CelticFestMS 2016 was an absolute BLAST!

To all the amazing Performers, generous Sponsors, fantastic Vendors, extraordinary Volunteers and especially to all the Lovely People who came from near and far to enjoy CelticFest 25, we offer an enormous & heartfelt THANK YOU!  We look forward to seeing you all again next year!  As always, the first weekend after Labor Day Sept 8-10, 2017.


The 25th Annual CelticFest Mississippi: September 9-11, 2016

Kindred Spirits Whisky Tasting

Friday Sept. 9, 2016 at 7:00pm.  Tickets available online HERE.

Select “Kindred Spirits Whisky Tasting” from the menu for more info.

Headline Acts

Donie Carroll with Heather Bixler and Don Meade; Bouzouki Brothers; Celjun; Éamonn de Cógáin; Gailfean; John Walsh; The Máirtín de Cógáin Project; Open the Door for Three; Shannon Dunne; Tim Britton and Albert Alfonso.

Select “2016 Artists” from the menu, then click “Featured Artists” for more info.


Shannon Dunne; Éamonn de Cógáin; Caelin Hanna; Jackson Irish Dancers; Mcelroy Irish Dance Academy; Mississippi Cloggers; The New Orleans Irish Set Dancers; Sheila Ryan and The Ryan School of Irish Dance

Select “2016 Artists” from the menu, then click “Dancers” for more info.

Regional Musicians

Beirt le Cheile; Bofum; Catherine Koehler; Celtic Crossroads; Chambless & Muse; Cooyne & Reeves; Donna Fitch; Jim Flanagan; Michael Harrison; Kilburn High Road; Louisianna Rhymers; Rob Millette; New Orleans Strathspey and Reel Society; New Orleans Quarter Shanty Crewe; PCS Pipe Band; Red Wellies; Sean McGuinness; Smithfield Fair; Spirits of the House; St. Brigid’s; Vulcan Eejits; Wild Irish Roots

Select “2016 Artists” from the menu, then click “Musicians” for more info.

Workshop Presenters (still confirming)

Shannon Dunne; Éamonn de Cógáin; Roberta Stamp and Kathleen Richards, Sheila Ryan; Albert Alfonso; Beanie Odell; Bella Isakova; Brian Conway; Catherine Koehler; Chuck Bishop; Chuck Spano; Don Meade; Donie Carroll; Donna Fitch; Jim Flanagan; John Burleson; John Coyne; John Whelan; Larre Reeves; Louisianna Rhymers; Michael Harrison; Mike Hryekewicz; New Orleans Quarter Shanty Crewe; Noel Reid; PCS Pipe Band; Steve Whitlow; Tim Britton; Tony Davoren; Vincent Fogarty

Select “2016 Artists” from the menu, then click “Workshops” for more info.

Additional Ceili and Session Musicians

Chad Beauchaine; Rachel Fagan; Richie Stafford; Karen Trundle;

2016 Festival

CeltiFestMS 2016 will be September 9-11, 2016.  Artists and events are being finalized and the website will be updated as details become known.

Cabot Lodge Millsaps will again be our host hotel.  Be sure to request the special CelticFestMS rate when you make your reservations.

The Kindred Spirits Whisky Tasting will be on the Friday night as usual.  Tickets are not available yet, but we’ll let you know when they are.

Eamonn de Cogain will return to lead the popular Ceili Mor on the Saturday night – always a blast!


See you in September!