Austin Celtic Festival

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Austin Celtic Festival
November 3-4, 2012
Noon - 7:30 pm
Fiesta Gardens
Online: $12/day or $20/two day pass
At Gate: $15 (two day pass not available at gate)
(Children under 13 are free)

Austin Celtic Festival - Live Music

One of my favorite local festivals, the Austin Celtic Festival was first held back in 1997 . . .

. . . and was promptly rained out and had to be moved in a hurry to the indoor Dessau Music Hall venue.

The festival has come a long way since its rainy, humble beginnings. It's now a 2 day event held at the spacious Fiesta Gardens just east of downtown and adjacent to Lady Bird Lake.

Highlights include: live music, dance performances, the competitive Highland Games, storytelling, lectures and workshops, children's activities, numerous food and crafts vendors, an archery area, and, of course, lots of Guiness.

Austin Celtic Festival 2011 Music Lineup

You can check out the Austin Celtic Festival site to confirm the 2011 performer list along with brief bios, but here's the quick version:

  • The Moya Brennan Band
  • Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly
  • Maurice Lennon and The Willis Clan
  • Le Vent du Nord
  • RUNA with Dave Curley
  • John Williams and Jeff Moore with Brongaene Griffin
  • The Prodigals with Alexander Grene
  • Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums
  • Needfire
  • Cross Strung
  • Finvarra's Wren
  • Doc Grauzer
  • Flashpoint
  • The Tea Merchants

Celtic Festival in Austin - 2012 Celtic Dancing Companies

The 2012 Celtic Festival includes the following dance companies:

  • Inishfree School of Irish Dance
  • Austin Scottish Dance Alliance
  • Hill Country Highland Dancers
  • Austin Scottish Country Youth Dancers

Austin Celtic Festival Videos

Lost and Nameless Orchestra . . .

Raising Jane . . .

Ed Miller . . .

Dance Performance . . .

2008 Festival Overview . . .

Map - Austin Celtic Festival

Map - Fiesta Gardens
2101 Bergman AVE
Austin, Texas 78702

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