This weekend, starting the 26th July you’ll be able to catch a really exciting sounding Celtic Festival in Caras Park. Yes the world famous Celtic festivities brought to our doorsteps and it’s a chance for all to enjoy because it’s absolutely free.
With weather forecasts predicting a sunny weekend, then the Missoula Celtic Festival is set to be a real winner. The organizers promise a combination of all sorts of Celtic entertainment, including Irish bands and dancing.
It’s not all Scottish and Irish entertainers though, as many local bands are participating too. Some of the best of Montana’s rock bands should be in evidence during the weekend. Also the Missoula Irish dancing troupe will be performing through the weekend.
Saturday is the family day, with a kids area starting at noon and finishing early evening. There will be lots of contests and lessons plus kids demonstrations to enjoy.
The evening will be for the adults with a Irish rock concert with the headliners the Young Dubliners. They are a very popular Irish band who have played Missoula before and are well worth watching if you’re in the area. For many of us who enjoy this sort of music it’s a much more economical option than flying out to Dublin and Scotland. In fact I have to watch most of these concerts online and have only just managed to get access to some on the Irish Broadcaster channel – RTE.
For those who are interested you can’t normally access all the Gaelic stuff on these channels from outside Ireland. There are options though and I’ve been using this Smart DNS service – here, with great success to access the channel. In fact it’s worth checking out, for other people too as it gives access to loads of other channels and someone actually got it working on my Roku as well as being able to switch which version of Netflix I can stream – there’s a link to a the best Smart DNS Service I used.