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Gold Country Celtic Society pipes in their 23nd Annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan

Piper and lifetime Nevada City resident Michael Carr will play at the “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan” Nov. 22 at Trinity Church in Nevada City.
Submitted by Ron Cherry |

The Gold Country Celtic Society will be hosting their annual “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan” at 4 p.m. on Nov. 22 at Trinity Church in Nevada City. The Kirkin’ of the Tartan is traditional Scottish-American event. While the inspiration for the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan comes from 18th century Scottish history when the wearing of the tartan and the kilt was banned by the English, the actual ceremony started in America. Peter Marshall, a Scottish immigrant who became the chaplain of the U.S. Senate, started the tradition over a half century ago to remember that time in Scotland’s history. It has now become a worldwide event. There will be kilts, tartans, music and bagpipes at this year’s event. Bring a tartan scarf, kilt pin or other item representing your Celtic or any other ethnic heritage to be blessed. All are welcomed. Free refreshments will follow.


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