Berea Celtic Festival - Traditional, authentic, grassroot
5th Berea Celtic Festival
 2014
Only some of the below mentioned concerts and workshops have been confirmed at this point and they represent the tendency from last year. 

      
                      Tickets available
at Berea Center for the Arts Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Thursday 4 PM: TBA , film (rated pg) shown at Madison Co. Public Library of Berea (coordinator Pat Acevedo). Free admission.
 
Thursday 7 PM:  Concert incl. John Skelton 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, 6:30 PM: Berea Parks & Recreation presents "The Belles" at the Memorial Park in Old Town. A free open air Celtic concert.

Friday 8 PM: Ceili and contra dance at the folk center presenting the All Star Celtic Band, Irish dance leader Allison Asay Duvall, and contra dance caller Joe Wilkie.  $7/3.
 
Saturday sessions and gatherings from 11:00 AM - 7 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.
 
Program 2013:
 
 
Thursday. August 14
 
4:00 PM at Madison Co. Public Library, Berea: Movie - TBA  Free. Info: 986-7112.

7:00 PM at Berea Center for the Arts: Concert, incl. John Skelton. $10.

Friday, August 15
 
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 - 7:30 PM: Liam's Fancy at Main Street Cafe/patio (donations).

6:30 - 8:00 PM: The Belles - a Celtic Female Quintet - free open air at Memorial Park. Donations accepted.
 
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 and 
                Joe Wilkie.                
 
Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street.l, 15 minutes' walk from College Square.
 
10:00 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.
 
11:00 AM : Celtic musicians will visit the market. Geoff Maher.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Location: Berea Center for the Arts, 315 Chestnut Street 
          
12:45 PM: TBA    
              
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 (downstairs).
 
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:  John Skelton, featuring "Tunes from Brittany" (upstairs).
 
5:15 PM:  Benson & Cornelius - pipes (upstairs).
 
$5 per presentation, or $10 for a day pass (only valid for the workshops).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 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.
 
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. 
 
Contact info:
Dan Cummins. Phone: 859-396-4491. djcummins03@yahoo.com
Jennifer Balcom. jenibalcom@gmail.com
Sune Frederiksen. 859-248-0690. dantucky@snapp.net
Berea Center for the Arts: 859-985-8891.
Main Street Cafe: 859-986-0703.
 
 
Links:
Facebook: Berea Celtic Festival
 
Berea Center for the Arts: www.berea-center-arts.com and Facebook.
Main Street Cafe: www.msc-berea.com - live music calendar.
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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