Tartan Day on Ellis Island - March 31 - April 8, 2012
 
Tartan Day on Ellis Island Video Gallery
 
Follow the links below to view videos about Tartan Day on Ellis Island and the Ellis Island Tartan. More videos can be found on the Clan Currie Channel on YouTube.
 
2014
 
Scottish Harp Champion: Haley Hewitt, the 2013 US National Scottish Harp Champion performs a lovely tune at the 2014 edition of Tartan Day on Ellis Island. The Clan Currie Society is the proud sponsor of the national championship.
 
The Rampant Lion Pipe Band: The Rampant Lion Pipe Band of Basking Ridge, NJ under the direction of Pipe Major David Palladino perform at the 2014 edition of Tartan Day on Ellis Island. The Rampant Lion Band is the official pipe band of Tartan Day on Ellis Island.
 
The NYC Harp Orchestra:Outstanding harper Mia Theodoratus leads the NYC Harp Orchestra as part of the 2014 edition of "Tartan Day on Ellis Island." Tartan Day on Ellis Island is the world's largest Tartan Day event. The annual celebration is produced by the Clan Currie Society.
 
Ellis Island Reopens: Over a year after Hurricane Sandy ripped through Ellis Island, the Immigration Museum has reopened to the general public. This video provides a tour of the museum and inspects the areas which sustained the most damage.
 
2013
 
NY Brogue at the South Street Seaport: NY Brogue, featuring the 2007 Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Champion Calum Pasqua, performs at "Tartan Day at the South Street Seaport." Held on March 30, 2013, the event officially launched the 2013 NY Tartan Week celebrations. Produced by the Clan Currie Society and sponsored in part by the National Trust for Scotland Foundation - USA and NY Water Taxi, the 2013 program marked the 12th annual observance of Tartan Day by Clan Currie. In addition to Pasqua, performers included the Rampant Lion Pipe Band, the NYC Harp Orchestra, John the Kilted Juggler, and the NY Celtic Dancers. The Seaport reported that the Tartan Day crowd was the largest at the Seaport since Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29, 2012. Official attendance was estimated at over 5700. The Clan Currie Society is a founding member of the NY Tartan Week Alliance. For a complete listing of 2013 Tartan Week events, visit www.tartanweek.com.
 
Fiddle Champion to Usher in NY Tartan Week: Calum Pasqua, the 2007 Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Champion joins a company of pipers, drummers, dancers, jugglers and harpers on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the South Street Seaport in NYC. The program, produced by the Clan Currie Society officially opens NY Tartan Week 2013. The 2013 program has been made possible by generous donations from the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA and NY Water Taxi.
 
From Scotland With Love: Enjoy this front row seat for the catwalk finale of "From Scotland With Love" (formerly "Dressed to Kilt") 10th anniversary show. The show took place during NY Tartan Week on Monday, April 2, 2012. All proceeds from the show benefited the Wounded Warriors Project (USA) and Cash for Kids (Scotland) charities.
 
The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA: The Year of Natural Scotland serves as a special opportunity to be actively involved in preserving Scotland's outstanding natural beauty. The featured song is "My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose" performed by Maureen McMullan & Atlantic Seaway. The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is a proud sponsor of "Tartan Day at the South Street Seaport."
 
Macbeth: Opening on Broadway on April 7, 2013. Ken Davenport presents Alan Cumming in the National Theatre of Scotland production of Macbeth, directed by John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg. This MACBETH is set in a clinical room deep within a dark psychiatric unit. Cumming is the lone patient, reliving the infamous story and inhabiting each role himself. Closed circuit television cameras watch the patient’s every move as the walls of the psychiatric ward come to life in a visually stunning multi-media theatrical experience of Shakespeare’s notorious tale of desire, ambition and the supernatural.
 
