Local Directory

Directory of Local Contacts

Societies

Saint Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh – Paul Thompson pthompson@TQconsultants.com 724 468-5800
Association of Scottish Games & Festivals – Kevin Anderson www.asgf.org
Clan Donald Educational & Charitable Trust – Robert Galbraith (412 367-3396)
Daughters of Scotia, Grand Lodge – Mary Lloyd mlloyd@nauticom.net
Gaelic Arts Society – Jack Weber (412 761-1844) jfwnamesman@aol.com
Gaelic Language – Don Campbell (724 742-2725) powell99@zoominternet.net
Gaelic Study Group of Cranberry Township – Harry Webb – hwebb@zoominternet.net
Pittsburgh Scottish Country Dancers – Jim Logan (412 822-7778) www.pscds.org
Pittsburgh Tartan Day Celebration – Pam Maniet (412 535-5528) mmaniet@verizon.net
St. Andrew’s Society of Indiana PA – Rev. Timothy Spence PO Box 168, Marchand, PA 15758
St. Andrew’s Society of Pittsburgh – Paul Thompson (724-468-5800) www.standrewspittsburgh.org
Scottish American Military Society – Camp 77 – Doug Fulton (724-681-3117)

Clans

Clan Anderson – Kevin Anderson, Rt. 3 Box 223, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Clan Armstrong – Robert S. Armstrong, Convener (412-363-0001)
Clan Campbell – John Campbell, Region2 Deputy Commissioner (724-925-7831)
Clan Craig – Frank Craig, 1009 Maple Court, Lower Burrell, PA 15068
Clan Douglas – Donald A. Dickey, 639 Woodward Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Clan Farquharson – Robert A. Farquhar, 405 Fayette City Road, Perryopolis, PA 15473
Clan Hall – John A. Hall Jr., 5695 Cider Mill Crossing, Youngstown, OH 44515
Clan Hanna – William Haynes, 621 Prices Drive, Cresco, PA 18326
Clan Hay – Carolyn Orr (412 782-2957)
Clan Lockhart – Richard Lockhart, 12470 Clay Street, Middlefield, OH 44062
Clan MacBean – Robert McIlvaine, P.O. Box 144, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Clan MacDougall – James McDowell, 149 Lloyd Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Clan MacKenzie – Mimi Cook, 11362 Donation Road, Waterford, PA 16441
Clan MacPherson – Christopher McPherson, 308 Newport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Clan Macnachtan – Richard McNitt, 500 East Prospect Avenue, State College, PA 16801
Clan Maxwell – Karen Maxwell, 5520 Cox Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Clan Ramsay – David Ramsay, 294 Bridge Street, Hunker, PA 15639
Clan Scott Society – Darryl E. Scott (814-677-6283) www.ClanScottSociety.org
Clan Shaw – Steve Betts, 159 Cashdollar Road, Mars, PA 16046
Clan Stewart – Jayne Stewart Cutter, 2705 Raspberry Street, Erie, PA 16508
Clan Sutherland – Arthur Sutherland, 3509 Meadowbrook Road, Murrysville, PA 15668
Tennant Family – Don Tennant (724 228-1031)
Clan Turnbull – Fred S. Turnbull, 781 Westminster Drive, Irwin, PA 15642
Clan Young – Alfred Young, 709 North Chestnut Street, Derry, PA 15627

Pipe Bands

Carnegie Mellon Pipes and Drums – Andrew Carlisle carlisle@cmu.edu
Jaffa Highlanders – Duane Mohney (814 472-7625) www.jaffashrineonline.com/highlanders.html
Latrobe Volunteer Fire Dept. Pipe Band – Chuck McDowell, Pipe Major (724 396-1428) cmcdowellsr@aol.com
Laurel Highlanders Pipe Band – Jim King P.M. (724 639-9963) info@laurelhighlanders.com
Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh – Maria Hofbauer (412 261-0777) secretary@macdonaldpipeband.net
New Haven Hose Company Pipe Band – Scott Hamilton P.M. (724 668-2757) www.nhhcpb.com
Nittany Highland Pipe Band – Jan Hill (814 359-2920) www.nhpb.us jfnhill@verizon.net
Pittsburgh Firefighter’s Memorial Pipe Band – John Marthens, Pipe Major (412 361-4728)
Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society Pipe Band – PM Chuck Handerhan 412-498-0121 www.policebagpipes.com
Seton Hill University Pipe Band – A.G. Lee, Pipe Major (724 420-5442) ashlea1985@aol.com
Syria Highlanders Band – Charles Gleddich, Pipe Major (412 821-7668) www.shriner.us
Veterans Memorial Pipe Band – Ross Williams www.vmpipeband.com

