Schedule is subject to change and additions.

Thank you to our sponsors, McKinley Carter Wealth Management, Beattie Firth Realty, Guinness, Meyer Ford Glasser & Radman, Swilled Dog Cider, Pat Knows Ireland, Taylor Books, and Adelphia Sports Bar.

Thank you to Charleston Convention and Visitor Bureau, Kanawha County Main Library, Friends of Old Time Music and Dance -FOOTMAD, Charleston Area Alliance, WTSQ 881.1FM, Charleston Main Street, WV National Guard,  St. John’s Episcopal, Kanawha United Presbyterian, and First Presbyterian Church.


Thursday, February 14th to Feb. 27th


Online Photography Competition. See Facebook - Celtic Calling Online Photography Competition


Monday, February 25th

6 pm: The Lively Limerick: Craft your own nonsense poetry workshop. Adult and teen.  3rd Floor, John V. Ray Room, Kanawha County Main Library, 123, Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE

Wednesday, February 27th

11 30pm: A Discussion of – ‘The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic’, Adult and teen, Kanawha County Library, Mall Book Group, at Panera Bread, Charleston Town Center Mall - FREE

Thursday, February 28th

7 00pm: ‘The Camino by Sea’ – Modern Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain, ‘soft opening’.  Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema by WVIFF ,  230 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – (304) 395-6688 -  Admission - $9 Adults, $5 Students

Friday, March 1st

11 30- 1 30pm: Celtic Calling Opening Kick-Off - Music, Wild Ones, Mark Burdette from Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums, Scottish Dance from Savannah Brown. Rock City Cake Company, 205 Capitol Street, Charleston WV 25301 – FREE

11 30am: Opening of Tartan Store – Kilts and Celtic Merchandise, until 5pm on Saturday. Rock City Cake Company, 205 Capitol Street, Charleston WV 25301

6 30 - 9 30pm: Celtic Cooking Class – Chef Larry Snidow,  Register, Uncork and Create, 901 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 552 3331

6 30 – 10 pm: Beni Kedem Highlanders ‘Tartan Ball’ - Gaelic Happy Hour, Toast to The Haggis, Dinner, Parade of Tartans, Performance by Highlanders Bagpipe Band,  Irish and Scottish music and exhibition and group dance. Beni Kedem Temple, 100 Quarrier St, Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343-9405, Admission - $50, Reservations by Sunday 25th - Jarred - (304) 543 7702

7 30pm: ‘The Camino by Sea’ – Modern Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain.  Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema by WVIFF,  230 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – (304) 395-6688 -  Admission - $9 Adults, $5 Students

7 30- 9 30pm: Music from 'Appalachian Celtic Consort'.  Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – (304) 342-1461- FREE

9 30pm: Celtic ‘Rock’ Concert, Pittsburg’s,  'Bastard Bearded Irishmen'  - The Boulevard Tavern 806 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25301, Admission – $10

Saturday March 2nd

9am: Celtic Calling KILT 5K RUN – 2K WALK . Starting at Capitol Market, up to and around scenic Spring Hill Cemetery Park. Capitol Market, 800, Smith Street, Charleston, WV 25301 Registration - http://www.tristateracer.com

9 – 10am: 9-10am: Genealogy Presentation by Andrew Bragg, WV Archives and History Library, The Culture Center, Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305

10 30am: Children’s Story, Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – (304) 342-1461- FREE

11-3pm: Downtown Boutique Walk:  Merchants and Restaurants  feature ‘Celtic’ specials.  Events to be finalized.

11am: A Celtic Camino: Reflections on and Images of a Journey through Galicia along the Camino de Santiago Compostela, Rick Wilson. Adult.  3rd Floor,  John V. Ray Room, Kanawha County Main Library, 123, Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE

11 30am: Almost Heaven Dulcimer Club – selections of Celtic and Appalachian tunes. Rock City Cake Company, 205 Capitol Street, Charleston WV 25301 – FREE

12-3pm: - Family Fun - Highland Coo’s, WV National Guard Rockwall, Clydesdale Horse, Dog Show, Crazy Golf Holes, Capitol Market, 800, Smith Street, Charleston, WV 25301 - FREE

