Festival Schedule

Saturday, June 19, 2021

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3:00 pm
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11:00 pm
Main Stage
Main Stage
Father Son and Friends
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Music

Father Son and Friends is a traditional Celtic-Americana Folk Band with Scots-Irish roots that settled in Kentucky, USA. Now calling Englewood, Ohio home, Father Son and Friends travel the country promoting their Celtic heritage at Highland Games, Irish Festivals, Historical Festivals, Community Festivals, Theaters and Pubs. Their shows will have you laughing, clapping and singing along.

Piper Jones Band
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Music

The Piper Jones Band has one mission: to bring spirited, magical dance tunes and songs to everyone – from Celtic music veterans to those hearing it for the first time. The Piper Jones Band is a lyrical, high energy trio based on the moving and beautiful sounds of the Highland bagpipes, accompanied by unique percussive chords from the bouzouki and inspired drums. While maintaining a strong musical base in traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and Appalachia, the group also performs original instrumental compositions and powerful vocal harmonies, as well as stepping off stage from time to time to lead the audience in traditional Celtic dances. The Piper Jones Band brings authentic, traditional music to your audience in a fresh, entertaining way.

Off Kilter
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Music

Off Kilter is a high-energy Celtic rock band founded by Jamie Holton, bagpiper, in 1996. The band is a unique blend of traditional Celtic tunes and songs with a rock twist, popular covers arranged with a Celtic rock feel, and original songs. Instruments consist of bagpipes, Irish whistles, electric guitar, bass, fiddle, drums and vocals. The band recently ended an 18 year run as one of the most popular bands at Walt Disney World in Florida, and currently tours the country performing at many different venues. Off Kilter has a huge following and draws several thousand fans when they appear at festivals and concerts. Off Kilter recently released their 6th album titled One More Time to enormous success. Fans can follow the band on their website offkilterrocks.com on Facebook and Twitter and see some of their performances on Youtube.

Drowsy Lads
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Music

The Drowsy Lads thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US over 15 years ago and have become fan favorites at every turn. Sticking to traditional roots the Lads bring a fire and excitement that is quickly winning over audiences. The Lads are fond of creating their own spirited arrangements and offering occasional original compositions, even mixing in some bits of Bluegrass or Classical.

Bastard Bearded Irishmen
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Music

Pittsburgh-based Bastard Bearded Irishmen is one of the most entertaining and energetic live shows today. Their sound is an original, ferocious blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic music, mixed with punk, gypsy and high-energy rock n’ roll.

Piper Jones Band
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Music

The Piper Jones Band has one mission: to bring spirited, magical dance tunes and songs to everyone – from Celtic music veterans to those hearing it for the first time. The Piper Jones Band is a lyrical, high energy trio based on the moving and beautiful sounds of the Highland bagpipes, accompanied by unique percussive chords from the bouzouki and inspired drums. While maintaining a strong musical base in traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and Appalachia, the group also performs original instrumental compositions and powerful vocal harmonies, as well as stepping off stage from time to time to lead the audience in traditional Celtic dances. The Piper Jones Band brings authentic, traditional music to your audience in a fresh, entertaining way.

McGovern Irish Dance
Dance

The mission of McGovern Irish Dance is to provide exceptional Irish dance instruction for Beginner through Championship levels. Classes for ages three to adult, at all of our Ohio and Indiana locations. We strive to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and Irish dance skills of each dancer in a positive, nurturing environment where all of our students can reach their full potential. We work to instill a sense of unity and friendship among our students and their families through a variety of Irish cultural events and opportunities at McGovern Irish Dance.

Father Son and Friends
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Music

Father Son and Friends is a traditional Celtic-Americana Folk Band with Scots-Irish roots that settled in Kentucky, USA. Now calling Englewood, Ohio home, Father Son and Friends travel the country promoting their Celtic heritage at Highland Games, Irish Festivals, Historical Festivals, Community Festivals, Theaters and Pubs. Their shows will have you laughing, clapping and singing along.

