Friday March 2nd, 2018:
9 30pm: The return of the 'Bastard Bearded Irishmen' with Plaid Clash supporting
From – Scott Tady “Beaver County Times”
'Pittsburgh-based Bastard Bearded Irishmen our one of the most entertaining and energetic live shows today. Their sound is an original, ferocious blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic music, mixed with punk, gypsy and high-energy rock n’ roll'.
Bastard Bearded Irishmen rocked the house at the first Celtic Calling. They kick-off a Southern Tour, that takes them out to see on Cruise Ship. We are sure there will be plenty of 'grog' involved. Mixing up familiar Irish drinking anthems and their own self penned ditties, the lads are one of the biggest acts in Regional Celtic Mayhem.
The Boulevard Tavern, 806 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25301, Admission - $10
6 30 - 9 30PM: Celtic Cooking Class
Always a popular event at Celtic Calling. Join Chef Larry Snidow cooking up a Celtic Feast, all ingredients included in Price. Menu includes . For more details and to Register click: here,
Uncork and Create,
901 Quarrier Street,
Charleston, WV 25301, 304 552 3331
Appalachian Celtic Consort
Appalachian Celtic Consort perform traditional Irish and Scottish music as well as some old-time and original compositions.
Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – (304) 342-1461- FREE
5pm: 'Song of Granite' - Film
Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary seannós singer Joe Heaney to the screen in THE SONG IN GRANITE, an audacious exploration of the man and his music. With an approach that marries traditional narrative episodes, documentary footage, and beautiful black and white cinematography. Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland, the film celebrates the music Joe Heaney created while painting an unflinching portrait of Heaney, the man. It was selected as the Irish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.
WVIFF 'Underground Cinema, 230 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 - (304) 395 6688 - Admission - $9 Adults, $5 Students
6 30 – 10 pm: Beni Kedem Highlanders ‘
The 'Tartan Ball' a long held Highlanders function goes public. Enjoy a great dinner, Riverdance Performance Dancing, and great music. Tickets in advance by Feb. 23rd.
- Plaid Clash will provide gathering music of Irish and Scottish traditional dance music. John Doyle will throw out a song, and senior members of Mountain Dance troupe will click a heel.
- 7pm, The Welcome, Invocation and Posting of the Colors, Pledge of Allegiance led by the Highlanders Colonel -in-Chief.
- The traditional 'toast tae the haggis' will be enacted.
- Dinner prepared by Beni Kedem Chef's Club will either be Prime Rib or Chicken, vegetarian entrée also avaialable. Everyone is encouraged to sample the haggis.
- Performance by the The Beni Kedem Highlanders Bagpipe Band
- Parade of Tartans'. Everyone who is wearing a tartan/plaid is invited to share the name and history.
- Mountain Dance will perform some traditional Scottish Dances - Sword, and Irish Step Dance.
- John Doyle's will encourage you to join in the singing of some great Irish and Scottish ballads.
- Traditional Scottish or Irish Waltz and and easy to learn 'ceili group' dance.
- The evening concludes with music and dancing to Randy Damron DJ
Beni Kedem Temple, 100 Quarrier St, Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343-9405
Admission - $40 Register for Dinner by Sunday February 25th at phone # above or 304 543 7702
4- 7 pm: Celtic Calling, Opening Kickoff Event
Start your Celtic Calling weekend, with a signature gaelic cocktail from Josh Jenkins, great bar food, from neighboring bar menu's, Sam's Uptown Cafe and or Copper Pint Irish Pub Menu, and Irish and Scottish tunes, song and dance. Artists who will be appearing throughout the weekend will make cameo appearance's and the Trio 'Gypsy Stars', Fiddle/Piano/Accordion will play at 6pm TBA
The Boulevard Tavern, 806, Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25301 – FREE