Welcome to the Festivals page.

 

I  NEED  MORE  FESTIVALS  H...E...L...P
If you know of any more let me have their address and I'll include them !   
GENERAL

Celtic Nations World-Really nice site with lots of info.
Goldenlink- good resource for folk fests
Irish Misic Festivals Listings-another great resource !
ComhaltasCeoiltoiri Eireann Comhaltas Page-good resource.
Scottish & Celtic Festivals-Brought  you courtesy of Clan MacLachlan-EXCELLENT SITE! Great work lads/lassies-worldwide festival links here!
Folk Festivals U.S.A/Canada-great page dedicated to folk festivals in general-I'm mainly dealing with Irish/Celtic fests but there are some references to same on this page
Dirty Linen-Great reference and info @ this site !
Revels-good info page to various happenings

ALABAMA
Heart of Dixie highland games in Jasper !!

ALASKA 
AK-Anchorage Irish Festival

ARIZONA 
Mid American Celtic Festival in Hot Springs (Nov 4/5)
Scottish Games and Celtic Festival
-Tucson Nov 04   
Scots games and gathering in Mesa
St Patrick's Day and Tuscon Festival

ARKANSAS 
Hot Springs-Celtic Festival & Scottish Games  (Early Nov)

CALIFORNIA
Bakersfield Kern Co. Scottish gathering & Games -Apr 04 
Bishop, Inyo Co. Mill pond fest
sep 15-17 
Calavares Co.Celtic Faire Mar 17-19 -now we know what makes those frogs jump!
Hermosa Beach-St Patrick's Day festival (Mid March) 
Caledonian Club (San Fran)Highland gathering
San Fran Celtic music and Arts fest
Great American Irish Festival
San Diego Scottish Highland games
Santa Barbara Celtic and arts fest
Lark in the Morning Festival (San Fran)
Strawberry music Festiva
l-Yosemite (May 26-28)
Strawberry music Festival-Yosemite (Aug 31-Sep 03)
Long Beach Celtic Festival by The Sea (Aug 04)  

O'Reilly's Oyster and Beer Festival
  (Mar 30-31) San Francisco

 

COLORADO
Pike's Peak Highland Games in Colorado Springs
River Run Celtic Festival
Colorado Scottish Fest
at Highland Ranch

CONNECTICUT 
Greater Hartford Irish fest (Glastonbury)
North Haven Irish Fest
Greater Danbury Irish Fest
-Why is everything "Greater" in Conn?
Fairfield County Irish Festival June 16-18
The New England Fiddle Festival and Contest -Hartford (Sep 1)

FLORIDA 
Fort Lauderdale Irish Cultural-Institute Fest  
West Palm Beach Irish Cultural .Institute Fest.
Central Fla Highland games

Ocala Irish feis and highland games

Celtic festival at Dunedin

Scottish games and festival at Sarasota

Punta Gorda
  

Will McLean Music Festival
  
Florida Folk Festival
  
Gamble Rogers Folk Festival
  St Augustine May  
Tallahasee-Highland Games and Celtic Festival

 

GEORGIA 
Savannah Irish Festival.
Atlanta Irish Festival
Stone Mountain highland games
(Atlanta)

ILLINOIS 
Chicago Gaelic Festival
Carbondale-Southern Illinois Irish Festival.  
Chicago-- Guinness Fleadh.  
Chicago Uilleann Pipers
Quad Cities (Moline/Rock Island)
Southern Illinois Celtic  Fest of Music & Dance Carbondale U of S.I.
Peoria ,Erin Feis Aug 24-26
Off the Tracks Festival  Aug 31-Sep 02 2001
Rockford Celtic Festival Aug 10 2002

IOWA 
Quad Cities (Davenport/Bettendorf)

KANSAS
Mc Pherson Highland games and festival
River Valley Celtic music festival
By the River Valley Celtic Club,Lawrence.

KENTUCKY 
Locust Grove Irish roots-Louisville
Louisville Irish Festival 
Kentucky Celtic Festival 
...and Highland Games Hopkinsville Ky ,Oct 11-13 at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park

LOUISIANA
Celtic Nations Heritage Festival-New Orleans (End of Oct)
Festivalinternational Du Lousiane-Lafayette (End of Apr)

MAINE
Maine Highland Games

Down East Country Dance Festival

MARYLAND 
Baltimore Irish Festival.   
Gaithersburg-Washington Irish Music festival.

