July 11, 2017 – First Meeting of the Western Sierra Celtic Society Meeting at Murphys Irish Pub – We hope to see you at our first Western Sierra Celtic Society meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Murphys Irish Pub.  All monthly meetings feature a program on Irish or Scottish culture or history.  Please arrive early for a no-host Irish meal and a pint of ale!

Learn the historical origins of the famed 1841 Scottish folk song, The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. The discussion will be led by Western Sierra Celtic Society member Mark Nouillan of Sonora, who is a native of Glasgow, Scotland.   The song’s sad and stirring lyrics stem from Scotland’s Jacobite Rebellion and the rebels’ disastrous loss at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.  Nouillan’s Scottish hometown is near Loch Lomond, which he has studied the beloved Scottish song’s roots.

The July 11 cultural program will be at the end of the newly-formed Irish-Scottish club’s first meeting.

Meetings are 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Murphys Irish Pub.  Each will include a presentation on either Irish or Scottish history or culture.  For details, please visit the Celtic club’s web site at www.SierraCelts.org or e-mail kiltguy@aol.com.