7:30-9:30pm: Dina Hornbaker
Filled with passion and enthusiasm, Dina writes and plays her music with pride and joy. Her musical creations blossom in nature and cultivate a connection between nature and people. She chooses to see the Mother Earth’s patterns and share those through her acoustical sound and words with music. Female artists inspire her style in a fusion twist of Appalachian folk and roots music. There is no separation between what she experiences and learns in nature and her music. Through music, Dina wants people to see how nature and people can work together, not against it.
226, Taylor Books, Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 342 1461 - FREE
5 30/6 15/ 7 pm: Celtic Fire and Drum
Things will be heating up on the library plaza with a performance from 2 members of the Fire Artists of Kanawha Valley. 3 separate performances of around 15 minutes each. Watch from the street, as fire is twirled and spun, prepare to be amazed!
Outside Plaza, Kanawha County Main Library, 123 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – 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
10pm: The Company Stores
The Stores will pull on their experience of being a regular closer at the St Patrick's East End Pub Crawl, Fiddle and Whistle Player Joseph's Irish heritage and travels to Ireland, deliver a Celtic tinged set, with their own originals from their nationally acclaimed 2nd album, 'Little Lights'. Always a good time.
Boulevard Tavern, Kanawha Bld. East.
4 - 6 pm: ‘Celtic Music Session’
A traditional music session that will mix olde time and celtic tunes, with perhaps some twists along the way. Bring and instrument to join in, or just come and enjoy the tunes, a beverage and the Copper Pint's menu.
Copper Pint Irish Pub, 808 Kanawha Boulevard East - FREE
Friends of Old Time Music and Dance (FOOTMAD) present from Ireland: Téada
Téada, are now firmly established as one of Irish music's leading exponents on the international world music stage, and continue to be driven by a fascination with the timeless, expressive force of traditional tunes inherited from previous generations of musicians.
Since 2001, when the freshly-formed band landed a spot on the innovative Irish television show Flosc, Téada, has evolved to frequent headline performances at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Israel and Australia.
FOOTMAD's event is the centerpiece concert of the 3rd annual Celtic Calling Festival.
Oisin Mac Diarmada - fiddle A graduate in Music Education from Trinity College Dublin/RIAM, Oisín has been described by The Irish Echo's Earle Hitchner as "one of the most gifted and creative traditional fiddlers playing today." He recently co-authored and selected the tunes for the Sligo Fiddle Book.
Séamus Begley - vocals / button accordion West Kerry legend, Séamus Begley, is the quintessential Irish musician, famous for his sharp wit and the beautiful sweetness of his voice, recognised in his recent 2013 Gradam Ceoil TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year award.
Samantha Harvey - piano / dance, adds driving rhythmic accompaniment of piano and brings the excitement of Irish Step Dancing to the stage.
Playing with Téada on this tour:
Tommy Martin - uilleann pipes / flute, A Dublin native, and a regular on Téada North American tours, Tommy has travelled the world playing the pipes and has released his own solo CD's. He now resides in St. Louis Missouri where he makes Uilleann pipes and penny whistles.
Patrick Doocey - guitar. is one of the most in demand accompanists in the Irish music scene, touring with various bands and performers all over the world. Currently performs regularly with top band Lúnasa as well.
Special opening act
Opening for Téada is storyteller Karen Vuranch, portraying Grace O'Malley, Ireland's 16th century pirate queen. From commanding an army of 200 men, to giving birth to her fourth child at sea, to imprisonment, to her famous meeting with Queen Elizabeth, Grace’s escapades engage our modern curiosity and help to explain an important era of transition in Irish history.
WVSU Capitol Center, 123, Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 2739. Ticket information: FOOTMAD
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.
226, Taylor Books, Capitol Street.
Sat. EVE, March 3rd 2018
10pm: 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