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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, June 24, 2006

SATURDAY SCOOPS
Kick up yer kilt

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Advertiser Staff

The hammer throw is among the mighty Highlander feats to be performed at the festival.

Photos courtesy Sandy McKeen

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The stone throw is another event.

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Bagpipers fill the air with music at Kapi'olani Park.

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Catch the medieval jousting by the Society for Creative Anachronism.

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Men in kilts. Comic Frank De Lima. Jig This, Doolin Rakes, Whiskey Starship and other groups with oh-so-lively names.

What do they have in common? All, and more, will be at the 25th annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Kapi'olani Park. The event originally was scheduled for the first weekend of April, but the rains nixed it until this sunnier weekend.

Among the attractions: Highland events such as tossing the caber (that long, heavy wooden pole), cultural demonstrations, vendors and food all a la the land of the bagpipes.

Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow. Admission is free. www.scotshawaii.org.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Today

10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jig This, Irish dancers

11 a.m. Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Hawai'i branch

11:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. The Musketeer Fencers

12:30 p.m. Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii

1 and 4:30 p.m. Society for Creative Anachronism, medieval battles

1:30 p.m. Celtic Waves band

2:45 p.m. Kaimana Ceili band

5 p.m. Doolin Rakes band

Tomorrow

10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. The Musketeer Fencers

10:30 a.m. James McCarthy, storyteller

11 a.m. Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Society for Creative Anachronism

12:30 p.m. Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii

1 p.m. Squirrel Hunters band

1:30 p.m. Frank De Lima

2 p.m. Royal Hawaiian Band

2:45 p.m. Jig This

4 p.m. Whiskey Starship band

5 p.m. CeltOphelia band