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The Australian Celtic Festival - A Celebration of Celtic Culture and Friendship.

 

Calling all soloists, groups, bands, buskers, poets, story-tellers, re-enactors and other interesting people, especially those of a Welsh persuasion: Online applications are now open for performers at the Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes, April 29-May 3, 2015 - performer applications.
 
 
Song, dance, music, poetry, pomp, ceremony, spectacle, living history, parade, clans, special events, and (of course) bagpipes.

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. The Standing Stones are located in Centennial Park, 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. 

The Ngarabal (also: Ngoorabul, Ngarrabul, Ngarrbal) people are the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the Glen Innes area. Ngarabal people have lived in Glen Innes and the surrounding country 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"

Glen Innes has twin town status with Pitlochry in Scotland.

Join us in the beautiful New England Tablelands of New South Wales from 30 April - 3rd May, for the 2015 Australian Celtic Festival - celebrating Wales. (Only sleeps to go!)

 

Sponsors

A big "thank you" to all our sponsors especially the 2014 '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 Celtic Country - home of the Australian Celtic Festival
Glen Innes Severn Council - proud sponsor of the Australian Celtic Festival


  • Malcolm and Norma Parsons
  • New England Mutual
  • Attenborough Fertiliser Services
  • Bruce Family Butchery
  • Dom's Diesel
  • Ecosite Solutions
  • Fossickers Caravan Park
  • Glen Innes Lions
  • Glen Innes Vetinary Hospital
  • Graydons Amcal Chemist
  • Hereford Steakhouse
  • Home Living
  • Landmark
  • Liston Legal
  • Maclean Care
  • McDonalds Family Restaurant
  • Moore Venison
  • New England Brewing Co.
  • Roberts & Morrow
  • Rotary
  • Silent Grove Farm stay
  • Stewarts Coaches
  • Timbs Pharmacy
  • Tyre power

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