Scotland is not its own country yet, but this past spring’s failed independence vote seems only to have spurred on events so that now its eventual breakaway from the United Kingdom appears to be a foregone conclusion. This bit should make a savory backdrop for Kimbell Fest: Scotland. After a successful Japanese-themed festival in 2013, the museum is bringing the affair back to pair with its current exhibit from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Along with free admission to the exhibit, festivalgoers will also be able to hear traditional bagpipe music, Gaelic choral music, and Celtic singing by The Selkie Girls, as well as performances by local bands Calhoun, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, and The Wild Feathers. In addition, Tom McDermott will be on hand to tell Scottish stories, dance troupes will perform traditional dances, the Greater Dallas Scottish Terrier Club will hold a show of the doughty dogs, and workshops will be held on Scottish genealogy, cap making, and stitching thistles. This whole celebration will take place both inside the museum and on the lawn, so get out your tartans and learn the lyrics to “Annie Laurie.”
Kimbell Fest: Scotland runs 2-10pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.