MASSACHUSETTS 
Galway Bay Oyster Festival Boston waterfront Sep1-3
Boston College-Gaelic Roots.   (End of June)
Boston- Guinness Fleadh. 
Canton - Irish Connections Festival (June 11-13, 2004) (Formerly at Stonehill College,
The Irish Cultural Center will host its own festival on its own grounds)
Westfield-Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival.  
Tam O'Shanter Highland games
Pepperell Folk Festival

Boston Seaport Festival

Lowell Folk Festival

Boston Scottish Gaelic Festival
  
Quincy,All Ireland Festival
Sep 23/24


MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor Festival (End of Jan)
Midwest Fleadh -@ the Doubletree Hotel Detroit (end of April)
Saline Celtic Festival (Mid July 2000)
Alma Highland Games and Festival 
Great Lakes Irish Festival 
Scottish Festival of Kalamazoo 
Michigan Irish Music Festival 
St Andrews Society of Detroit Festival

MINNESOTA
Irish Fair August 10-11, 2002 Harriet Island Saint Paul

MISSISSIPPI
CelticFest-Jackson (Early-mid Sep)

MISSOURI 
St Louis-Mississippi River Celtic Music Festival.  
Weston-Bouzouki  
Kansas City Irish Fest
(Brookside)
Kansas City Irish Fest
  (Wstport Labour Day)

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 
Gunstock-
Highland at Loon Mountain (Mid Sep) 
Antrim Celtic Celebration
Dover Seacoast Irish Festival

NEVADA
Celtic Celebration @ Reno

NEW JERSEY 
Spring Lake-Harpers Escape weekend

NEW MEXICO 
Rio Grande valley Celtic festival & Highland games

NEVADA 
NV-Reno Celtic Celebration. (End Oct)

NEW YORK 
Syracuse Irish Festival  (Early Sep)
E. Durham Catskills 
Guinness Fleadh. 
Buffalo Irish Festival.  
E.Durham (Catskills) Irish Festival.  
Olean Commodore John Barry 
Albany Irish Festival
Rochester Irish Festival 
Capital District Highland Games 
Irish/Scottish Festival of W.Martinsburg 
Watertown Irish Festival

NORTH CAROLINA 
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games -Linville (Early July) 
Loch Norman Highland Games

OHIO 
Toledo Irish Festival
Cincinnati Irish Festival.

Cleveland Irish Festival.  
Dublin Irish Festival    
Medieval Celtic Festival 
Ohio Scottish Games
Irish Summer Fest

OREGON 
High Desert Celtic Festival 
Celtic Heritage Festival Held in Eugene

PENNSYLVANIA 
King of Prussia Irish/Scottish-Mid winter festival
King of Prussia Mid Summer Irish/Scottish Festival.  
Bethlehem-Celtic Classic.-  (End of Sep)
Jack Frost Mtn-POCONO Irish Fest. 
Pittsburgh Irish Festival.  
Shawnee Mtn. Scottish/Irish Festival.
Philadelphia Folk Fest (End of Aug) 
WintersHouse Irish/Scottish Festival 
Celtic Classic 
Adams Co.Irish Festival July 21 2001
Central Pennsylvania Celtic Festival Aug 11 2001-Mohnton PA
Central Penn Iisih Festival  Morgntown  

Clarion Folk College
Clarion ( Mid May)

RHODE ISLAND 
RI-Newport Irish Festival 
RI Highland Festival

SOUTH CAROLINA
Scottish Games in Charleston

TENNESSEE 
Normandy-Celtic Music Celebration.  
Tullahoma Celtic Music Festival &workshop.   

Pangaea (World) Music Festival
  Jonesboro May 3-5

TEXAS 
Austin Celtic Festival.
HOUSTON Garden in the heights Fest (May 06/07)
DALLAS North Texas Irish Festival   (Early March)
Houston-Clear Lake Celtic Music Festival
Houston -Celtic Harvest Festival (Early Nov._)
Houston-St Patrick's Festival (Mar 17)(Mar 17)(Mar 17) 
Kerrville-Kerville Festival
Texas Scottish Festival (Early June) 
League of Celtic Nations Festival (Amarillo) 
Celtic Heritage Festival 
San Antonio Highland Games 
Texas Scottish Games

UTAH
North American Celtic Arts Festival-Held in Provo

VERMONT
New World Festival 
Irish Heritage Festival-Burlington

VIRGINIA 
Falls Church Irish Festival.
Falls Church-Callach Festival (Early Sept )
Leesburg-Potomac Celtic Festival. (Early-Mid June)
Sweet Briar music festival 
Scottish Heritage of Alexandria 
Richmond Highland games and festival

WASHINGTON D.C. 
Washington Irish Festival

WASHINGTON STATE 
Pacific Northwest Highland games and Gathering (Jul/Aug)
Skagit Valley Highland Games  

Friday Harbor Irish Music Camp

West Virginia

Spring Dulcimer Week  Elkins Apr 14-20

 

WISCONSIN 
Milwaukee Irish Festival. -THE  B-I-G  ONE !
Shamrock Club-New Dublin -St.Patricks Day Festival

 

CANADA
UFOJOE-info on 50 Canadian folk/Celtic festivals 

Alberta 
Water Valley Celtic Festival (June 24)
Calgary Highland Games  
Edmonton Folk Festival

British Columbia
Victoria & Vancouver Celtic Festival

New Brunswick 
New Brunswick Highland Games and festival
Miramichi-Canadas Irishfest (July 19-22)

