ORGANIZED WITH FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIP OF OLOMOUC REGION AND STATUTORY CITY PROSTEJOV
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE OLOMOUC REGION LADISLAV OKLEŠTĚK
The International Music Festival CELTIC NIGHT 2018 is successful behind us !
All Celtic gods as well as northern gods from Asgaard stood again with us, so the 17th edition of the festival was very successful. This Celtic Night took place from 20th to 21st July 2018 – traditionally again Campsite Zralok in Plumlov town, which boasts not only its castle but also the rich Celtic history of its surroundings. Ketská noc (Celtic Night) 2018 was held with the financial support of the Olomouc Region and the town of Prostějov. In the great program of CN 2018 has participated about 150 artists and performers from 9 European countries. This year’s significant novelty was the CELKILT group from France, which ranks among the best Celtic music projects in contemporary Europe. Another new feature of the CN was the great Prague group LUA and the excellent Brno group DELORAINE. After three years visited our festival again a great band CELTICA PIPES ROCK from Austria and outstanding TRADISH band from Denmark.
The forever stars of Celtic Night could not be missing: SLIOTAR from Ireland, SELFISH MURPHY from Dracula region – Transylvania, legendary band CZECH HEART, many prizes awarded TOMÁŠ KOČKO and Orchestra, as well as excellent groups such as POITÍN, GWALARN, QUANTI MINORIS, HAPPY TO MEET, JOLLY BUSKERS and VINTAGE WINE.
Visitors to the CN 2018 could also see the Irish dance traditionally presented by the ERIU groups from Poland and DEMÁIRT from Brno. The Saturday afternoon was made more pleasant by the group of Scottish bagpipes The Rebel Pipers. Excellent references were also mentioned to Saturday’s Kelt-style Poledance by Bobbie and Jindrich on the music of old Viking Tom. The members of the LATENART group showed the Celtic crafts in their Celtic camp, and the druid Luwer had a lot of interesting lessons about Celtic history and traditions, and our Celtic witch Erika was telling a lots about Celtic spirituality. Another new feature of the CN was the Celtic fencing-theater group MENHIR who performed before the main stage during Saturday afternoon, and visitors interested in Irish dancing learned something new by the Saturday’s teaching of Irish dance under the baton of the Demáirt group. We are pleased that the festival was full of good mood and beautiful atmosphere, of course not to forget a good food and drink of all kinds, including Celtic mead from old Kelt Robert.
The Celtic Night is not a commercial festival, its main vision and mission will always be to remind people of the cultural interconnection of the countries of Europe through “Celtness” which, as a historical thread, links most of the countries of the European Union and has influenced the culture of many countries around the world. Our endeavor is to show that our region is also an important part of this history.
We thank all our partners for the support of the festival and we hope that they will continue to favor us in the future. Warm thanks to all of the CN staff for their help and commitment, great thanks to the stage, sound and light team for the fact that the current visuals of the festival are already well beyond the normal regional conditions, all campsite Zralok staff for good cooperation. We also thank all stallants and visitors to the festival that they create with us the beautiful atmosphere that our Celtic Night festival is already known not only in the Czech Republic but also in many other European countries.
Stay all with us and join us to look forward to the next one – the 18th year of the CN, which will be held on 19-21 July, 2019. Sláinte ! Let live the Celtic Night 2019 !
Tom Somr – Old Viking and the entire organizational team
POSTER CN 2018
OFFICIAL STAND OF CELTIC NIGHT
Also this year we are preparing a special, limited edition of clothing, items and accessories with the logo of our Celtic Night Festival with the option to purchase them at the official stand of the night in the Celtic festival area. The official stand Celtic Night Festival will be open throughout the festival, with the option to purchase also supports various music artists, performers, followed by shirts, caps, badges and other official materials with the logo of the festival Celtic night. So go ahead and enjoy the festival of Celtic proper clothing or adorned by some supplement!
CELEBRATE OUR 18th 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.