I love this edition. It allows me to bring you the flavour of the Festival in pictures. So let’s start with the Parade.
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
With less than a month to go until the Celtic Festival things are hotting up here in Glen Innes. Actually, that is only figuratively speaking. Right on cue, the evenings have turned quite cool in our normal autumn weather pattern. The days are stunningly beautiful, with high, clear blue skies and warm sunshine. Now, if we could just have a little rain………………
There is a special offer from the Australian Standing Stones Management Board, to celebrate the year of Scotland. You can read more about that later in the Newsletter.
In the last edition I let you know that Mànran, the 2014 International Celtic Artist of the Year, are touring Australia. I have now got their complete tour list and …… drum roll …… they will be appearing at the Australian Celtic Festival!
You can see them at the 100,000 Welcomes Concert, Glen Innes Services Club on 2nd May and at the Australian Standing Stones on Friday evening, 3rd May. To book tickets for both events visit the website.
|10th April||The Shed, Nanango, Queensland|
|12th April||Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne NSW|
|13th April||Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood NSW|
|14th April||The Dungeon, Adamstown NSW|
|17th April||Jack Duggan’s Irish Pub, Bathurst NSW|
|18th to 22nd April||National Folk Festival, Canberra|
|24th April||Paddington RSL – with JigJam, Paddington NSW|
|25th to 28th April||Fairbridge Folk Festival, Fairbridge WA|
|1st May||Dorrigo Folk Club, Dorrigo NSW|
|4th to 5th May||The Planting Woodfordia, Woodford, Queensland|