Cumnock’s 10th annual Highland Games is set to be a tuneful affair with Scottish music of a variety of traditions included in next month’s family event.
The Games traditional Pipe Band Parade will once again march through the town, with Isle of Cumbrae and Troon Blackrock Pipe Bands amongst those set to return to Cumnock on Sunday 23rd August.
Also back by popular demand are Clann An Drumma, who wowed the Cumnock crowds last year and in 2011 with their distinctive blend of drum and pipe based tribal, Celtic tunes. Plus, local band – The Poachers – will also be playing, contributing to the soundtrack of what is set to be a fun-filled afternoon.
Spectators can also look forward to ‘Highland Heavies’ athletes competing to be crowned Cumnock’s 10th Highland Games Champion through a series of events testing both strength and skill. There will also be incredible skills on display at the Highland Dance stage where youngsters from across the country will gather to compete throughout the afternoon.
Jim McMillan, Secretary of Cumnock Highland Games, said: “We are thrilled to have such a rich and diverse line-up for our 10th annual Highland Games. The Pipe Bands are always a great favourite, and a real spectacle as they march through the town centre to the Games Field. Clann An Drumma put on a fantastic show for us last year, so we’re delighted they are returning for our 2015 Games, and it’ll be great to have some local Cumnock talent, in the shape of the Poachers, playing too.”
Cumnock Highland Games takes place on Sunday 23rd August at Broomfield, Cumnock. Entry is £5 per person. Further details can be found on the event’s facebook page or on twitter @cumnockhighland https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cumnock-Highland-Games-Tattoo/426009410761882
Date: 31 July 2015
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