Traditional Celtic to Rock, Irish Dancing to Scotch Eggs
Eat. Drink. Rock. at this year’s Celtic Fest Ohio with a line-up featuring a renowned list of traditional Celtic bands to Celtic Rock bands on two stages.
*NEW* STEEL CITY ROVERS
The Steel City Rovers perform dynamic and expressive music that is a unique composite of traditional Celtic music and North American styles including bluegrass, folk and roots. Their original works touch on issues of love, loss, celebration and heritage and they also breathe life into newly-discovered instrumental melodies from as far back as centuries ago. Their sophisticated arrangements are inviting for the most casual listener but are rewarding for those who are well versed in the nuances of musical complexity. The Rovers stand out for their powerful, emotive vocals and engaging entertainment. They perform on meticulously crafted replicas of historical instruments that rarely appear on today’s musical landscape. This highly active touring band headlines large festival stages, gives intimate concert performances, educates in a variety of workshop and master-class settings and performs internationally with symphonies. They create, collaborate and work hard to further the love and awareness of music.l.
*NEW* NATALIE MACMASTER & DONNELL LEAHY
*NEW* SCREAMING ORPHANS
THE DROWSY LADS
THE BYRNE BROTHERS
FATHER SON AND FRIENDS
POOR MAN’S GAMBIT
Wild Rumpus was born from a fusion of musicians who love to play for dancers, singers, and all who love to be together in music, who love to take risks to keep music in the moment, and who can play with the power of unleashed expression from delicate Irish airs to the shattering sound of pulse-pounding stadium shaking anthems. Its all there . . .
DAYTON SCOTTISH DANCING
CELTIC ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE
As Dayton’s premier Irish dance school, the Celtic Academy has performed with National & Internationally known bands Gaelic Storm, The Elders, Scythian and We Banjo Three. St. Patrick’s Day is the highlight of the year, with performances at over 70 locations, as well as many performances throughout the year for various organizations and functions, including the United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival, the A World A’Fair, the Ohio Renaissance Festival and the Harlem Globetrotters. Always in high demand, the Celtic Academy feels privileged to be able to share the joy of Irish Dance not only within Dayton but also its surrounding communities.
COLUMBUS CELTIC DANCERS
MCGOVERN IRISH DANCERS
RICHENS/TIMM ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE (DAYTON)
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