Celebration Of Scottish Culture
The show begins with a Celebration of Scottish cultural arts with an international group of Highland dancers and musicians.
During the Calling of the Clans, we Honor the tradition of preserving and carrying on the family name.
History & Legend
We then go back in time to recognize the history of Scotland. The performances portray the intensity of the witch trials, the battle of Culloden, and Flora MacDonald's assistance with Bonnie Prince Charlie's escape.
The first Act ends with the brave and painful acceptance that life in the Highlands changed and finding a new home for many Highland Scots was necessary.
Transition to New Lands
Sailing vessels used to migrate to the Americas were massive machines made primarily of wood, canvas, and rope. They required a lot of skill and coordination from the whole crew to operate. We portray, through dance, the tasks on board the ship, which often required many men to pull on a rope or work a lever on a windlass simultaneously.
North Carolina Immigration
The first organized immigration of Highlanders to North Carolina came in 1739 when 350 people from Argyllshire journeyed to Wilmington and up the Cape Fear River to settle in what became Cumberland County. We celebrate how the music they brought with them influenced what we know as bluegrass music today.
Nova Scotia & The Hector
The show features the legend of the piper who came aboard the ship without paying his fare. Everyone on board offered to share their rations and make space for him because they needed his music to keep them strong on the journey.
Argentina & The Symmetry
The Echoes of the Highlands Everywhere
The Highland Echoes show was just so absolutely wonderful. I didn't want it to end. Wonderful dancers, the music and singing and arrangements, you couldn't beat it. It should be a Grammy nominated. It is in a class of its own. 🙂 Jennifer should get Grammy production award as well.
"The tradition, stories, language, music. The feelings the voices and instruments invoke are amazing. Learning about the historic past and the strength of the people gives me a shared pride and humble heart."
More than just an amazing show, this was an amazing experience.
Fantastic, great representation of Scottish Culture and History!
Breeze Guthrie, Clan Guthrie
"Excellent performances and music selection. Truly enjoyed the experience and show."
"A perfect blend of music, song, dance, and education of the vanished Highland culture. Slightly reminiscent of Riverdance and Lord of the dance but far more informative as explanations and origins represented to the audience."
"Excellent entertainment . . . warmed the heart of a Scot!"
“Amazing show! We love to explore and expose our kids to culture and music, and this show seemed like a great opportunity. I just didn’t expect the vibrant, exquisite talent from the musicians or the lovely, brilliant dancers.”
What a wonderful show! The music, the singing, the dancing - wow!! What a great way to share a rich heritage!
“A great show has the ability to connect with its audience, moving them through emotions of great joy and elation as well as heartbreaking pathos. Last night’s stirring performance evoked the full gamut of emotions from within me!”
Chris Guthrie Gummer
"We loved everything about the show, the music along with the dancing took us to our beloved Scotland instantly and throughout the evening!!"