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Events

The Legacy of Percy French Concert

The Legacy of Percy French Concert
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Percy French Concert Ticketshow details + $25.00 (USD)  

  • The Legacy of Percy French Concert
    March 3, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, March 3rd for a night of music and storytelling celebrating one of Ireland’s folk music icons!

Peadar MacMahon, Jan Peters, Aaron Harmonson, and Richard Scholtz bring to life the legacy of Percy French during this captivating evening of folk music and storytelling. A celebrated entertainer across Ireland, Percy French’s life and career are remembered through his remarkable songwriting, fascinating persona, and talents in various art forms. A lifelong artist, French achieved a celebrity status in Ireland during the Golden Age before World War I. His fascinating life is captured through song and storytelling during this performance!

MacMahon, Peters, Harmonson, and Scholtz are all well-established in the Irish music community of the Pacific Northwest. The four toured Ireland in 2016, performing for the Percy French Festival, radio stations, and various pubs. Their performance was well received, evoking memories of family and tradition, a true testament to French’s impact on Irish music. The four will return to Ireland once again this July.

Members of the Celtic Arts Foundation enjoy a 20% discount on concert tickets. Please email events@celticarts.org or call 360-416-4934 to receive the promotional code. Not a member? Join or renew here.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30PM.

To learn more about the life and legacy of Percy French, visit the official Percy French website. To learn more about Peadar MacMahon and to download The Legacy of Percy French for free, please visit his website.

Information about cancellations, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page.

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7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidh-bration

7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidh-bration
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St. Patrick's Day Ceilidh-bration Ticketshow details + $35.00 (USD)  

  • 7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Ceilidh-bration
    March 18, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Irish celebration on Saturday, March 18th!

Please join us for our 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidh-bration on Saturday, March 18th, 2017  for traditional Irish food, great music, and excellent company. We know St. Patrick’s Day is the 17th of March, however because such a large part of our program involves supporting musicians, we felt it best to not compete with other established events, at the one time of year when local Celtic musicians are in such high demand!

Our menu features traditional Irish fare, including corned beef, cabbage, and colcannon. Doors will open at 5:30pm for social hour with dinner to follow at 6:00pm.

We encourage members to purchase tickets early, as meals at the Littlefield Celtic Center have historically been sold-out events, with ticket sales ending in increasingly record times!

Questions? Please contact us at events@celticarts.org or 360-416-4934.

Our meals regularly feature meat, dairy, eggs, wheat, and other known allergens. If you have dietary restrictions or concerns, please contact us at least 10 days before the event so we may make special accommodations with the chef.

Information about cancellation, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 360-416-4934

Venue Website:

Address:
1124 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon, Washington, 98273, United States

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Andrew Wright Piobaireachd Workshop

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Andrew Wright Workshopshow details + $335.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Lunch option (includes 3; Friday, Saturday and Sunday)show details + $30.00 (USD)   Sold Out

  • Andrew Wright Piobaireachd Workshop
    March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

wp_20160709_19_38_04_proThis weekend workshop is an incredible opportunity to learn from one of the world’s greatest!

The Celtic Arts Foundation is pleased to invite select Highland pipers to join us for a piobaireachd workshop with Andrew Wright, one of the recognized masters of ceol mor in the world. He won the Oban and Inverness Gold Medals for piobaireachd in 1970, was Piper to the Lord Provost of Glasgow, and is a judge for the RSPBA. This invitation-only workshop weekend is a unique opportunity to develop and refine skills while learning from an extraordinary talent.

This immersive workshop takes place Friday, March 24th to Sunday, March 26th, 2017 from 9:00AM-4:00PM daily. We are pleased to be able to offer participants discounted lodging at a nearby hotel and flexible meal options. Discounted rates are available at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn, a short drive from the Littlefield Celtic Center. To make reservations, please call Best Western directly at (360)428-5678 and let them know you are a participant in the Celtic Arts Foundation workshop. Complimentary breakfast is included in your stay. Participants also have the option to pre-purchase a lunch to be delivered to the Littlefield Celtic Center, or visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Mount Vernon, just a short walk from our facility.

Curriculum & Daily Schedule:

Intense group study of tunes set by the Piobaireachd Society for Senior, Gold, and Silver Medal Competitions. Also to be covered as time allows: tunes and subjects of study that may hold a special interest to individuals and the group.  The tentative schedule will be:

  • Check-in, Friday morning, 8:45
  • Group study, 9:00am until 12:00 noon
  • Lunch break from Noon until 1:00pm
  • Group study, 1:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday evenings – optional piping performance (mini-Ceilidh) at the Littlefield Celtic Center
  • A more detailed schedule will be provided to registered attendees

Costs and what’s included:

$335 per person for the workshop tuition.  Breakfast is included at the hotel for those staying there, and we have arranged a lunch option for those who may be interested (1 lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday for $30), otherwise workshop attendees are on their own for all meals.  The recommended hotel is not within easy walking distance, so carpools will be encouraged.

