Celtic Fest

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By Brad Bowman



The Central Kentucky Celtic Festival and Highland Games started with a commanding opening ceremony performed by multiple pipe and drum bands from Louisville and as far away as Illinois.

Aside from pipe and drum competitions, attendees watched the heavy athletic competition involving the caber toss and hammer throws or the open archery contest.

Children attending the festival enjoyed visiting the Faewood Fairie Grove and were entertained by Oakley the Fairie and the Faewood Faemily fairies.

Liam’s Fancy and the comedic group Drunk and Sailor, Renaissance regulars, provided musical entertainment along with Kentucky Reniassance Fair newcomers Tuatha Dea, a Tennessee family band, which combined Appalachian and Celtic musings implemented with tribal drum work and rock instrumentation.