ORGANIZED WITH FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIP OF OLOMOUC REGION AND STATUTORY CITY PROSTEJOV
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE OLOMOUC REGION ENG. JIŘÍ ROZBOŘIL
CELTIC NIGHT 2016 – jubilee 15th year!
International music festival Celtic night during its existence has already become an integral part of the cultural summer of Olomouc region. On 22. – 23. 7. 2016 takes place its already the 15th year and as many Years tradition – at the campsite ZRALOK in Plumlov, nice little town which boasts not only its special castle, but also Celtic history of its surroundings. Celtic Night 2016 is held with the financial participation of the Olomouc Region and the City of Prostejov and is held under the auspices of the Olomouc region governor – Ing. Jiri Rozboril.
In 2002, when this event took place for the first time in the form of two separate concerts (one in Olomouc at “Pevnustka” and the other at Plumlov lake), not even its initiator and founder – musician Tomas Somr, nor any of the other protagonists could not imagine that actually stands for the birth of the festival, which will one day become unique not in the Czech Republic only, but will become an important cultural event that transcends the borders of our country.
During the existence of the festival has used the stage next to the Czech and Slovak musicians, as well as hundreds of artists from many countries, not only Europe but also around the world, eg .: Ireland, Denmark, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, USA, Canada, New Zealand and other countries … Recall foreign groups and artists such as .: Sliotar, Gráda, Boys of the Hills, Steafan Hannigan, Pauline Scanlon, Moving Cloud, Tradish, Matching Ties, J. Eoin, and many others…
Crisp sound of the bagpipes
Cuts through the air so bright
My horn is filled up with mead,
Scottish regiment ready for fight.
The rhythms of the bodhrán
Call to dance at our camping site
Nothing else but jig and reel
We’ll be here til the morning light.
Slavs and Celts shout – Sláinte buddy!
Ray sings Pííívo… – which means beer,
Old Viking shouts his “Hello everybody”
For all to be sure that Celtic Night is here!
Tom Somr – Old Viking
The head news of Celtic Nights 2016: Los Paddys de la Pampas (IRL), Paddy Murphy (AUT), group of irish dance Ellorien (PL), Ceske srdce (CZ) – which is already a legend on the Czech music scene, a group of Jolly Buskers (CZ), after last year’s break returns multiple-award winner Tomas Kocko with Orchestra. Irish Sliotar will not miss this year – of course!!! Details of the program 2016 you’ll find in the Program section.
Celtic Night is not about the music and dance only, but also about Celtic history that is closely linked to our region, about Celtic spirituality (our celtic witch Erika) and performing Celtic Camp demonstrating ancient Celtic crafts (Latenart a druid Lunwer), arms production and fight demonstration (Scottish Living History). Again, there will be also teated Irish dancing, this year just for the first time under the baton of Démáirt group. Celtic night is also about a good mood and beautiful atmosphere that create all the visitors of the festival, who is descended both from the Czech Republic as well as abroad. You can expect a good food and drinks of all kinds, including Celtic mead.
Celtic Night Festival is not commercially oriented, its main vision and mission is to remind people of the mutual cultural interconnectedness of European countries through the “Celtic tradition” that as a historical thread linking most of the countries of the European Union, which also influenced the culture of many countries around the world. We also want to show that our region is an important part of this history. We cordially invite all of you who likes Irish and Celtic music, Irish dancing, a true Celtic entertainment, come to spend a nice Celtic weekend with us here in Plumlov.
We look forward to see all of you on Celtic Night 2016!
Behalf of festival organizing team / Tom Somr – Old Viking.
POSTER CN 2016
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the festival, we have prepared a special thing. Commemorative, limited edition of badges CELTIC NIGHT 15. (Ø 35 mm). Badges will be offered in two colors and with the possibility of buying in the official stand of Celtic Night within the festival area. The official stand of Celtic Night will be opened throughout the festival duration with possibility to buy also musical performers CD’s, as well as T-shirts, caps, badges and other official material branded by logo of the festival Celtic night.
CELEBRATE OUR 15th ANNUAL!
“Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful … Great festival! Celtic night was fantastic. We had a very nice holiday among nice people, great bands and a wonderful atmosphere. The Morava is very nice. All is such cool, there. Irish group Sliotar was a great idea. Once again thank you so much for the beautiful holiday associated with the Festival Celtic Night at Plumlov. “
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FESTIVAL CELTIC NIGHT
International Music Festival Celtic Night – Keltská noc is a two-day genre targeted festival of traditional Celtic culture, representing the best of Czech and world Celtic music scene. The Festival, held every year in the Czech Republic, Plumlov, camp Zralok, including rich accompanying programme, such as the Scottish Regiment combat demonstrations, Celtic blacksmith, Celtic bread baking demonstration, Celtic witch, demonstration of the traditional life of the Celts and Celtic crafts, teaching Irish dancing, midnight fire show, etc. On the stage of festival Celtic Night in an unbroken series of fifteen years, was introduced more than two hundred artists from Europe and overseas, such as the Irish Sliotar from Dublin, Los Paddys de la Pampas, Austrian Celtica Pipes Rock, Paddy Murphy, Irish Rose from Slovakia, Hungarian Selfish Murphy, Bran, Poitín, Gwalarn, Tomáš Kočko and Orchestr, České srdce and many others.
Celtic Night is a high-quality cultural event that well represents the Moravian region and its Celtic cultural traditions, the event which attracts more and more people, not only from Czech Republic, but also from abroad. The organizers are proud that International Music Festival Celtic Night with its unmistakable atmosphere is clearly portrayed as one of the best festivals of the genre throughout our country and already has its firm place on the cultural map of the Czech Republic and Europe. Long live to the festival Celtic Night in the Moravian Plumlov! We are looking forward to your visit at this year’s festival, Celtic Night.