Monday, July 7, 2014

Ohio Scottish Festival Recap

The Rogues received a great reception at the Ohio Scottish Festival in Wellington, Ohio on June 28th. It's been 9 or 10 years since the band last performed there, so it was great seeing familiar faces again.

The Rogues performed 3 official shows, and then again at the after party.  The weather was beautiful, the sound man, Paul, was excellent and we had am awesome time performing.  The pipers were Jimmy MItchell and Jesse Bills, with drummers Mark Sullivan and Randy Wothke.

Thanks to Theresa Mihalic Mosher for bringing the band back, and Chrissy Mihalic for the dancing contributions.   Special thanks to Pam and Gene Hoskins, who drove from West Virginia and assisted with the sales table, as well as Janice Sullivan for helping with the sales.  The after party was the most fun performance of the day, and the best part is that it's open to anyone.  And the available Twisted Kilt ale didn't hurt either.

The Games also has a week-long Scottish arts camp that is based in nearby Oberlin, the home of Oberlin College.  What a beautiful campus that is, and also boasts the Carnegie Library, donated by Andrew Carnegie in 1908.  It would definitely be worth the trip for anyone within driving distance to attend the Ohio Scottish Games next year.

Look for The Rogues next at the Odessa Celtic Concert in Odessa, TX on July 19th, and the next 4 weeks after that the band will be in Washington state for the Pacific Northwest Scottish Festival and the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

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