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Knysna Celtic Festival 2018

Friday, 02 February 2018 06:54 Written by  Knysna Celtic Festival
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We have a very exciting line up again this year including renowned international artists from Scotland and also for the first time a 32 piece orchestra will be combining with the Knysna & Districts Pipe Band for the grande finale including ever popular tunes such as Highland Cathedral and The Gael.

The line up includes:
• International Scottish performers Chris Stout on fiddle and Catriona McKay on Irish Harp (more info below);
• The Knysna & Districts Pipe Band, this time accompanied by the Castle Rock Ceilidh Band;
• Cape Town's wonderful traditional folk band Blacksmith – with whom our very unique concert first began back in 2012;
• A number of other very talented South African dancers including the Irish Dance students from Celtic Dance Tapestry and an exciting addition is the O'Leary Studio of Celtic Dance in Pretoria who will be treating us to a couple of top-level Highland Dancing displays.
• The 32 piece Carpe Musicam! Orchestra entertaining with a medley of Celtic songs and combining with the pipe band for a breathtaking finale.

The Sundowners Celtic Concert

Sponsored by Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty Knysna
24th February – Loerie Park, Knysna – 5 PM

Tickets are on sale at Sotheby’s International Realty offices in Knysna, Sedgefield and Plettenberg and at Bosun's Pub & Restaurant.

Don't delay and get your early bird seats!


We are very excited to be welcoming award-winning Shetland Fiddler Chris Stout back to South Africa for the second year, and Chris will be joined on stage by top Scottish harpist and composer Catriona McKay – bringing two of the world’s very best Celtic musicians to Knysna to play for us at the 2018 Sundowners Celtic Concert!

Please go to our Knysna Celtic Festival Face book page to read more about Chris and Catriona.

Chris Stout Catriona McKay

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay performing at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Concert Information
The concert will run from 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm and as usual, we will make a donation from the ticket sales revenue to the very deserving local charities like the Knysna Sea Cadets. After our 2017 event we were proud to be able to donate another R25,000 to the Cadets.

Please do plan to have your dinner during the concert – a variety of good quality local food and beverage vendors will be open throughout the concert and there will also be The Bell Celtic Pub serving wine, beer and cider – so please do join us to eat, drink and have a wonderful time!

Concert Tickets includes
FREE DAYTIME ENTRY to the Highland Gathering at Loerie Park!

The Highland Gathering from 11 AM on Saturday 24th at Loerie Park includes the annual Pipe Band Competition, the popular Highland Games, a regional tug-of-war and archery competition, a national Highland Dancing competition, a Scottish Country Dancing display and more.

Lunch time entertainment including Jenny & the Jameses who are becoming one of the hottest folk groups in South Africa and popular singer and harpist Christy Lyn. All supported by good food and refreshments at The Bell Beer Garden!

And no one can forget the really special Pipe Band Street Parade in Knysna’s Main Road at 9:30 AM that precedes the Highland Gathering. This event culminates in a Massed Pipes and Drums march past which is truly breathtaking.

A Limited number of tickets are now available at the Sotheby’s International Realty offices (Knysna Offices only) for The Bell Ceilidh on Friday 23rd February at Loerie Park at 6:30 PM
A Ceilidh is a traditional and spontaneous Scottish / Irish pub evening with live music, entertainment and dancing. A variety of food vendors will be in attendance.
The 2017 Ceilidh was immensely successful in its revised format and location so don’t miss out
Ticket price is R125 per person.

We would be most grateful if you would spread the word by forwarding this email to any friends and work colleagues who you think may be interested in this event.
Thank you.

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