Celtic Music Festival 2023
Friday, July 7th t/m Sunday, July 9th
The Bluegrass Boogiemen
‘High-energy bluegrass at its finest’
World famous fiddler Byron Berline wrote: ‘Your band was singled out as one of our don’t miss’, ‘please have them back’ and ‘we love them’ groups…’ after the Boogiemen appeared at his international bluegrass festival in Guthrie, Oklahoma for the first time. Since then they’ve played his festival many times. The Washington Post wrote: ‘…the Boogiemen mimicked American music icons with absolute accuracy and joy…’ and ‘Mandolinist Arnold Lasseur did Bill Monroe proud…’ after they played in Arlington, Virginia. And last but not least, Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Desert Rose Band) wrote that the Boogiemen are the proof that ‘…you don’t have to be from Kentucky or Nashville to feel and understand this music…’ in his linernotes for their album ‘Delivering the Grass’. He concluded with: ‘The Boogiemen swing and they swing hard and fast’.
The Box o’Bananas
‘Scotland’s 2nd greatest export’
If you’ve been to one of our festivals you’ll be familiar with the Bananas. Jock the Box and Stevie Gillies are two of the most amazing musicians you’re ever likely to hear. They can move effortlessly from plaintiff Scottish ballads to raunchy AC/DC favourites – and everything in between. You’ll be in for a highly entertaining evening featuring a bunch of musical styles consisting of Scottish, Irish, Folk, Rock, Pop, Cajun with a splattering of utter nonsense.
Friday, July 7th – 21:00
The Box o’Bananas in concert
Saturday, July 8th – v.a.14:00
Live music on our outdoor stage with
The Bluegrass Boogiemen, The Box o’Bananas and a few songs from
Paul and other special guests.
Saturday, July 8th – 15:00
Performance by the Ameland pipes and drums
Saturday, July 8th – 21:00
The Bluegrass Boogiemen in concert
Sunday, July 9th – 14:00
Open session on our terrace. Bring an instrument
join in the fun. All our musicians will be there.