South Coast Celtic Festival At SWOCC

The South Coast Celtic Fest is May 3rd at the Hales Center at Southwestern Oregon Community College. The event is a collaborative effort of the South Coast Folk Society, the Coastal Celtic Society, and Soroptimist International of the Coos Bay area.

The festival starts at 10am and includes 24 hands-on workshops, vendors and two performance stages. Enjoy music from 10am to 6:30pm at no charge! An Irish session for all acoustic musicians and a bonny knees contest round out the afternoon activities. Vendors of handcrafted jewelry, musical instruments, baked goods, and other merchandise will have booths displaying their goods. The Oregon Coast Culinary Institute will offer a Celtic foods buffet dinner in the Hales Center starting at 5pm. The dinner is $7 at the door.

The evening concert will begin at 7pm with a grand entry from the Oregon Coast Pipes & Drums Band. Then taking the stage will be Kitchen Ceilidh, a women’s a cappella group singing traditional and current songs in Scottish Gaelic, as well as sharing Scots Gaelic Cultural traditions. The headliner is Molly’s Revenge, a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Evening concert tickets are $20. An all-workshop day pass is $15. A discounted pass of $5 is available for children 12 and under, thanks to a generous grant from Coos County Cultural Coalition. Tickets are available at Off the Record at 2227B Newmark North Bend, Books by the Bay at 1875 Sherman in North Bend, the Coos Bay Visitors Center on Highway 101 in Coos Bay, or at Bandon Mercantile at 535 South 2nd Street in Bandon.

The festival is sponsored by Sol Coast Companies, Gold Coast Security, E.L. Edwards Realty, O’Bryan Advanced Dentistry, Edward Jones of Coos Bay & North Bend, Hough, MacAdam & Wartnik, Farr’s True Value Hardware, Kerbo Engineering, Oregon Garden Art, MacDuff Design, Coos County Cultural Coalition, The Mill Casino, and the Coastal Celtic Society. For information, contact Stacy Rose 541-808-1002

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.