March 9-10: Albannach returns to St. Augustine Celtic Festival

Scottish band to perform for the 8th consecutive year 
at St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

Albannach, the high energy Scottish band with a heavily percussive sound, have been headliners at the St. Augustine Celtic Festival every year since 2012.  

The event takes place March 8-10 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, and the band will perform both Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10.

Members of the band are Jamesie on bass drum and vocalist; Donnie on bag pipes; Jacqui on bass rhythm drum and vocalist; and Drew the only American, on didgeridoo.

The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival has been voted Best Concert/Event in the “Bold City Best” in the Jacksonville region and Best Festival in St. Augustine for 2 years in a row.

Other musicians returning to the 2019 event include fan favorites Dublin City Ramblers, Albannach, Seven Nations, Emmet Cahill and Poor Angus. Two new bands to the Festival this year are composed of talented sisters, The Gothard Sisters and Screaming Orphans.

Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City
Though all the musicians above have been headliners at Celtic Festivals throughout the world, The St. Augustine Festival is known as the finest Celtic Music Festival in the U.S. as it presents 8 major headliners. 
The event begins on Friday, March 8 with a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, and continues Saturday and Sunday with live performances on two stages. It also features The St. Augustine Highland games, Celtic artisans and food, and kids’ games. The world’s original St. Patrick’s Day parade, begun in 1601, takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9.

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, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and by Visit Florida.

For tickets and further information:

Festival tickets may also be purchased at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub located at 23 Orange Street, downtown St. Augustine.  

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