Thanks to all of those people who braved the cold on December 31 to attend Hogman-eh 2017.  The weather was frigid but the feeling within the Aberdeen Pavilion was warm.

A big thank you goes out to our volunteers. Without them and our sponsors we would not be able to offer the public free admission to Hogman-eh!

We look forward to seeing you all at Hogman-eh! 2018 when we hope the weather is not as cold.

Anyone who attended and took photos at the event, please share them with us by sending them to photos@ottscot.ca .

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.

Major Sponsors

Our Other Sponsors

Please support all our sponsors – without them we would not be able to offer free admission to Hogman-eh!

The Hogman-eh Bands

Arnprior McNab Pipe Band

Arnprior McNab Pipe Band

Award-winning Arnprior McNab Pipe Band opens up our main stage. Be sure to arrive early and see them “gather the clans” to ring in the New Year in Scotland!

Écosse

Écosse

Écosse, a popular Ottawa-area band, is comprised of musicians Bobby Watt, James Stephens, Duncan Gillis, Greg Brown, Rob Graves and Pat Maher. Bobby Watt is one of Canada’s finest traditional singers, a Scottish-born master stonemason and ex-police scuba diver with a voice to melt the hardest heart.
http://www.ecosse.ca/

The Urban Highlanders

The Urban Highlanders

Based in Toronto, the Urban Highlanders draw on a broad collection of influences to create original instrumentals, homemade and traditional tunes, and story-based songs and tales. Bagpipes, whistles, 6-string violin, soprano sax, piccolo, clarinet, acoustic guitar, mandolin, an array of drums and percussion… all join the fray in an inspired musical dust up.

https://urbanhighlanders.com

https://soundcloud.com/user-489894232
The American Rogues

The American Rogues

Renowned for their musical skill, quick wit, compelling storytelling, and engaging stage show, The American Rogues have mastered the art of creating an immediate connection with audiences who can’t stay in their seats! They are equally known for their epic, multi-instrumental sound that crosses the musical landscape to include jigs, reels, hornpipes, ballads, originals, covers, soundtracks, patriotic and military music, Irish foot-stompers and more. The American Rogues are fast becoming a household name with fans around the world, loved by young and old of all backgrounds.
https://www.theamericanrogues.com

Searson

Searson

For more than a decade, sisters Erin and Colleen Searson have been bringing their unique blend of Scottish, Celtic, East Coast and Ottawa Valley-style music to the world. Energetic dancing, spirited fiddling and gorgeous harmonies are on the menu! The sisters perform on a variety of instruments throughout their live show which includes Colleen on fiddle, vocals and Ottawa Valley Step Dancing while Erin performs on piano, vocals, Ottawa Valley Step Dancing and tenor guitar. Rounding out the live show is bass/guitar player Fraser Gauthier, who has studied at Humber College and Capilano University, and Dave MacDougall, a drummer and percussionist who brings creativity and groove to a variety of styles of music.

https://www.searsonband.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtUwfa3W8-lwP6fKRbuwqkg

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

4:45 p.m. Doors open at Aberdeen Pavilion
5 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Great Scot! Kids’ zone
5:00 – 11:00 p.m. Hall of Origins
6:50 p.m. Piper leads children to the main stage
6:59 p.m. Countdown to New Year in Scotland – balloons and Auld Lang Syne
7:05 p.m. Searson
7:50 p.m. Arnprior McNab Pipe Band
8:05 p.m. The Urban Highlanders
9:00 p.m. Passing the Torch Procession
9:10 p.m. Arnprior McNab Pipe Band
9:20 p.m. Écosse
10:20 p.m. Arnprior McNab Pipe Band
10:35 p.m. The American Rogues
12:00 Midnight Auld Lang Syne
12:05 am Fireworks

OUR FOOD VENDORS

Seed to Sausage We are a small artisan food shop in Centretown Ottawa specializing in tasty meats, artisanal grocery items, and a carefully curated cheese section. We work in partnership with Seed to Sausage Corporation from Sharbot Lake, Ontario.
Maggie’s Shortbread All of my products are made using my old fashioned, top secret family recipe. My shortbread is of the highest quality with no added preservatives and comes in a variety of flavors and quantities.
The Hot Potato Company We started our journey into the world of SPUDS and mobile catering about 15 years ago.
We realised there was a need for better healthier food in the festival and event market.
We travel the Ottawa valley and sometimes outside of it, baking and selling our delicious baked potatoes, wedges and Cornish style pasties.
Fadi’s Fabulous Food Fadi’s Fabulous Foods serves up fresh food fast, and offers a wide selection of tasty treats to appeal to every palate.

 

HALL OF ORIGINS

Find out more about your Scottish roots

  1. British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
  2. Clan Donald
  3. Ardbrae Scottish Dancers of Ottawa
  4. Sherry’s School of Dance
  5. Scottish Society
  6. Kilt Skate

VIP Membership with the Scottish Society of Ottawa (SSO)

Do you know someone who wants to become an SSO VIP member?

Click here to apply for membership.

Annual VIP Membership Fee: $20/person or $30/family (all living in the same location)

As an SSO VIP member you get advance notice of SSO ticketed events as well as a 10% discount!

