Scottish-Irish Faire

Archived Faire Page


Tickets will be available to purchase online or at the gate. (Website)

* Does not include convenience or handling fees.

Early Tickets At The Door Weekend Pass
Age 13 and Older
Age 6 – 12
Under Age 6
Saturday Sunday
Faire 10:00 am – 8:00 pm  Faire 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
 Ceilidh 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Honored Clan

Shaw (Website)

Featured Entertainers

Rathmore  (Website / Facebook)
Since their highly anticipated debut in early 2017, Dallas-based Celtic rock band, Rathmore has quickly established themselves as a group that audiences of all ages can enjoy. The band’s contemporary take on traditional Celtic tunes is one of the many ways they create a family friendly soundscape, combining time honored music tradition with their original take on the genre.

Tullamore  (Website / Facebook)
Now in their 22nd season, a steady slate of performances throughout Ireland, Scotland, and the US have made Tullamore one of the Heartland’s premiere Celtic bands. Fueled by Mary Hanover’s beautiful vocals and inspired dulcimer-play, Michael Coakley’s soaring tenor voice and tasty accordion stylings, and Mark Clavey’s creative genius and feel for folk and Celtic music, Tullamore’s sound is unmistakable – an American-folk body with a traditional Celtic soul. Their take on Celtic music is rich and clear vocals, tight harmonies and instrumentals, and cool and clever arrangements. Across the country and across the ocean, from arts-centers to pubs, Irish Festivals to Scottish Highland Games, Tullamore are favorites wherever they go.

Lonestar Stout  (Facebook) (Website / Facebook) & (Website)
Based on the music of Jed Marum and Hugh Morrison, Lonestar Stout takes a new and refreshing look at Celtic tradition. They bring a warm and spirited mix of songs and fun to their performances – offering the music of Scotland, Ireland, and America – from beautiful historic ballads to rowdy pub-style classics and ripping tune sets!

Red McWilliams  (Website / Facebook)
With close to 275 performances to his credit in 1997, Red McWilliams has taken the right steps to become one of the most recognized names in Celtic music in the south and southwest. Combining a percussive guitar with a rich baritone voice and a positive attitude has created the perfect blend of “entertainer”, the fact of which has been proven by being awarded “Celtic Entertainer of the Year, ’97” by the Celtic Heritage Society of East Texas and the “Johnny Hailstones Entertainer of the Year, ’97” from the Scottish Clans of North Texas, Ft. Worth.

Rickey E. Pittman  (Website / Facebook)
storyteller, author, and folksinger was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, and is originally from Dallas, Texas. Pittman presents his stories, music and programs at schools, libraries, organizations, museums, Civil War Reenactments, and Celtic festivals throughout the South. His first CD of songs from the American Civil War, entitled Bard of the South, has just been released. Pittman currently teaches freshman composition and literature for Louisiana Delta Community College, the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Virginia College Online.

Thorn and Thistle Pipes and Drums (Facebook)
Thorn and Thistle Pipes and Drums Band was formed in 2004 in order to promote and nurture piping and drumming in West Texas. The band was formed from students of Thomas Campbell. We welcome anyone interested in piping and drumming and we are willing to study this challenge, yet rewarding form of musical performance.

Elysian Fields Pipes and Drums

Athletic Events

2018 Rocky Smith Memorial Highland Games (Facebook / Facebook Event)
(Pre-registration Link)
Located outside in the Highland Games Area
Saturday – 9:30am Elite Men Class / Masters Men & Women Class
Sunday – Novice Clinic 8:00am, Novice and Amateur Class 9:30am
Amateur Open & Noice Competition at 9:30am
Registration and fees apply
All performances are subject to change

For the Lads and Lassies

The Crossroad (Facebook)
Where do you go to find Highland games, cultural activities (including a tea party), a bounce house, music, dancing…a Giant and a Faery too?
Why at the Crossroad of course! Come see Willow and Germy. Spend the day or even the weekend with them as they celebrate all things Scottish and Irish!

