Premier

Fling

1st - MacKenzie Paton

​2nd - Madison Stevens

3rd - Mary Kaschmitter

4th - Taeler Stafford

Sword

​1st -  Madison Stevens
​2nd - Mary Kaschmitter

3rd - Reagan Temblay

4th - Skylar Jones

Seann Triubhas

1st - MacKenzie Paton

2nd - Reagan Temblay

3rd - Madison Stevens

4th - Skylar Jones

Blue Bonnets

1st - Reagan Temblay

2nd - Mary Kaschmitter

3rd - Skylar Jones

4th - Madison Stevens

Village Maid

1st - Reagan Temblay
2nd - Mary Kaschmitter
3rd - MacKenzie Paton

4th - Madison Stevens

Hornpipe

1st - Madison Stevens

2nd - Reagan Temblay

3rd - Mary Kaschmitter

4th - Jessica Olsen

Aggregate Trophy: 

Madison Stevens

CELTIC DANCE

DANCE

Beginner (12 & older)

Fling

1st - Ava Trotter

​2nd - Chloe Robertson

3rd - Rachel Stawn

Sword

​1st -  Chloe Robertson
​2nd - Thatcher DeLaney

3rd - Ava Trotter

Seann Triubhas

1st - Chloe Robertson

2nd - Rachel Stawn

3rd - Thatcher DeLaney

Lilt

1st - Chloe Robertson

2nd - Leann Clarke

3rd - Rachel Stawn

Flora

1st - Leann Clarke

2nd - Thatcher DeLaney

3rd - Rachel Stawn

Aggregate Trophy: 

Chloe Robertson

Highland Dancing, Irish Dancing, and Welsh Dancing, competitions,  performances, and demonstrations will take place both Saturday August 15th  and Sunday August 16th, 2020 at the Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering, held at the Historic Daly Mansion, Hamilton Montana.

​Registration for our 2020 event will be posted January 2020.


Gary Bladen - Dance coordinator 

Beginner (11 & under)

Fling

1st - Grace Marie Berrier

​2nd - Maisie Kim

3rd - Quinn Wainwright

Sword

​1st - Olivia Herron
​2nd - Osmund Miller

3rd - Maisie Kim

Seann Triubhas

1st - Olivia Herron

2nd - Bree Ross

3rd - Grace Marie Berrier

Lilt

1st - Olivia Herron

2nd - Samantha Gold

3rd - Quinn Wainwright

Flora

1st - Olivia Herron

Aggregate Trophy:

Olivia Herron

Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering
PO Box 1774 Hamilton MT 59840 US

406-274-8886

bitterrootcelticsociety@outlook.com


Novice

Fling

1st - Monterey Domike

​2nd - Mairi Gunn

3rd - Gwendolyn Domike

Sword

​1st -  Gwendolyn Domike
​2nd - Monterey Domike

3rd - Mairi Gunn

Seann Triubhas

1st - Mairi Gunn

2nd - Amber Voss

3rd - Gwendolyn Domike

Lilt

1st - Mairi Gunn

2nd - Monterey Domike

3rd - Gwendolyn Domike

Flora

1st - Mairi Gunn
2nd - Monterey Domike
3rd - Gwendolyn Domike

Aggregate Trophy: 

Mairi Gunn

2019 RESULTS 

Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering:

Ghillies

Primary:

Pas de Basques 

1st - Clara Domike

​2nd - Rosslyn Miller

PB's & Hicuts

​1st - Clara Domike
​2nd - Rosslyn Miller

The Celtic nations are generally the territories in western Europe where Celtic languages or cultural traits have survived.  The term "nation" is used in its original sense to mean a people who share a common identity and culture and are identified with a traditional territory.   The seven territories widely considered Celtic nations are Brittany (Breizh), Cornwall (Kernow), Wales (Cymru), Scotland (Alba), Ireland (Éire), Isle of Man (Mannin or Ellan Vannin) and Galicia.
While seven “nations” are represented worldwide and no doubt have their related types of dance, the vast majority of American Celtic cultural heritage is associated with the Irish and Scottish traditions.   Therefore the Bitterroot Celtic Society and our related festival, The Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering, emphasizes Irish and Scottish dance.
Scottish and Irish dancing
Many think the two Celtic forms are synonymous. In comparison to Scottish highland dance, Irish dancers rarely use their arms which are held beside their bodies (rather than raised above the shoulders), legs and feet are frequently crossed (not turned out at 45°), and frequent use of the hard-soled step shoes (compared to ghillies or 'pumps'). There is a greater use of choreography than traditional movements.
Highland dance or Highland dancing (Scottish Gaelic: dannsa Gàidhealach) is a style of competitive solo dancing developed in the Scottish Highlands in the 19th and 20th centuries in the context of competitions at public events such as the Highland games. It was 'created from the Gaelic folk dance, but formalized with the conventions of ballet and has been subject to influences from outside the Highlands. Highland dancing is often performed to the accompaniment of Highland bagpipe music and dancers wear specialized shoes called ghillies (shown below).

The Bitterroot Celtic Games and Gathering (BCGG) holds a sanctioned Highland Dance competition during the festival each year.  The sanction comes from the Federation of U.S. Teachers and Adjudicators (FUSTA) which is associated with the Scottish Official Highland Dancing Association (SODHD). We also have Highland Dance demonstrations and workshops.
Irish dance or Irish dancing is a group of traditional dance forms originating from Ireland, encompassing dancing both solo and in groups, and dancing for social, competitive, and performance purposes.  While the BCGG does not hold any Irish dance competitions, we have Irish dance demonstrations and teach social dancing usually associated with Ceilis (community gatherings).

Intermediate

Fling

1st - Abigail Peck

​2nd - Alexander Peck

3rd - Avery Cummins

Sword

​1st -  Alexander Peck
​2nd - Avery Cummins

3rd - Kellan Miller

Seann Triubhas

1st - Avery Cummins

2nd - Kellan Miller

3rd - Abigail Peck

Lilt

1st - Avery Cummins

2nd - Alexander Peck

3rd - Heather Ludwig

Flora

1st - Avery Cummins
2nd - Kellan Miller
3rd - Heather Ludwig

Hornpipe

1st - Katie Arnold

2nd - Heather Ludwig

3rd - Shelby Anderson

Aggregate Trophy: 

Avery Cummins