Music & Dance
From (bag) pipe and drum bands to Celtic rock, our festival features a variety of music rooted in Celtic traditions. Our three stages have music and dance performances throughout the weekend.
The Lt. Shadd Rohwer Memorial Stage was named in honor of Farmington Fire Fighter Shadd Rohwer. He was an integral part of our event and our dear friend. He was responsible for running the logistics with skill and smile.
The Connie Gotsch Memorial Stage was named in honor of Connie Gotsch who was one of our founding performers. She delighted our attendees with her stories.
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Big Paddy Headlines at the 2023 Aztec Highland Games!
Friday, October 6 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Performs on Main Stage Saturday, October 7 at 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm and on the Traditional Stage Sunday, October 8th
We host a Highland Dance Competition during the event. Come to watch or to compete!
"Highland dance or Highland dancing (Scottish Gaelic: dannsa Gàidhealach) is a style of competitive 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 repertoire, but formalized with the conventions of ballet', and has been subject to influences from outside the Highlands. Highland dancing is often performed with the accompaniment of Highland bagpipe music, and dancers wear specialized shoes called ghillies. It is now seen at nearly every modern-day Highland games event." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_highland_dance