Melbourne Celtic Festival

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Unique Spaces and a few secret nooks in the historic Mission to Seafarers complex will burst to life with a Celtic Brunch, Celtic rock and traditional music, Irish dancing, musical drama, children's activities, writing workshops, traditional Irish singing workshop, Scottish smallpipes and bodhran demonstrations, special senior's entertainment, food, licensed bar, merchandise and more…

Melbourne Celtic Festival is a family friendly event and all ticket proceeds (every cent) will be directed to Community Mental Health programs through Rotary Health which will focus on the bushfire affected areas as well as supporting the important welfare work of the Seafarer's Mission.
Children under 12, free when accompanied by an adult.

Presenting a stellar line-up of Australia's favourite and most celebrated Celtic musicians.

Mike Brady, Claymore, Wendy Stapleton's Australian Women's Choir, Bhan Tre, Claire Patti, Saoirse Oz, Emma-Kate Tobia, Maria Forde Trio, Play it Martha, Victoria Welsh Choir, Platform 9 3/4, Comhaltas Melbourne, Geoff Jones (Scottish smallpipes), Cath Connelly, Kathryn Clements
(Acts are subject to change)

Special Events: (Please note you need to book separately for Special Events – tickets include free entry to the Festival)

Your MC is the inimitable Russell 'Robbo Robertson', with a special guest appearance by Mike Brady, guest speakers, Irish dancers and more… Kick off the first ever Melbourne Celtic Festival with a scrumptious traditional Celtic Brekky of bacon, eggs, sausages, white and black pudding, mushrooms and potato bread provided by Prestige Foods Australia. Optional Celtic Blessing in the Chapel, sung by Maria Forde at 9.40am. (Ticket includes free general admission to the Festival)

NORLA DOME (There will be a pre-show talk on the life and times of Ned Kelly by Lorraine Lucas at 6:45 pm) A musical drama by Felix Meagher (with additional music by Lou Hesterman and Cyril Moran) The intriguing story of Australia's controversial folk hero, Ned Kelly and the judge who sent him to his ultimate fate. 'One of the best stage shows I have seen.' Steve O'Callaghan (Ticket includes free general admission to the Festival)

WRITING WORKSHOPS: 2:00 pm AND 6:00 pm
(Duration – 2.5 hours) Inspired by the rich tradition of Celtic Poetry, Sherri McIver will help you explore your hidden poet or work on your craft in a friendly, expressive and supportive space. Sherri has written poetry, song lyrics, prose, TV scripts and commercial copy for over 25 years. She regularly holds Hidden Writer workshops in Melbourne and at her home near Castlemaine. (Ticket includes free general admission to the Festival)

FREE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Storyteller, Face Painting, interactive Music and Dance. Places strictly limited. Bookings at the door.

FREE IRISH TRADITIONAL SINGING WORKSHOP with Kathryn Clements: 1:00pm – 1:45 pm Bookings at Door
Pipes, Bodhran, Fiddle Workshops and Chalk Board Open Mic. TBC.

Tel: 0410 953039

Telephone: 0410953039

Event Info:

This event will take place on 2020-03-17 10:00am at Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders Street, Docklands, Victoria, 3008.

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