A celebration of Celtic arts, culture and traditions. It includes music, dance, education, athleticism, and family fun.
Schedule will continue to publish events in Charleston, WV, and surrounding area of interest to Celtic Music and Heritage lovers. Please contact us with your event details. Schedule subject to change.
The color of our shirt changes yearly, but the beautiful design by acclaimed Charleston Artist Ashley Hoey stays the same. The design interweaves the National animals of Scotland and Irleland, the unicorn and red deer. A link to order a shirt for local pick up only the week before the festival will be put on here soon. T-shirts will be $20, proceeds help to support the Gathering. There will only be a very limited supply of extras available at the Festival, so order in advance to avoid disappointment.
FOOTMAD Centerpiece Traditional Concerts have featured Irish and Scottish Groups, Daimh, Teada, Skippers Alley, Heron's Valley.
Mountain Stage has featured Seamus Egan Quartet and
Local and Regional Artists: Father Son and Friends, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Mountain Thyme, Tim and Maggie, Pepper Fandango, Company Stores, Contrarians, Patrick O'Flaherty, Beni Kedem Highlanders Pipe Band, Dina Hornbaker, Beeswing, Plaid Clash, Appalachian Celtic Consort, John Doyle, Wild Ones, Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums, Modock Rounders, Charleston Rogues, Almost Heaven Dulcimer Group, Sarah an Joe Marchio, George Daugherty, Poor Mans Gambit
Films: The Commitments, Brown Willy, Song of Granite, The Camino Voyage
Heritage and Cultural Programs – Travelogues to Orkney Isles, Irleland, Galicia, Irish Fairy Folk Lore, Mick Moloney connecting Appalachia, Spinning/ Weaving and Sheep Display, Highland Cows, Clydesdale
Irish and Scottish Dance Performance and Workshops
Tall Tales Storytelling
Kirkin of the Tartans
Music Sessions - 5K Kilt Run, Playwright Competition - Theater, Fire Artists - Family Cycle, National Guard Rockwall Hymnsing - Cooking Workshop Guinness Cooking Competition
Thank you to our sponsors and business partners for supporting the Festival in 2020. Special thanks to, Beattie-Firth Inc , Guinness, McKinley Carter Wealth Services, WV Demolition, Meyer, Ford & Glasser, PLLC, Pat Knows Ireland, Charleston Main Street, Taylor Books and The City of Charleston.
Thank you to those who host, help put on and promote events during the weekend, Charleston Convention and Visitor Bureau, Kanawha County Main Library, Friends of Old Time Music and Dance -FOOTMAD, Charleston Area Alliance, WTSQ 881.1FM, Kanawha United Presbyterian, Adelphia Sports Bar, Rock City Cake Company, Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema by WVIFF, Charleston parkrun, Uncork and Create, WV Irish Road Bowling, Boulevard Tavern and The Empty Glass.
Thank you to our presenters, performers musicians and dancers.
Thank you to the Volunteers who organize and help run Events.
Do you have questions? Do you have an entertainment request for next year?
Reach out, and let's make magic happen.
Charleston, West Virginia, United States