Mastery of Scottish Arts merges with Celtic Arts Foundation
The Pacific Northwest-based Mastery of Scottish Arts, which organizes an annual star-studded school of piping and drumming and concert, has merged with the Washington-based Celtic Arts Foundation to form a much larger registered not-for-profit organization that will operate under the name “Celtic Arts Foundation.
“The concert is scheduled for February 6, 2009, and the Winter School will be February 7-11, 2009.The CAF was best known in Pacific Northwest piping and drumming circles for managing the Skagit Valley Highland Games in Mount Vernon, Washington. CAF Board President David Ryberg said, “Our mission is about sponsoring, encouraging and promoting the Celtic Culture through events and educational activities: it’s a very logical relationship for all concerned and we welcome the chance to expand our programs in this way.”
Richendrfr is a former piper with the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band.