Concert Series

The Concert Series at the Fairview Inn has been incredible so far and we are so excited to celebrate the New Year with you by presenting

Andrew Finn Magill with Alan  Murray

Sunday, January 14 at 7pm.

Finn first started playing fiddle at age 10 and by 16 was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland championships. Joined by Glaswegian Alan  Murray on guitar and bouzouki this is going to be another great evening of Trad music at the gorgeous Fairview Inn.


Tickets are just $20 or $15 for CHS Members

Available here on our website or at the door. 
The menu from the Library Lounge will be available so your dinner is sorted!

This Concert Series is for the love of Celtic Music and bringing it to Jackson! All proceeds go to the Musicians so won’t you please come out and support them?  It also lets the CHS know you want us to continue bringing these world class musicians to town all year long. 

Here’s some clips to get you excited! 

www.andrewfinnmagill.com

Finn is a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Championships. He has toured the U.S, Europe, Africa, and Brazil and performed with many Irish and Scottish luminaries from John Doyle to the Paul McKenna Band. In 2016, he released two discs, Roots, and Branches as part of a project that features many of the artists with whom he has collaborated with over the last ten years. Finn has served as an instructor in Irish fiddle at the Swannanoa Gathering for eight years and taught at a dozen other fiddle camps around the U.S.

Alan Murray hails from Glasgow in Scotland, where he was introduced to the tinwhistle at an early age. He eventually turned to the guitar as his primary instrument, and later expanded his arsenal to include the bouzouki. After studying instrument-building and repair in Glasgow, he moved to the US to further pursue his musical career. He was soon playing and recording with some of the best musicians on the New York Irish scene and was featured on 2012’s IMA nominated Manhattan Island Sessions recording. He has taught at the Catskills Irish Arts Week and Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and appeared at such well-known events as Denmark’s Tønder Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest and Celtic Connections. He has shared the stage with such artists as Karan Casey, Niall and Cillian Vallely, Eileen Ivers and Scotland’s Battlefield Band, and has toured extensively across Ireland, Britain, Europe, Australia and the United States.

 

The CHS Concert Series Continues!

Celtic Heritage Society & The Fairview Inn  present

Paul Brock Band  featuring

Paul Brock • Denis Carey 

 Shane Farrell • Eimear Arkins

Friday November 10, 2017

Join us for a great night of traditional Irish music, singing & maybe even a little dancing!

 

Button accordion and melodeon player Paul Brock is a multiple All-Ireland champion from Athlone, County Westmeath now residing in Ennis, County Clare. Brock co-founded Brock McGuire Band in 2000 with fiddle player Manus McGuire. The band has gone on to record a number of highly acclaimed albums including Green Grass Blue Grass, a collaboration with 14-time GRAMMY Award winner Ricky Skaggs celebrating the connection between Appalachian and Irish music. In 2014, the band performed a fully-scored program of their music with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in Jackson, Mississippi. Paul is joined in his band by leading Irish musicians Denis Carey, Shane Farrell and Eimear Arkins.

Denis Carey from Newport, Co Tipperary is a musician, composer and arranger. Denis is known for his solo work and as a member of the award-winning group, the Brock McGuire Band. He has performed and recorded with many well known artists nationally and internationally. His compositions have been performed and recorded by a wide variety of musicians including Symphony Nova Scotia in Canada, where he has played on many occasions and by the Scottish National orchestra. Denis is currently collaborating with leading Irish songwriter Brendan Graham (composer of many hits including, “You Raise Me up” and “Isle of Hope Isle of Tears”.

Shane Farrell is a multi-instrumentalist born in Manchester, UK to Irish parents. He grew up in a household steeped in traditional Irish music and started playing at 7 years of age. He quickly mastered mandolin, before progressing to banjo and fiddle. He has been performing live since the age of 12 with a variety of musicians and groups around the world including The Irish Rovers, Charlie & the Bhoys & Lúnasa. Shane was All Britain and All Ireland World Champion on Fiddle, Banjo & Mandolin on numerous occasions, and has won many awards playing with Ó Carolan Ceili Band.

 

Eimear Arkins is a multi-instrumentalist from Roan in County Clare. In addition to playing the fiddle, harp and tin whistle, Eimear is also an award-winning singer in both Irish and English and dancer. She holds 11 All-Ireland titles across a variety of competition categories and has toured extensively throughout Europe, Canada and North America with a number of bands, including Cherish the Ladies.

 

 

The Fairview Inn
734 Fairview St, Jackson, MS 39202

Doors open at 6pm
Come early for Cocktails and a nosh in The Library Lounge
Show at 7:30
$20
CHS Members $15

Tickets available Here

1908 Provisions Restaurant serving Dinner from 5pm
The Library Lounge Menu will also be available

Questions about the concert can be directed to celticfestms@gmail.com

CelticFest MS Planning Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Celtic Heritage Society will be Sunday Oct 1, 2017

Fenian’s Pub  901 E. Fortification Street Jackson.

