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2021 IRISH, SCOTTISH & CELTIC FESTIVALS

New England States

 

The Skiffs Band

June 26-27

Milton Music Festival

Governor Hutchinson's Field
Adams Street, Milton, MA
Sat: 4:00 p.m. | Sun: 1:00 p.m.
FREE | 617-433-7273 | Parking
Refreshments available

The Milton Music Festival, organized by We Are Milton, is staging its annual Milton Music Festival, a two day celebration. Saturday: 4pm - Music & Fireworks. Sunday:1:00pm - Celtic Sunday. All that are not vaccinated are expected to wear a mask. The festival features Big Party Orchestra, The Fenian Sons, Caroline Brennan & the Skiffs (pictured), Curragh's Fancy, Erin's Melody, The Old Brigade and The Dooley Brothers. Great activities and food. Check back for details.




Enter The Haggis

July 17

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

Westfield State University
Campus Green, 577 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA 01086

Front Section: $45.00 | Middle: $35.00 | Back: $25.00 | Kids: $10.00
6:00 pm | Buy Tix here
(413) 505-9086 | glasgowlands.org

A live drive-in concert featuring Enter the Haggis (pictured) at Westfield State University with opening band Shindig. Join Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival for a unique opportunity to see these two great bands perform in an outdoor setting. Food and drinks will be available for purchase (Cash/Credit). Portable restrooms will be provided. Gates open at 5PM. No outside alcoholic beverages allowed. No grills, fireworks, flags, illegal drugs, signs/banners, tents, video recording, firearms, weapons, or inflatables. Patrons are expected to follow any Commonwealth safety protocols mandatedt. Face masks must be worn at all times for those who are not vaccinated.



Newport Folk Festival 2021

July 23-25 & 26-28

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

Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, Newport Folk will be doing things a little differently this year. The event will be extending dates to present two unique 3-day events of surprise performances, storytelling, and workshops at Fort Adams – July 23rd through July 25th and July 26th through July 28th.




Lowell Folk Festival 2021

July 29-31

Lowell Folk Festival - (Virtual)

lowellfolkfestival.org

The Lowell Folk Festival and its producing partners announced plans for Keeping the Tradition: A Virtual Celebration of the Lowell Folk Festival. Held in the streets of Lowell, MA for 33 years, the Lowell Folk Festival brings together tens of thousands of people in celebration of the richness of American culture and the unique spirit of the Lowell community. While the streets of Lowell will not be filled with traditional music, dance, food, and the cultural treasures that make up our diverse community, it is important to honor the tradition of the festival in late July. 




Rockport Celtic Festival

August 20-22

Rockport Music Presents: Rockport Celtic Festival

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
Live & Virtual options | Various times | 978-546-7391 | rockportmusic.org

Rockport Music and co-artistic directors–WGBH host Brian O’Donovan and harpist Maeve Gilchrist–return with a Celtic Festival that explores traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world. Exploring Celtic Roots and Branches features a wide, and quite extraordinary variety of new and familiar musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers. Each evening program will have two performances (4:30 & 8:00 p.m.) with distanced seating.




New Hampshire Highland Games 2021

September 17-19

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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