9th and 10th of September, 2006, Bjornstad first joined with
the Highlander Warriors to recreate the wedding, in 1140 AD, of Somerled, a Scottish prince,
to Ragnhild, a Viking princess. Their marriage resulted in 50 years of relative peace and
stability for the Isle of Man and the nearby islands. Members of Bjornstad wrote the script and provided props
and actors. The venue was the Pleasanton (California) Highland Games,
put on by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco. Around 50,000 visitors come to the games each year,
making it one of the largest Scottish gatherings in the world. Since
this debut effort, we've presented the play on two other occasions.|
Kjartan and Diarmid demonstrate Viking and
Scottish relations in 1140.
The Vikings arrive for the wedding.