Pogues night Village from Stage D2D Alan Doyle VPD Drill Team tribute to the pogues Village parade 2015 Weir Welsh Choir Paperboys Honorary Parade Marshall April Verch Green Man Fireworks Whisky Tasting
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CelticFest Vancouver

CelticFest Vancouver

 is pleased to announce that John Coughlan has taken on the role of Executive Festival Producer.

John’s  responsibilities will be to coordinate all aspects of the CelticFest Vancouver Society Festival,

he will report to the Board of Directors of CelticFest Vancouver .

For any inquires with regards to CelticFest please feel free to contact John at 604 612 6708 or email him




CelticFest Vancouver

is pleased to announce the Board of Directors for 2015 / 2016 :

Harry Cussen – Executive Officer – President
Orla O’Keeffe – Executive Officer – Vice President
Alan Cosgrave – Executive Officer – Treasurer
Adrienne Sutherland – Executive Officer – Secretary
George McDonnell – Director
Roisin Faherty – Director
Patrick Hartnett – Director



Notice is hereby given that the

Annual General Meeting


Will be held on Monday June 8, 2015

 At The Belmont

1006 Granville St. Vancouver (below Doolin’s Irish Pub)

5:30 PM registration 6:00 PM Meeting to commence

We are looking for new Board members to help guide the direction of the annual CelticFest Vancouver event.  Help us celebrate Celtic culture in Vancouver!  Memberships are available at the door or on our website.

Nominations to the Board

**Please send to info@celticfestvancouver.com or

Nominations to the Board will also be taken on day of AGM June 08th 2015


CelticFest Vancouver 2015 is a wrap.

Thanks for coming! 

We sang along, danced a jig or two, we toasted and tasted, discovered the new and celebrated the traditions – and had a fabulous CelticFest 2015.

Thank you so much for making this year’s festival a big success!

Thanks for joining our newsletter, for sharing the word, for coming to festival concerts and events, for cheering on the parade – for being a special festival supporter.

Scroll down to see some of the amazing photos taken by our photographers, Derek Stevens and Amanda King below. Join us in recognizing some of the people, groups, businesses and organizations that deserve our acknowledgements and thanks.

Special Thanks to the Volunteers:

This festival would not be possible without the good works of our amazing team of volunteers. They are simply the best!

Numbering over 70 this year, their talents, enthusiasm, time, and goodwill contributed so much to make the festival run – and fun!

Our thanks to all the festival volunteers for a job well done!

Other Important People to Thanks

A lot goes in to putting on a festival the size and scale of CelticFest Vancouver. Some of it you see, but so much of it happens behind the scenes.

Our deepest thanks go out to the valued sponsors and funders.

Their contributions, both large and small, were instrumental to the success of CelticFest 2015.

 A Final Thanks

To everyone who participated, who gave us their council, ideas and assistance, who shared their inspired talents – their music, art and culture with us – thank you!

And thank you again for supporting the festival.

We’ll see you again at CelticFest #12, March 11 – 20, 2016!


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For more photos click here.

Videos by Keith Dunn for A Tribute to the Pogues  and the duet.  Welsh Choir and the  DeDanaan dancers

Maura De Freitas (Celtic Person of the Year).

More videos to come.