Feb. 14-27th: See online photography competition page

A crew including a Writer, two Musicians, an Artist and a Stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat that they built themselves on an inspiring, and dangerous, 2,500 km modern day Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Galicia in Northern Spain. The journey undertaken over 3 summers, followed and earlier trip to Iona, the first Christian Monastery established  in Scotland. The boats stops include Wales, Cornwall and Brittany, all regarded as Celtic Nations where music is played. The final destination, Galicia is the home of the Iberian Celts, and the end point of the overland pilgrimage route, to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compstela.

Made by Anú Pictures , an independent film production company established by New York and Ireland based filmmaker Dónal Ó Céilleachair.
Winner – Audience Award – Dingle International Film Festival
Winner – Audience Award – Luxembourg British & Irish Film Season
Winner – The Documentary Award – Irish Screen America Film Festival, NYC
Winner – Documentary Award – An tOireachtas Media Awards, 2018
What they say:
“Unforgettable’ Tim Severin, The Brendan Voyage
“Reflects the Spiritual Power of The Experience” The Times

Floralee Hark Cohen  Cinema by WVIFF, located under Taylor Books,  230 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25302. Admission, Adults - $9, Students - $5

Monday, February 25 at 6 p.m : 

The Lively Limerick: A Workshop

A limerick is a type of nonsense poetry made famous by British poet Edward Lear. Though the poem's connection with the city of Limerick, Ireland is obscure, the name is generally taken to be a reference to Limerick city or County Limerick. Local poet and songwriter Colleen Anderson will share some limericks with you and give you the chance to compose your own in this fun workshop. Participants will be invited to share their verses prior to the Sunday Jams performance on Sunday, March 3 beginning at 1:15 p.m. at the Main Library. Colleen is the owner of Mother Wit Writing and Design, a creative studio in Charleston that provides copywriting, graphic design, and creative consultation.

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John V. Ray Room, 3rd Level, Main Library Capitol Street - FREE

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Wednesday, February 27th at 11:30pm

The Girl Who Came Home:

A Novel of the Titanic - A Discussion 

Join us for a special discussion this month as we get ready to celebrate Celtic Calling weekend the first weekend in March.  We will discuss “The Girl Who Came Home” by Hazel Gaynor, a novel inspired by the true events surrounding a group of fourteen Irish emigrants who left their homes in County Mayo, Ireland, to travel on the Titanic to relatives in America. The group is known locally as the Addergoole Fourteen. When theTitanic sank the loss of eleven passengers from the group represented the largest proportional loss of life from one region. For the purposes of the novel, the names of all members of the group have been changed and, although based in fact, this is very much a work of fiction. Copies of the book are limited and can be picked up at the Reference Desk. For updates on the group, like our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mall-Book-Group-690918327597217/.

Adult and teen.

Held at Panera Bread, Town Center Mall.

Pre Festival Programming

Thursday February 28th, 7 00pm:  Film:

'The Camino Voyage'

Celtic Calling 'Soft Opening'