Best Celtic music festivals in the world

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Celtic music could not be missing in TopFestivals. Therefore, we have created a selection with the main Celtic music festivals in the world. A music to relax with your friends and enjoy unparalleled acoustic melodies.

The 8 best Celtic music festivals in the world

You have to think well which are the best Celtic music festivals in the world, so that you go to the ones that meet your expectations. This type of music is quite varied, due to the cultural differences between Celtic countries; maybe in these festivals you will enjoy folk instruments new to you.


  • International Celtic World Festival

  • I煤r Cinn Fleadh

  • Skagen Festival

  • William Kennedy Piping Festival

  • Celtic Connections

  • Barbados Celtic Festival

  • Celtic Colours International Festival

  • Bustofolk Interceltic Festival

International Celtic World Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc1EU_sj3mI

This is the number 1 Celtic festival in Spain and one of the most important at an international level, an event that takes place in Ortigueira, province of A Coru帽a.. The event has been attended by thousands of people with the purpose of enjoying the best of Celtic music as well as dance activities, craft fairs and photographic exhibitions.

Summer is the season in which this event has been held since 1978, so it would be good for you to live this experience and enjoy professional Celtic music in person.


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I煤r Cinn Fleadh


The I煤r Cinn Fleadh festival has been held for the last 10 years in Newry City, Ireland last 10 years in Newry City, Ireland. Undoubtedly, going there will be a unique experience for you, as the scenery of the mountains will make you feel an atmosphere of Norse mythology.

In fact, this is one of the best Celtic music festivals in the world, since it offers 60 events which are organized by a team of volunteers who want to keep the love for Celtic music alive.

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Skagen Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c03azzdnvWQ

This is one of the oldest festivals held in Denmark and its first edition was held in 1971. The date chosen for this event is the first weekend of July. In addition to Celtic music you can enjoy other genres such as Blues and Folk Rock. Jazz, Blues and Folk Rock. The motto of the event says: "Good to see you!" and the organization of the Skagen Festival is in charge of about 650 volunteers who gather for a week to make all the preparations for this majestic event.

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William Kennedy Piping Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vweKxvU1XSE

The city of Armagh in Northern Ireland is the privileged place where the William Kennedy Piping Festival takes place, an event that has more than 17 editions so far. It focuses on bagpipe concerts with roots in traditional music, yes, quite a spectacle worth enjoying in person with your partner or friends.

As a curious fact, the event is based on William Kennedy, a Tandragee craftsman who is credited with innovating wind instruments by incorporating the Uilleann pipes. William is a beloved character in Celtic music.

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Celtic Connections

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7IX99cFXAk

Glasgow, Scotland is home to one of the best Celtic music festivals in the world, which lasts 18 days. lasts for 18 daysIs it a long one? There, attendees can enjoy concerts by different artists or groups, art exhibitions, lectures, workshops and various free events.

Get your bags ready and travel to the center of the Ancient Europe to enjoy all that this festival has prepared for you. Don't hesitate to visit their official website to get updated about future festivals.

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Barbados Celtic Festival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U36_l0q4lg

This great festival had its beginnings in the 1990s. 1990 and its purpose is to celebrate the links between the Welsh regions of Europe, Barbados, Scotland, Nova Scotia, Wales and Ireland. Some of the artists and groups that have performed at this event are: Eddi Reader, Alan Kelly, Mackenzie Brothers, John McCusker, The Peatbog Faeries, Hamish Moore and Ross Couper. In addition, you should know that you will not only enjoy good music, but also a great variety of Celtic food.

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Celtic Colours International Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJM-sVZ2tsc

The Celtic Colours International Festival is held on Cape Breton Island in Canada, bringing together artists from different countries including Germany, Cuba, United States, Norway, Denmark, England and Spain. Its first edition was held in 1997 and people who attend have the opportunity to see an event with the most representative traditions of Celtic music.

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Bustofolk Interceltic Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXad_CUCl2U

The Bustofolk Interceltic Festival has taken place since the year 2000 in the municipality of Busto Arsizio, Italy and is an event promoted by the Irish Dance Academy. National and international artists have performed at this festival. In addition, 800 students from different schools participate in dance workshops, and there are approximately 400 exhibitions and an attendance of 150,000 people. All these are just some of the data that show the magnitude of the event.

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Finally, these festivals bring together people from different countries, so you can meet new friends who love Celtic music as much as you do. Socializing, relaxation and good music is not something we can enjoy every day of the year, so make the most of these festivals!


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