2021 IRISH, SCOTTISH & CELTIC FESTIVALS
New England States
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
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.
Glasgow Lands Scottish FestivalWestfield State University
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
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 - (Virtual)
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 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
Lincoln | NH
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.