What to bring:

Please bring a long low-pitched chanter and some spare reeds. Andrew insists chanters be in tune. Music books such as the Piobaireachd Society, Kilberry, Donald MacDonald’s, MacArthur/MacGregor, and any other manuscripts or collections you wish to share with the group. Be sure to have something to write with and to write on. Recording devices are optional.

Information about cancellation, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page.

 

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 360-416-4934

Venue Website:

Address:
1124 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon, Washington, 98273, United States

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Spring Standing Scones Scottish Breakfast

Spring Standing Scones Scottish Breakfast
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Spring Breakfast Ticketshow details + $30.00 (USD)  
Smoked British Baconshow details + $10.99 (USD)  
Un-smoked British Baconshow details + $10.99 (USD)  
Lincolnshire Sausages/Bangershow details + $6.99 (USD)  

  • Spring Traditional Scottish Breakfast
    April 9, 2017
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for the inaugural Spring Standing Scones Scottish Breakfast on Sunday, April 9th at 12:00PM!

Due to popular demand, we are pleased to now offer our Traditional Scottish Breakfasts twice a year. We hope you will be able to join us for the inaugural Spring event and enjoy fine Scottish fare, good company, and new springtime signature cocktails!

Tickets are $30 per person, and we always appreciate donations above and beyond ticket prices. This event is available only to members of the Celtic Arts Foundation and their guests. To join or renew, please visit our membership page. We encourage members to purchase tickets early, as meals at the Littlefield Celtic Center have historically been sold-out events, with ticket sales ending in increasingly record times!

The details of the menu are still being finalized, and we are excited to share those soon. Rest assured, we’ll have fine Scottish fare!

We are pleased to once again offer you the opportunity to order some of the fabulous British-style bacon and/or sausages that has been so very popular at our past events.  Your order will be available for pickup only at the event, after the Breakfast/Brunch has been completed.  Because it’s being delivered to our event, you’ll also avoid shipping costs (which typically is about the price of the product again) – so this is a deal to put a smile on a Scot’s face for sure!

Our meals regularly feature meat, dairy, eggs, wheat, and other known allergens. If you have dietary restrictions or concerns, please contact us at least 10 days before the event so we may make special accommodations with the chef.

Questions? Please contact us at events@celticarts.org or 360-416-4934.

Information about cancellation, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page.

 

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 360-416-4934

Venue Website:

Address:
1124 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon, Washington, 98273, United States

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Celtic Fiddle Festival Guitar & Fiddle Workshop

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Celtic Fiddle Festival Workshop: Guitarshow details + $45.00 (USD)  
Celtic Fiddle Festival Workshop: Fiddleshow details + $45.00 (USD)  

  • Celtic Fiddle Festival Workshop
    April 26, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for fantastic string music with Celtic Fiddle Festival on Wednesday, April 26th from  6:00-7:00PM!

Note: For tickets to the Celtic Fiddle Festival concert, please click here.

Celtic Fiddle Festival demonstrates and celebrates the rich tapestry of Celtic music through the distinct regional stylings of the band members. The band features Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre, and Charlie McKerron on fiddle and Nicholas Quemener on guitar. When the band first began touring, each concert began with a short solo performance from each fiddler to demonstrate the uniqueness of the individual styles of music. The musicians would then all play together to show how these different styles were indeed very closely connected.

This small-class workshop is available to guitarists and fiddlers and will feature a range of Celtic musical stylings.

Questions? Email events@celticarts.org or call 360-416-4934.

Information about cancellations, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 360-416-4934

Venue Website:

Address:
1124 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon, Washington, 98273, United States

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Celtic Fiddle Festival Concert

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Celtic Fiddle Festival Concert Ticketshow details + $25.00 (USD)  

  • Celtic Fiddle Festival Concert
    April 27, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for fantastic string music with Celtic Fiddle Festival on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00PM!

Note: For tickets to the Celtic Fiddle Festival Guitar & Fiddle Workshop, please click here.

“…each of those fiddlers is not only a master musician but is also a master performer. They have stage craft to burn… If you can get to see them live you are in for a treat…”
Sean Laffey, Irish Music Magazine

Celtic Fiddle Festival demonstrates and celebrates the rich tapestry of Celtic music through the distinct regional stylings of the band members. The band features Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre, and Charlie McKerron on fiddle and Nicholas Quemener on guitar. When the band first began touring, each concert began with a short solo performance from each fiddler to demonstrate the uniqueness of the individual styles of music. The musicians would then all play together to show how these different styles were indeed very closely connected.

