MacParty Time

Among Celtic cultures, the Irish get the most publicity, what with all the boozy parades. But while plenty of faux Irish hurl on St. Paddy’s Day, we bet you’ve never seen anyone on Greenville Avenue hurl a nearly 20-foot-long, 175-pound log through the air. That’s called the caber toss, and it’s the sort of thing Scots do for fun and recreation. They also enjoy the hammer throw, highland dancing, traditional music, bagpipes and eating haggis. In other words, these hardy people know how to party, but it’s probably best you keep any smart-alecky remarks about the kilt to yourself. Instead, check out the Texas Scottish Festival Friday through Sunday at Mavericks Stadium at UT-Arlington. It’s three days of continuous food, live music, dance and sport celebrating everything Scottish. There’ll be four tents of music from a ton of bands, including Rathkeltair and acclaimed fiddler Brian McNeill. The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday and picks up again at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5 for children. Adult prices are $18 Saturday and $12 Friday and Sunday, or $30 for weekend pass. Visit texasscottishfestival.com to see a full schedule.
Fri., May 2, 5 p.m.; Sat., May 3, 9 a.m.; Sun., May 4, 9 a.m., 2014

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