pattyClink asked: "Is this in Natchez, Woodville, Liberty, Port Gibson?"
The town is Liberty, but the whole county, Amite, is involved since both town and county have the same official charter years (1809).
Didn't make any of the fests this year...too many other things happening local or with the historical society back home on the weekends. I've been to quite a few such fests before over the years and have noted for my own use some aspects of their operation that seemed advisable or worked well for attendees.
Thanks for the suggestion but, yes, I'm very familiar with Flanagan and have already added his name to one of my other planning lists.
mg wrote: "I guess I am not overly surprised that the Scots etc. are not stepping forward. Are they still around in great number? Could they have left, intermarried, whatever? One doesn't think in terms of Scots settlements in Missisippi but it sounds like there are...mg
There are plenty of Scots and Irish left around the county. Probably half the surnames connect back to one or both origins. There are a lot of "Mc's" and "O's" around not to mention those surnames like mine, Anderson, that can have roots it either culture plus English and Scandinavian cultures (mine's traceable to Scotland). A lot of people there like the Celtic music but many don't have clue how directly it connects to their background. Also a lot of them like to hear about their history when it's presented to them by someone else but don't have the interest to research any of it for themselves. Consequently, they're not well-informed on their roots.