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Celtic Christmas Festival

December 18th, 2004 · No Comments

The Meridian is hosting a Celtic Christmas festival on Sunday, 12.19.04.

Performers include: Beth Patterson, The Trinity River Whalers, The McTeggart Irish Dancers, The Flying Fish Sailors, Godfrey?s Rangers, and The Battle of the Oak King and the Holly King.

There will also be Celtic food and drink, and crafts and wares.

The Meridian is located at 1503 Chartres on the edge of downtown. Doors Open at Noon. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 day of show.

You can listen to a sneak preview of the bands LIVE on “Irish Aires” broadcast on KPFT 90.1 FM, tonight (Saturday, 12.18.04) at 5:30 pm.

About the Festival
After a two year hiatus, the Celtic Festival Series has returned to Houston. This is the series that was held for years at Garden in the Heights, and is produced by the same team that created the series and ran it. There will be the same mix of great Celtic music and dance, traditional Celtic food and drink, exquisite Celtic crafts and wares that made these events such a memorable. Celtic Christmas celebrates the Winter Solstice, the deepest part of winter and anticipation of the return of the sun with spring. It was a time of family and clan gathering, gift giving and feasting, and decorating with evergreen, holly and mistletoe. Celtic Christmas has also always been the best shopping opportunity of the holidays as vendors of unique and exquisite Celtic crafts and wares, gifts, books and toys come together to offer choices not found at the local mall.

The schedule is as follows:

12:30 Godfrey’s Rangers
1:30 Flying Fish Sailors
2:30 Trinity River Whalers
3:30 Beth Patterson
4:30 McTeggart Irish Dancers
5:00 Godfrey’s Rangers
6:00 Battle of the Oak King & Holly King
7:30 McTeggart Irish Dancers
8:00 Flying Fish Sailors
9:00 Trinity River Whalers
10:00 Beth Patterson


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