12-3pm: - ‘Ba Ba Black Sheep’ – Scottish Blackface Sheep ‘Petting Zoo’.  All ages. Outside Plaza, Kanawha County Main Library, 123 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE

12 30pm: ‘Blarney Stone, Tall Tales Story Contest’, with emcee, Champion Liar Pete Kosky, Registration from Noon.  Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – (304) 342-1461- FREE

1 -4pm: - ‘Spinning and Weaving Demonstration, and take home wool craft’. Adult and teen. Level 4, Teen Zone,  Kanawha County Main Library, 123 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE
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1 pm: Mountain Thyme, Music Concert, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier St, Charleston, WV 25301 – FREE

1 30pm:  Scottish Dance Performance from Appalachian Lassies. Rock City Cake Company, 205 Capitol Street, Charleston WV 25301 - FREE

2 pm: Intro to the Irish Drum – The Bodhran Workshop. Learn history and some simple beats, no instrument required. Adult and teen.  3rd Floor, John V. Ray Room, Kanawha County Main Library, 123 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE

2 30pm: Cape Breton Step Dance Workshop with Will Roboski. Registration required, (304) 308 9191. Cost $8 – Adult, $6 Student

3 pm: Dog Show, Prizes TBA, best Celtic Breeds, and open to all,  Fancy Dress and Best Red Head. Capitol Market, 800, Smith Street, Charleston, WV 25301 - FREE

4 pm: Irish Dance Performance, from Appalachian Lassies. Rock City Cake Company, 205 Capitol Street, Charleston WV 25301 – FREE

5 pm: Scottish Dance and Smallpipes – Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – (304) 342-1461- FREE

5 pm: ‘The Camino by Sea’ – Modern Celtic odyssey all the way from Ireland to Northern Spain. Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema by WVIFF ,  230 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – (304) 395-6688 -  Admission - $9 Adults, $5 Students

5– 7pm:, ‘The Charleston Rogues’ . The Boulevard Tavern,  806 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25301, Admission – FREE

7 30pm: FOOTMAD present from, Scotland, ‘Heron Valley’ in Concert,  Capitol Theater, 123, Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301,  Ticket information: FOOTMAD.org or Info: 304-729-4382

7:30-9:30pm: Tim and Maggie  - 226 Taylor Books, Capitol St.  Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 342 1461 - FREE

After FOOTMAD Concert:  Traditional Celtic Shindig/Session,   -  Adelphia Sports Bar, 218 Capitol St. Charleston WV, 25301,  304-343-5551- FREE

After FOOTMAD Concert: Company Stores and Erin and the Wildfire - 205 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 –  Tickets $15 Eventbrite
 
Sunday March 4th

10 30am: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier St, Charleston, WV 25301 - FREE

11am: ‘Kirken of the Tartans’  Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301, 304-342-6558

1 15pm – Lively Limerick Readings with Colleen Anderson,  John V. Ray Room, Kanawha County Main Library, 123 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE

2 pm : Sunday Jams Music Concert,  Patrick O’Flaherty ,  Kanawha County Main Library, 123, Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE

2 pm: Irish Road Bowling – Registration from 1 30pm, corner of Elizabeth and Piedmont, along Piedmont Road to Valley Gardens. Prizes to be announced,  Park at Laidley Field, WV State Capitol Complex Parking or at end point.

3 30pm: ‘Guinness Cooking Competition’. Drop of dishes, from 3pm, Judged by Steven Keith,  Adelphia Sports Bar, 218 Capitol St. Charleston WV, 25301, 304-343-5551- FREE

4pm: Celtic Theater, Stage Readings of  5, 1 Act Plays read by local actors. Plays’ selected from over 50 submitted to Playwrights Competition, vote on the 'Audience Award', The Empty Glass - 410 Elizabeth St, Charleston, WV 25311 Admission – $5

4pm ‘Celtic Hymnsing’ (Organ and Highland Bagpipe Solo’s) with Sarah and Joe Marchio. First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV 25301 – FREE

7pm: Mountain Stage with Leftover Salmon, and from Ireland - The Jeremiahs, Fred Eaglesmith w/ Tif Ginn, Lovers Leap, Mark Cline Bates and WV Six . WV Division of Culture and History, The Culture Center, Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305

Celtic Calling, March 1-3rd, 2019 and Pre Festival Events