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14th Berea Celtic Fest

and Gathering

August 17-20, 2023

This gathering of joyful, talented and very skillful folks is a city-wide event that 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 at

Director: Sune Frederiksen 

Hotel info:

Boone Tavern (group rates) 859-985-3700, or on-line.

Holiday Inn Express 859-985-7378.

Red Roof Inn (group rates) 859-986-8426.

Others available as well, and some B&Bs, and AirB&Bs.

Program 2023: See full program at 

Thursday 8/17: 5:30 PM: Concert, meal and fun at Honeysuckle restaurant

Friday 8/18 :   7:00 PM: Ceili (Irish family friendly dance) led by Allison Asay Duvall.

                       7:30 PM: Concert

                         Both at the folk center, 212 Jefferson St.

Saturday 8/19: Sessions at College Square and Short Street, from 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM.


                         Events at 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 8/20 :  Celtic service incl. Jeni Balcom at Union Church begins at 10:30 AM. Donations accepted.

                        Irish harp music at Hotel Boone Tavern. For brunch guests. Begins at 12:30 PM.

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