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Vancouver and region celebrated the 9th Annual CelticFest Vancouver
Vancouver and region celebrated the 9th Annual CelticFest Vancouver, which took place from March 9-17, 2013, with thousands of enthusiastic fans attending the over 70 free and ticketed concerts and events presented. Starting on Saturday March 9 at the free Celts on the Creek family-friendly outdoor event at the more
Tickets are now on sale
January 17, 2013 Tickets are now on sale and the full schedule has been announced for CelticFest Vancouver 2013, the festival’s 9th year of delivering the Celtic spirit to Downtown Vancouver. With five major ticketed events, including 3 music concerts, a night of comedy and the time-honoured more
Dates announced for CelticFest Vancouver 2013
Get ready to celebrate CelticFest Vancouver March 9 to 17, 2013. Expect nine days and nights of Celtic music, dance, comedy, a street market and the big, green St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2013. Entries to the Parade are now being accepted and forms can be downloaded on our website as well as applications form more
Welcome to the 9th Annual CelticFest Vancouver
CelticFest 2013! Wasn’t that a time!
We laughed, we sang and danced, and the sun shone on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Thank you all so much for helping to make CelticFest Vancouver 2013 such a huge success!
From the first note played at Celts on the Creek, to the uproarious laughter at Brendan Grace’s show on March 9, to the tastes of A Whisky Kiss…
From the glorious music and song at three amazing concerts, to the good times had by all at downtown pubs…
From the excitement of the parade to the sheer celebration of the Celtic Village…
We’ve had a CelticFest to remember!
The festival wouldn’t have been a success without the great support of our sponsors, to whom we send our sincere thanks.
Thanks also to our funders, to local businesses and organizations, partners and participants and to the brilliant performers and artists who shared their talents with us.
But above all, our thanks go out to the hundreds of thousands of folks who came to the festival to enjoy, listen, taste, discover, hang out – and have a great time!
Your passion, support and goodwill made it all special.
We all had a fabulous time, and hope you did too!
Check out some 2013 festival images and memories below, and we’ll look forward to seeing you at our 10th Anniversary CelticFest Vancouver in March 2014!
The Celts on the Creek event at the Village on False Creek kicked the fest off in fine style, including a lively performance by Blackthorn (pictured here), on Saturday, March 9.
Ireland’s funnyman Brendan Grace had the crowd in stitches on Saturday night, March 9.
Jaws dropped as a Celtic Flash Mob of young dancers surprised Pacific Centre shoppers on March 13.
CelticFest’s Executive Director, Ian McAteer welcomes a full house of spirit appreciators to the 7th Annual A Whisky Kiss scotch tasting at The Cellar on Wednesday, March 13.
Catholine Butler is presented CelticFest’s inaugural "Celtic Person of the Year" Award at the Vogue Theatre on March 14.
The end of a beautiful concert, as Maeve Mackinnon joins Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, along with their respective bands, on stage at the Vogue Theatre on March 14.
The Town Pants had the audience on their feet at Venue, March 15.
A rousing good time was had by all at the CelticFest Ceilidh at Vancouver FanClub on Saturday night March 16.
Sean "The Canadian" Leprechaun entertains two of Vancouver’s finest at Mahony & Sons Celtic Village, Saturday March 16.
Hundreds of thousands of happy people gathered all weekend, March 16 & 17, at Doolin's Music Stage on Granville St. to hear the finest Celtic musicians around!
Players and listeners alike came together at the CelticFest Sunday Session, led by Mairi Rankin and Tim Readman at Tom Lee Music on March 17.
The North Shore Celtic Ensemble marched, played and thrilled the big crowds lining the route at the 9th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
A view from the stage! Here’s The Malarkey’s on-stage perspective on Granville St. and Mahony & Sons Celtic Village, taken from Doolin’s Music Stage on Sunday, March 17.