17th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 16 & 17, 2017

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



pavilion stage

The Pavilion Stage

Located in Region 2. Niagara Celtic's main performance stage, the Pavilion plays host to Saturday night's Ceilidh Celebration. Music and dancing here are nearly non-stop all weekend from local favorites to international rockers.


the glen

The Glen

Located in Region 8. Krull Park's natural amphitheater overlooks Great Lake Ontario. The Glen uses hillside as seating, so bring a comfy blanket and relax as you enjoy the spectacular sounds of many fabulous performers!


celtic arts stage

Celtic Arts Stage

Located in Region 3. Celtic sounds originated with solo performers, small bands and groups. The Celtic Arts Stage honors their modern counterparts who blend musical traditions and sounds with a touch of their own style.



Showcases at Clan Village

Located in Region 5. Multiple times daily you can enjoy up-close performances by amazing musicians. This immersive concert experience is unlike anything you'll find at our stages, and is sure to be fun and memorable.


2017 Performance List

96th Highlanders

The 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums, Inc.


The 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums Inc. of Jamestown, New York, is under the direction of Pipe Major Pamela Silver & Drum Sgt. Doug Clark & Drum Major John Shaughnesy. The 96th Highlanders proudly represent Southwestern New York and Northern Pennsylvania.


 Ardán-Rochez School of Irish Dance

Ardán-Rochez School of Irish Dance


Ardán-Rochez Academy of Irish Dance cultivates an attitude of confidence and self-esteem in each of its dancers, while passing on a piece of Irish culture and tradition. They offer Irish dance instruction in Amherst, NY, and have had dancers compete in the Mid-Atlantic Oireachtas, the North American Irish Dance Championships, the All-Ireland Competition, and the World Irish Dance Championships.


The Blarney Bunch

The Blarney Bunch


The Blarney Bunch The Blarney Bunch is considered the premier Irish Folk Band from South Buffalo.


Boughton Hill Band

Boughton Hill Band


The Boughton Hill Band has been together in one form or another since 1996. They specialize in Celtic & Americana music, instrumental jigs, rags & folk songs. This is their 13th consecutive year performing at the Niagara Celtic Festival!


Celtic Spirit

Celtic Spirit Pipe Band


Formed in 1999, Celtic Spirit has grown into one of Western New York’s top Celtic music performance ensembles. The band mixes traditional pipe music with various modern instruments in unique arrangements created by the band. The band’s performances span regular appearances at area Celtic festivals and traditional parade marching to playing high profiles shows.





CelticMoon Duo entertains with Irish traditional and Irish American favorites for pubs, family gatherings, weddings, wedding rehearsals, festivals and life celebrations (wakes).


Gordon Highlanders

"D" Company Buffalo City Guard Gordon Highlanders


The Gordon Highlanders were formed in 1837 in defense of the City of Buffalo. They are the oldest continuing organization in the City of Buffalo, this year celebrating their 175th anniversary. They march in parades all across Western New York and participate in many community activities.


the leftovers

The LeftOvers


The LeftOvers established a following throughout Western New York in 2001. With music ranging from popular drinking songs to the historical and poignant rebel songs of Irish past, The LeftOvers offer a large variety of rebel tunes and ballads. They drink a lot, they tell bad jokes, and they won’t play songs that make you think too much. The LeftOvers offer something for every Celtic heart.


MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums

MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums


MacKenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums With roots dating back to 1913, the band has had many incarnations over the years. Now the tradition continues... The MacKenzie Highlanders' offer free bagpipe and Scottish drum lessons to all interested in becoming a member.


mcmahon school

McMahon School of Irish Dance


McMahon School of Irish Dance, led by Moira McMahon, is located in Lockport. It is their goal to keep Irish culture alive through music and dance and to pass it on to new generations of dancers.


Reardon & Garvey Band

Reardon & Garvey Band


The Reardon & Garvey band performs traditional and contemporary Irish music, American Folk tunes, and some new contemporary songs. With the combination of 3 and 4 part harmonies and instrumentation, Reardon & Garvey Band keeps audiences highly entertained.


rochester scottish

Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums


Now in its 95th year, The Rochester Scottish Pipes & Drums is more than ever Rochester’s Celtic Ambassador to the world, carrying its unparalleled tradition forward into the 21st Century. The band has greatly expanded its repertoire to include both traditional martial music and more modern tunes.


Schiehallion Scottish Dancers

Schiehallion Scottish Dancers


The Schiehallion Dance Ensemble have been fine ambassadors (both officially and unofficially) not only for their hometown of Hamilton, but also for all of Ontario and Canada. Through her dancers, director Sandra Bald Jones has helped to perpetuate Scottish cultural heritage, bringing highland dancing to the attention of many delighted audiences.





Two2Many is founded around the music of and from Ireland. They play traditional Irish music, original compositions, plus songs from those of Irish heritage, while putting a Two2Many spin on all of it.



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To a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door.

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