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Gather the 'Wee Bairns' and Toss a 'Sheaf' at The Murray Highland Festival

The Murray Highland Festival is Saturday, October 25th, and its Master of Ceremonies, Robert Valentine, brings news of the clans, kilts, Ceilidh, competitions and more. He says the kilt is optional, but it'd be very cold without one. Kate Lochte joins Valentine on Sounds Good to learn more about the games and Murray's Scottish heritage.

A day embracing cultural heritage, visitors get the sense of being Scottish, whether it's watching or participating in the activities, the Murray Highland Festival features the 17th Lancers Pipe Band, dancing, sheep herding, games like caber and sheaf tossing, and activities for the "wee bairns."

There are two dominant Murray tartans: Murray of Atholl, the tartan that many attribute to the City of Murray, comes from the region around Blair Castle, which is the seat of Clan Murray, in Perthshire. And the Clan Murray of Tullibardine, further to the northeast, where the clan began. 

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A highland "coo"

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The games are on October 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5, children 10 and under are free.

Ceilidh begins at 7 p.m. at The Big Apple Cafe.

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Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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