Local Instructors

Bagpipes

The Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming – George Balderose (412-323-2707) www.BalmoralSchool.org
Bob Blachley – Bethel Park – (412 973-7870)
Liz Cherry – New Stanton – (802 274-3379) ptcrnpiper@yahoo.com
Scott Hamilton – New Alexandria – (724 668-2757) nhhcpb@aol.com
Jim Harland – Pittsburgh – (412 521-2460) piperjim2@verizon.net
Nick Hudson – Shadyside – (240 464-5693)
A. G. Lee – Greensburg – (724 420-5442) ashlea1985@aol.com
Chris Lorince – Mt. Pleasant (412 610-3834) franknpiper@zoominternet.net
MacDonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh – Bethel Park – secretary@macdonaldpipeband.net
Alastair Murray (412 417-6950) piobpiper007@gmail.com
Brian Pokrifka – (724 869-3411)
Sean Regan – Edinboro and Skype – (412 726-0218) sprbagpiper@hotmail.com
Jonathan Shegog – Newcastle (412 445-8178) shegog@gmail.com
Thomas Soergel and Charles Soergel – Thomas and Charles Soergel (412 939-0550)

Drums

Kathy Hamilton – snare Drumming – New Alexandria – (724 668-2757) nhhcpb@aol.com
Alex Lee – Snare Drumming – Bridgeville – (724 433-8558) Deputyalex81@aol.com
Ian Lee – Snare Drumming – Bridgeville – Shudrummer93@aol.com
Allison McLeod – Tenor Drumming – Delmont – (724 468-5640) alliskye@comcast.net
Dale McLeod – Snare Drumming – Delmont – (724 331-3265) dalemcleod1@comcast.net
Sean Regan – Edinboro and Skype – (412 726-0218) sprbagpiper@hotmail.com
Thomas and Charles Soergel – Thomas and Charles Soergel (412 939-0550)

Highland Dance

Celtic Spirit Highland Dancers – Kathy Horvath (724 457-1517) jikahorvath@verizon.net
Heather & Thistle Highland Dancers – Ligonier – Wendy Fennell (412 389-8425) wendyfennell@verizon.net

Scottish Country Dance

Pittsburgh Scottish Country Dance Society – Jim Logan (412 822-7778) pscds@verizon.net

Celtic Harp

Harp and Voice Lessons – Faith Stenning (412 251-0013)

Scottish Fiddle

Scottish Fiddle – Melinda Crawford (724 946-8424) info@melindacrawford.com

Guitar

Celtic music on the guitar – David Shelow (412 812-8131) www.davidshelow.com

Distance Learning Opportunities

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig – the Gaelic College in the Isle of Skye, Scotland teaches online and abroad Gaelic language courses from levels beginner to advanced. http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/en/

