Beechworth Celtic Festival
Dates: 7 - 9 November 2014
Address: Beechworth, Ford St, Beechworth, Victoria 3747
After 20 years the Beechworth Celtic Festival will retain the nucleus of another great weekend in Beechworth. With the usual array of Celtic bands to excite the music lover and the displays of pipe bands to stir the passions this famous weekend is again a great reason to visit Beechworth on the weekend after the Melbourne Cup.
The Balmoral Highland Dancing Inc. will again host the annual Victorian Scottish Union Highland Dancing Competition with competitors from all over the state dancing in costume and competing for championship recognition. You can join in the fun too at the Ceilidh, a traditional Scottish get-together, featuring singing, poetry and dancing where audience participation is encouraged.
With a diverse range of concerts, performances & workshops, all with a Celtic flavour there is plenty for the family. Ticketed live music venues will be located throughout beautiful Beechworth, in its historic hotels and halls, with a free stage located in the heart of town. Demonstrations of traditional instruments like the Bodhran, a Celtic frame drum, & workshops for likes of the tin whistle & fiddle will offer unique learning opportunities.
And of course The Grand Parade on Saturday afternoon is always a great family event. It will feature the firing of historical muskets, colourful floats, energetic dancers, national Celtic costumes and flags, & will culminate with the stirring massed pipe bands. And later in evening The Community Tattoo Concert will once again be held following the atmospheric Twilight Parade of the Pipe Bands. The Celtic Market will offer something for everyone with food, traditional crafts, jewellery, face painting, clan information and more.
Content: Beechworth Annual Celtic Festival
- Car park
- Toilet facilities for the disabled
- First aid equipment
- Medical facilities
- Public telephone
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- Sheltered area