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15th Berea Celtic Fest


and Gathering

August 15-18, 2024

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.

Latest Program 2023; Scroll to the bottom!

Thursday 8/17: 7:00 PM: Doors open, cash bar at Berea Arts Council, 444 Chestnut St, Berea

                         7:30 - 9:30 PM: Concert with Randy Clepper and John Sherman, John Skelton,

                                                  and more


Friday 8/18 :   1:00 - 2:00 PM: Music at the Berea Artisan Center

                       7:30 - 9:30 PM: Concert with Set Course, Rebecca Baumbach, Skip Cleavinger,

                                      Jill Chambless, Dan Vogt, Misty Pose, and more TBA, Acton Folk Ctr

                                   ​9:45  - 11:30 PM: Session for musicians



Saturday 8/19: Sessions at College Square and Short Street, from 11:00 PM - 5:00 PM.


                         Events at Farmers Market.

                         1:00 - 2:00 PM: Music at the Berea Artisan Center

                         2:00 - 5:00 PM: Special presentations by Na Skylark, John Skelton, and Mrs.

                         Doyle at Cowan Chapel.

                         7:30 PM: The Celtic Gala Concert at Union Church. $20/ $5.


Sunday 8/20 :  Celtic service incl. violinist Bella Issakova at Union Church begins at 10:30 AM. Donations accepted.

                        12 noon: Music at Hotel Boone Tavern. For brunch guests.

                         1:00 - 2:00 PM: Music at the Berea Artisan Center

                         2:00 PM: Special presentation at the Madison County Public Library, 507 W. Main St, Richmond, KY

Last Year's Schedule

2023 Celtic Schedule from program_edited.jpg
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