Join mascot Nessie, the friendly Loch Ness monster and friends, at the ALL NEW Colorado Scottish Festival, August 8-9, 2009. The Festival has adjusted it”s hours to Rocky Mountain Party Time on Saturday, extending from 4pm to 10pm. Kilts will me swinging at the evening concert featuring the high energy of Angus Mohr, Colorado”s popular Celtic rock band, and U2 Tribute Band “Under a Blood Red Sky. UABRS is an acclaimed U2 tribute band that passionately recreates authentic U2 concerts. Covering the War tour in 1983 to present day, each show has amazed fans with their ability to recreate famous U2 shows and has solid reputation for sold out venues – including the world-famous Red Rocks! Early risers need not worry – the fest still will open at 9 a.m. both days with activities to dazzled senses with bagpipe band competitions, the great Highland athletes throwing the caber (telephone pole), dozens of colorful clans, the Dogs of the British Isles, children”s games, sheep-herding demonstrations, genealogy information, historic re-enactments, food, drink and vendors, Scottish Highland dancing, Scottish country dancing and Irish step-dancing. A continuous flow of music can be heard all weekend from bands which include the celebrated group Oceans Apart and internationally known Irish fiddler/singer Seamus Connolly. It would not be a proper Scottish Festival without some of the top pipers around, whom will compete 5:30pm on Saturday in the Hot Piping Contest. This competition asks the audience to judge from the comfort of their seats. No hurry needed, there will be plenty of food and drink to help you relax into the evening. 2009 Colorado Scottish Festival August 8 & 9, Saturday 9a-10p, Sunday 9a-5p. Highlands Heritage Park, 9651 South Quebec St. in Highlands Ranch, just two miles south of C-470. Parking is free, as are children 6 and under. Group discounts are available. Become a Fan of Nessie at http://www.facebook.com/nessie.lives, or search for the Fan Page “Colorado Scottish Festival” on Facebook. For map, ticket and other detailed information, visit www.ScottishGames.org or call (303) 238-6524.

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