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.
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!
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!
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:
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!
Friday Sept. 9, 2016 at 7:00pm. Tickets available online HERE.
Select “Kindred Spirits Whisky Tasting” from the menu for more info.
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.
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
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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
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Additional Ceili and Session Musicians
Chad Beauchaine; Rachel Fagan; Richie Stafford; Karen Trundle;