Drowsy Lads
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Music

The Drowsy Lads thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US over 15 years ago and have become fan favorites at every turn. Sticking to traditional roots the Lads bring a fire and excitement that is quickly winning over audiences. The Lads are fond of creating their own spirited arrangements and offering occasional original compositions, even mixing in some bits of Bluegrass or Classical.

Off Kilter
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Music

Off Kilter is a high-energy Celtic rock band founded by Jamie Holton, bagpiper, in 1996. The band is a unique blend of traditional Celtic tunes and songs with a rock twist, popular covers arranged with a Celtic rock feel, and original songs. Instruments consist of bagpipes, Irish whistles, electric guitar, bass, fiddle, drums and vocals. The band recently ended an 18 year run as one of the most popular bands at Walt Disney World in Florida, and currently tours the country performing at many different venues. Off Kilter has a huge following and draws several thousand fans when they appear at festivals and concerts. Off Kilter recently released their 6th album titled One More Time to enormous success. Fans can follow the band on their website offkilterrocks.com on Facebook and Twitter and see some of their performances on Youtube.

The Aleing Knight Pub Stage
The Aleing Knight Pub Stage
Jameson’s Folly
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Music

A local favorite to the Dayton area, Jameson’s Folly features toe-tapping, hand-clapping Irish and Folk tunes.

The Byrne Brothers
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Music

The Byrne Brothers are a Traditional Irish music and dancing family from Ireland. Their show combines explosive foot stomping Jigs & Reels with world class Irish Dancing and singing. The boys will have you in stitches all night long with stories and antics and in tears before the night is out with beautiful songs like Amazing Grace into a grand finale with Bagpipes and the three brothers dancing together.

Dulahan
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Music

Dulahan’s music is a Celtic hybrid that pays homage to the traditional but incorporates all the varied musical influences of the four members into its unique sound. The result is a unique blend of creative songwriting and musical energy that draws on both contemporary and the traditional Celtic but also unmistakably contains subtle hints of a Roots/Americana feel as well.

Poor Mans Gambit
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Music

An energetic trio of Celtic artists blending Celtic and American folk music. Poor Man’s Gambit is based out of Pennsylvania and has a long performance list including regional festivals, events, and a tour of England and Ireland.

Jameson’s Folly
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Music

A local favorite to the Dayton area, Jameson’s Folly features toe-tapping, hand-clapping Irish and Folk tunes.

The Byrne Brothers
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Music

The Byrne Brothers are a Traditional Irish music and dancing family from Ireland. Their show combines explosive foot stomping Jigs & Reels with world class Irish Dancing and singing. The boys will have you in stitches all night long with stories and antics and in tears before the night is out with beautiful songs like Amazing Grace into a grand finale with Bagpipes and the three brothers dancing together.

Jameson’s Folly
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Music

A local favorite to the Dayton area, Jameson’s Folly features toe-tapping, hand-clapping Irish and Folk tunes.

Dulahan
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Music

Dulahan’s music is a Celtic hybrid that pays homage to the traditional but incorporates all the varied musical influences of the four members into its unique sound. The result is a unique blend of creative songwriting and musical energy that draws on both contemporary and the traditional Celtic but also unmistakably contains subtle hints of a Roots/Americana feel as well.

Poor Mans Gambit
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Music

An energetic trio of Celtic artists blending Celtic and American folk music. Poor Man’s Gambit is based out of Pennsylvania and has a long performance list including regional festivals, events, and a tour of England and Ireland.

The Byrne Brothers
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Music

The Byrne Brothers are a Traditional Irish music and dancing family from Ireland. Their show combines explosive foot stomping Jigs & Reels with world class Irish Dancing and singing. The boys will have you in stitches all night long with stories and antics and in tears before the night is out with beautiful songs like Amazing Grace into a grand finale with Bagpipes and the three brothers dancing together.

Dance Stage
Dance Stage
Columbus Celtic Dance
Dance

CCD is a friendly, 50+ person group of beginner to prizewinner Columbus adults in their 20s to 70s who dance recreationally, perform, and/or compete in the adult levels!

