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2013 LINE UP ANNOUNCED!
The Celtic Festival
Barbados is one of the hottest Celtic festivals in the world! A blend of beautiful music from professional musicians from
Scotland, Ireland and Wales, the "Celtic" countries, and Cape Breton Island. This festival takes place on a tropical
island in the West Indies.
With a strong Gaelic theme this year, we welcome the Piping
Quartet SEUDAN from Scotland, Big Rory street theatre - the stilt walking bagpiper, award winning vocalists JEANA LESLIE
and SIOBHAN MILLER, with guitarist Aaron Jones, Cape Bretoners KENNETH AND CALUM MACKENZIE, and from IRELAND, the amazing
Alan Kelly Gang. Chef Paul Wedgwood from Edinburgh back by popular demand!
Celtic Festival Barbados celebrates a somewhat turbulent 300-year history of the Celts in the Caribbean. Many were
sent there by Cromwell as indentured servants to work the sugar plantations and today, their descendants have Celtic blood.
Some of them were knicknamed the Redlegs. There is a Scotland District in Barbados, and a St Andrews Parish and the Redleg
Descendants of the Scots.
The 2013 Celtic Festival Barbados takes place from May 23rd to 29th
JOIN IN THE FUN....
from little events in tiny rum shops, to big outdoor concerts, from piping along the Boardwalk at
sundown, to ceilidhs in the sun, Bajan buffet lunches with a Celtic theme to the dishes...you will hear the tunes of the pipes,
some beautiful folk music and song celebrating our cultural heritage and connections, see some ancient step dances...
BRITISH AIRWAYS HOLIDAYS SPECIALS! Room only accommodation,
based on 2 sharing, including flights from London for a 7 night stay in May, from £662 per person from London
BARRHEAD TRAVEL Scotland, is offering our HOST hotel, THE BARBADOS
BEACH CLUB - all inclusive of meals and drinks, at £1072 per person for 7 nights from 22nd May flying from Gatwick. (connections
from Scotland available) Its a wonderful hotel on the most beautiful beach! See our GETTING HERE pages.
They are also offering the Sunbay Hotel, sister hotel to Barbados Beach Club for room with breakfast. Its over the road on
the same beach and offers from £743 per person for bed and breakfast for 7 nights including flights from London
to Barbados. Book with Barrhead Travel. www.barrheadtravel.com TEL: 0808 256 4044
DRIVE A MATIC are our car hire partners for the festival. If you would like to book car
hire, you will find details at www.carhire.tv mention that you are attending our festival, or for other times of year, that
you saw them advertised here!
TRAVELLING FROM CANADA OR THE USA??? BOOK FLIGHTS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
WITH MARVILLE TRAVEL
tel 001 - (905) 891 0111 email: email@example.com TOLL FREE CALL - -1- 800- 461 - 0473
They can offer 6 nights at the Barbados Beach
Club Hotel, our HOST hotel, plus flights from Canada from $1191 CAD per person!