Acoustic Brew presents CelticFest
Saturday, July 8 @ 12-6 pm, Boal Museum Amphitheatre & Boal Barn Great Room
Celebrating Celtic Cultures with Concerts, Dance Demos, Bag Pipers, Crafters, Food and Drink and more!
Join us for the Acoustic Brew’s first Celtic Music Festival on the afternoon of Saturday, July 8, 2023 from noon to 6:00pm at the Boal Museum Amphitheatre and grounds. The festival will include pipers, dancers, storytellers, and jamming, with Pennsylvania-based House of Hamill the featured main act.
House of Hamill is a fixture on festival stages across the US, and have shared their music and stories on the country’s premier folk stages. Their version of “Pound a Week Rise” rose to #1 on the US Folk DJ charts, and the video for their all-violin cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” amassed over 16 million views on Facebook, where it was shared over 400,000 times. Their latest release, “Folk Hero,” captures perfectly the frenetic energy and eclecticism of their always engaging live show. A lively collection of original instrumentals, reimagined folk ballads, and new songs that showcase the trio’s versatility.
Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note.
House of Hamill will perform from 3-5pm on the Boal Museum Amphitheatre stage.
Other festival performers include:
Callanish Celtic Band. A traditional Celtic band bringing music from the hearths of Scotland and Ireland to the mountains of Central PA. Callanish will feature Bruce Young on vocals for this performance. http://www.callanishband.com/
Rince Na Leon. Penn State’s Irish Dance team. https://rincenaleon.wixsite.com/home
Nittany Highland Pipe Band. https://www.facebook.com/NittanyHighlandPipeAndDrumBand/
Richard Sleigh. Celtic guitar and harmonica. https://hotrodharmonicas.com/about-richard-sleigh/.
Singer-songwriter Jim Colbert backed by Richard Sleigh. https://jimcolbertmusic.com/
Traditional storytelling by Jon Vickers-Jones
Full festival tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and students (w/ ID). Kids under 18 are free.
Food vendors include:
Craft brews from Boal City Brewery. https://www.facebook.com/BoalCity/.
Potions, elixers and libations from Goblin Academy Mead. https://www.goblinalchemy.com/.
Traditional European chimney cakes from Authentic Chimney Twists.
Snacks, drinks and more from the Boal Barn Snack Shack
Arts and craft vendors include:
Ceramic Throwing Demonstrations from Art Alliance Potters Guild.
Ancient Echoes Pottery. https://www.facebook.com/HollyPottery.
Centre County Pagan Network: Happy Valley Golden Wheel. https://www.facebook.com/HappyValleyGoldenWheel.
All manner of pleasantries to create a fragrant, beautiful + enchanted atmosphere from Spring Creek Botanicals.
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