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Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington

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Acme 16 Apr 08 - 11:27 PM
Uncle Phil 17 Apr 08 - 11:35 PM
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Acme 03 Jun 08 - 01:08 AM
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Acme 05 Jun 08 - 01:49 PM
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Uncle Phil 05 Jun 08 - 10:09 PM
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Acme 07 Jun 08 - 12:32 PM
Uncle Phil 11 Jun 08 - 09:03 AM
Acme 11 Jun 08 - 09:27 AM
Uncle Phil 11 Jun 08 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,The Quebe Sisters Band 11 Jun 08 - 11:46 PM
Uncle Phil 12 Jun 08 - 09:09 AM
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Subject: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 06:07 PM

There are several threads on this subject because the date was previously in the title. Avoiding the date may help this be a more durable thread.

It's near the end of the school year here, a few more weeks and we'll be through finals and graduation. Soon after that it's time for the Texas Scottish Festival. I checked the web site and the dates are up, but the schedules are still from last year.

June 6, 7, and 8, 2008 at the usual place, Maverick Stadium at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Seven weeks away, so plans must be about set. Who from our Mudcat Clan is going to appear in some form or other at the Texas Scottish Festival?

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 07:55 PM

Well, my wife and I are planning on going as it is about the only
way we get to hear our good friends, Smithfield Fair - one of my favorite groups ever. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 09:30 PM

Where are you travelling from, or do you live in the Metroplex?


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 11:07 PM

I'll be there!

I'm dragging a guest player or two along - and hope to catch up with old friends in the GD Texas heat!!!

... wouldn't miss it!


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 11:27 PM

All things considered, I think I prefer the heat to the quagmire we had last year. It smelled like a composting barnyard and the mud was a challenge everywhere. And that's saying a lot, coming from someone who is native to the soggy Pacific Northwest!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 11:35 PM

Michelle and I volunteered to work the SCMA booth so we will both be there this year. No detailed plans yet, but it's still couple months until the festival. I've been driving around listening to the "Art on the radio" CD you gave me the last time we were in Arlington. It's still fun to listen to.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 12:00 AM

"Art on the radio" ?? Is that Art Thieme? I have a few Art Thieme CDs and I enjoy them on my long drives.

It was a bit soggy last year, with rains before the festival and storms on Sunday before the gates opened ... but my nose is deaf (one too many breaks from too much park league basketball) so I never got wind of the composting quagmire!

I am hoping to see a schedule soon. I've been asked to do a pair of workshops again ...


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 02:19 AM

The very same Art Theime - a recording of a radio show with interviews and singing from 1980 that Maggie gave me the last time we were in Arlington. I've also got a copy of The Older I Get, The Better I Was that lives in the truck. Good stuff.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 09:43 AM

Art is a gem! A gifted story teller and songster.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 30 May 08 - 09:36 AM

I see Jed Marum and Friends on the schedule for Saturday night. What's the deal with that?
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 30 May 08 - 10:03 AM

It took several tries to find that schedule, buried as it was.

Entertainment schedule

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 01 Jun 08 - 06:42 PM

This is one of those festivals with a lot of on-stage mixing of musicians. That "Jed Marum and Friends" on the schedule for Saturday night is a set I have been encouraged to gather several players to join me. In truth I have a few guests for other sets too.

I am looking forward to the weekend.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 01:25 PM

Looks like this will be a hot one instead of a wet one, though knock wood, it isn't forecast as a triple-digit weekend.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 03:28 PM

Heat's OK - there's plenty of shade ... rain keep people home!

see ya!


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 12:47 AM

It is starting warm up nicely, isn't it.

The Friday lineup looks great so, day job and yard work willing, we are going to head to Arlington on Friday and spend the weekend. Saturday and Sunday could involve some tough choices ? it doesn't look like there is enough time to hear everyone.

Will we see you out there, Maggie?
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 01:08 AM

Most likely, at least for one day. Maybe I can talk my son into going this year.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 11:20 PM

Cool, I hope to see both you and your son there.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 11:05 PM

My friend Don Gabbert from Lubbock will join me on Sat night at 7 for a song and story swap ... my son Jaime will be playing with me all weekend and Hugh Morrison will join us for some of several sets, including probably a two hour set on Sunday afternoon.

