Thank you, Truckee Meadows!

Thank you everyone in the community, for coming out to our festival this year! We had a great time and we hope you did too. If you missed us this year, here are some highlights: 

We are honored to have the support of our community. We hope you all enjoyed the festival. If you attended, please consider answering our survey, about what we could improve:

https://goo.gl/forms/2GqTBaeLXIRghr9v2

Slainte’

Danielle                                                                                                                       ~Vice President

 

Less than a month, Main Stage Schedule!

We are super pleased to welcome back old friends on the Reno Celtic Main stage, and hope to introduce you to new friends!

We are super please to introduce Sligo Rags to the Truckee Meadows Area:

Many of you will remember “Dusty in My Coffee” from a couple years ago. We thought their style would blend well with “Sligo Rags”, so we decided to ask them back. Many folks enjoyed them here last time:

Below is our Main Stage Schedule for 2017:

Saturday, Oct. 7

Main Stage

10:00 AM- Intro and Welcome

10:05 AM- 317 and friends

11:00 AM – Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band

11:15 AM – Ciana

12:00-1:00 PM – Dark (opening ceremony)

1:00 PM – Dust in my Coffee

1:45 PM – Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band

2:00 PM – Ciana

3:00 PM – Sligo Rags

4:00 PM – Closing Ceremony, Piping band award announcement

Sunday October 8

Main Stage

10:00 AM – 317 and friends

11:00 AM – Fortunate Strangers

12:00 PM – Dust in my Coffee

1:00 PM – 317 and friends

2:00 PM – Dust in my Coffee

3:00 PM – Sligo Rags

4:15 PM – Closing Ceremonies

Last Updated 9/25/17 – Subject to change, please keep checking back.

Welcome Sligo Rags to Reno Celtic for 2017!

We are excited to announce that our headline act for 2017 is SLIGO RAGS. 

The darlings of Disneyland‟s “Paradise Garden Bandstand,” this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk (and so much more) with a decidedly bluegrass attitude. Named among the top acoustic bands in LA (by Folkworks Magazine) and two-time winners of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band, Sligo Rags is taking the local and not-so-local Folk and Celtic music scenes by storm with a unique blend of eclectic musical influences. Dan Miller of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine says “These guys have it all–great vocals, lots of energy, captivating songs, well executed arrangements, and tasteful solos.” Their debut studio recording, “The Night Before the Morning After”, was called “the best I’ve heard from a stateside band” by Celtic Beat Magazine, while their sophomore effort, “The Whiskey Never Lies,” (called “the best from the West Coast Celts in many years” by Shay Clark of the Irish-American News), was named one of the top 10 of 2008 by Folkworks. Don‟t be surprised if elements of country, gypsy jazz, and swing manage to sneak their way into the act as well. Award-winning flatpicking and fingerstyle guitarist David Burns (recently featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine), fiddler extraordinaire Michael Kelly, world-renowned bassist Olivier Prud‟homme, and percussion whiz-kid Jonathan Baer are guaranteed to fill the room and your lives with electricity. They may give you a good laugh or two along the way as well.

“Sligo Rags have mastered the ability to take songs from a time gone by and make them fresh and relevant for a modern audience. Their passion for the music and their willingness to take risks combine for an outstanding live show.”
–Music Connection

“…A „money back, no questions asked if you are not thrilled‟ act. Bring friends. Dynamic, up tempo, multi-talented. A fusion that just crackles.”
—Bob Stane, The Coffee Gallery Backstage

We are excited to welcome Sligo Rags to Reno! We know you all will help us make them feel right at home!

Slainte’!