Kirkin’ of the Tartan Sunday in Nevada City |

Kirkin’ of the Tartan Sunday in Nevada City

The Union staff

Piper Michael Carr, lifetime Nevada City resident, will be playing with

Honoring a Celtic-American tradition, on Sunday, the Gold Country Celtic Society will host its 21st Annual Kirkin' of the Tartan at Trinity Church in Nevada City.

It will be a celebration of the nation's Celtic heritage, where members of the Celtic Society and any of the public are invited to lay some token of their Celtic ancestry on the altar rail for a blessing by the Rev. Canon Christopher Seal.

With the skirling of the bagpipes and the presentation of the flags of the seven Celtic nations, it is truly a pan-Celtic event.

The tradition was originated by the Scottish immigrant pastor, the Rev. Doctor Peter Marshall at the New York Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., and has since gained worldwide popularity.

Kirkins are held all over the United States, in Australia, in New Zealand and even in the home country of Scotland.

Come and be a part at 4 p.m. on Sunday, at Trinity Church, 202 High St., Nevada City. Participate in the service, listen to the pipes and enjoy complimentary refreshments afterwards.

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