9th Berea Celtic Festival
August 16-18, 2019
This gathering of joyful, talented and very skillful folks is a city-wide event and brings in 40-50 enthusiastic musicians from 10-12 states. It is always slated for the third weekend in August.
The weekend includes sessions, concerts, workshops, dancing, story telling, and a lot of fellowship.
Traditional. Authentic. Grassroots.
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Info: 859-986-7584, or sune.ky at icloud.com
Boone Tavern (group rates) 859-985-3700, or on-line.
Holiday Inn Express 859-985-7378.
America's Best Value Inn (group rates) 859-986-8426.
Others available as well, and some B&Bs, and AirB&Bs.
Program 2019: See full program at www.berea-celtic.com
Friday 8/16 : Session 5-7 PM, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM free/donations.
Friday 8/16 : Open air concert at Memorial Park with the Belles and Beaus of the
Bluegrass. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
Friday 8/16 : Jigs, Reels and Contra at Russel Acton Folk Center featuring caller Joe
Wilkie and Knoxville-based band Four Leaf Peat. From 8 PM. $5/$3.
Saturday 8/17: Sessions at College Square and Short Street, from 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM.
Workshops at Russel Acton Folk Center from 1 PM - 5 PM. $5 ea.
The Celtic Gala Concert at Union Church begins at 8 PM. $20.
Kids and students $5.
Sunday 8/18 : Celtic service at Union Church begins at 10:30 AM. Donations accepted.
Irish harp music at Hotel Boone Tavern featuring Jeni Balcom. For brunch guests. Begins at 12:30 PM.
Mission statement: The Folk Circle Association of Berea, Kentucky is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to enrich the Berea region through the cultivation of folk recreation, folk dance, folk music, general gymnastics and exercise, educational programs and activities.