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Welcome to the 10th Annual CelticFest Vancouver

The 10th Anniversary CelticFest Vancouver has left the building, but the amazing memories live on!

Ballads were sung, flings were flung, we toasted and tasted, joined in the chorus, thrilled to flame-spouting bagpipes, cheered the pipe and drum bands, loved the parade, applauded till our hands hurt – and generally had the best time at CelticFest 2014.

THANKS TO EVERYONE!

Our thanks to everyone who attended, bought tickets, participated, volunteered and supported CelticFest Vancouver 2014.

You all helped make our 10th anniversary very special and a great success.

See a small selection of the amazing festival photos taken by our photographer, Donald McKillican, and by Brendan Flynn, below, along with other festival info.

For more 2014 images, see Festival Photos.

CHEERS TO THE VOLUNTEERS!

CelticFest volunteers are just the best! Their talents, enthusiasm, hard work and team spirit helps make the festival possible – and makes it fun, to boot.
Cheers and thanks to all the festival volunteers for a job well done!

Celts on the Creek

Saturday, March 8 @ The Village on False Creek

Spirits were high and the music and dancing flowed despite the uncooperative weather at Celts on the Creek.
We didn’t need the sun to have a good time!

The Irish Edge

Saturday, March 8 @ The Rickshaw Theatre

Ireland’s Hermitage Green and Vancouver’s own Vagabonds delivered a fabulous show to kick off CelticFest.

A Whisky Kiss

Wednesday, March 12 @ The Cellar

A full house of happy samplers enjoyed a range of high-end drams of scotch and whisky on Wednesday night. Guiding them through the tasting process were Brand Ambassadors Simone Kelly (Jameson), and Keith Trusler (Glenlivet)

Ceili's Kitchen Party

Thursday, March 13 @ Ceili's Modern Irish Pub

Some great cooks were in the kitchen on Thursday night! On stage was a full roster of great musicians for the first ever Kitchen Party, hosted by The Paperboys' Tom Landa, and fiddler Kalissa Hernandez.

CELTICFEST 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Friday, March 14 @ The Vogue Theatre

It was an amazing night of music!
The Once, Jayme Stone's Lomax Project, Hermitage Green and The Paperboys tore up the stage at the gala, delivering a concert and a night to remember.

CelticFest Ceilidh

Saturday, March 15 @ Vancouver FanClub

Crikey Mor (in photo above) led a powerhouse lineup at another full-to-the-brim house at the Ceilidh. They were joined by fiddlers Nellie Quinn & Chris Meredith (Punters Reunion), Jayme Stone's Lomax Project  (also shown above) and Mad Pudding.

Celtic Village & Street Market

Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16 downtown

Oh what fun we had! Amazing Celtic bands like Mad Pudding (shown here) performed on Mahony & Sons Music Stage, there were dancers and sword fighters, unicycling bagpipers (also shown here), great food, shopping and so much more along Granville Street and at Robson Square all weekend long.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday, March 16 on Howe St.

The bagpipes set our hearts a-flutter, we loved the beautiful dancers, the leprechauns, The Green Man, the sounds, the fabulous get-ups worn by folks on the street, and so much more!

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is all about celebrating, and the infectious spirit of fun and joyful goodwill that pervades the parade put smiles on the faces of participants and spectators alike.

 

THE LAST NOTE HAS BEEN PLAYED AT CELTICFEST 2014 AND THERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT FOLKS TO THANK FOR MAKING THE FESTIVAL POSSIBLE!

Please join us in acknowledging and thanking the Funders, Sponsors, Supporters and Partners whose various contributions to CelticFest Vancouver help make the festival possible.

We could not put this festival on without their assistance, so please click HERE to see all of the groups, businesses and organizations that help us bring this festival to you.

To everyone who participated, who joined with us, who gave us advice and assistance, who opened their hearts and their doors to the festival, and to those amazing and talented people who shared their music, art and culture with us – thank you!

And last, and most important: thank you for coming to CelticFest’s concerts, shows and events throughout the festival’s nine amazing days.

We’ll see you all again for the 11th Annual CelticFest in March 2015!