The Angel's Share: Opening in NYC and LA on April 12, "The Angels' Share" is a comic fable about wasted talent and what happens when we are given a chance in life. It would be hard to see Robbie as a man worthy of redemption. He’s constantly watching out for a gang of thugs looking to settle a family grudge, his girlfriend is giving birth to a baby while her father offers him money to leave Glasgow, and he’s serving 300 hours of community service. But when Robbie meets Harry, the gruff but benevolent man in charge of his sentence, he finds a hidden talent for Scotch whiskey – and a new chance at life. For distillers the angels’ share is the whiskey lost to evaporation each year, and that little fact makes a rare cask of whiskey the perfect target for a heist. A hilarious story about second chances, THE ANGELS’ SHARE is tender crowd-pleaser from legendary filmmaker Ken Loach ("The Wind that Shakes the Barely", "Kes") and screenwriter Paul Laverty.
 
2012
 
The Crafter's Song: "The Crafter's Song" is the first documentary film produced in America about National Tartan Day. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Cliff Robertson, the film was produced in 2003 by the Clan Currie Society in collaboration with Metaphor Pictures of New York. The film, debuting on YouTube in 2012 in memory of the late Cliff Robertson, explores Tartan Day through the eyes of four of Scotland's premiere crafters during their exhibition on Ellis Island in 2003 as part of Clan Currie's annual Tartan Day on Ellis Island program produced in conjunction with the National Museums of Scotland.
 
Hannah Read Performs on Ellis Island: Edinburgh-born fiddler, Hannah Read  performs "Archibald McDonald of Keppoch" and "The Fly & The Dodger" in the Great Hall of Ellis Island on Tartan Day - April 6, 2012. Hannah is joined by guitarist Bennett Sullivan.
 
Harp Circle on Ellis Island: Outstanding harper Mia Theodoratus leads a harp circle performance which includes Marie Harrington and Pauline Skehal as part of the 2012 edition of "Tartan Day on Ellis Island." Tartan Day on Ellis Island is the world's largest Tartan Day event. The annual celebration is produced by the Clan Currie Society.
 
NY Metro Pipe Band: The Ellis Island Immigration Museum was the place to be on National Tartan Day in New York City if you wanted to celebrate with pipes and drums.
 
 
2011
 
The Westchester & District Pipe Band: Enjoy a musical performance by the Westchester & District Pipe Band as they perform at the 10th Annual Tartan Day on Ellis Island program. The event ran from April 1-3, 2011.
 
A Celebration of Tartan: Take a quick video tour of the 2011 exhibition produced by the Clan Currie Society for the 10th Annual Tartan Day on Ellis Island celebration. The wonderful musical accompaniment is provided by Christopher Layer on the Scottish smallpipes.
 
The NY Celtic Dancers: The troupe performs an elaborate Sword Dance as part of the 10th Annual Tartan Day on Ellis Island celebrations.
 
NBC-TV's Sara Gore Models the Ellis Island Tartan: NBC's Sara Gore models a stunning creation by Michael Kaye Couture as she debuts the newly-created Ellis Island Tartan on the runway of Dressed to Kilt. Sir Sean Connery's fashion fundraiser was held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. The tartan was commissioned by the Clan Currie Society and designed by Matt Newsome of the Scottish Tartans Museum in Franklin, NC.
 
Congressman Lance Salutes the Ellis Island Tartan and Clan Currie: Congressman Leonard Lance of NJ salutes the Clan Currie Society and the "birth" of the new Ellis Island tartan which was given a sneak preview at the 2011 edition of Tartan Day on Ellis Island. The new tartan, commissioned by the Society and designed by Matt Newsome of the Scottish Tartans Museum, honors all Americans who came to our country through Ellis Island.
 
2010
 
Tartan Day Duet: The fabulous Christopher Layer (smallpipes) and Glenfiddich Scottish fiddle champion Calum Pasqua perform a lovely duet at the 2010 edition of Tartan Day on Ellis Island.
 
The New York Celtic Dancers: The NY Celtic Dancers under the direction of Allison Fippinger perform at the 2010 edition of Tartan Day on Ellis Island.
 
The Rampant Lion Pipe Band: The Rampant Lion Pipe Band of Basking Ridge, NJ under the direction of Pipe Major David Palladino perform at the 2010 edition of Tartan Day on Ellis Island. The Rampant Lion Band is the official pipe band of Tartan Day on Ellis Island.
 