Weekend predictions, and past experience say it'll be hot as hell! Doesn't look like rain'll be a factor - but possible T-storms for Friday.

No worries!

See ya there!


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 01:49 PM

We have a possible different weather ingredient this year--wind! Whoosh, but you'll all be bouncing across the stadium turf if this keeps up!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 02:42 PM

Wind could be a bit of a problem ... but at least it'll help keep us cool!


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: GUEST,Strange silent board reader
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 04:45 PM

Wind would be lovely. Hell, rain would be lovely. Something to break up the insufferable heat. (She says without a thought of staying home)


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 10:09 PM

Yup, you could miss a lot of music, and a lot of life, waiting for perfect weather.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 10:48 PM

LOL

could be a perfect weekend, even with imperfect weather!


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 12:32 PM

Not bad out today. I'm not sure when I'll head over, probably this evening.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 11 Jun 08 - 09:03 AM

And a splendid time was had by all, weather notwithstanding. It was hard to eat lunch while be pelted by the fries/chips blown off of fellow diner's plates, but being surrounded by hundreds of people in kilts in the same wind had its charms. I spent the weekend learning how to work a brand new camera.
Here are some snapshots from the festival.

The music was great as usual. Lots of our favorite acts and some new favorites; the Quebe Sisters Band and Don Gabbert. Tejas Go Bragh!
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 11 Jun 08 - 09:27 AM

I was really torn, should I go or not, but in the end the pocketbook dictated I stay close to home and work on stuff here. The whole time I was struggling with that new flower bed I knew you would be enjoying yourselves in the shade of those tents and good temperatures.

Great photos Phil--and I love that minature horse! I wonder if it would play nicely with the dogs? ;-)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 11 Jun 08 - 08:03 PM

Good eye, some folks at the festival called it a pony and they were firmly corrected. The horse was happy walking on the grass or on the pavement, but was spooked by the edge between the grass and sidewalk. He was trying to jump over the edge when the picture was taken.

Sorry we missed you. We looked for you. The music under those tents was grand and we had a great time.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: GUEST,The Quebe Sisters Band
Date: 11 Jun 08 - 11:46 PM

We all had a great time at our first Scottish Festival this weekend -so many nice folks, great audiences, fantastic music and lots of root beer! Joey had alot of fun jamming with the great Scottish fiddlers - something he doesnt get to do too often here in Burleson, Texas! We are glad we discovered the event and are hooked!


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 09:09 AM

Juey sure looked like he was having fun. The song swaps and jams at the end of the day are always a treat. Hope to see ya'll there next year.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 10:58 AM

Hey, Jed has posted a link in his blog on MySpace to a YouTube video of his rendition of "Wild Mountain Thyme" with a still photo slide show of pix from the festival as the video. Non-Texans need to check this out if for nothing more than seeing the Texas Scots with cowboy hat and boots wearing KILTS! Here's the YouTube link:
Wild Mountain Thyme

SC


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 12:09 PM

If there is any wisdom at all in "know thy roots", then Joey jamming with his roots was an act of frigging genius


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 03:34 PM

They posted another vid at the TSF Youtube page. This one is a Brian McNeill video from an earlier album but most of the performance pics are from the last couple of years at TSF - and most taken by Uncle Phil. I don't know who else gave the pics.

Sunday on the Jar!

The video of my song uses a track Travis Ener recorded live, and presumably cleaned up at his studio.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 03:37 PM

I think one of the Quebe Sisters is in the McNeill video. I know they asked me about the pics and it was I thought they should use. But - I know there are more videos coming. He said they were going to ask other performers for tracks and pics ... so maybe they're saving the Quebe and other '08 pics.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 04:09 PM

I just watched the clip again and the Quebe Sisters are not in this one. Joey McKenzie is there, though playing with us at the closing show.

Phil has a great picture of one of the girls I hope they use in their next video.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 12 Jun 08 - 11:47 PM

I enjoyed both slide shows, but my favorite picture is still one of Brian from the photo contest that he was nice enough to sign for me. It's hanging over my desk.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 12:05 AM

Which one is that?? Is that close up of his face and fiddle?


