Entertainers at the Games This Year
The Cobourg Highland Games is the 3rd oldest highland games in Ontario and we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary on June 14th and 15th, 2013. We are very excited as we announce a new location on the beautiful waterfront of Victoria Park in Downtown Cobourg.
Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band
The games will open on the Friday night June 14th with a concert by the current European Champions and World Champion Drum Corp., Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band from Bathgate, Scotland, performing their Forte Concert at the Cobourg Community Centre. This will be the first time that Boghall & Bathgate have taken their Forte Concert overseas, their last performance being at the renowned Pre- World's concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in August 2012. We are hoping to sell out the event with approximately 3000 tickets to the Friday evening concert, which will run from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The following day, Saturday June 15th at noon, we will open with more than 200 pipers and drummers on the beautiful pier of Victoria Park, though many of the competitions will be starting at 8am. The Cobourg Highland Games has renewed its membership with the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario (PPBSO) and it is expected that we will have more than 25 world class pipe bands competing for points and prize money for Ontario Champion Supreme. Along with bands from Southern Ontario, Boghall & Bathgate will apply to the PPBSO to compete in the grade 1 pipe band competitions. Pipe Major, Ross Walker, added "I am sure the Canadian bands would like to take the opportunity to bloody our noses on their home field".
Join us after the last Massed Bands around 5:30pm in the Refreshment tent for a Celebration of our 50th Anniversary with the band Hadrian's Wall
An impressive blend of Irish, Scottish and Canadiana music fused with elements of Jazz and Rock.
Read more about them on the Ceilidh page.
Formed in 1971 by Rob Taylor, The Brigadoons have, through all these years, promoted the Celtic music so popular in Glengarry County. Over the years the band has had many members who epitomized the vast talent present in the county.
Their peppy brand of Celtic music was instantly embraced by the public, young and old. Whether they played to the crowd at the Atlantic Hotel or for a dance at the Bonnie Glen, they played to full houses and they kept the floor full all night. Members changed through the years but the band`s following continued to grow.
Admission will be free of charge to the Saturday Highland Games with a request of donations to the games society. Tickets for the Friday night concert - considered to be the premier non-competition event of the year - can be purchased through the Victoria Hall Box Office, 905-372-2210, toll free 1-855-372-2210, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets prices are $40 for regular seats and $50 for premium seats.