We’ll get rolling at 6pm following the Jackson Irish Dancers Céilí with live music from Emerald Accent. Come early and get your jig on! The céilí is from 4-6.
Open to all. Now is a great time to join us and to become part of making the next CelticFest MS a success!

Crawford, Farrell, Doocey – Special Concert – Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Celtic Heritage Society in partnership with The Fairview Inn is pleased to present a very special evening of outstanding Irish music!
Kevin Crawford, Colin Farrell and Patrick Doocey are on a limited tour and we are honored to have them in Jackson!
Sunday Sept 24, 2017
The Fairview Inn
734 Fairview St, Jackson, MS 39202

Cocktails in the Library Lounge 6pm followed by an intimate performance at 7pm.

$20 per person at the door.

http://www.fairviewinn.com

Regarded by many as the world’s best traditional flute player, Kevin Crawford is best known through his work with Lúnasa, with whom he has played for the better part of 20 years. He also works extensively with Martin Hayes (The Gloaming) and John Doyle.

Kevin is joined by virtuoso fiddle player, Colin Farrell.  Farrell has worked with what reads like a who’s who of Ireland music’s top traditional artists, including Flook, Gráda, Karen Casey, John Doyle, Julie Fowlis, The Michael McGoldrick Band, and Lúnasa.

Rounding out the lineup is an All-Ireland winning multi-instrumentalist, Patrick Doocey. Patrick is one of Ireland’s most in-demand session musicians who has worked with Sharon Shannon, Liz Carroll, Lúnasa, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Téada, Buille, Cathal Hayden, Karan Casey, and singer Sean Keane.

Check out these videos:

Other links:

www.lunasa.ie

www.colinfarrellmusic.com

irishchristmasinamerica.com

CelticFest MS is moving to March!

The Celtic Heritage Society is very pleased to announce that CelticFest Mississippi will be moving to the SPRING!!! The 26th Festival will take place the weekend after St. Patrick’s Day in March 2018 at the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum! The things you have loved about CelticFest in the Fall will continue including Kindred Spirits Whisky Tasting, Highland Games Demonstrations, Workshops, Vendors, Food, Dance performances, our famous Céilí and of course amazing Musicians… without all the heat! Mark your calendars NOW and please share with all your friends! ☘️

The Mostly Monthly Ceili will be Sunday, September 10, 4-6pm at Fenian’s Pub (901 E. Fortification St., Jackson MS 39202).  Music by Emerald Accent; dancing by Jackson Irish Dancers and YOU…and your kids, grandma, and neighbor who you’ve been wanting to catch up with.  Come one, come all!  It’s family-friendly and it’s free (we pass the hat for donations).

There will be a planning meeting this Sunday, September 10, after the ceili at 6pm, also at Fenian’s Pub.  We’d love to have your input as we plan for the spring festival!

CelticFest Planning Meeting

All are welcome to attend the next Celtic Heritage Society CelticFest planning meeting Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Fenian’s Pub.  6pm

Jackson Irish Dancers will be hosting a free céilí from 4-6 so come early and join in the fun!

Fenian’s Pub is located at 901 E. Fortification Street Jackson, MS 39202

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can find us by searching…CelticFestMS

 

It’s Official!

The Celtic Heritage Society is pleased to announce that CelticFest Mississippi is moving to the Spring!  The next CelticFest will take place on March 23-24th, 2018 once again on the grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum.

All the events you look forward to in the Fall will happen including Highland Games Demonstrations, Workshops, Vendors, Food, Dance Performances, our famous Céilí and of course amazing Musicians!

Sláinte!

CelticFestMS NEEDS YOU!!

Calling all friends of CelticFestMS!

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We need more volunteers to help keep this great festival going.  It has been successful for 25 years now and has become a favorite of so many, not only in MS, but abroad as well.  However, it takes a mighty village to pull off a successful event and lately our village has decreased in numbers to the point where it is no longer mighty enough to do everything that needs to be done.  We need more help!
At this weekend’s Mostly Monthly Ceili at Fenian’s Pub in Jackson (Sunday, 11/13, 2-5pm), we will be seeking new (or returning) volunteers to join our planning team in hopes that we can make a 26th CelticFestMS a reality in 2017.  Please consider how you can help with any of these:
  • Financial (budget, grants, fundraising, sponsorship, insurance, permits, etc.)
  • Publicity/Communications (posters, signs, banners, promotions, TV, radio, print, social media, website, email)
  • Commerce (food/drink/merch vendors, hospitality, t-shirts, CHS Booth)
  • Volunteer coordination (transportation, gate management, badges, misc. fest duties)
  • Grounds (layout, lighting, security, staging, stage lighting, sound, tents, golf carts, set up, tear down)
  • Fest Activities (music, dance, workshops, ceili, kids area, clans, highland games, photography)
We hope to be able to keep the festival going, but we can’t do it without more help.  Please sign up at the Ceili or email us at celticfestms@gmail.com.

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!

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