Richens Timm Irish Dance
Dance

The Richens/Timm Academy is one of the most recognizable and respected names in the world of Irish dance. It is the most established and accomplished school in both central Ohio, central Indiana and now Wyoming. The Academy’s rich history began over 35 years ago when Ann Richens ADCRG, a native of Dublin, Ireland, began traveling to Columbus from Dayton, Ohio to share her passion for Irish dance. After her prized pupil, John Timm, captured the 1993 Senior Men’s World Championship title, they partnered and the school became the Richens/Timm Academy. Following Ann’s passing in 2011, Richens/Timm is now directed by John and his wife, Heather Timm.

Dayton Scottish Dance
Dance

Scottish Highland Dancing is the perfect combination of art and sport. You do not have to be Scottish to participate in this type of dance. Whether your interest lies in performing or competing, Highland Dancing is for you! Boys and girls of all ages and skill levels perform and compete together throughout the year at local, national, and international events. Wearing the traditional kilt and dancing to bagpipe music will develop skills that will give you valuable experiences that can have a positive impact throughout life.

Columbus Celtic Dance
Dance

CCD is a friendly, 50+ person group of beginner to prizewinner Columbus adults in their 20s to 70s who dance recreationally, perform, and/or compete in the adult levels!

Celtic Academy of Irish Dance
Dance

The Celtic Academy of Irish Dance invests in all of our dancers, instilling the importance of self-confidence, pride, and a family atmosphere. We are proud of our hard working dancers who enjoy what they do and are well-rounded ladies and gentlemen.

McGovern Irish Dance
Dance

The mission of McGovern Irish Dance is to provide exceptional Irish dance instruction for Beginner through Championship levels. Classes for ages three to adult, at all of our Ohio and Indiana locations. We strive to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and Irish dance skills of each dancer in a positive, nurturing environment where all of our students can reach their full potential. We work to instill a sense of unity and friendship among our students and their families through a variety of Irish cultural events and opportunities at McGovern Irish Dance.

Richens Timm Irish Dance
Dance

The Richens/Timm Academy is one of the most recognizable and respected names in the world of Irish dance. It is the most established and accomplished school in both central Ohio, central Indiana and now Wyoming. The Academy’s rich history began over 35 years ago when Ann Richens ADCRG, a native of Dublin, Ireland, began traveling to Columbus from Dayton, Ohio to share her passion for Irish dance. After her prized pupil, John Timm, captured the 1993 Senior Men’s World Championship title, they partnered and the school became the Richens/Timm Academy. Following Ann’s passing in 2011, Richens/Timm is now directed by John and his wife, Heather Timm.

Dayton Scottish Dance
Dance

Scottish Highland Dancing is the perfect combination of art and sport. You do not have to be Scottish to participate in this type of dance. Whether your interest lies in performing or competing, Highland Dancing is for you! Boys and girls of all ages and skill levels perform and compete together throughout the year at local, national, and international events. Wearing the traditional kilt and dancing to bagpipe music will develop skills that will give you valuable experiences that can have a positive impact throughout life.

McGovern Irish Dance
Dance

The mission of McGovern Irish Dance is to provide exceptional Irish dance instruction for Beginner through Championship levels. Classes for ages three to adult, at all of our Ohio and Indiana locations. We strive to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and Irish dance skills of each dancer in a positive, nurturing environment where all of our students can reach their full potential. We work to instill a sense of unity and friendship among our students and their families through a variety of Irish cultural events and opportunities at McGovern Irish Dance.

Cincinnati Highland Dance
Dance

Cincinnati Highland Dance's mission is to preserve the Scottish Culture for future generations through the art of Scottish Highland Dancing Presenting and educating the general public about Scottish dance, history, and music through performances. To help dancers achieve a higher level of health, fitness, confidence and self-esteem while developing good character and instilling values that will last a lifetime

Celtic Academy of Irish Dance
Dance

The Celtic Academy of Irish Dance invests in all of our dancers, instilling the importance of self-confidence, pride, and a family atmosphere. We are proud of our hard working dancers who enjoy what they do and are well-rounded ladies and gentlemen.