Celtic Fiddle Festival has toured through the United States and Europe, releasing several albums. In 2013, they rejoiced in 20 years of unique, compelling, and powerful music with their sixth recording, Live in Brittany. Featuring all newly-recorded selections, the album represents the rich cultural traditions of Ireland, Quebec, and Brittany, with performances that include freshly composed pieces as well as tunes whose origin is beyond living memory.

Members of the Celtic Arts Foundation enjoy a 20% discount on concert tickets. Please email events@celticarts.org or call 360-416-4934 to receive the promotional code. Not a member? Join or renew here.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30PM.

Information about cancellations, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page.

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 360-416-4934

Venue Website:

Address:
1124 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon, Washington, 98273, United States

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Clans and Vending at Skagit Valley Highland Games – 2017

Clans and Vending at Skagit Valley Highland Games – 2017
Price Qty
Scottish Clan or Association, 10 X 10 boothshow details + $30.00 (USD)  
Information providing (non-selling) non-profit organizationshow details + $0.00 (USD)  
Food Vendor (power included - subject to review)show details + $650.00 (USD)  
Food Vendor (not-for-profit)show details + $200.00 (USD)  
Merchandise Vendor - 10 X 10 boothshow details + $325.00 (USD)  
Merchandise Vendor - 10 X 20 boothshow details + $450.00 (USD)  
Merchandise Vendor - 20 X 20 boothshow details + $650.00 (USD)  
Merchandise Vendor - needing power (subject to review)show details + $15.00 (USD)  
Tables to rent - 2 day rentalshow details + $30.00 (USD)  
Additional 2 day pass for vendors (4 provided with application)show details + $7.00 (USD)  

  • 2017 Highland Games Vendor Applications
    July 8, 2017 - July 9, 2017
    8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Vending at the 2017 Skagit Valley Highland Games

IMG_1123The Skagit Valley Highland Games attracts approximately 15,000 people over the course of each second full weekend of July. Clans and vendors are an important part of our event, and we do everything we can to make it a fun and worthwhile experience. Our goal is for this to be a positive and profitable experience for you, and a truly win-win situation for us all.

If you are a new vendor who has not attended the Skagit Valley Highland Games in the past, we request that you please include pictures and descriptions of merchandise for review with your application. We make efforts to have merchandise that is generally “Celtic” in theme and to the extent possible try to not duplicate food selections especially. For that reason, we also request that all food vendors submit their food menus with their application.

Our process is to review applications and make the determination on including vendors before depositing an application payment (check or credit card). If an application is not approved for any reason, we’ll return the vendor fee payment as soon as possible with notification to the applicant. The Celtic Arts Foundation reserves the right to include or reject an application for any reason.

Summary of total vendor charges for two-day event:

  • Clan, 10 X 10 booth $ 30
  • Food, not-for-profit $200 (power included as needed)
  • Food vendor $650 (power included as needed)

Merchandise vendors

  • 10 X 10 booth $325
  • 10 X 20 booth $450
  • 20 X 20 booth $650
  • Power connection $15

Table and chair rentals are available for the same cost as last year ($30). Each approved vendor receives four complimentary weekend passes to the Highland Games; additional passes are available for $7 each.

ALL VENDORS MUST COMPLETE THE VENDOR “TICKET” PROCESS BELOW (including Clans). Please make checks payable to: Celtic Arts Foundation.

Deadline: We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible; however, all applications need to be postmarked by June 7, 2017. Vendors who would like to mail in a hard copy of the application are able to access a copy to complete and print here.

Questions? Please e-mail Lindsay@CelticArts.org or call us directly at 1-360-416-4934.

Program advertising: We are currently evaluating how best to complete the program for the Skagit Valley Highland Games; we’ll be in touch with updates.

Having a Clan or Vendor booth at the Skagit Valley Highland Games requires you to enter into a legal contract which entitles you to display/vend on Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, 2017 from 9:00am to 6:00pm.  In return for the use of the space assigned to you by the Celtic Arts Foundation (CAF), you hereby agree to abide by all rules and regulations stipulated  in the 2017 Skagit Valley Highland Games Clan & Vendor terms.  Please review those rules and terms thoroughly before continuing. Please submit all required permits and certificates etc. to Roberta@CelticArts.org at the time of registration.

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Address:
600 Behrens Millet Road, Mount Vernon, Washington, 98274, United States

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