We were contacted this week by the lovely Ashley, who will be at the Reno Celtic Celebration Saturday and Sunday with her beautiful Friesian horse Xander! Ashley will be dressed in fine Celtic Garb similar to “Merida” from Brave and will be available to answer questions, take pictures with the kiddies (with your provided cell phone or camera), and do periodic demonstrations with Xander on the abilities of the Friesian.
Come down and join us!
Whiskey and Stitches
Please note: Park and event opens at 10am for all activities. If you are watching or participating in the Bag pipe or solo piping and drumming competition, or watching or participating in the Athletics competitions, these folks have been told what time to be on site, if you are coming to watch them, hopefully they told you!
Main Stage Schedule 2016
Saturday, Oct. 1
10:00 AM- Intro and Welcome
10:05 AM- 317
11:00 AM – Ciana
12:00-1:00 PM – Dark for opening ceremony
1:00 PM – One Eyed Reilly
2:00 PM – Ciana
3:00 PM – Whiskey and Stitches
4:00 PM – Closing Ceremony, Piping band award announcement
One Eyed Reilly
Sunday October 2
10:00 AM – 317
11:00 AM – Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band
11:15 AM – Fortunate Strangers
12:00 PM – One Eyed Reilly
1:00 PM – 317
1:45 PM – Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band
2:00 PM – One Eyed Reilly
3:00 PM – Whiskey and Stitches
4:15 PM – Closing Ceremonies
Last Updated 9/16/16 – Subject to change, please keep checking back.
We’ve also updated a whole heap of other information, please check out other areas of the site to know what’s going on!
Reno Celtic Celebration is pleased to announce our headline group for this year:
Whiskey and Stitches!
They’ve not been to Northern Nevada before, and we sure are excited to have them here. From their bio, (Sacramento News and Review) -” The musicians in Whiskey and Stitches bash out the type of rock ‘n’ roll that’s at once clearly defined by its influences, yet also completely divorced from any rules. With an Irish-American pub sound that owes as much to Bill Monroe and the Ramones as it does the Pogues, Whiskey and Stitches’ music is angry and jubilant… come prepared to stomp around and maybe shed a tear, too.” – Rachel Leibrock
Also on the bill this year is One Eyed Reilly:
One Eyed Reilly is a Celtic/Americana rock band from Sacramento, CA that blends well-crafted original songs with modern Celtic rock, Americana, and energetic, innovative versions of traditional Irish classics. One Eyed Reilly’s original songs honor the lineage of Irish folk to Americana to alt-country rock, drawing upon wide-ranging musical influences from traditional Irish (The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, etc.) to Celtic punk (Flogging Molly, The Dreadnoughts, Dropkick Murphys, etc.) to a varied spectrum of artists ranging from Van Morrison and Steve Earle to Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt. They infuse their live performances with choice covers ranging from Bob Dylan to John Prine to Tom Waits to Wilco or Old Crow Medicine Show. Ultimately, this genre-bending free-for-all sets the perfect foundation for a beer-and-whiskey drenched good time.
We also welcome back local favorites Ciana and 317. More info and a schedule coming soon! Can’t believe we are only six weeks away!