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2017 IRISH, SCOTTISH & CELTIC FESTIVALS

New England States


More Festivals Coming Soon...........

 

June 17

Blackstone River Theatre:
Summer Solstice Festival
Diamond Hill Park
Rte. 114 | Cumberland | RI

11:00 am - 7:00 pm | 5 Stages | 45 Vendors. $15 adults, $10 seniors, children $5, under-5 free!
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Five entertainment stages plus food and craft vendors. Featuring: the Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely, Archie Fisher, The Gnomes, The Jeremiahs, Les Poules à Colin (pictured), Robbie O'Connell & Rose Clancy, Pendragon, Torrin Ryan, The Vox Hunters and Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance. Then head back to the Blackstone River Theatre for the evening session from 8:30-11:30 p.m. with almost all the musicians from the festival. Just 80 tickets will be sold to the evening session.





June (TBD)

5th annual Milton Music Festival

Governor Hutchinson's Field
Adams Street, Milton, MA
Sat: 5-10 p.m. | Sun: 1-7 p.m.
FREE | 617-433-7273
Refreshments available

The Milton Music Festival, organized by We Are Milton, is staging the 5th annual Milton Music Festival, a two day celebration. Saturday: Music & Fireworks. Sunday: Celtic Sunday. Check back for more details.





July 15

24th annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

Look Park
300 North Main Street | Florence (Northampton) | MA

AD: $16.00 | CH 6-12: $5.00 | Under 6: FREE
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Parking: $3 | Rain or Shine
Entertainment until 9:30 pm (included in price)
(413) 862-8095 or 862-4539 | glasgowlands.org

The 24th annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival is an all-day gathering of the clans, piping and athletic competitions. Massed Bands and Mass Fling at opening ceremonies - 11:30 am. Drum Major Competitions 11:45 a.m.  Featuring: Tartan Terrors and The Brigadoons (both new this year), and returning Albannach, the Screaming Orphans (pictured), Charlie Zahm, the Pioneer Valley Harper's Guild, and more.  40' x 80' tent for entertainment and pub - stay out of the sun! Shuttle service provided courtesy of Worthington Country Club, Worthington. Price includes the evening concert. See full music schedule updates here.



July 28-30

Newport Folk Festival

Fort Adams Park
Fort Adams, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
7am: water taxis, 9am: box office & shuttles, 10am: gates open & food & crafts, 11am: music

newportfolk.org | Tickets | See Performance Schedule
discovernewport.org

Folk music has been a presence in Newport since 1959, when the Newport Folk Festival was founded by George Wein. The Festival became renowned for introducing a number of performers who went on to become major stars, most notably Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival at the Fort features 3 stages of music, food & crafts, and a number of displays.




July 28-30

Lowell Folk Festival - (31st Annual)

Boarding House Park
40 French Street | Lowell
978 970-5200 | lowellsummermusic.org | lowellfolkfestival.org

FREE | donations welcome. Please check back for full schedule - - coming soon!
Friday: Dance parade at 6:00pm, Boarding House Park Stage and the Tsongas Arena Dance Stage concerts: 7-10pm. Saturday: Noon-6pm on five stages, and 7-10pm on two stages. Sunday: Noon-7pm at five stages. Traditional ethnic music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities. Performers will be announced soon.





September 15-17

New Hampshire Highland Games

Loon Mountain
Lincoln | NH
603 229-1975
nhscot.org

Join the largest gathering of Scottish musicians, dancers, pipers, athletes and cultural artisans in the northeast with over 60 Scottish clans and societies gather each year to celebrate their heritage.  Music, games, bagpipe bands and fiddle competitions.




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