The 12th annual Yachats Celtic Music Festival returns Nov. 8 through Nov. 10 this year.
People can hang out and play music together, listen to the lineup of musical entertainment and visit the Celtic Faire, featuring an array of Celtic-themed items. The festival will be held at the Yachats Commons, located at Hwy. 101 and W. 4th St.
Join in the ceili, a group dance that people of all ages and backgrounds can participate in. A member from the band Whispering Roses will provide direction, much like a square dance caller does, so those with no knowledge of Celtic dance can participate.
This yearís music lineup is a diverse group of styles, tastes and experiences.
Oregonís own Kevin Burke and Cal Scott open the event on the night of Friday, Nov. 8, with traditional music. The somewhat non-traditional group Brother finishes the evening with an electric performance that may be called tribal Celtic. Band member Julie Henigan is a singer and multi-instrumentalist from the Missouri Ozarks, an area noted for its rich musical traditions. She has been noted for having superior performances and vocals.
Whispering Roses is set to perform on Saturday, Nov. 9. and the band has delighted audiences at festivals and concerts throughout the northwest with their unique blend of Celtic, sacred and folk music for the last nine years. The Fire Inside, also set to play that Saturday, performs the full spectrum of Celtic music including foot stomping jigs and reels, slow airs and well-known sing-alongs. The Young Dubliners, a Celtic rock band from Los Angeles, are also on the bill that night.
Because the venue is small, tickets are limited. They can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com, or in Yachats at the Yachats Mercantile. Call 541-547-3060 for ticket information at the Yachats Mercantile. Festival events range in price from free to $105 for all of the events except workshops. For more information call 541-961-2915, or visit yachatscelticmusicfestival.comFor the complete article see the 11-06-2013 issue.
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