Newfoundland
Labrador and Newfoundland Folk Festival 
Brimstone Celtic Festival
  (Mid Aug)

Nova Scotia
Maritime Fiddle festival-Halifax  ( July) 
Springhill Festival
Stan Rogers Folk Fest
-Canso (Early July)  
Feis an Eilin Barra Strait Cape Breton
Cape Breton Celtic Colours
Cape Breton-Ceilidhtrail   (Most of June) 
Irish Week by the sea  Aug 01/07 
Antigonish Highland Games & Festival

Ontario
Ontario-Celtic Roots Festival-Goderich Ont (early Aug).
Celtic Gathering-London
A Weekend in Paris Ontario
(End of June) 
Celtic Festival -Wasaga Beach July 15/16
Glendarry Highland Games
-Maxville  (End of July) 
Orangeville Fiddle and Dance Camp  
Tartan On Parade ,Collingwood ,Ontario (May 26 2001)

Prince Edward Island 
The Celtic weekend May 19-21

Quebec
Montreal Celtic Festival Aug 11-13 2001 
Montreal Highland Games

Saskakatchuan
Mid winter Celtic festival
(early feb)   Regina 
The Fiddle-web Emma Lake Saskatchewan site!!


 

EUROPE

General info

Great Festivals resource- Meunster !

Belgium
Anthinoises   (Near Liege) now in It's the 2nd year,  26th-27th and 28th April

Czechlosovakia

Prague Irish Music Fest

Denmark

Copenhagen Irish Festival. -Speaks for itself!

England

Worcester-Feast of Fiddles
Cropredy-(End of April)
Bridgenorth Folk Fest (End of Aug)
Denbeigh Festival PIGSTOCK (Stoneyport Agency) Mid Aug
Brampton Live
  July 20-22 2001
Return to Camden Town

FINLAND
The Irish Festival  (End sep-early Oct)
Finnish/Irish Festival- Hope you speak Finnish !

France
Brittany-Festival Interceltique

Germany 
International Harpfen (Harpers) Festival (Nov/Dec)
Open Air Folk Festival-Duisburg  june 24
Pigeon on the Gate Festival  Where?  CUBA, Achtermannstr. 10-12, Muenster, Germany
When?   23 November 2001, 8pm

HOLLAND
The 3rd Tilburg International Folk Festival

IRELAND, North 
Belfast Festival-  Nov.
Ceili..ie-  good resource for festivals especially in Ireland and UK.             

IRELAND-REP OF 
St Patrick's Festival-Dublin Mar 16-20
Duchas Kill Dara-Kildare
(End of August)
Millenium Ireland
-Great page featuring many festivals in Ireland
The Rose of Tralee  Beautiful place with beautiful women !
Music under the mountains Festival in the ORIGINAL HOLLYWOOD-Co Wicklow (Sep 15-19)
Clare Music Makers-Good page for competitions and performances 
Granard Harp Festival (Aug) Co.Longford ! 
Joe Mooney Summer school (July 15-23) Drumshambo Co.Letrim-many instruments covered!!
O'Carolyn Harp & Cultural Festival
(Oct) Nobber Co.Meath ! 
Blue Jean Beauty Queen-Rep of Ireland -Athboy Co Meath
Fleadh Nua Ennis Co Clare (End of May)
La na hAmhran-In conjunction with the U.of Limerick (Early May)
Sligo Arts Festival....In  Sligo (End on May Early June)
Blas -Trad music and dance summer school (Late July)
Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival Co. Longford Sep 27-29



Norway 
Oslo Irish Festival (Mid-end of Nov)

Portugal
Festival Interceltico do Porto (End of March)

Scotland 

Autumn in Scotland (Oct) Harp course !
Fiddle 99 (End of Nov)
Isle of Arran Festival (Mid June)
Border Tryst Festival (June 9-11)
Shoots & Roots Festival-Edinburgh
Netreal-Great Scottish reference page including festivals !
Tinto 5 Festival Wiston -near Biggar (Sep 1-3)

Spain

Festival Celts-Ortuiga (Northern Spain) Mid July

Switzerland 
Celtic Days on Lake Constance (March) Harp Fest but including other instruments

Wales 

Dolgellau Seiswnfawr    July 19-21

 

AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND 
Folk Alliance
NSW Folk Federation

Good Resource Page
 
Folk federation of S.Australia
Port Fairy Folk Festival
 
Westbury (Tasmania) Irish Festival (March) 
Tasmania Celtic music summer school !-(Feb)
Tasmania-Cygnet Folk & Roots Festival (Jan)

Cobargo Folk Fest (end of feb)
Music at the Creek Festival
Nannup Music festival - March 2002
Fairbridge Festival - April 19th 21st, 2002
Araluen Folk Festival - September 2001
Midland Folk Festival 
National Folk Week

Woodford Festival

 

Auckland Irish Festival (NZ) (March)

JAPAN 
Tokyo Irish Festival

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