The Story Behind Our Winning Tartan, “Heart Sings”
Hitting All the Right Notes
The motto of the Bluegrass Ceili Academy in Lexington, KY, is “Do what makes your heart sing!” This tartan was created for the Irish dance school to represent the spirit, history and community of the Academy.
Royal blue for the grass found in their old Kentucky home. Green for the land of their ancestors. Black and white for the flag of Sligo, proudly flown to honor their immigrant dance family roots. And an accent of cerulean in memory of a beloved mentor.
We will be submitting Heart Sings to the Scottish Register of Tartans, where it will enter the official database of designs. We’ll also be producing a select number of Heart Sings tartans to bring this amazing design to life. Thank you to all who submitted!
Scottish tartans have been worn to express family, region or individual pride for nearly 2,000 years. Now you can be a part of history with your own design recognized by the official Scottish Register of Tartans.
Feeling creative? Enter our Tartan Contest!
- Design your tartan here. Be inspired by colors that represent what’s important to you, or go wild with combinations the world has never seen before. Play around with patterns, threadcounts and more.
- Download your design as a .jpeg or .png file.
- Click the SUBMIT button below and upload it to the contest. Be sure to name your tartan (important!) and include the story behind your design. You can check the official Registry to see if your tartan’s name is already taken.
- Share your submission with friends and family on your social channels. Make sure to tag Sport Kilt and use #clanbrave
- Check out other designs in our Gallery here.
Our team will review all tartan submissions and determine a winner. Then we’ll register your design in Scotland using your tartan’s unique “DNA” - its original name and threadcount.
Once you’re registered, we’ll produce a real-life, ultra-limited edition kilt bearing your tartan for you to show off to the world.
We can’t wait to see your epic designs!
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