Friday March 3rd, 2017: Schedule for 2018 will be posted when confirmed.

10pm: Father Son and Friends with Redhead Contests

For over 25 years FSF, a Celtic/Americana folk band, has entertained audiences around the country. From Highland Games, Irish Festivals, Folk and Community Festivals to Theaters and Pubs - their shows will have you laughing, clapping and singing along!

Father Son and Friends were asked to play on the Mumford and Sons "Gentleman of the Road" tour and received an Irish Music Awards Nomination for "Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert". Currently, FSF are in the studio working on their new CD "Road Agents" due out in Summer 2017!

Members of Mountain Dance, will perform some Irish Dance with the band.

West Virginia's own Redhead Festival Dunbar WV Inc. will be hosting contests during the set break for Father Son and Friends! Start grooming your beard, highlighting your freckles, taming your mane (or "knot"), and chugging your beers for prizes and bragging rights! Come for the music, stay for the shenanigans!


The Boulevard Tavern,  806 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25301, Admission - $7


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6 30 - 9 30PM: Celtic Cooking Class 

Chef Larry Snidow: Menu includes Welsh Lamb, Colcannon and Bride Cakes. For more details and  to  Register click: here,

Uncork and Create,

901 Quarrier Street,

Charleston, WV 25301, 304 552 3331


7:30- 9:30pm:  Mountain Thyme

An all-woman band that has performed Appalachian Celtic music in the region since 1983. They have just released a new recording, their 4th – ‘It’s About Thyme’. The Celtic-flavored recording includes  songs, which feature the band’s signature multi-layered harmonies, along with  traditional and original tunes.

Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – (304) 342-1461- FREE


5 - 7 30pm: Celtic Calling, Opening Kickoff Event

Start your Celtic Calling  weekend, or wind down from your week with the skirl of the pipes, WTSQ88.1FM will be doing an outside remote,  great bar food, including Fish and Chips,  a Guinness or Dubliner Irish Whiskey. Short sets from, Appalachian Celtic Consort, T.J. King and fellow Rogues, John Doyle and ambient bothy from Bog Standard. The contrarians finish off with a set of Irish  and Scottish tunes and song.  

Copper Pint 'Irish' Pub, 808, Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25301 – FREE