1pm: Family Bike Tour of Charleston organized by WV Connecting Communities, from downtown Charleston. Riders will be escorted on a 'flatlands' route by Charleston Police Department, Bike Patrol.  Kanawha County Main Library, 123, Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE

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1-2pm: Irish 'Sean nós' Step Dancing workshop with Will Roboski

​Sean nós (say sha-nose) literally means “old style”, and this beautiful gentle style is danced by individuals to their own steps, and their own rhythm. Akin to Appalachian "flatfooting". No age limit to participate. Sneakers, leather shoes, or tap shoes welcome. Workshop leader,  Will Roboski is a member of the Davis & Elkins College,  Appalachian Ensemble.

Uncork and Create, 901 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301, 304 552 3331 - Adults $15, Students $5, Registration limited to 20. To register: 304-729-4382, kvfootmad@gmail.com

4-6pm: ‘Staged Readings of 5 Plays’

Get to vote on for the Celtic Calling Audience Favorite Award, from the Winner and 4 Honorable Mentions of our Playwright Competition: that received over 30 entries. The competition was fierce and the decisions, difficult!
Our Honorable Mentions are:
-              “Faith and Begorra,” by Suzanne Bailie of Kent, Washington
-              “MacSPIN,” by Seth Freeman, of Los Angeles, California
-              "Surfing in Munich,” by Rex MacGregor of Auckland, New Zealand
-              “Cliffs,” by Colin Mattox of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Our judges selected “A Visit to the Mermaid,” by Dorothea Cahan of Boynton Beach, Florida, as the 2017 Celtic Calling Playwriting Contest Winner!

Congratulations and ‘good luck’ to our winner, our honorable mentions, and to all of the over 30 entrants.


The Boulevard Tavern,  806 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25301, Admission – $5

2-4pm: Guinness Cooking Competition

Drop a savory or sweet dish, containing Guinness, to serve 1-2, from 2pm to be entered in the Competition. Judge Steven Keith, ‘The Food Guy’ from the Charleston Gazette-Mail will commence judging from 3pm. All entries must be accompanied with Recipe and Instructions on how you made dish. Cash prizes for winners, sponsored by BB&T. Winning recipes will be published on Celtic Calling website. After judging has finished and winners announced, contestants have the opportunity to sample others dishes.

Adelphia Sports Bar, 218 Capitol St. Charleston WV, 25301, 304-343-5551- FREE

 

4pm: ‘Celtic Hymnsing’  (Organ and Highland Bagpipe Solos) with Sarah and Joe Marchio

All the stops will be pulled out on the two magnificent pipe organs at First Presbyterian Church as they join forces with the great Highland Bagpipe in a program featuring Celtic sacred music. Come and raise your voice in singing great Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and English hymns amid solos and duets arranged for organ and bagpipe solo. Come and experience a Celtic sound world like never before in a sacred space surrounded by Celtic readings and prayers.


Joe a native of Charleston,  is the First Congregational Church of Chatham music director and organist, and is also the conductor of the Chatham Chorale. He is joined by his wife Sarah on bagpipes. Sarah has studied piping in Scotland and Nova Scotia.  A unique combination of music and talent


First Presbyterian

16 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV 25301 - FREE

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Sunday March 5th


2pm:  ‘Brown Willy’- (15) Comedy (1hr 16mins)

Two old school friends go on a stag weekend on the wilds of Bodmin Moor, to take in the stunning views, and climb to the top of Brown Willy (Bronn Wennili); the highest point in Cornwall. After a drink and drug fuelled first night, the two men find themselves disorientated and lost. It then becomes an increasingly desperate battle with the barren unforgiving terrain, and even each other. Beautiful cinematography and music by Three Cane Whale.

West Virginia International Film Festival ‘Underground Cinema, 230 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301(Enter through Taylor Books) – (304) 395-6688 -  Admission - $9 Adults, $5 Students (Seats 30), ONLINE TICKETS

11 30-1 30pm: Sunday Brunch Celtic Music Session


Come and enjoy Sunday Brunch, and some relaxed tunes and songs from, Dublin native,  Margaret Rush, and Andi Hearn, members of the Irish trad trio, Beeswing. If you play a traditional Irish music you are welcome to join them for a few tunes.

Timothy’s Bar at the Quarrier Diner,

1022, Quarrier St., Charleston, WV 25301- FREE

2 pm Appalachian Celtic Consort    

Enjoy a wee bit o' the Celtic Isles in the hills of West Virginia. They will perform traditional Irish and Scottish music as well as some old-time and original compositions.

3rd  Floor, Children's Department

Kanawha County Main Library,

123, Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE

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6pm, Closing Traditional Celtic Music Session


We close out Celtic Calling with a traditional music session. If you enjoy listening to, or play an instrument and Celtic tunes come on down for some great music. It will go until the well runs dry. Members of the group Skippers Alley will be joining.



Upstairs at Sam's, Capitol St. Charleston, WV (304) 346-6222 - FREE

10 30am: ‘Celtic Service’

Rev. Marquita Hutchens recently visited the Scottish Island of Iona, which was a cradle of Celtic Christianity in the early middle ages. Service will follow worship, liturgy and music from the Island.

St. John’s Episcopal Church,

1105, Quarrier St., Charleston, WV 25301