7th Berea Celtic Festival
August 18-21, 2016
Tickets available at the door.
Thursday, 7:00 PM: Scottish evening at Berea Center for the Arts/Noodle Nirvana.
Friday, 7:00 PM: Berea Parks & Recreation presents "The Belles and Beaus 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 Four Leaf Peat of Knoxville. $7/4.
Saturday 11 AM: Irish themed puppet show at the library for 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, Side Street Cafe, Noodle Nirvana, Short Street patio and at the Farmers Market (11:30 AM - 1:00 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. Tickets at the door.
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.
5:30 - 7:00 PM: Liam's Fancy at Main Street Cafe/patio (donations).
6:30 - 8:00 PM: The Belles and Beaus 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 Dance. Four Leaf Peat of Knoxville, TN 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 TBA
Davey Mathias, Vince Burns, Martin McCann and Stephanie Benson at a BCF gathering.
Saturday, August 20
Location: Main Street Cafe, College Square
Continous Celtic music sessions all day long on the patio.
12:00 PM: Beanie Odell
1:00 PM: Cathy Wilde & Larry Green & Buddies
2:00 PM: Martin McCann and Brian Coakley
3:00 PM: Jeni Balcom & Gang
4:00 PM: Russell Hopper and others
5:00 PM: Vincent Fogarty
Various festival performers will take turns leading each hourly segment. Continues till 7:00 PM. (Donations).
Location: Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street
1:00 PM: Justin Bonar-Bridges. Undeniable talent
presenting tunes from his new CD "Truth Be Told" .
2:00 PM: Song circle with singer Mark Rosenthal.
3:00 PM: John Skelton: "Tunes from three nations: Music from Ireland,
Brittany and Galicia.
4:00 PM: Drum circle led by Jeremy Wade.
5:00 PM: Morris dancing. Instructors Howard and Bryce Carlberg.
$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.
- Jeni's Chickens, Cincinnati
- Four Leaf Peat, Knoxville
- Cloigheann, Louisville
- The Red Wellies, Asheville/Ireland
- John Skelton, England/Kentucky
- Bella Issakova, Bulgaria/Atlanta
Sunday, August 21
10:30 AM: Jennifer Balcom plays the harp at the Union Church service
The service will have a Celtic touch this Sunday. (Donations).
12:15 PM: Jennifer Balcom plays the harp at the Boone Tavern brunch.
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.
Sune Frederiksen, 859-248-0690.
E-mail: frederiksen.us at gmail.com
Artistic partners 2016:
Beanie Odell - 828-702-4293
Vincent Fogarty - 828-772-5401
Facebook: Become a Berea Celtic Festival group member.
Corner House: www.thecornerhousemusic.com
The Red Wellies: www.theredwellies.com
Folk Circle Association of Berea: www.berea-folk-circle.org
Partners: See next page.