25 Riverside Dr
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
10:00 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013
CELTIC TRADITIONS AND NEW MUSIC RETURN TO ORMOND BEACH “Will ye be wantin’ a bit of haggis with that?” Ormond Beach’s third annual celebration of all things Celtic returns to Rockefeller Gardens on April 19, 20 and 21, 2013. Celtic vendors, Celtic food and, most importantly Celtic music will be featured for the duration of the festival. The festival opens on the evening of April 19 with a whisky tasting and a concert featuring acclaimed Irish harpists Grainne Hambly and William Jackson, as well as the Scots pop band Drever-McGuire-Young. Everything moves outdoors on Saturday where, in addition to non-stop music on three stages, there will be an opportunity to watch real Highland Games including a Caber Toss, Sheaf Throw and Hammer Toss. Rosie O’Grady’s Pipe Band will parade the grounds several times each day leading a procession of the gathered clans throughout around the park. There will be plenty of opportunities to fill your plate either with fresh food in the Celtic tradition or more American fare. And, of course, there will be lots of beer to drink. If the music makes you feel like dancing, be there at 5 pm Saturday, April 20 for the Céilí – a Celtic dance party. Festival musicians will provide the tunes on fiddle, flute, tin whistle, guitar and bodhrán. Our caller will teach the steps and you’ll be jigging, flinging and stepping in no time. As soon as the dance is over, our headliners take to the stage for an evening’s entertainment under the stars. Sunday features more bands, a mid-day “Kirkin’ of the Tartan’ and demonstrations of outdoor skills including axe throwing by the Flying Hawkes, highland games skills and perhaps, a wee bit o’ sheep tipping. Both days have a kids’ zone with crafts and lots of family activities and, of course, plenty of music. Local musicians who want to join the party are more than welcome to bring their own instruments either day to join the artists in the “jam tent” or at an after hours jam session at Lulu’s Oceanside Grill, 20 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. Daily admission to the Festival is only $5 per person (children under 12 free). A two-day pass is available for $8. Advance tickets for Friday’s whiskey tasting are $26 and tickets for the concert at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center are $18 adults/$9 children. The advance sale Friday night combo ticket is only $40. An “all Festival” tickets including Friday night’s whiskey tasting and concert as well as all the activities Saturday and Sunday are available for $45. All tickets can be purchased through the website at ormondbeachcelticfestival.com For more information about musicians scheduled to perform and a detailed event schedule, visit our website at ormondbeachcelticfestival.com. Artists are being added on a daily basis and the schedule is subject to change. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR ALL EVENTS 2013 ORMOND BEACH CELTIC FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE Friday, April 19Whiskey Tasting – 5 pm-6:30 pm, Anderson Price Building 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach Advance reservations - $25; tickets at the event - $30Opening Concert featuring Grainne Hambly and William Jackson and Drever-McGuire-Young Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center 399 N. US 1, Ormond Beach Tickets adults - $18/children under 12 - $9 Whiskey tasting/concert combo ticket $40 Saturday, April 20Festival in Rockefeller Gardens – 10 am- 9 pm 25 Riverside Dr., Ormond Beach Tickets $5/children under 12 free Sunday, April 21Festival in Rockefeller Gardens – 10 am-4 pm 25 Riverside Dr., Ormond Beach Tickets $5/children under 12 free Two day Festival Pass - $8
All Festival Pass - $45 advance sale/ $50 during the Festival To purchase tickets, get more information and see a complete daily schedule visit www.ormondcelticfestival.com This event sponsored in part by Ormond Beach Mainstreet, Richey Auto Group, S.R. Perrott, Brighthouse Networks, News-Journal Corporation, Black Crow Media, TD Bank and the City of Ormond Beach.
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