The National Celtic Festival is delighted to formally launch Clyde’s Water – the stunning new album from renowned Scottish traditional singer Fiona Ross, with master of Celtic guitar, Tony McManus. A superb example of the traditional style, this album brings together Fiona’s evocative vocals and Tony’s unrivalled guitar-playing to showcase the richness and diversity of the Scots song canon. The album also features acclaimed Scottish fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker
The Village Stage is open for all! A free venue offering a ‘taste of the festival’ featuring many aspects of the main program. Around lunchtime you will also be able to enjoy a glass of local wine in the venue. Everyone is welcome and if don’t have a festival ticket just drop a gold coin in the bucket and wander in.
A large, concert style venue, featuring some truly great performances across the weekend. Parks Hall is a venue that lets you settle in and be completely absorbed by the music. Across the weekend there will be feature concerts and on Sunday the floor will be cleared for the Festival Ceilidh Dance.
The Senior Citizens of Portarlington welcome you to their Club Room. Here you will be able to enjoy some wonderful concerts and a “good old fashioned” afternoon tea offered by the Portarlington Senior Citizens. As well as some great concerts, the Club Room will host ‘Trad Talk’ and our popular ‘In Conversation’ with some of your favourite festival artists.