18th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 15 & 16, 2018

Saturday 10am-10pm | Sunday 10am-6pm

celtic college lecture

Celtic College

Celebrating the history and heritage of Celts is a priority for the Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival. Located in Region 6, the Celtic College hosts a series of cultural classes and lectures designed to educate and enlighten you. Here's your chance to learn firsthand about bagpipes, Celtic poetry, genealogy and more.

Make sure your visit includes one or more of these FREE classes!

Saturday, Sept. 15th

Times

Classes

11am

Kilt Folding

with the Sterling Invaders

Join the Sterling Invaders as they demonstrate the proper folding techniques and historical significance of various kilt styles, including the Great Kilt and the Earasaid.

1pm

The Merlin Quest: Travels in Celtic lands pursuing the Mythic Wizard

with Kenneth McIntosh

In this participatory learning experience, author Kenneth McIntosh will share images, history, and legends from the places he's visited in pursuit of the greatest Celtic seer.

2pm

Illuminated Manuscript Workshop

with Vic Thibault

Learn how to create your own illustration in the style of the Book of Kells.

3pm

Intro to Genealogy

with Pete Ames

How and where to find your ancestors online, along with helpful tips and other sources. The information is not Celtic exclusive.

4pm

An Exploration of Scottish Music

with Step in Time

A presentation of Scottish music from the 17th century to the present covering various genres, composers, and musicians.

5-7pm

Reserved for Private Gathering

Sunday, Sept. 16th

Times

Classes

11am

Traditional Irish Druid Ceremony

by Beautiful Rivers Grove, ADF

All religions and denominations welcome!

1pm

The Thin Places

with Jeanne Crane

Discover the mysterious and often missed magical places in Ireland~ perfect for those planning future vacations!

2pm

Celtic Herbalism

with Marie Forsman

Learn the history of herbs and plants as they were used in the ancient British Isles, and how they can still be used today.

3pm

Descent From the Heights of Celtic Europe

with Daniel Bell

Join us as we look at the ancient Celts, who were once considered the worst nightmare of Romans. We’ll track Julius Ceasar’s elimination of the broad Celtic influence, warfare, and culture in Western Europe.

 

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