Pan Celtic Festival takes to the
THE Pan Celtic Festival
will take to the streets of Letterkenny this Friday
afternoon, April 26th, with a parade from An Grianán
Theatre to the Courtyard Shopping Centre at 2pm. The
Pan Celtic Parade will feature marching bands,
dancers and musicians from the six Celtic nations,
as well as special appearances by Inishowen Carnival
Group and Carndonagh Brass Band.
The Opening Night Concert at the
Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.
There was a strong mix
of celtic music, song and dance in the Mount Errigal
Hotel in Letterkenny on Tuesday night as the 48th
International Pan Celtic Festival got off to a
colourful start with a special Opening Night
Concert. Old friends were reconnected and new
friends became acquainted as the large audience
enjoyed entertainment from each of the six Celtic
nations – Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales,
Cornwall and the Isle of Man.
The festival will run until Sunday and boasts a
packed programme of themed concerts, music, song and
dance workshops and competitions, talks,
storytelling sessions, Celtic language workshops,
street pageantry, spectacle and drama, featuring
over 300 performers.
In order to encourage as many people as possible to
enjoy the event, the Pan Celtic Festival organisers
are offering special €10 all day tickets. Tickets
are available now at An Grianán Theatre Box Office
on 074 91 20779.
Among the most popular elements of last year’s
festival programme were the special Festival Club
variety concerts hosted by the individual visiting
Celtic nation groups. Friday, April 26th is Wales
Night and is a must see for choral music lovers,
while on Saturday, April 27th, it’s the turn of the
Details of further events are all to be found in the
festival programme, which may be downloaded from