Clans to Edinburgh Castle…

Many of us have spent a lot of time reading and knowing the history of the clans in Scotland and the uprising in 1745. I’ve been to Culloden and it’s sobering. Read this awesome article from the Scotsman, where they detail some of the history and talk about the clans being welcomed back into the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle for the first time since the uprising. Awesome.

Quick note….2017 Piping Competition Links updated!

Just talked to Jim Laughton, and super excited that we have all our information updated for the 2017 event!

If you are interested in being the Piping competition, Full Band or Solo Piping and drumming competition, please head over to this year’s registration information at here:

2017 Reno Celtic Piping Registration (Band and Solo)

We are already putting stuff in place to have an amazing and unique event for 2017! Keep checking back for more updates!


Updates, new board and moving forward, oh my!

This photo is Willie Puchert making announcements at our opening ceremony for the 2016 event. Photo by Michael Herzog.

We have lots of interesting stuff happening in the Truckee Meadows in Celtic Land already! We are busily preparing for our 2017 Celebration!

At the beginning of the year, the Celtic Celebration held it’s annual election and we’ve had some board changes. Your 2017 Reno Celtic Board of Directors is as follows:

President – Christopher Moreland 

Vice-President – Danielle Gann-Lind 

Secretary – Kristen Hollis 

Treasurer – Verla Jackson 

Departments and Chairs:

Alcohol/Beer Concessions: Verla Jackson 

Celtic Livestock and Pets – Kristen Puchert

Clans – Lowell Patton 

Dance – Miriam Blanchette 

Entertainment – Danielle Gann-Lind* 

General Information – Danielle Gann-Lind*

Living History – Jayde Gilmore

Highland Athletics  – Michael Perrin

Logistics – Chris Moreland 

Pipe Bands – Jim Laughton* 

Public Relations – Willie Puchert 

Vendors – Willie Puchert 

Volunteers  – Chris Moreland 

Webmaster – Danielle Gann-Lind* 

Other Board members:

Mary Mingo – Main Gate Director