The 2019 Knysna Celtic Festival team announced today that a limited number of tickets for the Ceilidh on Friday 15th February are now available at the Sotheby’s International Realty offices in Knysna and at Bosuns Pub & Restaurant.
This year the Ceilidh has grown to include:-
A foot stomping Celtic pub band, Scotty and the Terriers, who promise an evening of festive mayhem associated with wild rovers, velvet bands, jars of whisky and the like.
Adding to the fun will be the now traditional ‘Battle of the Ceilidh Bands’ of talented musicians playing traditional and modern instruments.
The popularly acclaimed Jenny & The Jameses who will be playing one of their intimately varied sets including material from their most recently released recordings.
A unique ceremony, the ‘Addressing of the Haggis’ by Chick Ramsay – all in a fluent Scottish dialect. This ceremony originates from the tradition of honouring the birth date of the great poet, Robert Burns, who wrote an ode to be recited before commencing the feast of this romantic delicacy. The brave who taste a morsel will be pleasantly surprised – the urban legend concerning the biological origin of haggis pales into insignificance to sampling a taster portion!
The Ceilidh will be held at the forested, almost mystic, lagoon side portion of Loerie Park under the cover of two large Bedouin stretch tents (adjacent to the Mitchell’s beer tent) and commences at 7:00 PM.
Our trusty band of food vendors will be in attendance so please arrive early to grab a tasty bite before the festivities begin. Please note that individual seats are not reserved so the early birds get their seats closer to the stage.
In the words of Dave Gilmore, this will be a “Night to Remember”.
We hope you will join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.