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 12:24 AM

Nope, it was this one with the mandocello in front of the tent. The one you are thinking of was also in the contest. No prize winners though (sigh).
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 12:39 AM

You just can't beat a picture of a pretty girl! The winner was a picture of Roberta Rast of the Kildares, if I'm not mistaken.

Yeah - I love that Brian and mandocello pic!

The one I was talking about must have come from elsewhere - I don't see it on your site for '07 or '08.

If look closely at the SUNDAY ON THE JAR video, you might notice a marked similarity between this pic and the picture of Brian discovering the Almighty having a pint at the Angel Arms.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 12:49 AM

The picture of Roberta was last year's winner and is a great picture. This year the winner was a picture of a dude in a kilt, cowboy boots, and a ten-gallon hat - am irresistable image for a Scottish festival in Tejas but I liked the picture of Roberta better. Lots of pictures of cute kids in kilts this year, too.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 14 Jun 08 - 03:20 PM

... there are a bunch of videos appearing on Youtube from this year's festival. Cool!


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jun 08 - 04:39 PM

Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games

ARLINGTON, Texas
United States


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 31 May 09 - 10:50 PM

Wow, the 2009 festival snuck up on us this year. Looks like a fine musical lineup, as usual. One of the TeeVee weather guessers is already predicting good weather for next weekend. We'll be there ? anyone else going?
- Phil

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Maverick Stadium at the University of Texas at Arlington, between Dallas and Fort Worth. June 5 - 7
http://www.texasscottishfestival.com/music.htm


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 31 May 09 - 11:10 PM

Thanks, Phil. I had the thought the other day that I needed to fly this thread and see who salutes.

ALERT to all planning to attend the festival

The new uber-expensive Dallas Cowboys stadium will open on the 6th and has a big event (George Strait concert with Reba McIntire and Julianne Hough at 5:30) the same day, and they will be parking cars for thousands of stadium employees and VIP guests on the UTA campus and shuttling them north to the stadium.

There is parking at the stadium itself for the festival, and they get away with charging people to park there. I park at a friend's home nearby and walk over. I don't know if there is any advice to give except it might be a lot more crowded around campus this year, and there may be traffic jams in town. Be patient.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for the reminder. I guess we'd better take I-20 and skirt the south side of town instead of going through Dallas on I-30. Things have been real busy at work, and I've been spliting my time between work and jury duty so I'm really ready to kick back and enjoy a festival weekend. Now if I can just convince Michelle to do the yard work this week...
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 01:13 PM

There will be 5600 stadium staff cars and 3000 guests' cars parked at UTA on Saturday. That's a lot of parking and shuttle bus traffic. Many of those lots they'll use are on the south and east side of campus, so if you can avoid Collins and Cooper, I'd suggest going over to Bowen and driving north to Pioneer Parkway and head east. When you get to the light at Fielder (there are Kroger, ACE Restaurant supply and a large Baptist church at that intersection), turn north and then turn east again on Mitchell to get to the stadium. There is a city park on the left and an elementary school on the right at the light at the corner of Mitchell and Fielder.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 05:29 PM

The long-range weather forecast for Friday through Sunday is mostly clear each day, with the high temperature ranging from 89 - 92. It has been worse. Let's hope the rain from today and predicted tomorrow doesn't turn the field into a quagmire again. Hot and Humid is something they do rather well in North Texas, but hot and dry is more comfortable. And around here, 90 isn't really that hot. I could live with 90 and dry.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 09:49 AM

I'm printing your out driving tips now, thanks. The Scottish Festival is all weekend and the other concert is just Saturday evening, so maybe it won't be too much of a nusience. We'll see. I'd hate to see folks miss the Men in Kilts Cartwheel Contest(1) because of traffic congestion.
- Phil
(1)stolen from Michael Price


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 10:42 AM

When you back up the time on something like this, with a concert that starts at 5:30, the staff will have to be in place a lot earlier in order to let in the audience. The 3000 VIP folks might arrive late afternoon, but the 5600 others will probably have to be in place way before hand.

What I described is an easy route, not far out of your way. I've calculated it as the best way to entirely avoid the main part of campus. I often drive to work via this route because I sometimes park on a side street over there and take a campus shuttle to the library, I don't pay to park on campus. The Wetzel building on the front end of that lot houses the campus print shop where I spend a fair amount of time. Most days it is easy access, laid back parking. This weekend will be different. :-|

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 06:57 PM

Here is the schedule on a one-page printout.

