CelticFest Vancouver 2012

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CelticFest Vancouver is one of the city’s most vibrant annual festivals. It includes musical mash-ups and whisky tastings to free family events and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to round out the weekend March 10th to 18th.

Celts on The Creek
Saturday, March 10, 2012
From 12:30pm to 5:30pm
The Plaza at The Village on False Creek
With perforances from The Gotthard Sisters, Lorne Warr and The Streels, Good For Grapes, and the Jocelyn Pettit Band. This is a free festival preview event for all.

A Whisky Kiss: 6th Annual Scotch-Tasting
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Doors 5:30pm, scotch tasting at 6:00pm
The Cellar (1006 Granville St)
It’s one of CelticFest’s most popular events and will feature whisky educator Mike Nicolson. After the tasting head upstairs for a musical guest at Doolin’s.
Tickets are available in advance for $30, or at the door for $35, and admission includes 5 premium scotch samples including single malts paired with appetizers. This is a 19+ event. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe trip home.

Live at Squamish 2011: The Matinee
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

From Texas to Tipperary
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Starting at 8:00pm
Stadium Club at Edgewater Casino (750 Pacific Blvd)
Tickets are available in advance for $20 and will be $25 at the door. This is a 19+ venue.
From Irish ballads to fast-pickin’ bluegrass this is an all-star lineup that is not to be missed. Performers include Jim Byrnes, Roy Forbes, Steve Dawson, Babe Gurr, Cameron Latimer, T. Nile, Fish and Bird, The Matinée, Farrell Spence and the CelticFest House Band: Adrian Dolan (accordion, piano, fiddle), Keona Hammond (flute), Kalissa Hernandez (fiddle), Darren Parris (bass) and Tom Landa (guitars).

The San Patricios Concert: From Galway to Guadalajara
Friday, March 16, 2012
Starting at 8:00pm
Stadium Club at Edgewater Casino (750 Pacific Blvd)
Tickets are available in advance for $20 and will be $25 at the door. This is a 19+ venue.
CelticFest has a proud tradition of groundbreaking cross-cultural collaborations and this year will be no exception. Join Celtic and Mexican musicians, listen to mariachis and do a jig. The performers are Mariachi Los Dorados, Locarno, The Paperboys and the CelticFest House Band.

Delhi 2 Dublin
Photo credit: kk+ on Flickr

Big St. Pat’s Night Out
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Starting at 8:00pm
Vogue Theatre (918 Granville St)
Tickets are available in advance for $30 and will be at the door for $35.
Featuring the super energetic and talented Delhi 2 Dublin with special guests, Luxembourg’s Dream Catcher. Experience bhangra, Celtic, dub, reggae and electronica with global rhythms and club beats, D2D style.

Free Lunch Time Concerts on the Plaza at Pacific Centre
Corner of Granville and Georgia
From 12:00pm to 1:00pm daily
Thursday, March 15, 2012:Ivonne Hernandez & Jeremy Walsh
Friday, March 16, 2012: Vazzy

8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Starting at 11:00am
The parade will have the same route as last year, starting at Drake then moving up Howe to Georgia. Pre-parade festivities start at 10:00am at the Music Stage in The Celtic Village.

Music Stage in The Celtic Village
Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Located on Granville between Georgia and Smithe. It will have a music stage, kids zone, food area, artisan booths, and free workshops at Tom Lee Music.

Tickets for paid events are available online and you can follow CelticFest Vancouver on Twitter and Facebook for additional information and updates.

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