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A Tartan Day Walkabout through the streets of Rapid City. Included above are:
Don Strachan, representing Scottish Clan Strachan, with Welsh flag; Ernie Armstrong holding the blue and white Scottish Saltire,
representing Clan Armstrong;  Charlie Weir, in Weir tartan, Representing Clans Buchanan, MacFarlane and MacNachtan,
holding left side of sign; Ernie Armstrong, Clan Armstrong, holding Scottish flag behind the sign:
and Ron Hunter, Clan Hunter, holding the right side of sign.


Dakota Celts
An exciting group representing all area Celts, meets the last Thursday of each month at the CELTS HALL
at Central States Fair, from 6:30pm onward, in Rapid City. For further details contact Glen Elshire,
President, or go to:

Robert Burns Dinner in Rapid City
Saturday, January 22th, 2011, at 6:00PM, at Celts Hall at Central States Fair. $20, meal and entertainment included:
limited tickets available. Call Glen Elshire, Dakota Celts President, at 605-391-2111 for tickets.

All proceeds go to benefit the Dakota Celts the only local Celtic group endorsed by The Celtic Shop.

National Tartan Day, April 6th
Since 1998, by Act of Congress, each April 6th is designated National Tartan Day, to honour those of Scottish descent and
their contributions to the culture of America. In Rapid City, we stage a "sidewalk parade" dressed in Tartan, to proclaim our proud heritage and celebrate the day. We like to call this somewhat impromptu event "Scaring The Locals",
as we wander in a group in the Downtown, along the sidewalks (too cheap for a parade permit...) until we change our minds.
Wear plenty of tartan as the weather promises to be a bit nippy in April. We anticipate future "Walkabouts" will spread to Lead in years to come....


The Celts and Their World
A four-part PowerPoint-based lecture series will be presented by Charlie Weir, proprietor of The Celtic Shop, at various times of the year. Presentations last about 90 minutes, with time afterward for discourse.
You can contact Charlie to see make arrangements for this presentation.
Topics, in order are: 

 "Who Were The Celts & Where Did They All Go?"
"The Irish - Celts in Isolation"

"The Scots - Celtic Kinship in Time of Perpetual War"
"The Welsh and Naming Customs Among the Celts"

Wyoming Celtic Festival & Highland Games
The next annual event will be held  in June of 2011 in Gillette, Wyoming at the CamPlex.  
Congratulations to the organizers for their efforts in past fine events!

Long's Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
Held the weekend after Labour Day, the largest Celtic festival in the US, in the beautiful Rockies at 7000ft altitude. Look for Charlie there in the Buchanan tent or, more often, representing the Clan MacNachtan Association Worldwide, at their tent.
For more details on the event and advance tickets go to


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