4th Berea Celtic Festival
at Berea Center for the Arts Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 4 PM: Secret of the Roan Inish, film (rated pg) shown at Madison Co. Public Library of Berea (coordinator Pat Acevedo). Free admission.
Thursday 7 PM: The Irish American Theater Company of Cincinnati presents: "A Couple of Bluguards" , an Irish comedy by Frank and Malachy McCourt. Berea Center for the Arts, $10.
Friday 2 PM: James Joyce's Dublin The Ulysses Tour. Documentary (not rated) shown at Madison Co. Public Library of Berea. Free admission. Coordinator: Athena Gentry.
Friday 8 PM: Ceili and contra dance at the folk center presenting the All Star Celtic Band, Allison Asay Duvall, Joe Wilkie and Al White. $7/3.
Saturday sessions and gatherings from 11:00 AM - 8 PM at the Main Street Cafe/Berea Arts Council patio and at the Farmers Market.
see schedule below.
Saturday workshops at Berea Center for the Arts, 315 Chestnut 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 hungry Celtic needs for a couple of hours. Followed by a jam sessions. $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 15
at Madison Co. Public Library, Berea: Movie - "Secret of the Roan Inish (rated pg). 103 min. Free. Info: 986-7112.
7:00 PM at Berea Center for the Arts: The Irish American Theater Company of Cincinnati presents the Irish comedy: "A Couple of Blaguards" . $10.
Friday, August 16
2:00 PM: James Joyce's Dublin The Ulysses Tour, movie, 115 min, not rated, at Madison County Public Library, Berea. Info: 986-7112.
6:00 PM: Liam's Fancy at Main Street Cafe/patio (donations).
8:00 PM: Ceili (Irish dance) and Contra Dance. Caller Allison Asay.
Musicians for the Ceili Band are: Beverly Buchanan (button accordian),
Russel Hopper )fiddle) Tim Benson (banjo/uilleann pipes/flute/fiddle),
Stephanie Cornelius Ben (fiddle/flute), Jeni balcom (harp),
Martin McCann (flute/whistle), and many more. ($7/$4).
The Ceili is followed by a contra dance led by Al White and
Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street.l, 15 minutes' walk from Main Street Cafe.
10:00 PM: Gathering at Berea Center for the Arts, 315 Chestnut Street.
Davey Mathias, Vince Burns, Martin McCann and Stephanie Benson at a BCF gathering.
Saturday, August 17
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).
Farmers Market at Saint Joseph Hospital
11:00 AM : Celtic musicians will visit the market. Geoff Maher.
Berea Center for the Arts, 315 Chestnut Street
1:00 PM: "I once Loved a Lass: Romantic Ballads from the Scottish
Tradition", by Robert Tincher (downstairs).
1:00 PM: Kerry Sets w/Joe Wilkie, Stephanie Benson and Cathy Wilde
2:15 PM: Song circle with singers Mick McEvilly, Dan Cummins and Mark
2:15 PM: Davey Mathias - The sound of the Celtic guitar (downstairs).
3:15 PM: Russell Hopper - "Getting the Best out of Your Fiddle"
3:15 PM: Mai Hernon (Ireland) - Songs from Ireland (upstairs).
4:15 PM: John Skelton, featuring "Tunes from Brittany" (upstairs)
5:15 PM: Benson & Cornelius - pipes (upstairs).
$5 per presentation, or $10 for a day pass.
Location: Berea Center for the Arts, 315 Chestnut Street
8:00 PM: The Celtic Concert featuring superb Celtic musicians. $15.
10:00 PM: Celtic gathering.
Sunday, August 18
10:00 AM: Jammin' and breakfast at the Main Street Cafe patio.
11:00 AM: Jammin on the Boone Tavern patio.
10:30 AM: Jennifer Balcom plays the harp at the Union Church service
This 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.
Comfort Inn & Suites 859-985-5500, I-75, Exit 76. Gives a 15% discount to 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.
Berea Center for the Arts: 859-985-8891.
Main Street Cafe: 859-986-0703.
Facebook: Berea Celtic Festival
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.