Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The Gathering 2009 - Clan Currie

I've just picked up on this from the website of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies at www.safhs.org.uk/SAFHS_News.asp :

Members of the worldwide Clan Currie Society taking part in the Homecoming Scotland Gathering event in Edinburgh this summer (25/26 July) will celebrate the Homecoming and the 50th anniversary of their Society in a unique way - with a new pipe tune specifically commissioned for the occasion! The march, which commemorates the Highland Review of 1822 for which the tartan was designed and first worn, was composed for the Society by award-winning piper Stuart Samson MBE.

Robert Currie, president of the Society, said: 'We are honoured to have been able to commission one of the top pipers in the world, Stuart Samson MBE, to compose 'The Currie Tartan' for the 50th anniversary of the Clan Currie Society - and I'm delighted that it will also mark our visit to The Gathering in this Year of Homecoming. Stuart is very well-known and well respected in the piping world, having achieved some of the highest accolades in the piping world.'

'I would like to extend a very warm invitation to all Curries, wherever they may be, to visit with us at our Clan tent at The Gathering in Edinburgh on 25 and 26 July. Whatever the spelling of your name - Currie, Curry, McCurry, McMhuirich, MacMureach, MacVurich or any other derivative spelling - if you are part of our clan network, we'd love to hear from you. And if you are not able to come to Edinburgh, please get in touch through our website on
http://www.clancurrie.com/ to find out more and register for updates on all of our activities.'

Hopefully I'll be able to catch up with these guys - my Bridgeton born gran was a Currie, whose family originally came from Magherafelt in Northern Ireland!

More info on The Gathering 2009 at
www.clangathering.org. In the latest update from the site, the event has just announced that the Noisettes and Jim Diamond will unfortunately not be able to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

Chris

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