Kalamazoo Celtic Connection Calendar
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Upcoming Events (Click here for Past Events)
Other Area Events
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Broadcast Events with Celtic Content...
Every Saturday Night - Thistle and Shamrock with Fiona Richie broadcast in Kalamazoo from WMUK - 102.1 FM
Every Sunday Afternoon - "Pipeline," BBC Radio Scotland's show on piping broadcast on the Internet (starting on December 30, 2000) at 17:05-18:00 p.m. GMT at BBC Radio Scotland (that's 12 noon or 1 pm for western Michigan area). We're told there will be no archives, so tune in or miss it. (A bit of advice - you'll need to set up RealPlayer well before you want to listen so you can relax and enjoy the show. You can read how to set it all up per the BBC here and then download RealPlayer 8 Basic here.)
Local Society and Group Meetings...
Kalamazoo Pipe Band - the area's Scottish Ambassadors, lessons, weekly practices, many performance events each yearPast Events
Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association - monthly meetings, annual festivalKalamazoo Scottish Country and Social Dancers - fun for anyone
Scottish Society of Southwest Michigan - outgoing, monthly meetingsKalamazoo Irish Club - 372-7332
Battle Creek Irish Club
|March 16, 2002||St. Patrick Day Parade||Kalamazoo Mall Downtown||Irish Club|
|March 16, 2002||St. Patrick Day Parade||Battle Creek||Arcadia Brewing Company|
|March 17, 2002||Wings Hockey on Green Ice||Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo|
April 7, 2002, 7:00 doors open
|Battlefield Band and Kalamazoo Pipe Band in Concert||Comstock Community Auditorium, Comstock Michigan||323-8893 or any band member!|
|May 23, 2002||Michigan State Senate Remembrance and Memorial Day Ceremony||Lansing, Mi||Invited by Senator Sugars. Eighth consecutive year that we've been asked.|
|May 26, 2002||Memorial Day Ceremony||Fort Custer, Galesburg, Mi||2 pm|
|May 27, 2002||Memorial Day Parade||Downtown Kalamazoo, Mi||10 am|
|June, 15, 2002||National 24-Hour Challenge Bicycle Marathon||Thornapple, Mi||7 am (Yes that's AM, folks!)|
|July 13, 2002||Saline Celtic Festival||Saline, Mi||All day|
|July 20, 2002||Homecoming Parade||Athens, Mi||Stepoff at 10 am; Arrive 9:15|
|July 26, 2002||Concert||Dowagiac, Mi||Concert at 7 pm; Arrive 6:15|
|August 23, 2002||KSF Ceilidh||Niko's Landing, Comstock, Mi||323-7482|
|August 24, 2002||Kalamazoo Scottish Festival||Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds||323-7482|
|September 21, 2002||Kalamazoo Irish Festival||Bronson Park, Kalamazoo|
|November 9, 2002||Kalamazoo Festival Parade||Bronson Park and surrounding area|
|November 16, 2002||Festival of Trees||Radison Center, Kalamazoo|
|March 11, 2001 - 6:30pm||International Festival||WMU's Bernhard Center||WMU|
|March 17, 2001- 11:00am||Saint Patrick's Day Parade||Kalamazoo Mall||Irish Club of Kalamazoo|
|March 17, 2001 -8:15pm, 9:15pm||Wings Hockey on Green Ice!!||Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo||Kalamazoo Wings|
|May 24, 2001, 10:30am||Memorial Day Celebration||Michigan State Senate||Sen. Dale Sugars|
|May 28, 2001, 10:00am||Memorial Day Parade||Dowagiac, Michigan|
|June 14, 2001, 6:00pm||Urbandale Centenial Celebration||Urbandale, Michigan|
|June 15, 2001, 6:00pm||Relay for Life||Loy Norix HS, Kalamazoo, Michigan|
|June 16, 2001, 7:00 am||24 National Bicycle Challenge||Middleville, Michigan|
|July 8, 2001, all day||Mad Dogs and Englishmen||Gilmore Car Museum, Richland, Michigan|
|July 21, 2001||Athens Homecoming Parade||Athens, Michigan||Parade at 10:00 am|
|July 28, 2001, 10:30am||Flower Fest||Band Shelter, Bronson Park, Kalamazoo|
|August 24, 2001, 5:30pm - 9:30pm||Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Ceilidh||Moose Lodge in Portage|
|August 25, 2001, 9:00am - 5:00pm||Kalamazoo Scottish Festival||River Oak's Park, Galesburg|
|September 22, 2001
noon to 11 pm
|Irish Festival||Bronson Park, Kalamazoo|
|November 15, 2001 8-8:30 PM||Festival of Trees||Wing's Stadium|
|September 10, 2001 - 11am.||March of Dimes||Raddison Center, Kalamazoo|
May 25 - For the sixth time, the
Kalamazoo Pipe Band was asked to appear on the Senate floor.
