A night of Celtic music!
Join us at the Farmers Market Pavilion on Remsburg Drive for an evening of traditional and contemporary Celtic music with three of the most fantastic bands to be found!
The Appalachian Highlanders Pipe and Drum group will begin a "call to the Ceilidh" at 5:15 p.m. at the fountain across from the Barter Theater. Follow the piper's call as they move from the fountain closer to the Pavilion. The gates open at 6:00 p.m. and food and adult beverages will be available.
Feel free to bring your most comfortable folding chair or use one of ours, and don't forget to wear your dancing shoes! This party goes on rain or shine as the area is covered.
The region's own Fire In The Kitchen band will start the evening off beginning at 6:30. Fire In The Kitchen plays a wonderful mix of traditional Celtic and Old Time tunes.
Next up will be the Tartan Terrors from Canada. The Tartan Terrors are making their first appearance at our festival and play a contemporary style firmly rooted in the traditional Scottish heritage. The Terrors bring along a lovely dancer who will grace our stage with her talent and creativity. The Terrors are known for a sometimes comedic flare to their shows as well! You don't want to miss this amazing band!
Bringing our Ceilidh to a fun and rowdy dance party close will be the contemporary band Soulsha. Anchored by two fabulous traditional Celtic musicians, Soulsha brings their new and exciting "Celtic Afro Funk" to Abingdon's Pavilion stage! Soulsha is on the cutting edge of something new, and we are very excited to have them with us!
If you're bringing the kids, they don't need a ticket. Children under 12 are free.
From melody to mayhem--we can't wait to see you there!