Help save the Salado Games!

CTAM-Header-CroppedAs some of you may know the Central Texas Area Museum, host of the oldest Highland Games & clan gathering in Texas, the Salado Highland Games, is having financial trouble. According to their GoFundMe page they have “an immediate need for additional funds to extend Museum operations until the Scottish Gathering and Games, which will be held November 11-13, in Salado. Plans are underway to avoid future financial crisis, but we need your help to survive until we can enact those plans.” Without the support of the community and Highland games enthusiasts the museum, and games may not survive. If you are looking for a charity to donate to, please visit their GoFundMe page and consider donating today. Click HERE to donate.

Texas pipe bands

You don’t have to travel to Scotland to hear some great piping! In addition to the many Highland Games around the state, Texas is home to some great pipe bands!

St. Thomas Alumni Pipe Band of Houston

Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums of Austin

North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums of Dallas/Fort Worth

San Antonio Pipes and Drums

Metroplex United Pipe Band of Dallas/Forth Worth

Plus there are great Fire Department bands in: Addison, Amarillo, Arlington, Bryan, College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Galveston, Georgetown, Grapevine, Houston, Irving, Longview, Lubbock, McKinney, New Braunfels, Plano, Round Rock, San Antonio, and many more!

Do you know of any other Texas bands that we missed? Tell us who your favorite is in the comments below!

Golf supporting bagpiping?

The Pipes Are Calling – Golf Classic
St Thomas Alumni pipe band, a world-class Grade 2 band from Houston, with CMS member Scott MacLeod on their roster, will be putting on a golf tournament fundraiser Friday, June 3rd, at BlackHorse Golf Club! If you are interested in attending, please contact a band member, message the above group on Facebook, or send an email to

Sounds of Scotland

For those of you in the Houston area, the St. Thomas Episcopal School is presenting their annual Sounds of Scotland event on March 1st. There are still tickets available, and it should be a great event with more than 200 talented students performing. Proceeds from the show benefit the STE Scholarship Fund.

Below are a couple short videos from last year’s performance.

Salado Highland Games are underway!

image It’s a beautiful day in Salado! Stop by the tent in you’re in the neighborhood. We are taking names for a Veterans Day salute to the Armed Forces tomorrow afternoon. We have also partnered with our friends in Clan Mackay to raffle off two Scotch baskets to benefit the St. Thomas Episcopal School Pipe band and highland dancers.

Come see us at Sherwood Forest Celtic Music Festival

imageIf you want to see the clans and hear some great Celtic music be sure to stop by the Sherwood Forest Celtic Music Festival this weekend only! Representatives from the Clan MacLeod Society, USA will be at the festival this weekend to meet our members and recruit new MacLeods. Be sure to stop by the tent to say hello and get your membership information. Don’t let the rain dampen your Scottish pride!

Hope to see you this weekend. Hold Fast!