July 15/16/22/23/29/30 - Silver Leafe Renaissance Faire.
July 15th - Saline Highland Festival
July 26th - Concert in the Park in Plainwell - we entertained about 400 people with piping, drumming and highland dance
August 5 - Detroit St. Andrew's Highland Games - We proved that hard work reaps its own rewards by taking second place.
August 26 -Kalamazoo Scottish Festival - River Oaks Park in Galesburg, Michigan
September 9 - Opening for the Viet Nam Memorial Wall in Sturgis - a very moving event.
September 10 - Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival
September 17 - AGM held
May - For the fifth time in as
many years, the Kalamazoo Pipe Band was asked to join in the
ceremony marking Memorial Day on the floor of the Michigan State
Senate in Lansing. A "Special Tribute" was made to the
June - The KPB was incorporated.
July - The Silverleafe Rennaissance Fair
7 August - For the fourth year, the Kalamazoo Pipe Band went to the Detroit St. Andrews Highland Games to compete and get comments from the judges.
August 28 1999 - Kalamazoo Scottish Festival - River Oaks Park in Galesburg, Michigan
22 October - The Battlefield Band - Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo Michigan - our first ever self promoted concert
29 November - The Michigan House of Representatives
December - 501.c.3 status achieved!!
7 March - Provided a
welcome for the first cadets entering WMU's aviation program by
playing at the first ever landing of the Concorde at Battle Creek
22 March - Joint meeting of the Kalamazoo Caledonians with the Sons of Norway -- music and dance were provided.
18 April - The Appin Regiment (re-enactment group) presented a demonstration at J. Rawlins. The KPB participated with a brief highland dance and piping demonstration.
19 April - The KPB presented a full concert including massed band tunes, solo and small group bagpiping, highland dance, and much more at Coldwater High School as part of the International Fest.
22 May - For the fourth year in a row, the Senate in Lansing has invited the Kalamazoo Pipe Band to provide the music and ceremony for their Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony. Due to personell limitations, the gig was passed to the Glendaloch Pipe Band
26 May - The KPB travelled to Spring Arbor Twnship (Near Jackson) to celebrate Memorial Day with a parade and a show afterwards.
18 July - The Bronson Polish Festival invited the KPB to participate again this year.
19 &26 July - Silver Leafe Renaissance Faire - Roving pipers/drummers on both days of both weekends and full band on one day each weekend. Highland Dancing, too!
1 August - The KPB is planning to participate in the pipe band competition.Detroit St. Andrew's Highland GamesThe oldest continuous games in North America in Livonia.
22 August - Kalamazoo Scottish Festival -
17 May Saturday
- Dogwood Festival Committee in downtown Dowagiac at
18 May Sunday - Private Wedding
22 May Thursday - Michigan State Senate Floor at 10 am for Memorial Day Ceremony at request of Sen. Mike Rogers.
26 May Monday - Portage Michigan Memorial Day Parade at 10 AM at Southland Mall and down Westnedge.
21 June Saturday - American Cancer Relay for Life at Portage Northern High School Track.
28 June Saturday -1 pm Bronson Polish Parade in Bronson, MI- near Coldwater.
28 June Saturday - 8 pm - Private 50th Wedding Anniversary in Mendon
13 July Saturday - Mad Dogs and Englishmen Show at Gilmore Car Barn
19 July Saturday - Private Wedding in Plainwell
19 July Saturday - Private Wedding in Kalamazoo
19/20 and 26/27 July (weekends) - Providing for the Silver Leafe Renaissance Faire. Roving pipers/drummers on both days of both weekends and/or full band on one day each weekend.
2 August Saturday - Detroit St. Andrew's Highland Games. Moved to Livonia this year.
22 August Friday - Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association Ceilidh.
23 August Saturday - Kalamazoo Scottish Festival Association at River Oaks Park, Galesburg.
7 September Sunday - 1 pm - Kalamzoo Wine and Harvest Festival Parade in Paw Paw
1 November Saturday - 3 pm - Kalamazoo Public Library presentation at Oshtemo Branch
15 November Saturday - 6 pm - Kalamazoo Caledonian's St. Andrews Dinner at WMU
16 November Sunday - 3 pm - Festival of Trees at the Wings Stadium Annex in Kalamazoo