Central Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

Oct 19, 2019

11:00 A.M. & 3:00 P.M.

Scottish Country Dancing with The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers attended the Central Valley Highland Games and Celtic Festival in Turlock, California on October 19, 2019.   


Formally the Modesto Highland Games, the Central Valley Highland Games are host to the California State Championships for Heavy Athletics this year.  The sponsoring organization is the Saint Andrew’s Society of Modesto, which is the (non-profit) Scottish cultural organization serving this part of the Central Valley.

The dance program included Scottish Country Dance medleys, Scottish Ladies' Step Dance, and Highland Dancing.

The Red Thistle Dancers shared the stage with the other entertainers including: Golden Bough, Cooking with Turf, Michael Mullen - Trio of One, Magic by Merloch, Village Dancers, and Piedmont Highland Dance.


Central Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival



The Happy Meeting/The Shores of Solway/The Westminster Reel

Strathspey for Four Ladies (Highland Dance)

The Chequered Court/Gang the Same Gate/The Montgomeries' Rant

The Yellow-Haired Laddie (Highland Dance)

Domino Five/Five for Luck

The Shepherd's Crook (Highland Dance)

Red Wine & Straight Lines

Lochaber Broadswords  (Highland Dance)

Trifecta/Dashing White Sergeant


Audience Participation

Tartan of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS)


The Red  Thistle Dancers

- Scottish Dancing & Music  -