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TIM READMAN & JENNIE BICE in HOUSE CONCERT

a kitchen party featuring pre-workshops 
~a great way to spend the afternoon of Sunday, April 6th~

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE re: CELTFEST 2013 & 2014 SUMMER SCHOOLS


After 12 years of uplifting and action-packed CeltFest summer events, we are not offering the summer school 2013 and 2014. Carolyn, the Exec & Artistic Director is pursuing her executive MBA and will be in residence at Queen's University, Kingston, and at Cornell University, New York, during the time CeltFest school would normally be in session.

We are taking this rare opportunity to regroup for a future year's summer festival, and making space for other projects.  Check back on this site for word on more workshops, concerts and projects to happen this year, and also other CeltFest projects now underway. As always, please contact us if you'd like to be involved with these!

We speak for our many volunteers over the years when we say we are grateful for a dozen years of your patronage, support, and love--received from all over the globe and heartfelt CeltFest summer festival memories to date. Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you at other CeltFest events forthcoming!

~Rene Cusson and Carolyn Phillips-Cusson

CELTFEST VANCOUVER ISLAND future events listings coming!

Watch this site for 2014 EVENT UPDATES NOW UNDERWAY

We are working on a "CeltFest Volunteer Hall of Fame" page, and and enhanced galleries, to be up shortly. 

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BARRA MACNEILS CHRISTMAS in Courtenay|Victoria--What fantastic shows! Thanks to all who came out 


Canada's first family of Celtic music on Vancouver Island!  More



~A BIG THANKS to all who participated in CeltFest 2012 

Summer School & Concert Series

July 14-20  in Oak Bay, Victoria, BC ~ Keep the memories alive!

with PHOTOS, T-Shirts


***BELOW IS ARCHIVED 2012 for INFORMATION ONLY***    

Play the sweet music, dance and sing! 

  • LEARN! Information on week-long Summer School and how to register here.
  • GO TO CONCERTS! Information on Concerts & Ceilidhs  here.
  • PARTICIPATE!  Information on access to Concerts & Ceilidhs, plus part-time courses and special events here.

QUICK REFERENCE:  "Click on" references to all events are posted on the events CALENDAR. Concert Listings: Festival CONCERTS & EVENTS . Public Events and Workshops: EVENTS SUMMARY 

NEW! Get the COMPLETE CELTFEST concerts experience!

Complete CeltFest Concert ExperienceCeltFestiValue! All 2012 Concerts & Ceilidhs at a discount! Pre-purchase a CeltPAK, which gives you admission to:

NEW! NOT A SUMMER SCHOOL DAY STUDENT BUT WANT TO PLAY THE SWEET MUSIC, DANCE OR SING...as well as go to the concerts?   Purchase a CeltPASS, which gives you all of the above PLUS unlimited access to Weekend, Evening and Special Participatory Workshops! 

OFFER AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

Buy Concert Tickets | CeltFestiVALUE Paks or PASSes >>> 

EVER WANTED to try out the Gaelic Language, Celtic Art, listen to a speaker, or just watch it demo-ed? See  Special Interest Participatory Workshops & Events »  


MANY SUBJECTS!  CeltFest SUMMER SCHOOL 

Faculty & Performers include: Rose Fearon (ON)|Owen Barrington (USA) | Niamh Charra (Ireland)     Lori Watson (Scotland) | Stephanie Cadman (ON)| Innes Watson (Scotland) | Matt Griffin (Ireland) | Cathall King (Ireland)| James P. Troy (BC) | Colin Magee (BC)|René Cusson (BC) | Eileen McGann (BC)| Fiona Smith (BC) | Jennifer Stephenson (PQ)| Carolyn Cusson (BC)    Paul O'Brien (BC) Sandra Acton (BC) | John Beaton (BC) MORE TBA...

ALL AGES & LEVELS WELCOME!!
Dates: Pre-Workshops & Special Events: July 14, 15
FULL TIME SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS: July 16-20 (noon)
NEW! PART TIME EVENING PROGRAMS: July 16-18

Welcome all  Irish Dancers!

CeltFest Irish Dance Camp is an  OPEN WORKSHOP, as declared by

  An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha in Dublin, Ireland for  2012.  This Irish dance summer school is therefore open to dancers of ALL schools worldwide-- regardless of any affilations in place.


VICTORIA: OUR NEW HOME for Celtic Heritage Week ! Fàilte!

Celtic Heritage Week on Vancouver Island

The 12th Annual Summer School and Concert Series - known to many as the best Celtic summer camps and concerts of Celtic arts on the western seaboard - runs July 14-20, 2012.

The festival this year moves to beautiful VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada. Workshops and concerts will be centred in Oak Bay, a welcoming village with old-world charm! CeltFest 2012 offers both a world class international summer school and an exciting community concert and event series. Special Participatory Events and Workshops are open to the public on Saturday July 14th & 15th and go on throughout the week.

CeltFest 2012 Events at-a-Glance

CeltFest Summer School

CeltFest SUMMER SCHOOL & WORKSHOPS

CeltFest's unique summer school, taught by world-class instructors , is held at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, and offers a full week of programs and workshops in disciplines from dance (competitive forms through to social and kitchen dancing) and singing, to pipes, fiddle, guitar, penny whistle, bodhran, and even Celtic poetry! That is just to name a few. From beginner to professional and for all ages, CeltFest features something for everyone in your family.

PIPING & DRUMMINGDANCE CAMPS  | CELTIC MUSIC SCHOOL 

 | CELTIC SINGER'S INTENSIVE | GAELIC LANGUAGE

CeltFest CONCERT SERIES

Complete CeltFest Concert ExperienceThe public concert series, featuring internationally-celebrated performing artists, gathers plenty of momentum over the week with nightly Ceilidhs and performances open to all. The series kicks-off Monday with the Scottish duo Lori Watson & Innes Watson. Tuesday evening the incredible double-threat dancer-musicians: Stephanie Cadman & Owen Barrington, coming together from opposite ends of North America to perform for the first time! Wednesday there'll be light-hearted fun and serious student and professional talent at the CeltFest classic "Wacky Jig & Hornpipe Contest", a Family Pub Night, with a called ceilidh dance to follow.

CeltFest 2012 bids a fond farewell Thursday evening, with a "Sunset and Stars" Gala performance featuring the Niamh ni Charra Band--direct from Ireland---with a stunning line up of all 2012 CeltFest artists--- and guests!  The Gala is sure to leave you coming back for more next year!                                   PURCHASE ONLINE>>

CeltFest is a comprehensive educational and entertainment event unparalleled on the west coast. We welcome you to our Island playground to come Feis-ing with us!

Concerts and Events 2012

A sincere thanks to
our sponsors

Konica Minolta 
 
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