The National Celtic Festival is held annually over the June long weekend in Portarlington, Victoria. It is Australia’s largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music and culture. Each of the five Celtic lands are represented – Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. Every year festival-goers enjoy a huge array of national and international acts of the highest calibre. The family-friendly festival also prides itself on an incredibly diverse program of performances and workshops in a variety of Celtic disciplines, including dance, song, poetry and language.
Record crowds, international stars, fine fiddlers, passionate pipers and dazzling dancers; as well as blue skies and sunshine across the entire weekend. It was a great “craic” for one and all!
Thanks must go to the hardworking committee and incredible team of volunteers who put so much work into ensuring everything ran smoothly.
Shot and edited by Jonathan Burton and Alex Joseski on behalf of festival organisers Una McAlinden and Jayne Collins.