Great Scot – what a deal!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

4:45 p.m. Doors open at Aberdeen Pavilion
5 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Great Scot! Kids’ zone
6:50 p.m. Piper leads children to the main stage
6:59 p.m. Countdown to New Year in Scotland – balloons and Auld Lang Syne
7:05 p.m. Searson
7:50 p.m. Arnprior McNab Pipe Band
8:05 p.m. The Urban Highlanders
9:05 p.m. Arnprior McNab Pipe Band
9:20 p.m. Écosse
10:20 p.m. Arnprior McNab Pipe Band
10:35 p.m. The American Rogues
12:00 Midnight Auld Lang Syne
12:05 am Fireworks

GREAT SCOT! KIDZONE

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Between 5:00 – 7:00 pm, there will be an array of activities for the wee ones, including face painting and Scottish-themed arts and crafts, as well as performances by Sherry’s School of Highland Dance and Ardbrae Scottish Country Dancers of Ottawa.  Moves learned during the audience participatory dances will be put to good use when Searson takes the stage at 7:05 pm!


MUSIC

Searson

For more than a decade, sisters Erin and Colleen Searson have been bringing their unique blend of Scottish, Celtic, East Coast and Ottawa Valley-style music to the world. Energetic dancing, spirited fiddling and gorgeous harmonies are on the menu! The sisters perform on a variety of instruments throughout their live show which includes Colleen on fiddle, vocals and Ottawa Valley Step Dancing while Erin performs on piano, vocals, Ottawa Valley Step Dancing and tenor guitar. Rounding out the live show is bass/guitar player Fraser Gauthier, who has studied at Humber College and Capilano University, and Dave MacDougall, a drummer and percussionist who brings creativity and groove to a variety of styles of music.

https://www.searsonband.com/

https://www.facebook.com/searsonmusic/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtUwfa3W8-lwP6fKRbuwqkg

The Urban Highlanders

Based in Toronto, the Urban Highlanders draw on a broad collection of influences to create original instrumentals, homemade and traditional tunes, and story-based songs and tales. Bagpipes, whistles, 6-string violin, soprano sax, piccolo, clarinet, acoustic guitar, mandolin, an array of drums and percussion… all join the fray in an inspired musical dust up.

https://urbanhighlanders.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheUrbanHighlanders/

Écosse

Écosse, a popular Ottawa-area band, is comprised of musicians Bobby Watt, James Stephens, Duncan Gillis, Greg Brown, Rob Graves and Pat Maher. Bobby Watt is one of Canada’s finest traditional singers, a Scottish-born master stonemason and ex-police scuba diver with a voice to melt the hardest heart.

http://www.ecosse.ca/

The American Rogues

Renowned for their musical skill, quick wit, compelling storytelling, and engaging stage show, The American Rogues have mastered the art of creating an immediate connection with audiences who can’t stay in their seats!  They are equally known for their epic, multi-instrumental sound that crosses the musical landscape to include jigs, reels, hornpipes, ballads, originals, covers, soundtracks, patriotic and military music, Irish foot-stompers and more.  The American Rogues are fast becoming a household name with fans around the world, loved by young and old of all backgrounds.

Bring your dancing shoes!

https://www.theamericanrogues.com/gallery (link for pics)

https://www.theamericanrogues.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rogues/168127509884078?ref=hl

Arnprior McNab Pipe Band

Award-winning Arnprior McNab Pipe Band opens up our main stage. Be sure to arrive early and see them “gather the clans” to ring in the New Year in Scotland!

https://www.facebook.com/arnpriormcnabpipesanddrums/

https://twitter.com/@AMPipesandDrums

HALL OF ORIGINS

5:00 – 11:59 p.m. Learn about Scottish culture by visiting these booths.

Check back soon for our participant list.
We hope to see you there!
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The Hogman-eh! VIP Experience – Great Scot!
Back by popular demand the SSO is offering the “VIP Experience” in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Hogman-eh!Adults 19 and over can kick up their heels and enjoy select reserved seating to watch the main stage show, passes for a meet & greet with the artists, complimentary coat check, 1 cocktails and appetizers in the Milestones VIP Lounge and a swag bag of gifts and goodies from our sponsors.

 

VIP Membership with the Scottish Society of Ottawa (SSO)Do you know someone who wants to become an SSO VIP member?

Click here to apply for membership.

Annual VIP Membership Fee: $20/person or $30/family (all living in the same location)

As an SSO VIP member you get advance notice of SSO ticketed events as well as a 10% discount!

Great Scot – what a deal!

 

Driving to the event? Info on Road Closures in Ottawa for Dec 31st  http://ottawa.ca/en/new-years-eve

Parking at TD Place (1000+ spaces)

Free OC Transpo from 4:30 pm on Dec 31st.

 

Bring your skates and get ready for Sir John A’s Great Canadian Kilt Skate!

Public skating is available at the outdoor Skating Court at Lansdowne Park, located just behind the Aberdeen Pavilion.

Join the musicians in welcoming Canada’s 150 with Auld Lang Syne inside …and then join your fellow revelers in the sights and sounds of FIREWORKS outside right after Auld Lang Syne to end the evening.

 

 

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