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2018 Celtic Ceilidh

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm

| $10


July 28
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
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Abingdon Market Pavilion
Remsburg Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 6:30 to 10:15pm

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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 5:30 PM at the fountain across from Barter Theatre. Gates open at the pavilion at 6 PM. Music begins at 6:30 PM with Fire in the Kitchen followed by the Tartan Terrors from Canada making their debut appearance. Bringing our Ceilidh to a fun and rowdy dance party close will be contemporary band, Soulsha.

Buy advance tickets here or cash only payments at the gate. Food vendors and beer garden available. Bring your own chair or use one of ours, and don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes! This event is rain or shine under the pavilion and tents.

Band Bios

Fire In The Kitchen:

Playing together since 2002, the trio of Fire In The Kitchen specializes in presenting lively Appalachian and Celtic music to its audiences. Instrumentation includes, Teddy Helton on guitar, bass and banjo, Tammy Martin on hammered dulcimer, Irish Bodhran, Cajon and vocals, Debbie Shrewsbury on classical and Irish flutes, Irish low and penny whistles, fiddle and vocals.

Representing the beautiful region of southwestern Virginia, Fire In The Kitchen has performed at venues such as Dollywood, The Carter Family-Fold, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Blue Ridge Celtic Festival, and Wake Forest Celtic Festival among many others. The group has also performed three times on the Blue Ridge Public Television series “Song of the Mouintains” which is broadcast by local and national PBS stations across the United States.

This fine group of musicians has released three CD’s and displays an Appalachian/Celtic sound that is uniquely their own. You can look for them most anywhere… from a small coffeehouse to a large festival or even on your PBS station.

Tartan Terrors:
The Tartan Terrors, known as “North America’s Premier Celtic Event” have brought their unique blend of Celtic Music, Comedy and Dance to standing room audiences and many of the top international Festivals and Theatres throughout North America. They have been seen at the Dublin Irish Festival. the Newport Irish Festival, Chicago Irish Festival and performing arts venues such as The Strand Capitol and Lone Tree Performing Arts Center. They have even been highlighted on Good Morning America.

Audiences had better be ready to clap their hands, stomp their feet and laugh until their sides hurt when this Celtic Extravaganza hits the stage with a hilarious kilted vengeance, and enjoy a fun-filled performance as you have never seen before!

Soulsha is a party, a revolution, and an adventure through different traditions. It brings together some of Boston’s top musicians in Scottish, West African, and Funk music to create a sound you won’t find anywhere else on the planet.

Soulful call and response singing, masterful improvisation, traditional Senegalese and Scottish dancing and incredible energy make every Soulsha show an unforgettable live experience. Intricate rhythms, soaring bagpipe melodies, and New Orleans-infused horn lines come together seamlessly, and the joy of music rises above all differences, reminding us that we’re all in this together. Soulsha will delight lovers of everything from jam bands to bluegrass. While it shares obvious roots with Afro-Celt Sound System’s electronic fusion, the funk-inspired sound of Soulsha puts tradition and interchange center stage, bringing the party energy of Rebirth Brass Band, and the cultural gravitas of masters like Malian Toumani Diabate.

The sound is fun but deep, fresh but familiar, immigrant and yet deeply American.

For several years, Soulsha has been developing their sound while bringing audiences to their feet at a string of northeastern US festivals including Outside the Box Boston, Tartan Day New York City, Glasgow Lands Highland Games and Boston Celtic Music Festival. Now they are ready to take the party further afield. Look out 2018, here comes Afro-Celtic-Funk Nation!