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March 31, 2012 – 11th Annual Program Opens to International Audience

Tartan Day on Ellis Island 2012 Opens to International Audience

The 2012 edition of Tartan Day on Ellis Island opened today to an international audience with visitors attending from England, Germany, Japan and France among many foreign countries. The USA was also well represented with visitors hailing from West Virginia, California and Georgia to name but a few.

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A steady stream of visitors poured through the Gaelic poetry and culture exhibition starting with the first ferry arrival at 8:30 AM and did not let up until 5:00 PM.

Tartan Day on Ellis Island continues through Sunday, April 8. Starting on Tartan Day (April 6), Ellis Island will come alive with the sights and sounds of Scotland with a spectacular array of pipers and drummers, dancers and storytellers, fiddlers and harpists.an lebhar mor poster

 

The 2012 program features poetry and art from “An Leabhar Mòr” – the Great Book of Gaelic as well as a series of interpretive panels looking at Gaelic history and culture, and immigration to the United States from Scotland and Ireland.

This is the 11th observance of Tartan Day on Ellis Island. The program is produced by the Clan Currie Society. Past programs have included, “The Life and Legacy of John Muir,” “Loyalty and Exile – The Jacobites and America,” and “Tartan – Scotland’s Enduring Icon.”

 

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