HIGHLAND FLING-Music, Song and Dance
Maureen doing The HIGHLAND FLING
Photo Courtesy of the Indy Irish Fest
2010 Schedule: Metamora Folk Music Festival
HIGHLAND FLING Band
Laura, Monica, Maureen
Pennywhistle, Fiddle, Guitar, Bodhran, Song & Dance
Photo courtesy of Barb Robinson
Highlander Festival at the Appleworks
Feast of the Hunters' Moon
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2008 UPCOMING SHOWS:
Feb 9 & 14: Morris Butler Museum, 7:30 - 8:00 Celtic Harp Concert
July 6: Artsgarden, Circle Center, 2:00 - 3:00 Celtic Harp
Oct 4 & 5: Fishers Renfaire
Nov 2: Indy Artsgarden
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Laura plays Celtic Harp and classical, pop and jazz
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SCHEDULEQuote in print: 2008 - "Celebrate the most romantic day of the year and indulge in an elaborate Victorian dinner and dessert at the Morris-Butler House. Experience the beauty of the 1865 historic home and music by Celtic harp artist Laura (Robinson) Hiner while sampling the decadent 19th century menu..." -Indianapolis Downtown, Inc
Quote in print:...you won't want to miss "Celtic music with Laura Robinson... and Highland Fling’s
energizing performance from fiddle to Irish drum and dance." NUVO Magazine, 2004
"This year's International Fest - See three ladies with an extensive repertoire of music and dance." The Thistle Scottish Society of Indianapolis, 2006.
Laura: Piano, Guitar, Fiddle, Voice, Harp
HIGHLAND FLING performs traditional music, song and dance of Scotland & Ireland.
Monica: Pennywhistle & Mandolin
Monica's pennywhistle will transport
you to the countryside of Ireland and Scotland.
Maureen: Bodhran & Dance
The bodhran (Irish drum) has been called
the Pulse of Irish music.
They perform as a Trio, or Duo or Solo. Laura performs solo with fiddle, guitar, piano and vocals
Laura performs duo with Harper, Sara
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Musical styles include Celtic, Big Band, the 20s thru the 80s
LEGEND BEHIND "THE HIGHLAND FLING"
A long time ago, a great feast was planned. The father sent his son out to kill a deer for their dinner. The son found the deer, but thought it too beautiful to be killed. Upon returning home, he could not find words to tell his father why there was no meat for the evening's feast. He began to dance to tell his story. The dance came to be known as The HIGHLAND FLING.
The arms over the head represent antlers.
What is the "HIGHLAND FLING"?
The HIGHLAND FLING is a folk dance of Scotland. It was originally performed by males after battles to celebrate victories; sometimes performed on the shield of the defeated enemy. The name "Fling" comes from the characteristic step in which the dancer hops and turns on one foot while passing the other foot in front of and behind the calf.
Are there HIGHLANDS in Ireland?
Yes! There are! County Donegal boasts the only Highlands in Ireland.
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