Lads and lassies, you are hereby summoned to McCastle!
Experience the art of the Celts and create your own. Crafts for all ages will be available. Bring your Lord or Lady as all crafts must be supervised. Children left unattended will be fed to the troll under the bridge. Enjoy this free experience and take your personal Celtic art back to your own castle or keep.
Saturday 10:00AM – 12:00PM and then 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM – 12:00PM and then 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Workshops, Classes, Events, and More

Beer Tasting
Best Dressed Lad and Lassie
Bonniest Knees Contest
Celtic Dog Breed Parade
Dog Costume Contest
Genealogy Workshop
Irish Cooking Workshop
Scottish Cooking Workshop
Scottish Gaelic Language Class
Thistle and Clover Workshop
Whiskey Tasting

Ceilidh (Wikipedia)
An informal “Song Circle” or social gathering open to everyone on Saturday from 8:00 pm to 10:00pm.  A cash bar and food will be available for sale.  Join us and our entertainers for songs and stories.

DNA Test Drawing
Are you curious about your heritage, where you came from?  The CHSPB will have a drawing for two individual DNA tests, from, at our annual Scottish-Irish Faire. To enter, simply bring non-perishable food items to donate to the West Texas Food Bank. For every single non-perishable food item you donate, you will receive one ticket in the drawing for a DNA test.

Attending Clans

Chattan (Website)
Cumming (Website)
Donald (Website)
Donnachaidh (Website)
Gunn (Website)
Johnston/e (Website)
Leslie (Website)
Lindsay (Website)
MacDuff (Website)
MacKinnon (Website)
Mackintosh (Website)
Maclain (Website)
Morrison (Website)
Shaw (Website)
Stewart (Website)
Wallace (Website)


Celtic Fashions Midwest (Website)
Elysian Fields Pipes & Drums
Flying Cloud
Flying Fingers Trading Co.
Green Man’s Gifts (Website / Facebook)
Heritage House
Highlander Imports
Kerr’s Imports
OM Gifts
Our Bakery Bites (Website / Facebook)
Shade Tree Salsa
Usborne Books & More
We Be Jammin’
Young Living/Chair Massage
Zuni Plum Creatives

Attending Non-Profit Organizations

Duchy of Nine Willows
Illuminated Threads
Midland Centennial Library
Midland County Fair
Permian Basin Steampunk
Sons of the Confederate Veterans

Friends of the Faire

Midland County Sheriff’s Association (Website)
The Village at Manor Park (Website)
PetSmart (Website)

Patrons of the Faire

Joe & Carolyn Alexander
Brad Atwood
Jim Cavendar
Travis Fisher
Bill & Linda Forward
Elizabeth Huelster
Walker, Stewart, & Brittany Hughes
Doug & Nelia Johnson
Bonnie & John Kerrigan
Frank & Lynne Leslie
Dennis & Nancy McIntosh
Beth Mitchell
Jim Morrison
Lorrie & Jimmy Norris
Bonnie Resley
Joyce Sherrod
BeaLea Sommerville
Meyer, Rayanna, & Kenneth Stewart


Cavalier Courier Logistics, Inc. (Website / Facebook)
CBS 7(Website)
Comfort Inn (Website)
Country Inn & Suites (Website)
Clan Cumming (Website)
Double R Welding (Website)
FitzCo Sound (Website)
ICA Broadcasting
KMID (Website)
Clan MacDuff (Website)
Midland College (Website)
The Midland Horseshoe Pavilion (Website)
MeTV (Website)
Clan Morrison (Website)
NewsWest 9 (Website)
PetSmart (Website)
Steve the Video Guy (Listing)
Townsquare Media (Website)

Host Hotel Information
$99.00 per night
Mention “The Midland Scottish-Irish Faire” for rates.

Comfort Inn (Website)
(432) 695-6900
910 W. I-20
Midland, TX 79701

Country Inn & Suites (Website)
(432) 218-7980
920 I-20
Midland, TX 79701

See you at the Faire!