Attending a Celtic festival is a great way to experience all the wonders of Celtic culture, including song, dance, crafts, and food and drink.
Trying something new and reaching out to other people who share your ancestry can be really inspiring.
Creating memories and making new friends is just one facet of a Celtic festival, but it can be the very best part!
If you have a taste for Celtic music and dance, you’ll find these gatherings exceptionally stimulating. Musicians from all over the world meet to play for festival attendees, adding touches of Celtic beauty to all genres of music.
As well, there are often great activities for families at these events, including children’s crafts and games. For grown-ups, the timeless pleasures of jovial nights at Irish pubs, surrounded by friendly faces, can be a real selling point.
We’ve gathered some information about the best new festivals for the upcoming months. We hope you get a chance to participate and enjoy everything that they have to offer.
Here is a look at some fun festivals. Consider a road trip or short flight and make a holiday of it.
Michigan Irish Music Festival –
This Irish music festival takes place from Sept. 18-20, 2009, in downtown Muskegon. Fiddle virtuosos Natalie McMaster and Donnell Leahy are headlining the musical entertainment for this popular event.
Other activities include a fun Limerick “festival” and pub night, as well as inflatable rides and activities for the children.
Before you go, get in the spirit by choosing a fun and beautiful Celtic pendant to wear. The noble Shamrock Pendant is a perfect choice if your ancestry is Irish. Here’s quick look at a pretty Shamrock pendant you’ll be proud to wear.
As you can see, this perfectly crafted pendant really evokes the spirit of the occasion, and it’s highlighted by a sparkling row of diamonds.
Long after the festival ends, you’ll still reach for your Shamrock pendant – you may decide to just leave it on full-time.
Here’s a look at another great festival that will be coming up in the near future.
Milwaukee Irish Fest –
This great Irish festival runs from August 13-15th, 2009, and it takes place at Henry W. Maier Festival Park, just a short shuttle ride from the downtown core.
There is a whole roster of fun entertainment planned for the event. Musical acts such as Slide and Sean Keane will get the crowd dancing on the Main Stage. Plenty of other acts are scheduled as well.
If you love Irish dancing, you’ll enjoy watching the highly skilled McMenamin Dance Academy perform their signature, traditional dances.
A children’s area and a cultural marketplace filled with amazing, Celtic-inspired arts and crafts will allow you to get out and mingle with new friends, knowing your little ones are having a good time at well.
You can count on great Irish food and drink, served up with a smile, at The Jameson Lounge, an Irish pub that will be a popular hub during the two-day celebration.
As you can see, the options for good times are almost unlimited. Broaden your horizons with a little Celtic fun you’ll never forget.