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about the Hamilton Winter Gaidhealtachd Feis 1999

Organised & Sponsored by Mitchell Kilt Hire

and supported by Clan MacLachlan Society of New Zealand


The Gaidhealtachd was held to foster the Celtic cultural activities that are part of the NZ lifestyle. People from the Waikato/Bay of Plenty/Auckland regions and as far away as Wellington attended. The weekend was a sound success. We modified the format for a successful Cambridge Tartan Day 2000 (July 1st).

Below are photographs illustrating some of the activities at the Gaidhealtachd Feis held near Hamilton, New Zealand, in June 1999. (Fri/Sat/Sun)

Addressing the Haggis
The Haggis Address

Learning to toss the caber
Learning how to handle a caber
Children watching tartan weaving
Weaving tartan

Tossing the weight for height
The weight for height toss
The bodhran workshopA group learning to play the bodhran

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Inaugural Hamilton Winter Gaidhealtachd Feis 1999, click here.
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