52nd Annual Calling of the Clans Ceilidh

Riverfront Park

Friday, November 3rd

5:00PM – 9:00PM

When, Where, & Dress

Come join us on the evening of Friday, November 3rd, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Riverfront Park for our Calling of the Clans Ceilidh.  Come as you are, Kilt or casual! All are welcome at this fun and energetic kick-off for the Highland Games the whole family can enjoy! Food trucks, beer, live music, merchants, Scotch tasting, and the Calling of the Clans ceremony you won’t want to miss!
Long ago, “Calling of the Clans” was to call the Clans to battle.  Clans announce their presence with a shout of their motto or battle cry. Today the call is not for battle, but for unity as we celebrate our common Scottish heritage and prepare for an exciting day of Highland Games.


The Festivities

It’s been quite a while since all kilt and kin have congregated for this special occasion, to say the least. But in the meantime, we’ve been hard at work putting together an event that we truly believe will be worth the wait. Between the sweet sound of Celtic music (and perhaps a Piper or two), the delectable delight of southern cuisine, the joy of raising a glass of whisky with friends and peers, and the aesthetic wonder of the beautiful oak trees on the banks of the majestic Cooper River, you won’t want to miss this year’s event.

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Food trucks available

5:00 pm-8:45 pm: Beer truck open

5:00 pm-8:45 pm: Scotch tasting tent open

Open tasting of 10-12 Scotches

5:00 pm-9:00 pm: Merchandise Vendors Open

5:30 to 6:15 pm: Live Music

6:20-7:00 pm: Calling of the Clans Ceremony

7:15- 8:45pm: Music resumes

9:00 pm: Ceilidh ends

We look forward to seeing you at the fields for our Calling of the Clans Ceilidh and at the 52nd Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering!

Live Music By Jamie McGeechan


Born in Falkirk and raised in Ayrshire land of Robert Burns, Jamie has shared stages with artists including Damien Rice, Joan Armatrading, Dougie MacLean, Eddi Reader, Andrew Roachford, the Secret Sisters, Eddi Reader and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Jamie has released three albums to date, High Hopes in 2015, Midnight Kingdom in 2020 which was nominated for Scottish Album of The Year and Roots in 2016 which saw Jamie record the songs of Robert Burns live inside Burns Cottage in Alloway, Scotland making history as the first person to do this.

Jamie McGeechan has performed at festivals across the world including Celtic Connections and The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, Camperdown Burns Festival in Australia, New York Tartan Week, New Hampshire Highland Games, ScotFest in Oklahoma, Ohio Scottish Games and the South East Florida Scottish Festival.

Jamie has performed on TV shows including BBC Alba’s RAPAL show, STV’s The Hour and has had his music played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland and Celtic Music Radio

A winner of the Scottish Alternative Music Awards for Best Acoustic.

At times performing under his own name and other times performing under the name of ‘Little Fire’ Jamie has experimented with sounds and genres through his career so far but his distinctive vocals remain a constant throughout.



Come to Scotland for the day! Get your tickets here.

General Admission

Kids 12 and under

General Admission + Scotch Tasting (21 and over only)

Advance: $60 with Friday Night Entrance Ticket Included