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The CelticFest Vancouver is very excited to present The Barra MacNeils.

They will be kicking off their west coast Christmas tour in Vancouver BC on November 21, 2015

This show will sell out fast so don’t wait!!!!

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Is very pleased to announce that the musical ONCE is coming to Vancouver, and we have access before the general public just for you. Kindly take advantage of our “Pre-Sale” offer.


Broadway Across Canada presents ONCE

Date: November 17 – 21, 21015

Theatre:  Queen Elizabeth Theatre


Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.



presale timeline – September 11 – 13, 2015


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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


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.