2010 Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games
The Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games had a beautiful
day for gathering of folks with Scottish background in the shadow of the
beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. It was beautiful weather until the
rain, thunder and lightning came around 4:00 o'clock. There were not
as many people there as in past years, but it was still a lot of fun and
it was so good to hear the pipes, as well as Colin Grant-Adams,
Albannach, and other Scottish musicians and singers. Dan Smith set
up the tent and again served as convener, and we all owe him a big debt of
gratitude for his hard work and dedication to Clan Smith.
We enjoyed hearing from Debbie and Mike Clark about their trip in May 2009 to Scotland. The entire journal from their trip is included in the new online newsletter. What a wonderful gift to us to be able to read all about their trip. It made us feel as if we'd been there with them!
It was good to be with old friends and to make new ones. We received a new member from Sevierville on Saturday afternoon named Bob Smith, who is an old friend of Newman's and Peggy's and who is now exploring his Scottish Smith roots. It had been several years since they had seen him and when he walked up to the table, it was a great joy to re-connect with him!
The next festival where Clan Smith Society will be set up is in Greenville, South Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. We hope that all there have a wonderful time!
His Royal Majesty, Prince Edward, special guest at the 2010
Greenville Scottish Games.
Photograph by Dan Makgow Smith.
Clan Smith Society members at the 2010 Gatlinburg Scottish
Festival and Games
Pictured are left to right: Newman Smith, Peggy Smith, Mike Clark, Debbie Clark, and Dan Smith