I see Jed Marum on it. He hasn't popped into this thread this year.

There is someone or a group on here named Teribus. Is this the Mudcat member?

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 09:22 PM

I don't think so, the Teribus on the Texas Scottish Festival program not a person, it's a trio with a drummie and two pipers -- one of them from down around Houston. I'm not sure about the other two.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 11:18 PM

Whew! ;-D


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 03 Jun 09 - 11:54 PM

TX Guest, are you performing there this year?


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 04 Jun 09 - 09:17 PM

I talked to some folks at work today about this weekend. On top of all of the stadium visitors parking on campus we'll have contractors and heavy equipment approaching the library (they're putting in a sprinkler system in the ceiling on two floors along with some other renovations). Saturday is going to look much busier than the campus does on a normal school day. I told them about the approach I suggested here and the concensus of the group is that is the best way to get to campus--sneak in from the southwest. . .   :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 11:02 AM

KERA-FM had a story about the stadium driving and parking today.

Bud Kennedy wrote a column in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about the parking (40!) problem in Arlington for the stadium.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: GUEST,newbie
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 11:24 AM

Thanks for all the traffic advice! Any other hints for a firsttimer? Who are the "must see" performers? What other hints?


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 12:23 PM

Have you printed out the schedule?

I'll look for some of our Mudcat folks like Jed Marum and see who jumps up on the stage with him.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 05 Jun 09 - 04:22 PM

Hints? Come early. The workshops are in air conditioned rooms under the stadium. Some of the best performances will be Saturday night "Lassies Galore" and "Fiddle Faddle", and especially the finale led by Brian McNeill on Sunday. Avoid the haggis. Drink lots of water and walk real slow.

There are no bad performers in the lineup ? the trick is trying to figure out a way to see them all. Look at the schedule and plan to move from stage to stage every few hours and you'll do ok.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 09:22 AM

Here are some pictures from the festival. A great weekend, hot and breezy. We never ran into traffic problems, probably because we followed the route Maggie suggested on Saturday. It worked like a charm.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 12:37 PM

Wish I could have gone myself. grumble grumble. Child support was late again this month. . .

It got pretty hot and muggy out there in the afternoons. How did you do?

It sounded like the new stadium was packed full of people willing to pay really high ticket prices for a concert with iffy services.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: GUEST,newbie
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 03:06 PM

I enjoyed the festival. It was my first. The heat wasn't bad when the wind was blowing. We went Saturday afternoon then stayed for the jam sessions. Thanks for the tip! That was the best thing that I saw. My husband enjoyed all the music and fell in love with a (female) fiddle player.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Michael Harrison
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 05:32 PM

SRS - mwh here, formerly "Tx Guest." I have never played the Texas Scottish Festival, and I believe it's the only local Celtic festival I haven't. My known ancestry is Irish, although Scottish, and/or Scots-Irish is under much suspect from my mother's side. The bottom line for me is that I don't do enough Scottish songs to get through a weekend without a whole lot of repeats - and I'd rather not do that. I will be opening for Smithfield Fair at a coffeehouse in Arlington on August 28th; maybe we'll see you there. Who knows though, there may come a time when I know enough Scottish songs and I'll throw my hat into the ring. Thanks for asking, though....mwh


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 08:48 AM

SRS- We did fine. The weather was hot in middle of the afternoon, but not horrible under the tents with a breeze coming through. The thing that surprized me was no traffic problems Saturday given that the new Cowboy Stadium is so close to UTD.
MWH - Enjoyed seeing Smithfield Fair last weekend. They were playing as a Trio again -- sans percussion.
- Phil
The new Cowboy Stadium as seen from the Scottish Festival


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Michael Harrison
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 10:45 AM

Uncle Phil - thanks for the nice photos. My favorite one is of the caber (sp?) toss guy. Change your mind set for a moment and you can look at that photo as a man levitating a GIANT well-used bodhran tipper to the joy of all.

