7 30-9 30pm: Tim and Maggie
Tim & Maggie play instrumental folk music. They grew up with it; they have studied it and have traveled throughout the United States, England, Scotland and France looking for it. They teach music professionally, in and around Athens, WV, work on instruments every day and playmusic in their spare time. They contribute their time and music to the local scene partly in hope that young people will get involved in music and the arts and find more joy in their lives and their communities. Their instruments are flutes, bagpipes, whistles, frets and voice. Wherever they play, people are charmed by their wit and compelling melodies. They are in demand all over Southern WV and neighboring States for playing at restaurants, weddings, college programs, open mikes and local festivals. At last years Celtic Calling, Tim gave a popular travelogue presentation on tracing his families roots in Orkney at the Library.
226, Taylor Books, Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 342 1461 - FREE
Centerpiece Concert of Celtic Calling
7 30pm: Friends of Old Time Music and Dance (FOOTMAD) present from Scotland:
Heron Valley are an energetic, young folk band from Scotland who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country and Bluegrass styles. The six-piece, energy fueled group comprises:
Nick Hamilton - Drums / Banjo
Abigail Pryde - Vocals / Fiddle
Callum Cronin - Bass Guitar
Kyle Howie - bagpipes / whistle
Keith Morrison - keyboard / accordion
Capitol Theater, 123 Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301. Tickets $25, $20 for seniors 60+, $10 for students. Purchase at FOOTMAD Under 13 and AmeriCorps FREE at the door. Info: 304-729-4382
5pm: ‘Scottish Smallpipe Concert’ – Sarah Marchio with Scottish Dance by Savanna Brown
Sarah attended Piping Schools in Scotland where she earned a Senior Certificate from the Institute of Piping. She has won several awards and is a native of Harwich, Massachusetts. Savanna Brown is a competition Scottish Dancer who studies in Elkins with the Highland Dance Company. Savanna will be joined by 2 friends.
226, Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street. -FREE
5– 7pm: ‘The Charleston Rogues’
The Rogues formed for the first year of Celtic Calling as a tribute to The Pogues. They’ve kept an appetite for Guinness and the music, playing regularly in area bars, and Festivals. This 8 piece band, featuring accordion, fiddle, banjo, flute and whistle, and a shuffling rythym section, will be mixing up Pogues, Drinking Songs and their own material.
The Boulevard Tavern, 806 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25301, Admission – FREE
Sat. EVE, March 2nd 2019
After FOOTMAD Concert: The Company Stores plus Erin & The Wildfire
The Company Stores, are a modern Appalachian rock band from right here in Charelston. They will be performing a special Celtic set, featuring traditional Celtic folk, modern Irish rock, and of course the best of their original songs. Described by Skope Magazine as being led by “Casey Litz’s soulful, sultry vocals, screaming fiddle, and a gritty backbeat”, the band “links Appalachian folk influences with a progressive, electronic sound that isn’t afraid to break boundaries” and “explores the vastness of rock and all it has to offer.”
Opening up the night is Erin & The Wildfire, a funk and soul band from Charlottesville, VA. With powerful vocals. infectious hooks, and sensual harmonies, this band has caught the attention of so many across the region.
Admission: $15, Tickets in advance: Eventbrite
Rock City Cake Company, 205 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 35301
After FOOTMAD Concert: Traditional Celtic Shindig/Session,
Musicians and dancers who play traditional music are welcome to join in. 'The craic will be mighty'.
Adelphia Sports Bar, 218 Capitol St. Charleston WV, 25301, 304-343-5551- FREE
5pm: The Camino Voyage
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 years, 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