St. Andrews Church is holding a Celtic Festival tomorrow, Saturday 10/18 from 9 – 5 pm:
Please join us for a celebration of the art, music and culture of the British Isles!
Enjoy the Celtic Music festival (read more below) featuring these great local bands:
- Noon – Seirm
- 1 pm – Dinas o Frain
- 2 pm – Crònan
Bring your kids. Have high tea at 1 or 3 p.m., $18 (contact Ruby, 206-523-7476 for tickets)
Have lunch at the Scotty Dog Café. Unwind in Andy’s Pub. Shop for gifts from the British Isles
2013 Celtic Fling Musical Lineup:
SEIRM: Seirm means harmony in Scottish Gaelic and is a community céilidh band of singers and instrument players who meet regularly throughout the school year to create fun, traditional, and innovative Gaelic music together. The main musical program of Slighe nan Gaidheal, Washington’s Gaelic language and cultural society, Seirm enjoys sharing their music in performances such as the Celtic Fling to develop broader interest and awareness in the wonderful Scottish Gaelic music and song tradition. During the spring and summer, members of Seirm perform at various events such as Highland Games, the Northwest Folklife Festival, and the Shepherds’ Extravaganza at the Puyallup Spring Fair. Website:http://slighe.com/
Dinas o Frain meaning “City of Crows” is a local group with repertoire in traditional Welsh dance music, has entertained in pubs, coffeehouses, weddings and other private functions. They have played at many local Welsh events, most notably Seattle’s annual St. David’s Day celebration and the Black Diamond Welsh Heritage festival and have performed for several years at the Northwest FolkLife Festival. In the past, members Laura Lovell on bouzouki and fiddle with Kevin Gow on flute, whistle and concertina have performed with many fine musicians, but are now pleased to have a new permanent member, Motter (Mo) Snell, harpist. The harp adds a deep dimension to Welsh music creating a pleasing musical blend, interweaving spirited dance tunes and elegant arrangements to the dance tunes and songs of Wales. Read more.
Crònan has played together for the last 10 years. Scottish & Irish music & Gaelic Song- Haunting laments to rabble rousing reels & jumping jigs. Performers:
Christine Traxler- fiddle, bodhran;
Christian Hoffman- bazouki, guitar, concertina, harmonica, vocals;
Judith Cummings- harp, fiddle, vocal, whistle;
Dale Cummings- guitar, Irish flute, vocals