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|torchlight.jpg… photo by Hugh Morton (1.9 MB) The opening ceremonies of the Games include a torch-light ceremony where representatives of each Scottish Clan in attendance announce their family’s participation in the Gathering.|
|caber2.jpg… photo by Greg Culpepper (1 MB) The Caber is a log the size of telephone pole that is tossed end-over-end for accuracy by the athletes competing in the Scottish heavyweight events.|
|drummers.jpg… photo by Hugh Morton (.46 MB) A highlight of the Grandfather Games is when all bagpipe bands in attendance march as one in the parade of the massed bands.|
|weight-toss.jpg… photo by Hugh Morton (1 MB) The weight toss is one of many heavyweight Scottish athletic events at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.|
|Albannach.jpg… photo by Randy Lincks (1.4 MB) Evening events include the Celtic Jam on Friday night and the Celtic Rock Concert on Saturday night. Albannach (formerly Clann An Drumma) from Glasgow, Scotland, is among the crowd favorites whose primordial rhythms stir listeners at the core and make everyone want to “Keep it Tribal.”|
|celtic-groves.jpg… photo by Randy Lincks (1.9 MB) Hundreds of spectators gather under the canopy of trees that line the Highland Games field to enjoy concerts by the Games’ featured performers in the Celtic Groves. The schedules for each of the three Celtic Groves are posted on the Web at www.gmhg.org and on signboards located near the entrance to each grove.|