By Scott Morrison at Sunday 04 November 2012
Our great friend Graham Aubrey had a terrible fall in Newcastle just after our festival this year and has broken his hip.
He has been in the John Hunter hospital ever since and has been suffering complications. His wife, Stella, has been by his side the whole time and has moved into Newcastle to make it easier to visit Graham.
Our whole committe wishes Graham a speedy recovery and look forward to him getting back to his teachings and concerts.
By Diane Soper at Thursday 06 September 2012
Hi everyone...well it is nearly that time again for a great day of entertainment..I hope you can come and enjoy the festivities on Saturday 15th September.
A few more acts this year...briing a chair and your hat and relax :-)
By scott at Sunday 11 September 2011
A late notice withdrawal of our Irish dancers has left us with a gap in the program at about 2;50pm. Not to worry- some quick thinking (by Ron, who will take all the credit :) has us filling the gap with "The Address to the Haggis" Piped in by Ken McLeish, we will have the whole party that will be doing it again at our Ceilidh in the evening at Nelson Bay Diggers.
By Diane Soper at Thursday 14 July 2011
i must say,i went last year & took my family ,looked up our family name, got some great footage of the bagpipes being played,it was an enjoyable day for the whole family,thanks ron swan for organising &(hosting)this special event in port stephens,our blue water wonderland ! Cheers brett
By scott at Wednesday 29 June 2011
Great news; we have secured Highlander Celtic rock band again for Friday night @ Nelson Bay Diggers and this year the Medieval Guild will be performing on Saturday. We saw them at Bonnie Wingham and they are great!!!
By Clans at Thursday 03 February 2011
The committee will be ramping up very soon to get our 2011 festival squared away for September 17th.
We are always looking for strong healthy lads and lasses to help us old farts with the set up and pack up on the grounds.
If you are available and would like to give us a hand please do not hesitate to contact any one of the committee members with your details
By Clans at Tuesday 28 September 2010
Another great day in Port Stephens on Saturday 18th September 2010, saw the pipe bands, Celtic dancers, East Coast strong men and Clans enjoying the sunshine and entertainment. Fine food, wine and ale kept the crowds content as the bands and choir played and the strong men strained:) Some say they even saw a leprechaun flitting around.
By Clans at Tuesday 16 March 2010
A representative group from Port Stephens Celtic Ass. went along to help the Port Stephens Coast Guard celebrate 30 years of service to the boating community . The Coast Guard held a dinner on 28th Feb 2010 at Tilligerry RSL. We all had a great time and I have posted a few snaps on the “Scrapbook “page. We even managed to keep our” wild hairy haggis” under control;-)
By Skyelass at Tuesday 22 September 2009
While we were having our festival, this was going on back in Scotland! Taken from the Edinburgh Evening News:
Jacobites and Redcoats face off in Lothians
Published Date: 17 September 2009
THE boom of cannon and musket fire is to be heard once again in East Lothian as Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Highland army prepare to defeat government forces.
This time around, however, it will all be in the name of entertainment, as the reenactment of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans swings into action.
Participants will set up an encampment at Cuthill Park from 3pm tomorrow, and at 4:30am on Saturday the Highlanders will begin their dawn march.
They will have rather more to look forward to than their predecessors, however, with the march culminating in breakfast at the Prestoungrange Gothenburg pub.
There will be storytelling and weapons demonstrations through the morning, and the laying of wreaths at Gardiner Obelisk and Battle Cairn at 10am.
Battle commences at 2pm in the Cuthill Park, raging for two hours, until the Redcoats flee to the beach at Morrison's Haven, making good their escape.
By skyelass at Tuesday 22 September 2009
Congratulations to those who worked hard to produce a festival to be proud of. It was a braw weekend - lots of Celtic spirit and camaraderie - and the "kirkin' o' the tartan" ceremony surely brought a lump to the throat! Here's looking forward to next year...
By liz at Saturday 19 September 2009
What a great day! Well done to all involved organising a great event. We'll be back next year for sure.
By ScottyM at Saturday 19 September 2009
Well-what a day.
The sun was out the pipers were in tune and the drummers kept the beat. fantastic!!
A dark horse emerged from the ranks of the PCYC (Tim) to win the Light Caber toss and the RAAFies got knocked off by Taffs Tragics in the tug-of-war.
Can any one beat 98 push-ups??? Well done to Eva from the RAAF Base!!.
By scottyM at Wednesday 02 September 2009
Hope all you people out there are getting your TUG-OF-WAR teams together because the RAAFies recon they are going to win it hands down againg this year.
By scottym at Friday 07 August 2009
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By Di at Thursday 06 August 2009
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By Ron Swan at Thursday 06 August 2009
Sean at the Scottish Banner , would be able to help he sells CD's DVD's etc. Sean will have his stall at Clans on the Coast..
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Tell him Ron sent you
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By Diane at Tuesday 04 August 2009
I will ask for you
By Linda at Sunday 02 August 2009
Hello, Can someone please give me the music and band details of the fantastic intoduction to your" Clans on the Coast" website and where I can purchase a CD of it? I am an expat Highlander in Oz for 37 years and I just loved this track music. Great web site too, full of info. Thanks TTFN Linda
By Ron Swan at Saturday 01 August 2009
Val Smith Aust.Scottiswh Heritage Council and Brian and Mick will be in Scottland Now for the 2009 world gathering, I have contact details for them I can pass on. Give them the address and they can knock on the door. Clan MacQueen.
By Ron Swan at Saturday 01 August 2009
Taffey me Laddie,
We will no doubt see you proudly sporting some tradition Welsh attire to distinguish
yourself as an Austr. Welshy, on 19th Sept.
Marg Kenning of Welsh Society Ph. 0249435616 and her group will be doing Welsh and Cornish dancing. The Celtic Choir
with Graham Aubrey will also sing .
They both teach in Newcastle, singing,dancing ,history and language,
you should be performing on the day, we welcome all the Celts,hence the flags
But unless they come forward, as amateur
groups ,We as 6 volunteers we can only let people know we have provided the venue and opportunithy to be involved. Put your hand up. thanks for enabling me to enlighten you If you make it on 19th say hullo to me I'll buy you a cornish pastie
(best I can do on short notice) good to see you acknowledge your ancestry.Ron Swan