Tartan Day NC, a Scottish Celebration for the Old North State, Fri & Sat April 6-7, 2018 at

5 East Edenton Street-Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

Founding Sponsors:


Celebrate National Tartan Day and all things Scottish on April 6th

Bagpipes – Highland Dancing – Genealogy & Literature Discussions



Demonstrations- Scottish Food- Clan Information – Some Surprises

The daytime event runs from 10am to 5pm and is FREE to the public.

6pm we host a ticketed reception with a Scottish flavor in support of establishing Tartan Day NC as an annual event. We follow that at 7:15 with a concert highlighting 3 entertaining, yet different, Celtic music acts. We will be featuring Bill Leslie (WRAL-TV personality) as guest emcee & performer.


Scottish for a Day

North Carolina boasts the largest concentration of Scottish descendants of any state in the US. What better way to celebrate that heritage then with a day of Scottish activities at the NC Museum of History.

Piping throughout the day provided by Wake & District Pipes & Drums

Highland Dance Exhibitions provided throughout the day by Annandale Center for Dance (Cary) & Raleigh Scottish Dance School

These Experts will provide Insight and Connection

Click picture for their websites

Dr Bruce Durie
Scottish Genealogist
Dr Elliot Engel
Scottish Literature


Dr Durie presents at:

11, 1 & 3

Dr Engel presents at:

2 & 4

We will have Clan organizations with us to show you their heritage and enlighten you on the Clan system, tartans and other customs


A Ticketed Reception will be held from 6pm-7pm featuring Scottish food & drink. Proceeds from the evening activities will go toward establishing Tartan Day NC as an annual event in North Carolina.

Evening free concert follows reception featuring Bill Leslie, Thistledown Tinkers  and introducing Faol Liath at 7:15 in Daniels Auditorium

Tickets $50 per person/$40 Museum Member


Patron Package Information


Bill Leslie
Thistledown Tinkers
(foe lee ah) -Gaelic for Grey Wolf

Click link to view video of guest artists


Help us make Tartan Day NC one of the premier Scottish Celebrations in the country. Leave your mark, become a friend and enjoy the benefits.

Click here for Patron Information

Friends of Tartan Day NC:


In honor of Pat & Donnie Murray



Advisory Board:

Mike McIntyre Former US Congressman Sponsor: National Tartan Day
Russ Harper
Clan Wallace Society
Bill Leslie







Donovan Murray
Celtic Force Enterprises
Joe Brady
Founding Member
Band Manager
Wake & District Pipes & Drums
Pat Johnston Annandale School Of Dance