Berea Celtic Festival - Traditional, authentic, grassroot
5th Berea Celtic Festival 2015
Program

      
                      Tickets available at the door.


Thursday 8 PM:  TBA
 
Friday, 6:30 PM: Berea Parks & Recreation presents "The Belles of the Bluegrass" at the Memorial Park in Old Town. A free open air Celtic concert.

Friday 8 PM: Reels, jigs and contra dance at the folk center presenting the Celtic All Star Band and contra dance caller Joe Wilkie.  $7/3.

Saturday 11 AM: Irish themed puppet show at the libraryfor 3-7 year olds by puppeteer and Englishman John Skelton. Info: 986-7112.
 
Saturday sessions and gatherings from noon - 6 PM at the Main Street Cafe, Short Street patio and at the Farmers Market (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)
see schedule below.
 
Saturday workshops at Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street.
$5 ea., $10 for a full day pass:
see schedule below. 
  
Saturday 8:00 PM: The Celtic Concert, more than two handfuls of extremely talented and committed musicians and singers will feed your inner Celtic needs for a couple of hours. Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street. $15.
 
All other events are based on donations of all sizes.
 
PS: All donations will go to the coverage of
promotion of the festival and travel expenses.
 
Thursday. August 14
 


8:00 PM: TBA 







Friday, August 15
 

5:30 - 7:00 PM: Liam's Fancy at Main Street Cafe/patio (donations).

6:30 - 8:00 PM: The Belles of the Bluegrass - a Celtic Female Quintet - free open air at Memorial Park. In cooperation with Parks and Rec. Donations accepted.
 
8:00 PM: Jigs, reels and contra danceThe Celtic All Star Band     and Joe Wilkie.  ($7/$3). Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street.
                            
Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street, 15 minutes' walk from College Square.
 
10:45 PM: Gathering at Berea Center for the Arts, 315 Chestnut Street.
               (Donations).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Davey Mathias, Vince Burns, Martin McCann and Stephanie Benson at a BCF gathering. 
 
Saturday, August 16
 
Location: Main Street Cafe, College Square
 
Continous Celtic music sessions all day long on the patio.
 
11:00 AM: Martin McCann and Friends.
12:00 PM: Beverly Buchanan
1:00  PM:  Cathy Wilde & Larry Green & Buddies
2:00  PM:  Geoff Maher
3:00  PM:  Jeni Balcom & Gang
4:00  PM:  Russell Hopper and others
5:00  PM:  Dan Cummins
6:00  PM:  Cathy Wilde, Larry Green & Beverly Buchanan
       
Various festival performers will take turns leading each hourly segment. Continues till 7:00 PM.  (Donations).
 
Location: Farmers Market at The Berea College Farm Store.
 
11:30 AM : Celtic musicians will visit the market. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Location: Berea Center for the Arts, 315 Chestnut Street 
          
12:45 PM: Robert Tincher - downstairs, ballad-singing workshop.  
              
1:00 PM:  Kerry Sets  w/Joe Wilkie, Stephanie Benson and Cathy Wilde
              (upstairs).
 
2:15 PM:  Song circle with singers Mick McEvilly, Dan Cummins and Mark 
              Rosenthal (upstairs).

2:15 PM:  Davey Mathias - The sound of the Celtic guitar (outside).
 
3:15 PM:  Irish author Robert Cranny, now TN - presentation of his 
              works. see www.robertcrannybooks.com. Downstairs.
              
3:15 PM:  Mai Hernon (Ireland) - Songs from Ireland (upstairs).

4:15 PM: Justin Bonar-Bridges (Cincinnati, OH). Undeniable talent 
             presenting tunes from his new CD "Truth Be Told" (upstairs).
 
5:15 PM:  Benson & Cornelius - pipes (upstairs).
 
$5 per presentation, or $10 for a day pass (only valid for the workshops).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Location: Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street.
 
8:00 PM:  The Celtic Concert featuring superb Celtic musicians. $15.

Location: Robie Books, Chestnut Street

5:00 PM: Robert Tincher and Friends, Scottish balladeer jams.
 
Sunday, August 17
 
10:30 AM: Jennifer Balcom plays the harp at the Union Church service
               This service will have a Celtic touch this Sunday. (Donations).
 
11:00 AM: Jammin on the Boone Tavern patio.
 
12:15 PM: Jennifer Balcom plays the harp at the Boone Tavern brunch.
 
 Accomodation:
Hotel Boone Tavern, College Square, Berea, KY 40403. 859-985-3700.
Stylish Southern touch with handmade furniture by Berea College students.
 
Holiday Inn Express 859-985-5500, I-75, Exit 76. $114.00 per room for festival visitors. Indoor pool, nice breakfast.
 
America's Best Value Inn, 196 Price Royal Drive, Berea, I-75, Exit 76.  Phone: 859-986-8426. Outdoor pool, limited breakfast.

Other motel options available, incl. several B&Bs.
 
Contact info:
Dan Cummins. Phone: 859-396-4491. djcummins03@yahoo.com
Jennifer Balcom. jenibalcom@gmail.com
Sune Frederiksen. 859-248-0690. bca-berea@hotmail.com

 
Links:
Facebook: Become a Berea Celtic Festival group member.
 
Berea Center for the Arts: www.berea-center-arts.com and Facebook.
Berea Tourism: www.berea.com .
 
Festival office:
Berea Center for the Arts, 315 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403. 859-248-0690 (Sune Frederiksen, event coordinator), or 859-396-4491 (Dan Cummins, artistic director).
 
Partners: See next page.
 
 
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