Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City! The 6th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is set for March 11-13 at Francis Field. The event includes a variety of live entertainment, live music and two stages, Highland games, clans from Ireland and Scotland, whiskey tasting, and other Celtic activities. New this year, Irish storytelling will be featured, with critically acclaimed author and story teller David McDonnell.
The headline concert will take place Friday night and features Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies performing at Memorial Presbyterian Church. Their unique blend of timeless traditional folk ballads with contemporary and classical songs appeals to all ages. Their repertoire includes a wide range of songs like Hey Jude, Nessun Dorma, You Raise Me Up, Rolling in the Deep, and the beautiful and timeless, Danny Boy.
Seating is limited for this event. Tickets are sold separately from the Celtic Festival passes and can be purchased on the website.
Friday night will also feature a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting sponsored by Jameson’s Irish Whiskey at Francis Field with doors (gates) opening at 6:30pm, Whiskey Tasting starting at 7:00pm.
Scheduled Performers Saturday and Sunday Include:
Emmet Cahill… (formerly of Celtic Thunder) solo artist
Albannach …Born and Bred in Scotland
The Dublin City Ramblers …Ireland’s Number One Group
Emish …New York natives blending Irish, Rock, & Folk
Poor Angus …Scottish, Irish, & Original Celtic
Rathkeltair …Jacksonville Beach-based Celtic
Searson …sisters Erin and Colleen Searson, Danno O’Shea, & Fraser Gauthier
Scuttered the Bruce …Punk/Folk Irish Group
Seven Nations …Celtic Band based in Orlando, FL
Saturday, March 12 — 11am – 10pm
Sunday, March 13 — 11am – 7pm
There will also be a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown St. Augustine on March 12 beginning at 10:00am. On Sunday, don’t miss the Celtic Bartender Challenge in the Jameson specialty tent at 2pm on Sunday. Each bartender must create a drink to represent the Spirit of the Celts.
Tickets can be purchased on the Celtic Festival website. Tickets can also be purchased at Ann O’ Malley’s or Barley Republic Irish Pub. For all details, visit the event website.