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Knysna Celtic Festival 2017

///Knysna Celtic Festival 2017

Special Invitation to the 2017 Knysna Celtic Festival

We are very excited to be announcing that the 3rd Knysna Celtic Festival is only three weeks away, and we are also truly delighted to be welcoming Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty Knysna on board as our new Title Sponsor

Last year’s festival was very successful and grew much bigger than the previous year with well over 3,000 people lining Knysna’s Main Road to watch the Slow-to-Quick March competition (the only one of its kind in South Africa!) followed by the spectacular Massed Pipes & Drums Parade; around 2,000 people attending the daytime events; and over 1,500 people coming along to watch our 5th Sundowners Celtic & Bluegrass Concert

A big contributing factor to the increasing success of the festival is the incredible support that we get from all of our local supporters; and not forgetting the increasing number of non-local supporters and also the pipe bands and dancers from all over the country who make the long journey to Knysna each year – and so we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who has previously attended and supported our event – we would not be able to do it without you so THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH and hope to see you all back again this year!

Below is the full programme for our 2017 event:

Saturday 18 February 2016

Street March & Massed Pipes & Drums

Place: Main Road Knysna (the N2, between Pledge Square and Memorial Square)

Time: 9.00 am – 10.30 am

Cost: FREE! – Please come along and give your support to this event! Bring your family, friends, neighbours, and even random strangers that you have just met!

We invite you to come and line the street for an hour to witness this truly amazing spectacle as we make history in Knysna for the third year…

Highlights: A March Past by 10 Pipe Bands along Knysna’s Main Street followed by A Massed Pipes & Drums Parade with 150+ pipers, drummers, Highland, Irish & Scottish Country dancers from all over SA.

This event is unique to Knysna, was a huge hit last year and once again promises to be a spectacular event; definitely not to be missed! Please ensure that you come along to watch!

Celtic Festival – Lourie Park

Venue: Loerie Park, George Rex Drive, Knysna

Time: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm

Entrance Fee: Adults – R30, Children – R15

Pay at Gate

– Please note that all pre-bought Sundowners Celtic & Bluegrass Concert tickets this year include FREE DAY ENTRY! See below…

Highlights: PBASA Pipe Band Competitions, Solo Piping & Drumming

Highland Dancing competition – further information and Entry Forms from Roslyn Lavery: [email protected]

Irish and Scottish Country Dancing Displays

Knysna Highland Games – Powered by The Gym Knysna

– further information and Entry Forms from: [email protected]

We are encouraging Team Entries for this FUN EVENT from local schools and businesses, so please do contact The Gym asap if you would like to enter, or be a part of, a team!

Regional 3D Archery Tournament – being organised by the Knysna Outdoor Archery Circuit (KOAC): [email protected]

NEW! Eden Tug-of-War Tournament – [email protected]

Our Celtic Village returns and in the Food Court there will be a variety of local vendors selling delicious lunchtime food so please do plan to have your lunch at Loerie Park to support them! Our stallholders this year will include not one but two kilt outfitters, and of course no festival would be complete without The Bell Beer Garden with live Celtic music throughout the day from Cape Town musicians Christy-Lyn, Jenny & The James, and Myddle Earth.

Sundowners Celtic – Bluegrass Concert

(in aid of the Knysna Sea Cadets)

Venue: Loerie Park, George Rex Drive, Knysna

Time: 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Tickets: R140 – still available from all Sotheby’s branches in Knysna, Sedgefield and

Plettenberg Bay, Bosun’s Bar & Grill (George Rex Drive), The Royal

Hotel (corner of Main & Queen Streets), Knysna & Partners

– As mentioned above, please note that all pre-bought tickets for the Sundowners Celtic & Bluegrass Concert this year include FREE DAY ENTRY! 

Highlights: International Guests! – Renowned International Celtic duo Finlay Macdonald (pipes) & Chris Stout (fiddle) from Scotland.

The ever-popular Blacksmith from Cape Town – Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blacksmith/192258127451521

Knysna & Districts Pipe Band – Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knysna-Districts-Pipe-Band/174523539231760

Christy-Lyn (harp) who will also be singing two songs in Gaelic

Celtic Dance Tapestry performing two amazing Riverdance pieces

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