Please join us for a celebration of the art, music and culture of the British Isles!
> Admission is free!
> Enjoy the Celtic Music festival (read more below) featuring these great local bands:
> Bring your kids to the pumpkin painting in the Parish Hall and a bouncy castle on the lawn outside
> Tickets still available for the 1 and 3 p.m. teas, $18
> Have lunch at the Scotty Dog Café
> Unwind in Andy's Pub
> New this year! Experience Sue Truman with Moving Panoramas accompanied by Scottish piper Skye Rickendrfer on the small pipes in the nursery from 1-2pm
> Visit the Be Thou My Vision photography exhibit
> Enjoy Susan Burke & Laurie Riley playing Celtic fiddle & harp at the 11 am Tea Service.
> Order Christmas wreaths and shop for gifts from the British Isles
Invite your friends and neighbors to this family-friendly festival!
2013 Celtic Fling Musical Lineup:
Seirm (Harmony) 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, “The City of Crows,” 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. http://kinetic.seattle.wa.us/nxtlevel/wallcol/bandposes.html
Seumas Gagne has been playing the music of the Highland and Irish Gaels on the Celtic harp for more than thirty years. His love of the music led him deeper into the world of the Gael until learning the Gaelic language became the natural next step. He began studying with Richard Hill and helped found Slighe nan Gaidheal, Washington's Gaelic language and cultural society. In 1997 Seumas and five friends from Slighe nan Gaidheal journeyed to the Royal Scottish National Mod in Inverness, where he won the Elspeth Hyllestad Trophy for solo clarsach performance. He is the only American to have won this award. In 2001, he returned to the Mod in Scotland with four friends and won the first-ever waulking song competition. Seumas' first solo CD, Baile Ard, was released in February 2012. It includes a mix of traditional and original songs in Scottish Gaelic, as well as traditional dance music. http://www.seumasgagne.com/
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