne’er-do-wells, tricksters, banshees, heroes and liars, plus original stories with an Irish tint.

Bonnie Green, professional kiltmaker, will speak about the history of tartans and how kilts are made. She will have samples of kilts, tartan swatches, and even reference books to help you find your family’s clan tartan.

Celtic magician David Greenwolf will perform routines featuring audience participation.

Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Historian Tim Hart will present a historical talk about the Scottish culture in Ocean County.

The Celtic Knot Fish and Chips truck will be on hand for attendees to purchase food. There will also be a Scottish-inspired cooking demonstration. In addition, Rinn Duin Brewery will demonstrate Celtic beer brewing.

For more information, call the library at 732-349-6200 or log onto theoceancountylibrary.org. E.E.


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