The 9th Dandridge

Scots-Irish Festival

Pipe Bands, Celtic Entertainers, Athletics Demos

Dance Demos, Food & Merchandise from the British Isles

September 26, 2015   Dandridge, Tennessee


The Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival is a FREE one day event held on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Other functions are held in conjunction with the Festival, including a Patrons Reception and Dinner on Friday featuring an intimate performance by The Celtic Martins. There will also be a Kirking and Parade of Tartans on Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Dandridge.




Lowland Stage opens at 9:00 A.M.

Dog Parade Registration is at 9:00 A.M.

Dog Parade starts at 10:00 A.M.

Vendors open at 10:00 A.M.

Main Stage opens at 10:00 A.M.

 Pipe Band Parade & Opening Ceremonies are at noon.

Battle of the Pipe Bands starts at 1:00 P.M.

 The Evening Ceilidh starts at 6:15 P.M.



10:00             Dog Parade (Main Street)

                      Good Thymes Ceilidh Band

11:00             Maidens IV

12:00  Opening Ceremonies on Main Street

 Combined Pipe Bands Parade

12:45             The Celtic Martins

1:30                Rathkeltair

2:15                Maidens IV

3:00                The Celtic Martins

4:30                Rathkeltair

6:15                   Ceilidh By The Lake

Featuring the Knoxville Pipes and Drums, The City of Chattanooga Pipe Band, Maidens IV, Ch. Highland dancer Claire Macmillan, Ch. Irish step dancer Katie Carver, the Celtic Martins, and Rathkeltair. A Lone Piper atop the Dandridge dike will close the show. 

Lowland Stage

9:00               Knoxville Pipes and Drums

9:30               Irish Step Dance Demo 

             Athletics Demo (top of dike)

10:00             Dog Parade (Main Street)

                      City of Chattanooga Pipe Band 

10:30             Sam Venable 

11:00             Loch Norman Pipe Band

11:30             Highland Dance Demo 

12:00      Opening Ceremonies on Main Street

  Combined Pipe Bands Parade

1:00                Knoxville Pipes and Drums

1:30                Irish Step Dance Demo 

2:00                City of Chattanooga Pipe Band

2:30                Sam Venable 

      Athletics Demo (top of dike)

3:00                Loch Norman Pipe Band 

3:30                Highland Dance Demo 

4:00                Combined Pipe Bands (on dike)               4:30                Good Thymes Ceilidh Band  

Free schedule cards (pictured below) will be available from yellow-shirted volunteers at any entrance. If you prefer to print one now, use the PDF icon.