KVMR Celtic Festival, photso by Erin ThiemKVMR Celtic Festival, photos by Erin Thiem

The KVMR Celtic Festival is currently happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The slogan for the event is “Come for the music, stay for the magic” and if you’ve never been, it’s time to go experience the event first hand.  This year’s headling musicians include: Carlos Núñez, Sharon Shannon, Screaming OrphansDàimh,  Hanneke Cassel,  Cassie & Maggie MacDonald,  One Eyed Reilly and Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald.  In addition to those acts the festival also includes local and regional acts, a session stage where everyone is welcome to join and countless informal jam sessions throughout the festival.  While the multiple stages provide plenty of opportunity to enjoy Celtic music, the event also has a living history Scottish athletic games, marketplace, animals of the Celtic Lands, Kid’s area, Youth Arts, workshops and parades, traditional dance and lots of great food and beverages.  For a full list of the schedule click here, festival gates are open Saturday 10am-10pm and 10am-8pm on Sunday.  Did you go?  What was your favorite part about the event?

KVMR Celtic Festival, Living History, photos by Erin Thiem

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4 replies
  1. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    Had a great time this year. The weather was perfect yesterday – before sunset. I hadn’t hear Carlos Nunez – he was really good. I really love hanging out on the grass, listening to music and relaxing, perhaps seeing people we know and talking. All fun!

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