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CANCELLED Shawnee Celtic Festival

Shawnee Celtic Festival

Overview

This festival has been cancelled for the 2020 season and will be back in 2021

Entertainment

Come back for 2021 information!

MAIN STAGE & FESTIVAL TENT

House of Hamill

Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while also breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are confident and unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices in harmony is hypnotic and irresistible. 

Celtic Rebels

American by birth, Irish by heritage, Jimmy Farrell has been playing Irish Folk music in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area for over 30 years, early influences came from American Folk and Country Music artists, along with the Irish Music played in the house as a child, his love of music was pushed to the Irish Folk scene by such acts as the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, the Dubliners, the Fury's and the Wolftones, but it was his first meeting with a Ladd from Dublin, Willie Lynch that cemented his path in the Irish music scene. The first group that Jimmy played in was Greenfields, an Irish duo that consisted of Jimmy on 12 string guitar and his partner at the time, Sean O'Donnel on 6 string guitar and mandolin, after Greenfields Jimmy played some solo gigs, and sat in with many of the fine musicians in the area, after a stint with a Country Band, Jimmy found his way back the halls of his Irish roots and formed The Celtic Rebels Band in October of 2010, now being joined by various players such as Gary Oleyar and Johanna Miele, the other three players bring a wide background of music from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Bluegrass, and Country Music that adds to the unique sound that you will hear every time you see a Celtic Rebels show, come on out and give a listen we think you'll be happy with what you hear, and we hope you'll be back for more.

McElligott School of Irish Dance

Our mission is to instill the "Love of the Dance" in all dancers. McElligott School of Irish Dance is proud to be a registered school with the An Comisiun le Rinci Gaelacha.

Gallagher School of Irish Dancing

Gallagher School of Irish Dancing is committed to promoting Irish Heritage through the learning of Irish Dance in competitive and non-competitive classes.

 

IRISH PUB STAGE

Blackwater

Come back soon for Blackwater's bio!

 

STROLLING COURTYARD ENTERTAINMENT

MacKay Pipe Band

MacKay Pipe Band was formed in the late 1970's by Lee Lightle, in an effort to create a unique organization where its members could come together to celebrate their love of Scottish and Irish music in an noncompetitive environment. Originally located in Lansdale, PA the band relocated north to Bethlehem after Lee's passing away in the early 90's. Keeping true to Lee's traditions and principles, the band continues to grow and prosper. Proud to accept members from varied age, gender, and interests but all equal in their commitment and importance to the band.

Ski Slope & Demo Tent

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HIGHLAND SKI SLOPE 

Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm

Working Sheep Dog shows from the Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm. Kids will have a chance to help herd the sheep during the demonstration.

Celtic Farm Animal Petting Zoo

Bunnies and goats, and pigs, oh my...

 

CRAFT & DEMONSTRATION TENT 

Woodworking & Stained Glass Demonstrations

Local artisans will be on hand giving woodworking and stained glass demonstrations throughout the day. Stop by and learn more about each craft.

Bagpipe Q&A Sessions

Ever wonder what it takes to play the bagpipe or where the sound comes from? What about all the parts and pieces of a bagpipe? Are there different types of bagpipes? Learn about these questions and more in an interactive Q&A session with members of the MacKay Pipe Band.

small boy petting sheep

Kids Area

Come back for 2021 information!

CELTIC KIDS SHOW AREA 

Fun for the kids (and the kids at heart) 
  • Celtic Wizard Magic Shows 
  • Celtic Farm Animal Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides*

*Not included in the price of admission.

Schedule of Events

Check back next fall for the 2021 schedule of events.

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tickets & Parking

Advance Ticket Sales to Open July 1st, 2021!
ADVANCE DISCOUNT 1-Day 2-Day
Adult $9 $15
Child (5-12) $7.50 $15
Child (4 & Under) Free Free
Discount tickets are available online until 4:00pm on Friday, September 20, 2019.

Additional tickets are available at the gate during the festival.
AT THE GATE 1-Day 2-Day
Adult $12.50 $17
Child (5-12) $8.50 $17
Child (4 & Under) Free Free

All festival parking is free.

All festival parking is free.

Cash and all major credit cards accepted at the gate. All coupons must be printed and presented at time of purchase. There is an ATM available on site.

Coolers and outside food are not permitted.

  • No Weapons
  • No Fireworks
  • No Alcohol
  • No Pets (Service animals are welcome)