CelticFest Vancouver 2011: Celtic Festival Vancouver brings over 60 free and ticketed shows, with music, dance, film, storytelling, workshops and more. For five days, the drone of pipes and the raw rumble of bodhráns fill downtown streets, pubs and concert venues. Gather your friends and family and come on down to Western Canada’s largest and most popular Celtic celebration.
CelticFest Vancouver 2011: highlights
Join the legendary Spirit of the West for a high-energy, rollicking night of both classic and new Spirit tunes. Celtic roots music just doesn’t get any better! Opening for SOTW, The Starbirds are Paperboys band mates Tom Landa, Kalissa Hernandez, Nick LaRiviere and Brad Gillard. Expect some of your favourite Paperboys songs along with new world-infused material.
AfroCeltic Dance Party March 18: a night made for dancing! A thrilling cross-cultural mash-up, as brilliant musicians and dancers fuse the intoxicating grooves of Celtic and African music. It’s one rhythm-filled night just made for dancing. If you caught the CelticSalsa spirit in ’09, this is the show for you!
World’s Greatest St. Pat’s Day Céilídh! March 17 at The Yale. A hot-jamming old-fashioned 21st Century Céilídh
Daniel LappJigs, reels, some hot jamming, even sing-alongs are on tap for an old-fashioned 21st Century rockin’ Céilídh. A dozen of Canada’s hottest Celtic musicians come together to cook a sizzling feast of music and dance. Musicians include star fiddler Daniel Lapp, Shona Le Mottée, Nova Scotia’s The Colin Grant Band, fiddle & step dance sensation Stephanie Cadman and other great artists. Tim Readman hosts & performs. This is THE place to be on St. Paddy’s Day!
CelticFilm March 19: CelticFest presents two exceptional documentaries about Celtic music legends Donovan and Liam Clancy. For a mere $10, see both films in the comfort of Vancouver’s only movie theatre with two bars. The films are: Sunshine Superman – The Journey of Donovan and The Yellow Bittern – the Life and Times of Liam Clancy. Tickets will be available at the door only.
The 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, presented by Pacific Centre is slated for Sunday, March 20th, on a new parade route with thousands of colourful and musical participants taking to the streets. March 19 & 20 are the dates for the Celtic Village and Street Market, centrally relocated back on Granville Street, downtown. There’s Celtic concerts, dance, storytelling, Celtic swordplay, Gaelic Football, Celtic Market & more!
More information from: http://www.celticfestvancouver.com/