Pan Celtic Festival

Pan Celtic Festival 2020

This spring from 14 – 19th April, The Pan Celtic International Festival 2020 will be held in Carlow. Events over these few days are being hosted by Glór Cheatharlach only 5 minutes away from Avlon House.

Pan Celtic is a celebration of the cultural links between Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. We look forward to welcoming musicians and choirs, singers and dancers, bands and storytellers from the participating Celtic nations who will come together to share their language and culture at this great family-friendly Easter event. you could be there!

There is something for everyone included in the packed programme;

The Pan Celtic festival offers the best in Celtic music, expect to see pipe bands, harpists and fiddlers from Ireland and Scotland as well as traditional folk music, even Celtic rock and pop music.

The Pan Celtic Parade will take place on 17th April 2020 and promises to provide a wonderful, multi colour display from all our Celtic Nations.

Club Nights
Club na Féile offers the best overview of the music diversity in the Celtic nations each night during the Festival. As the club is taken over by each of the participating countries on their respective nights. for example, The Scottish Night will have a Céilí.

The Inter Celtic Dance Competition is held on Friday. This is perhaps the most colourful and certainly the most dramatic manifestation and expression of the Celtic vibrancy. The flair, panache and sheer energy on display makes for a stunning evening.

The Pan Celtic idea first originated in 1970, and the first Pan Celtic Festival was held in Killarney in 1971. Rapid development followed and the Pan Celtic International Organisation was formalised in 1973, with the adoption of the constitution. Pan Celtic is governed by an International Council, and 6 national committees. The International Council directs and co-ordinates the activities of Pan Celtic, it also decides the rules and conditions attached to the holding of festivals, approves venues and festival committees.

Pan Celtic is also pleased to have established strong ties with An tOireachtas, Ireland’s premier Gaelic Festival, and Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail in Scotland. This co-operation has developed into a new Scottish/Irish Gaelic Organisation, under the title Comh-Nasg na nGael.

If you are interested in this fantastic festival then The Avlon House is perfectly situated for you to make the most of it. If you book directly with us then we guarantee that you get the lowest possible price!