The Skye Boat Song: Christopher Layer and Mia Theodoratus perform the "Skye Boat Song" for an enthusiastic and appreciative audience at the 2010 edition of Tartan Day on Ellis Island.
 
2008
 
The Gathering Visits Tartan Day on Ellis Island: Lord Jamie Sempill Scottish Culture Minister Linda Fabiani pay a call on the 2008 edition of Tartan Day On Ellis Island to promote the international gathering of the clans scheduled for July 2009.
 
 
Bonus Videos:
 
2014 Tartan Day Parade: The renowned Warren G. Harding High School Marching Band from Warren, Ohio closes the show with a rousing rendition of that old Scottish favorite - "Hang On Sloopy."
 
Balmoral Snow: The world premiere of an original composition commissioned by the Clan Currie Society to mark the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The work, performed by Steve Gibb (composer/guitar), Paul Woodiel (fiddle) and Sarah Hewitt-Roth (cello) was performed at the 2012 edition of the Pipes of Christmas. These concerts were made possible through the generous support of Edinburgh Napier University, Mercedes-Benz USA and the Grand Summit Hotel.
 
Bha Buachaillean an Dùthaich Shear (There Were Shepherds in an Eastern Land): A lovely performance of an old Gaelic Christmas hymn performed by Jennifer Port (clarsach), Steve Gibb (guitar) and Sarah Hewitt-Roth (cello), from the 2012 edition of the Pipes of Christmas. These concerts were made possible through the generous support of Edinburgh Napier University, Mercedes-Benz USA and the Grand Summit Hotel.
 
The 2012 Edition of the Pipes of Christmas: Clan Currie's YouTube commercial for their 14th annual production featuring the Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band, uilleann piper Christopher Layer, fiddler Paul Woodiel, pianist Susie Petrov and the Solid Brass ensemble among many others. These concerts were made possible through the generous support of Edinburgh Napier University, Mercedes-Benz USA and the Grand Summit Hotel.
 
Massed Bands - 2012 Bonnie Brae Scottish Games: A look at the spectacular massed bands shot filmed during the Opening Ceremonies of the Bonnie Brae Scottish Games in Millington, NJ.
 
From Scotland With Love - 2012 Catwalk Finale: Enjoy this front row seat for the catwalk finale of "From Scotland With Love" 10th anniversary show. Show took place during NY Tartan Week on Monday, April 2, 2012. All proceeds from the show benefit the Wounded Warriors Project (USA) and Cash for Kids (Scotland) charities.
 
Clan Currie Honors Famed Gaelic Ancestor (Part 1): Excerpts from the July 2011 celebration at Makars Court in Edinburgh, Scotland honoring the famed bard, Lachlan Mòr MacMhuirich. The video features the Rt. Hon. George Grubb, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Malcolm Maclean from the Gaelic Arts Agency, Dr. Donald William Stewart from the University of Edinburgh and clarsach scholar Simon Chadwick. The event preceded Clan Currie's first annual MacMhuirich Symposium.
 
Clan Currie Honors Famed Gaelic Ancestor (Part 2): Excerpts from the July 2011 celebration at Makars Court in Edinburgh, Scotland honoring the famed bard, Lachlan Mòr MacMhuirich.
 
Tartans Galore Take to the Dance Floor: The Ellis Island Tartan made its official UK debut at the 163rd Royal Caledonian Ball in London on May 13, 2011.
 
The 2011 Edition of the Pipes of Christmas: Clan Currie's YouTube commercial for their 13th annual production featuring the Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band, uilleann piper Christopher Layer, fiddler Paul Woodiel, pianist Susie Petrov and the Solid Brass ensemble among many others.
 
The Clan Currie Society's Tribute to D-Day Piper Bill Millin: Taped at the 2010 edition of The Pipes of Christmas. The video features Society Chaplain, The Rev. Dr. David Currie and Pipe Major Scott Larson of the Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band of Redlands, CA.
 
The Pipes of Christmas: Clan Currie's YouTube commercial for their 12th annual production featuring the Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band, uilleann piper Christopher Layer, fiddler Paul Woodiel, pianist Susie Petrov and the Solid Brass ensemble among many others.