I have received so much input for this month’s Newsletter. It’s really good to find out how much is going on around the place. First up here’s some news from Ayr in Queensland.
There is a great deal to include in this month’s Newsletter. We are beginning a new article on the History of Scotland’s forests. I have found this article absolutely fascinating, especially as it relates to a period of climate induced deforestation exacerbated by man’s impact. There is a good news story, though when we get to the third section.
There’s another new column this month – Let’s Go Dancing. So many of you are interested in attending ceilidhs that it seems like a good idea to let you know about them And I have a little more news about the Irish and Celtic Festival in Yass as well. So with no more ado………….
It’s all over for another year. The Australian Celtic Festival weekend is inspiring, celebratory, entertaining, educational and exhausting! Congratulations to everybody who worked so hard to make it a reality.
We finally got some rain which might have put a dampener on the whole thing, but somebody must have got the message about “don’t rain on my parade” and the rain stopped three minutes before kick-off on Saturday morning!
It always takes a while to get all the photos in to show you all. I have a couple to add into this month’s edition but you can look forward to the photo edition in June.
Celtic Song of the Year
Ella Roberts for
Celtic Album of the Year
Celtic Fusion for
The Last Great Love Song
Wendy Watts New Celtic Talent of the Year
International Artist of the Year
CELTICA Pipes Rock!
Celtic Group of the Year
Celtic Album Producer of the Year
Anthony and Bernadette O’Neill for Encore
By Saoirse (Sear-Sha)
Celtic Female Artist of the Year
Celtic Male Artist of the Year
Celtic Instrumental of the Year
Mad Kelpie Playdate for Cherokee Shuffle
Australian Celtic Artist of the Year