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The Australian Celtic Festival

A Celebration of Celtic Culture and Friendship

Song, dance, music, poetry, pomp, ceremony, spectacle, living history, parade, clans, special events, and (of course) bagpipes.

 

Dear Locals

We're looking for people to billet our performers. If you have a spare bed or two and are able to help us out, please contact us. We're giving free weekend passes to families who open their home and even one bed is a step in the right direction. Pass it on!

 

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Visitors and performers flock to Glen Innes in the heart of Celtic Country for the annual Australian Celtic Festival held the first weekend in May. 

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Spread over 4 days, highlights include music and dance at multiple stages and venues, displays and workshops, storytelling and poetry, clan gatherings, a huge parade through Glen Innes' heritage main street, strongmen, living history displays, massed bands, traditional kirking of the tartans, Celtic yard dog trials, fun run and walk, Celtic stalls, food and more.

The Australian Standing Stones, overlooking the rural township of Glen Innes, were originally developed as a meeting place for the Celtic Clans and Associations of Australia to gather and celebrate their Celtic history.

Located in Centennial Park, the Standing Stones are the primary venue of the Australian Celtic Festival. A number of activities, including the parade, and some evening events take place at other venues around the town. 

Glen Innes has twin town status with Pitiochry in Scotland.

The Ngarabal (also: Ngoorabul, Ngarrabul, Ngarrbal) people are the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the Glen Innes area, having lived here continuously for thousands of years. The Ngarabal name of the township of Glen Innes is "Gindaaydjin", meaning "plenty of big round stones on clear plains".

Join us in the beautiful New England High Country of New South Wales from 30 April - 3rd May for the 2015 Australian Celtic Festival - celebrating Wales.

 

2016 Festival dates:

28th April-2nd May celebrating the Isle of Man

 

 

Sponsors

A big thank you to all our sponsors especially the 2015 Naming Rights sponsor: The Glen Innes and District Services Club.

Glen Innes and District Services Club - proud sponsor of the Australian Celtic Festival
Glen Innes Severn Council - proud sponsor of the Australian Celtic Festival
Stewarts Coaches - proud sponsor of the Australian Celtic Festival
Carers NSW - proud sponsor of the Australian Celtic Festival
The Ascent Group - proud sponsor of the Australian Celtic Festival


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