Gallus Gael - The Games Re-enactors

Our living history re-enactors have a collective 60 years of experience!   It all started in Scotland with a 21 year old who had a love of Scottish History. 

He joined a re-enactment group and learned to wield a basket hilt broadsword, becoming one of the best swordsmen in the country.  A few years later he met his future wife (at a re-enactment!) and together they gradually introduced their five children to the art.

In 2009 they immigrated to 'the colonies' and continued with their love of history by forming GALLUS GAEL Historical Dueling Society.

Shows are performed regularly helping to raise funds for the Colchester Highland Games & Gathering.

If you are interested in history & would love to try your hand with a sword, or just want to dress up and act out a part then contact us here 

Come fight alongside some of Scotlands greatest swordsmen who will be travelling from Glasgow Scotland to participate in the 2018 Games.


To Join

To participate in our combat displays you must be at least 14 years of age though persons of any age are welcome to attend and perform in other capacities at our shows.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also in the group. 

We take safety very seriously as we do not wear any protective clothing and therefore children must be kept under strict supervision. 

Skill Levels

Historical Re-enactment takes skill and practice in order to perform well.  It can also be a dangerous sport if  certain rules are not adhered to.

We will teach you not only the skills of swordsmanship and showmanship but safety as well.

When we feel you are safe to draw sword you will be given a part to play in the main display.

History Alive

You do not have to be a swordsman/woman to take part in our shows.  If you have an interest in history, enjoy dressing up and having fun, then come along and find out what it is all about.

We also give historical demonstrations on period clothing & interesting facts.



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