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169 Summers St. Charleston WV

http://www.celticcalling.org
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THE CELTIC VILLAGE at City Center at Slack Plaza and on one part of Summers Street.
Immerse yourself in music, dance, crafts and learn some history and genealogy.

10 am: Open
- Celtic Calling Information Booth and T-shirt Sales
- Clan Tents - Ferguson, McKay and more to be confirmed.
- Over 20 Crafter's
- Civic Organizations
- Food Trucks
- Mclaughlin Brigade - Jacobite reenactors
- Roaming Musicians

- Children's Mini Highland Games (Age sections 5-8 and 9-12)
12:15pm - Toss the Sheaf - t-shirt prizes
1:15pm - Toss the Caber - t-shirt prizes
2:15pm - Tug O' War - For all Children to participate in.
- Children's Craft Activities
- Sockness Monsters
- Charleston Wizarding Weekend - Children's Craft.
- Face painting by Alto Design
-Appalachian Willows - Children's Pipe Cleaner ‘Brigit Cross’ Craft.(And will also be offering Adult lessons).

Gazebo Stage - Music and Dance
Times are approximate.
10:30am: Opening Music
10:45am: Lincoln County Cloggers
11:15am: Kinnfolk
12:15pm : Savanna Brown, Scottish Dance/Bagpipes, Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums.
1pm: Crowning of Chieftain, Queen and Court - Who will wear the crowns, and win a prize package of Gift Certificates, Celtic Calling T-shirts, Tickets to the FOOTMAD, ‘Daimh’ Concert. Wear your best Celtic Garb, sections for the young ones as well. Contest judged by Celtic Calling Board Trustees.
1:20pm: Lincoln County Cloggers
1:50pm: WV Highlanders Pipe and Drum
2:15pm: Childrens Tug O'War in front of Stage.
2:30pm: Dog Show - All breeds welcome. Awards for best Celtic Breeds, Fancy Dress (best Celtic garb), Red Head and more
3pm:Kinnfolk

- Kinnfolk:
Josh and Julie Kinn weave bouzouki, bodhran, and smooth vocal harmonies in their Celtic folk music from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since forming Kinnfolk in late 2018, the pair have played at festivals and listening rooms throughout Virginia and beyond. The duo released their second album, The Knotted Circle, on October 14, 2022. In 2023 Kinnfolk won the Robinson Emerging Artist Showcase, earning them a Main Stage appearance at Canada’s premiere Celtic event, the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival. They were also featured on the cover of the largest traditional music magazine in the world — Irish Music Magazine — and named one of the top 5 Celtic bands to watch in 2023 by The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. In 2022, Kinnfolk received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Roanoke to create a body of work exploring the history, geography, and folk legends of their town. The resulting project, “Star Above the Mountain,” debuted to a live SOLD OUT audience on June 30, 2023. A new album is afoot, and a US Tour in 2024.
https://www.kinnfolkmusic.com/

- West Virginia Highlanders:
Founded in 1947 by American Legion H. W. Daniels Post 29 in Elkins the Highlanders have played at numerous Cities and Events around the US. They proudly wear the yellow and black tartan of MacLeod of Lewis, because the tartan matched the colors of the American Legion. Official permission to use the tartan came from Dame Flora MacLeod, C.B.E., the 28th chief of the clan. In 1953 the Highlanders performed in her honor during a clan visit to the United States.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WVhighlanders/

- Lincoln County Cloggers:
LCC are a professional clogging dance team, established over 20 years ago from Lincoln County, WV. Appalachian Clogging is closely related to Irish step dancing, and they strive to keep old-time traditions alive for the next generation. The group has performed at Regional Fairs and Festivals and is currently practicing for the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.
https://www.facebook.com/people/Lincoln-County-Cloggers

- Kanawha Valley Pipes And Drums:
The KVPD are one of West Virginia's premier Bagpipe and Drum Bands. First formed as the 130th Highlanders representing the WV National Guard, they became the KVPD in 1998. They perform at festivals and parades around WV and members give solo performances as well.
https://m.facebook.com/100036783561316/

- Savanna Brown:
Traditional Scottish Dance from Savanna Brown (and her sister) who are members of the WV Highland Dance Studio in Elkins WV. Savanna has performed at every Gathering.

 

4pm: Closes.

 

4pm: PARADE on Capitol Street, will start at Lee Street Triangle and finish at The Boulevard.

 

“This project is supported with financial assistance from the
West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and the
National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West
Virginia Commission on the Arts.”

Part of the 8th Celtic Calling Gathering, Feb. 29th - March 3rd: https://celticcalling.org/

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