This schedule will be updated quarterly as we receive details and confirmation from performers.
Please check back often for updates!
Axe throwing and traditional archery will be in the Athletic Field. Saturday and Sunday registration mornings/competitions afternoons. See Flying Hawkes Axe Throwing tent for more information.
Axe throwing competitions will be at 2:00 pm.
There will be a Woad Warrior 5K at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 22. Click the following LINK for
registration and more information. There will also be a Woad Warrior Cyclo-Cross race starting at 10:20 am on Saturday, October 22!
Additional parking available at Medical Care, PLLC and Elizabethton High School; please walk carefully to the festival.
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Pets are welcome to the festival
but we ask that you complete the Pet Registration Waiver Form below:
Pet Registration Waiver Form
Friday, October 21, 2016 beginning at 7:30PM
(Clan reception to follow at 8:00 pm in theater)
|Saturday Night Ceilidh - Featuring:
The BorderCollies are a contemporary Celtic band, featuring a unique blend of traditional Celtic and folk influences in their music. Balancing their own compositions with traditional tunes as well as covers, they effortlessly inhabit the world between tradition and innovation.
|Kryss Dula and Friends|
A free-wheeling ensemble of great human beings who like to make joyful noises for the sake of fun. Kryss has played for a long, long time, and he likes to make up music and interpret others' tunes and find people who like to do the same.
|Martha Egan and Chris Neal|
The duo of Martha Avaleen Egan and Chris Neal perform lively Irish reels, lilting ballads and traditional standards.
Night Crossing is a Celtic band with eclectic tastes. We play traditional Irish and Scottish fiddle tunes, ballads, and pub songs, as well as covers by some of our favorite artists.
Sandra Parker developed a love of traditional ballads at the age of twelve, when she discovered the recordings that Joan Baez had made of ballads. She chairs the music committee of the Virginia Highlands Festival and started the festival's Celtic Weekend which just celebrated its 13th year. She has performed at the Barter Theatre, The Paramount Center for the Arts, Rhythm and Roots, Shakespeare and Friends Renaissance Festival, the Virginia Renaissance Festival, and the State Fair of Virginia. She is honored to again be featured as part of the Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival!
Sigean was formed in 1997, in Bristol, Tennessee, in order to allow local musicians to perform Irish traditional music. Our area of East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina and Eastern Kentucky was heavily settled by "Scots-Irish" immigrants in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Sigean exists to perform the music of the Celts, the jigs and reels that were once and are still heard throughout the green fields of Ireland, to a contemporary American audience.
Mr. Coburn is an expert Border Collie trainer from Coburn, SC. Children and adults alike are fascinated watching his dogs work at herding both sheep and ducks; after the scheduled show, Bill hosts a question and answer session for all those more interested in his work.
|Flying Hawkes Axe Throwing|
Enjoy exciting and entertaining axe throwing competitions and demonstrations, at Scottish Highland games, Celtic festivals, and Renaissance fairs throughout the southeast, by our tomahawk instructors and experts in Jacksonville, Florida. We, at Flying Hawkes Axe Throwing, sell superior-quality tomahawks and accessories, as well as provide fun entertainment for the whole family.
|Sarah Miller will be performing as the offical piper for the festival this year. |
Costume contests will be held for both adults and children!