Celts having fun!
Festivals encompass music, dance, poetry, prose, food, arts & crafts and traditional Celtic games and sports. They range in size from event with thousands of performers and hundreds of thousands of visitors, to local village ceilidhs with a few dozen participants.
We can barely scratch the surface of the Celtic festival world here so we’ll pick out a few events to give a flavour of its breadth and depth, in the ‘home’ nations themselves and also in the countries of the global Celtic diaspora.
We’ll mention some of the most important festivals with a specifically Celtic flavour in each area and then leave you to discover the rest through our more comprehensive listing by location.