Third Annual Sherwood Celtic Music Festival Schedule Released

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The schedule for the 3rd annual Sherwood Celtic Music Festival has been released. The Festival will be held in McDade TX September 20-22, 2013 and will feature over 20 bands.

Sherwood Celtic Music Festival

You can't even see this whole show in a weekend. It rocks!

Sherwood Forest announced today an impressive line-up of talent for their 3rd Annual Sherwood Celtic Music Festival. The festival will kick-off Friday night at 7pm at the Trip to Jerusalem Pub with live performances from Brizeus and Celtica. Get ready for bagpipes, drums, and fire Friday night! Then settle in for over 20 acts on Saturday & Sunday, September 21st & 22nd.

The Sherwood Celtic Music Festival lineup includes local Celtic favorites Blaggards, Cleghorn, and Clandestine, as well as the unstoppable Black Irish Texas and special guests Celtica all the way from Europe. Sherwood Celtic Music Festival is also presenting Austin legend Ed Miller for the first time at this year’s festival.

There will be familiar names from the Springtime Sherwood Forest Faire such as Diane Lin, Drones n Drums, Faire to Middlin, Jason Gunn, Klaus Weiland, Saxon Moon, and Therese Honey on the harp.

The line-up is rounded out with super talented musicians including: Constant Billy, O’Malarky, Raising Jane, Saileog & Sionnach, and Houston’s The Jig is Up. Group bagpipe fans will enjoy San Antonio Pipes & Drums as well as the St. Thomas Alumni Bagpipers, fresh from their 5th place finish in “The Worlds” bagpipe competition in Scotland.

Another new feature of this year’s festival with be the Sessions Stage at the 3 Stags Pub where musicians will get together as they wish to jam with fellow musicians.

Competitive Scottish Heavy Athletics, including the Caber Toss, Stone Put, and Hammer Throw, will take place throughout each day. If you’ve ever wanted to see a man, or woman, throw a telephone pole end over end, this is your chance. No one remembers why the Scots do this, but it sure is fun!

You'll also find Irish dancing featuring the Irish Dance Center of Austin and several family clans presenting their clan histories.

Non musical acts focusing on entertaining the kiddos will include the Roman Legion Cohort V, the J-Walkin' Irish Flea Circus, and the Circus Chicken Dog Show.

Over 75 booths with hand-made arts and crafts plus merchants of fine goods will of course be open for shopping. Great Food and Cold Beverages including Thorin's Meads will keep you going as you experience the music, games, and artistry of the Celtic Nations.

Find details including video links for each band, and buy tickets, at SherwoodCelticMusicFestival.com.

Rahr Scottish Ale is the proud sponsor of the Sherwood Celtic Music Festival.

For media inquiries, contact George Appling at George(at)SherwoodForestFaire(dot)com.

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