Three-day event set for March 11-13 at Francis Field
St. Augustine, FL - Throw away any preconceived notions you may have about Celtic music. Seven Nations has invented its own sound and attracted a prodigious national and international following. Seven Nations is not your father's Celtic band. It's a band that will bring dance and fusion-rock to the main stage of the 6th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival.
The event is set for March 11-13, 2016 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, in downtown St. Augustine across from the parking garage.
In addition to the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12 in downtown St. Augustine, the event includes a variety of live entertainment, Highland games, clans from Ireland and Scotland, whiskey tasting, and other Celtic activities.
"The name refers to the seven original Celtic nations of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Galecia, Isle of Man, and Brittany - and officially began in 1993 in New York City with a standard line-up of drums, guitars, and bass," said lead singer and guitarist Kirk McLeod. Seven Nations is now based out of Orlando, and has been featured on PBS and CNN. The band has been touring full-time since 1994 with successful stops in Europe, Canada, Puerto Rico, and virtually every state in the U.S. With a passionate, tender, and rollicking style that winningly veers from roots and folk to dance and fusion-rock, Seven Nations has earned a growing reputation as an adventurous band with a charismatic stage presence. "Most of the band members grew up playing Celtic music, and we've been performing original compositions since we began," McLeod said. "Our instrumentation, and bagpipes and fiddle mostly, give us a distinctive sound and that's what makes us different."
Find the CELT in YOU in America's Oldest Celtic City
The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is arguably the finest Celtic event in the Southeast U.S. The festival is set for March 11-13 in downtown St. Augustine, featuring internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting on Friday evening, March 11, Highland games, Celtic shopping and food, live music, two stages, and a variety of entertainment. And the ONLY St. Patrick's Day parade in Northeast Florida kicks thins off at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12.
Tickets will be available starting Nov. 26. Special Black Friday discounts are offered from Nov. 26-30 only at www.CelticStAugustine.com . Festival tickets also will be available at Ann O'Malley's 23 Orange St., or at Barley Republic Irish Pub, 48 Spanish St., downtown St. Augustine.