Folk Circle Association

12th Berea Celtic Festival

August (19)-20-21-(22), 2021

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: 859-248-0690, or at

Hotel info:

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

Friday 8/16 :     7 PM: Ceili (Irish family friendly dance) led by Allison Asay Duv all.

                         8:30 PM Contra dance led by Joe Wilkie. Music by Four Leaf Peat.

                         Both at the folk center

Saturday 8/17:  Sessions at College Square and Short Street, from 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM.


                         Events at Papa Leno's, BC Shoppe, Robie Books, Farmers Market.

                         4:00 PM: Special Galician and Breton pipe presentation by John Skelton

                         at Cowan Chapel.

                         7:30 PM: The Celtic Gala Concert at Union Church. $20/ $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.