7pm:  Ireland's, The Jeremiahs, on Mountain Stage, with Leftover Salmon,
Fred Eaglesmith w/ Tif Ginn, Lovers Leap, Mark Cline Bates and WV Six

What they are saying about The Jeremiahs:

“They are all the real deal. A great band.” — John Taber KVMR Celtic Festival

“ One of the most exciting bands to come out of Ireland in many a year. Their new album is a cracker” — Mike Harding

“This is the most creative and important group we have heard in Irish music in years, they are special” — Chicago Irish American News

“One of the freshest bands in Irish traditional music” — Séan Laffey Irish Music Magazine

Album of the Year 2018 Live Ireland
Male Vocalist of the Year 2018 Live Ireland

WV Division of Culture and History, The Culture Center, Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston,  WV 25305.

1 15-2pm: Lively Limerick Readings

Students of Colleen Anderson’s Lively Limericks Workshop will share the verses they created with curious listeners prior to the Sunday Jams performance. Listeners can vote for their favorite with their applause. A Celtic Calling event. Adult, Teens. Type your paragraph here.

John V.Ray  Room, Level 3, Kanawha Valley Main Library -FREE

11 am: ‘Kirkin of the Tartans'

​The Kirkin’ is a traditional worship service but with specific significance to Scots.  Central to its theme is the presentation of various tartans of clans regions, regiments, symbolizing the re-dedication of Scots everywhere to God’s service.  

It will include a procession into the sanctuary led by a piper, and beautiful Celtic music.  During the service, tartans will be blessed in recognition of our heritage.  At the end of the service, a prayer of dedication will be given, and a recessional will be led by a piper exiting the church.

Wear your Scottish garb and bring your family tartan for a kirkin’ (blessing)

This year KUPC, celebrates its bi-centennial, so an extra celebration. 

Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301, 304-342-6558

10 30am: Celtic Service

St.Johns Episcopal Church, Quarrier Street

2pm: Team Irish Road Bowling Event

Since its start in the village of Ireland, as part of the 'Irish Spring Festival', in the 90's, Irish Road Bowling in West Virginia has grown to over 20 Events organized around the State. The West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association,  has hosted  USA national championships in 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 to qualify for the All Ireland Finals. West Virginian Bowlers  have represented the US in Ireland at these events.

Road Bowling comes to the Capital City with a course starting at University of Charleston Football Stadium, Laidley Field and running along Piedmont Road to Valley Gardens, about 9/10ths of a mile. Teams would consist of a minimun of 3  bowlers per team. If you haven't got a team, come anyway and we'll find you a team the day of the event. Team members  will take turns to 'hurl' a 28 oz steel ball along the course. The team taking the least number of shots is the winner.

Team Registration starts at 1 30pm, event starts at 2pm. Entry is free, but a  refundable deposit of $5 for your road bowl is payable.

Prizes awarded for top 3 teams.

Parking at the Stadium.
More information: WV Irish Road Bowling 

4-6pm: ‘Staged Readings of 5 Plays’

Get to vote on for the Celtic Calling Audience Favorite Award, from the Winner and 4 Honorable Mentions of our Playwright Competition: that received over 70 entries. The competition was fierce and the decisions, difficult!

These plays were selected to be performed during the Festival:
Four honorable mentions, in no particular order, are:

The Sin-Eater of Cork by Susan Cinoman
It Takes a Kilt by Glendora David
Gab Irish-Like by Rex McGregor
The Trinity Knot by Jeffrey Strausser

and our winner is
The Skellig Angel by Sean Walsh

Congratulations to our winners, and to all of the entrants—our jobs were exceedingly difficult this year!

The Empty Glass, Elizabeth Street,  Admission – $5

3 30pm: Guinness Cooking Competition

Judging will take place for savory or dessert dishes at 3 30pm by Charleston Gazette Mail's 'Food Guy', Steven Keith'. Please bring your dishes from 3pm. Entry is free, prizes TBA

Adelphia Sports Bar, 218 Capitol St. Charleston WV, 25301, 304-343-5551- FREE


4pm: ‘Celtic Hymnsing’  (Organ and Highland Bagpipe Solos) with Sarah and Joe Marchio

All the stops will be pulled out on the two magnificent pipe organs at First Presbyterian Church as they join forces with the great Highland Bagpipe in a program featuring Celtic sacred music. Come and raise your voice in singing great Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and English hymns amid solos and duets arranged for organ and bagpipe solo. Come and experience a Celtic sound world like never before in a sacred space surrounded by Celtic readings and prayers.

Joe a native of Charleston,  is the First Congregational Church of Chatham music director and organist, and is also the conductor of the Chatham Chorale. He is joined by his wife Sarah on bagpipes. Sarah has studied piping in Scotland and Nova Scotia.  A unique combination of music and talent

First Presbyterian

16 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV 25301 - FREE


Sunday March 3rd 2019 

2 pm: Irelands Patrick O'Flaherty

in Sunday Jams Library Concert


The Libraries  long running family music series is features during  Celtic Calling, Patrick O'Flaherty. Patrick was raised in Galway's Gaeltacht on the rugged west coast of Ireland and is part of a select group of people whose native language is Gaelic. With a professional music career that has spanned over three decades, Patrick is acknowledged as one of the truly fine practitioners of Irish mandolin and harmonica. Patrick owned for 12 years until recently selling 'The Irish Pub' in Lewisburg.  Funding for Sunday Jams provided by KCPL Annual Book Sale.

3rd  Floor, Children's Department

Kanawha County Main Library,

123, Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 343 4646 – FREE


Sunday Brunch Celtic Music Sessions

Look out for suggestions for great places to eat and hear music.