March 9-10: World’s Top 8 Celtic performers at 2019 St. Augustine Celtic Fest!

EIGHT of the world’s top Celtic entertainers will be featured on the main stage of the 9th annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, which is how it earned the title of the best Celtic festival in the U.S.

(Members of the band Albannach are shown in the photo above. See details below.)

The event takes place March 8-10 at Francis Field, 29 West Castillo Drive, in downtown St. Augustine.

Dublin City Ramblers, an international band favorite, who has appeared in every St. Augustine Celtic Festival since 2011, will perform on Saturday and Sunday, and Albannach, making their 8th Festival appearance, also appears on Saturday and Sunday.

Emmet Cahill, formerly with Celtic Thunder, returns to the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival.

Other international performers returning to the main stage include award-winning Irish tenor Emmet Cahill, Canadian Celtic bands Steel City Rovers and Poor Angus, and Seven Nations – celebrating their 25th Anniversary.

New this year are sister bands Screaming Orphans from Ireland and The Gothard Sisters, an American Celtic group from Washington state who sing and dance.

Chad Light, a local actor, director, painter and sculptor, will be Emcee for the Festival Main Stage. See the full entertainment schedule below.

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.

The Gothard Sisters will perform for the first time this year at the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival.

Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City

The event begins on Friday, March 8 with a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, and continues Saturday and Sunday with live performances on the main and second stages. It also features The St. Augustine Highland games, Celtic artisans, spirits 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


Saturday, March 9

  • 10:00 —11:00 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • 10:00 a.m. Festival Gates Open
  • 11:15 —11:45 a.m. Bagpipe Jam
  • 12:00 — 12:15 p.m. Parade Awards
  • 12:30 — 1:15 p.m. Albannach
  • 1:30 — 2:30 p.m. Emmet Cahill
  • 2:45 —4:15 p.m. Screaming Orphans
  • 4:30 — 5:30 p.m. Dublin City Ramblers
  • 5:45 — 7:15 p.m. Steel City Rovers
  • 7:30 —9:00 p.m. Poor Angus
  • 9:15  —10:00 p.m. Albannach

Sunday, March 10

  • 10:00 a.m. Festival Gates Open
  • 10:30 — 10:45 a.m. Clan Parade & Awards
  • 11:00 —11:45 a.m. Albannach
  • 12:00 —1:00 p.m. Dublin City Ramblers
  • 1:15 —2:45 p.m. Seven Nations (25th Anniversary)
  • 3:00 —4:30 p.m. Poor Angus
  • 4:45 —6:00 p.m. The Gothard Sisters
  • 6:15 —7:00 p.m. Albannach

Steel City Rovers will perform on the main stage of the St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival.


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