Performers

Adam and the River Blackwater Band – Folk Band – Adam Valenti (724 321-6087) adam@riverblackwaterband.com
George Balderose – Bagpiper (412 323-2707) www.PittsburghPiper.com
The Balmoral School of Piping & Drumming – George Balderose (412 323-2707) www.BalmoralSchool.org
Barra the Bard, Celtic Storyteller – Barra the Bard (412 389-3910) www.BarraBard.com
Betsy Bethel-McFarland – bagpiper – 304 280-6212 bbmcfarland@yahoo.com
Bob Blachley – bagpiper – 412 973-7870
Cathasaigh – Folk singer – cnmusic@cathasiagh.com
Campbell’s Company of Light Infantry – reenactors – (kiltwearing@hotmail.com)
Carnegie Mellon University Pipe Band – Andrew Carlisle andrewcarlisle@andrew.cmu.edu
Celtic Spirit Highland Dancers – Kathy Horvath (724 457-1517) jikahorvath@verizon.net
Bruce Golightly, Folk singer – druidsong@druidsong.net
Terry Greene, Bagpiper – (724 206-2975) terry.greene.bagpiper@gmail.com
Heather & Thistle Highland Dancers – Wendy Fennell (412 389-8425) wendyfennell@verizon.net
Melinda Crawford – Scottish Fiddler – info@melindacrawford.com
Jill Moncilovich, 18th Century Weaving Demos – Jill Moncilovich (724 225-7189) jsm@mandktherapy.com
Laurel Highlanders Pipe Band – Jim King (724 639-9963) info@laurelhighlanders.com
A. G. Lee – Bagpiper – (724 420-5442) ashlea1985@aol.com
Timmy MacDonald – Fiddler – Timmy MacDonald (412 269-3635)
MacDonald Pipe Band – Maria Hofbauer secretary@macdonaldpipeband.net
Melinda Crawford – Fiddler – (724 946-8424) info@melindacrawford.com
Alastair Murray – Bagpiper (412 417-6950) piobpiper007@gmail.com
New Haven Hose Company Pipe Band – Scott Hamilton PM (724 668-2757) www.nhhcpb.com
Nittany Highland Pipe Band – Jan Hill (814 359-2920) jfnhill@verizon.net
Pittsburgh Firefighters’ Memorial Pipe Band – John Marthens, Pipe Major (412 361-4728)
Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society – Bagpipe Band www.policebagpipes.com
Pittsburgh Scottish Country Dancers – Jim Logan (412 822-7778) jimlogan@verizon.net
Brian Pokrifka, Bagpiper – 724 869-3411
Jacqui Pressley Highland Dance Co. – Jacqui Pressley (412 818-9872) jpressley@comcast.net
Eugene Richards, Celtic Harp – (412 661-4699)
RichPatrick Celtic Music – www.myspace.com/irishrichpatrick
Road to the Isles – George Balderose – Bagpiper (412 323-2707) www.RoadtotheIsles.org
Sean O’Donnell – Bagpiper www.SeanODonnellBagpiper.com
Seton Hill University Pipe Band – A.G. Lee, Pipe Major (724 420-5442) ashlea1985@aol.com
Jonathan Shegog, Bagpiper – Newcastle (412 445-8178) shegog@gmail.com
David Shelow – Celtic guitarist (412 812-8131) www.davidshelow.com
Shrine Pipe Band – Charles Gleddich, Pipe Major (412 821-7668)
Steel Clover – Celtic Ballads – Sue Borowski (412 303-5250) www.steelclovermusic.com
Steel Thistle Pipe Band – Patrick Regan, Pipe Major (412 231-0188)
Alastair Stout, composer and organist (412 269-3431) – www.stoutworks.net
Thistle & Pine Fiddle Group (724-397-2442)

Vendors

Celtic Culture – Andrew Carr (724 238-2420) andrew_carr@celticcultureonline.com

A Celtic Shoppe – Thistle & Pine – Teresa Perry (941-769-4162) www.ThistleAndPine.com email: thistle.pine@gmail.com
Dancer’s Pointe (412-391-8899)
Highland Island – Lynda Graham (877-443-5464) www.highlandisland.com
Irish Design Center (412-682-6125) www.IrishDesignCenter.com
St Kilda USA Highland Wear Specialists (412-276-3242) 14 Charles Dr., Carnegie www.stkildausa.com
Judith Sullivan kiltmaker – (603-352-7806) judithsullivan@myfairpoint.net
The Piper’s Pub (412-381-3977) www.PipersPub.com
Other

Jonathan Klemens, FSA Scot – writer and antiquarian (724-272-2608) ravencrest@live.com