GUEST, newbie - if your husband fell in love with Rachael of the band Tullamore, one can surely understand - happens all the time.
One of the joys of Celtic music is the abundance of female players, and many of them so very pretty. Yet another nice thing about Celtic music is that the females do not "have" to be pretty to be accepted and respected. Cheers,............................mwh


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 09:54 AM

Wow Phil! You got some great photos this year!

I love the shot of Emily, and then the reflection in her glasses! Greta shot of Ed and of the Lassies Galore!

Nice stuff!


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 10:36 AM

Thanks, guys. If that's the tipper it must be a helluva drum. Jed, I thought shades, 5-string, and kilt made a good photo, too.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 06:58 PM

LOL - yep; shades, 5-string, and kilt do in deed make a great photo too!


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: BobKnight
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 09:17 AM

I'd love to play/sing at this one - but the reports of the heat scares the s**t out of me. :)


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 11:13 AM

Well it should--though the heat isn't as bad if the humidity is way low. Right now it is misery around here with high heat and high humidity. Means sweating is more or less out as a way to stay cool. Bummer. . .


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: JedMarum
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 01:54 PM

It was just a bit milder this year. We are not too bad beneath the cover of the shady tents. It is still hot, but you bake rather then broil and that is a bit nicer!

Sat AM was not too hot and Sunday was a bit milder then Saturday - and Sat afternoon wasn't as bad as last year - a nice breeze kept things livable.

Of course a nice cool Guinness or Bellhaven's helped out more then a few attendees!


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: BobKnight
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 05:09 PM

Well now, there's the thing - I don't drink.(alcohol that is) Coming from what is laughingly known as a "temperate" climate, where the highs are never very high and the lows are never really low - I'm used to a uniform chill, except for maybe 20-30 days per annum, when it can get as high as nearly 80F. With low humidity. :)


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: GUEST,CupOfTea, no cookies
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 05:30 PM

This is a festival I'm never likely to be able to attend, but I had to put in a good word for Teribus. If this is the same trio, I would give much to see them live. I was given a copy of their album How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bombard for Christmas by some friends who'd seen them at an SCA event, and I love love LOVE this album - I love me some free reed, I do, but this is a wonderful album with pipes and bombard, very danceable, wonderful energy music.

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 08:47 PM

Teribus are a treat! They went over big at TSF this year. I wound up switching some stage times to accommodate their schedule - my friend EJ plays with Teribus and with Clandestine. Great band. Nice folks.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: GUEST,JedMarum
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 08:47 PM

Ooops - that msg above was from me.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 09:23 AM

Now I'm sorry that I missed Teribus, but it's hard to see everyone.

Bob, the Dallas-Fort Worth area doesn't have a temperate climate. Pleistocene climate is more like it. Temps near 0F or over 110F both occur. It's miserable when the temperature and humidity both get up near 100 like last weekend, but it's not usually that bad. Crowds turn out for things like the Scottish festival and have great fun.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: BobKnight
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 09:48 AM

Thanks Phil - since I'm not really likely to be booked for it, it's not going to be a problem, but hey, you never know, and if I was, I'd just get in there and do it. I'd maybe melt a bit at the edges, but there's plenty of edges anyway. :)


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 27 May 10 - 07:14 PM

It's that time again!

Texas Scottish Festival and Games

June 4, 5, and 6, 2010 at the UT Arlington stadium. Map. They charge for parking in the lot (lot 26), but if it isn't too hot, I park at a friends house a couple of blocks from here and walk over.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 27 May 10 - 07:24 PM

Tell Ed Millar David R was asking after him.


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 26 Apr 13 - 10:43 AM

It's coming up again - North Texas Scottish Festival. It was moved from June to May to avoid the extreme heat that usually plagued the event. Still at University of Texas at Arlington in the Maverick stadium.

May 3-4-5, 2013

5:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday
9:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: BobKnight
Date: 26 Apr 13 - 01:31 PM

So, roughly, what would the difference in temperature be (on average)now that the festival is in early May?:)


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 26 Apr 13 - 01:34 PM

About 20 degrees. In the 70s - 80s instead of the 90s - low-digit 100s.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Texas Scottish Festival @ UT Arlington
From: BobKnight
Date: 26 Apr 13 - 05:37 PM

Much better - next year maybe. :)


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