Cincinnati Highland Dance
Dance

Cincinnati Highland Dance's mission is to preserve the Scottish Culture for future generations through the art of Scottish Highland Dancing Presenting and educating the general public about Scottish dance, history, and music through performances. To help dancers achieve a higher level of health, fitness, confidence and self-esteem while developing good character and instilling values that will last a lifetime

Various Locations
Various Locations
Miami Valley Pipes and Drums Front Gate Performance
Show

LOCATION: Front Gate

42nd Royal Highland Regiment Walk Through
Walk Through Event

LOCATION: Marching in a parade throughout the festival

Miller Border Collies Walk Through
Walk Through Event

LOCATION: Walking throughout the festival

Miami Valley Pipes and Drums Walk Through
Walk Through Event

LOCATION: Playing in a parade throughout the festival

Whiskey Tasting
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Tastings & Food

LOCATION: The tasting pavilion (Lorelei Biergarten)

Returning to Celtic Fest Ohio 2021! Whiskey Tasting featuring varieties from the Jameson Irish Whiskey family. Two seatings, 2 pm and 6 pm. Register at the tasting entry or get tickets online.

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42nd Royal Highland Regiment Walk Through
Walk Through Event

LOCATION: Marching in a parade throughout the festival

Taste of the Isles
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tastings & Food

LOCATION: Feast Hall (The Dirty Duchess)

Sample Irish foods such as sausage roll & beans, pork pies, scotch eggs, and an Irish slammer cheesecake! Seatings at 3 pm and 7 pm. $50 per seat. Limit 100 per tasting event.

Get Tickets

Miami Valley Pipes and Drums Front Gate Performance
Show

LOCATION: Front Gate

Whiskey Tasting
Tastings & Food

LOCATION: The tasting pavilion (Lorelei Biergarten)

Returning to Celtic Fest Ohio 2021! Whiskey Tasting featuring varieties from the Jameson Irish Whiskey family. Two seatings, 2 pm and 6 pm. Register at the tasting entry or get tickets online.

Get Tickets

42nd Royal Highland Regiment Walk Through
Walk Through Event

LOCATION: Marching in a parade throughout the festival

Taste of the Isles
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tastings & Food

LOCATION: Feast Hall (The Dirty Duchess)

Sample Irish foods such as sausage roll & beans, pork pies, scotch eggs, and an Irish slammer cheesecake! Seatings at 3 pm and 7 pm. $50 per seat. Limit 100 per tasting event.

Get Tickets

Miller Border Collies Walk Through
Walk Through Event

LOCATION: Walking throughout the festival

42nd Royal Highland Regiment Walk Through
Walk Through Event

LOCATION: Marching in a parade throughout the festival

Performance Circle
Performance Circle
Miller Border Collies performance
Show

Collies from the Miller Border Collie group will show off the skills of their dogs with herding demonstrations.

Miller Border Collies performance
Show

Collies from the Miller Border Collie group will show off the skills of their dogs with herding demonstrations.

Chapel
Chapel
Drab Irish Band
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Music

Music type: Original Celtic Music, Traditional Irish & Scottish Folk Music, Maritime & Sea Shanties, Bluegrass, American Folk Music, Olde Tyme, Acoustic Rock

Workshop: Guitar
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Workshop

42nd Royal Highland Regiment Fashion Show
Show

Drab Irish Band
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Music

Music type: Original Celtic Music, Traditional Irish & Scottish Folk Music, Maritime & Sea Shanties, Bluegrass, American Folk Music, Olde Tyme, Acoustic Rock

Workshop: Bodhran
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshop

Drab Irish Band
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Music

Music type: Original Celtic Music, Traditional Irish & Scottish Folk Music, Maritime & Sea Shanties, Bluegrass, American Folk Music, Olde Tyme, Acoustic Rock

Saturday, June 19, 2021

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