St. Augustine, FL —International bands Albannach and the Dublin City Ramblers will return to St. Augustine this March during the 7th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival. The annual event is set for March 10-12, 2017 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine.
Albannach will return to the festival main stage for an energetic performance by these born-and-bred Scotsmen.
The group’s music combines the culture, history and heritage of the Scots-Gaelic. Not another Scottish pipes and drums band, this music is exciting and enchanting — with an award-winning piper, a main drummer, bass drummers and a bodhran musician — bringing a new approach to percussion and Celtic music.
DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
The Dublin City Ramblers were named Ireland’s No.1 Ballad & Folk Group Of The Yearby The Irish Country Music Association. The group has performed at major festivals worldwide, including headlining The Milwaukee Irish Festival, The Cleveland Irish Festival, Hollywood Irish Fest, Miami Irish Fest, and other festivals around the globe.
In addition, the group has performed at every major venue in Ireland and abroad, including Dublin’s National Stadium, National Concert Hall, Cork’s Opera House, England’s Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall and many others.
The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival was voted the Best Festival in St. Augustine and was the 2016 winner of Jacksonville’s Bold City Best Concert/Event.
The event also features international bands Emmet Cahill and headliner The Real McKenzies, performing for the first time in St. Augustine; national bands Emish, Seven Nations, and Whiskey of the Damned; and regional group Jig to a Milestone also is set to take the stage.
Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City
The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is arguably the finest Celtic event in the United States, according to the international bands who perform here. The festival is set for March 10-12 in downtown St. Augustine, featuring internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, Highland games, Celtic shopping and food, live music, two stages, and a variety of entertainment — and the ONLY St. Patrick’s Day parade in Northeast Florida begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11.
Tickets are available at CelticStAugustine.com. Festival tickets may also be purchased at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub located at 23 Orange Street, Prince of Wales Restaurant at 54 Cuna Street, and Aunt Matilda’s Steampunk Trunk at 106 St. George Street, downtown St. Augustine.
The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is produced by Romanza – St. Augustine and is funded in part by St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and by Visit Florida.