ORGANIZED WITH FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIP OF OLOMOUC REGION AND STATUTORY CITY PROSTEJOV
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE OLOMOUC REGION LADISLAV OKLEŠTĚK
NEWS / NOVINKY
CELTIC NIGHT 2019 / July 19th – 20th at Camping Zralok, Plumlov
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 – The Old Viking
Hear all Celts, Vikings, Slavs, Franks, Teutons and all other pagans everywhere!!!
The world renowned Irish folk musician and accordion-virtuoso SHARON SHANNON is going to visit festival Keltska noc 2019 – Plumlov as her very first performance in the Czech Republic.
The Celtic Night 2019 International Music Festival is in the phase of tough preparations, and the program of the upcoming 18th anniversary is going to get the final frame. CN 2019 takes place 19th and 20th July 2019 – traditionally again at the campsite ZRALOK in Plumlov, nice little town in Moravia which boasts not only its special castle, but also Celtic history of its surroundings. Celtic Night 2018 is held with the financial participation of the Olomouc Region and the City of Prostejov. About 150 artists and performers from 9 different countries will perform in the CN 2019 program. The biggest novelty of the CN 2019 will be one of the best Irish musicians ever!!! SHARON SHANNON (IRL) with her band from Dublin. Sharon Shannon is best known for his outstanding accordion play and his amazing ability to pass traditional Irish folk music, but give it a new edge and nerve by experimenting.
Sharon Shannon started playing music as an eight-year-old and has published 16 albums over the years. Her 1991 debut album was the best-selling album of traditional Irish music ever released in Ireland. Sharon Shannon has closely cooperated and recorded music with Sinéad O’Connor and with many other world musicians such as Jackson Brown, Dónal Lunny, Moya Brennan, Christy Moore, Kirsty MacColl, Michael McGoldrick.
The novelty of this year’s Celtic Night will be the outstanding CISAL PIPERS group from Italy, which is one of the best Celtic music projects in its country. Another significant novelty of the CN will be RADIM ZENKL & Europick (USA/CZ) – Radim Zenkl is a world-famous Czech musician living in the USA since 1988, where he became the winner of the US National Mandolin Championship 1992 and in the USA he is named after him a new style of playing mandolin – the so-called. ‘zenkl style’. One more novelty on CN 2019! Great band CARRANTUOHILL from Poland. Carrantuohill has been performing music based on the Celtic tradition for over 30 years, they have performed over 2.500 concerts in Poland and around the world, releasing 14 recordings. Carrantuohill has visited Ireland many times, performing on the most popular festivals and acquiring valuable musical skills by the source of Celtic, Irish and Scottish music. Some of the most honorable moments of Carrantuohill’s career were: the performance in Claremont McKenna College in USA (California) on the personal invitation of the Nobel Prize winner, poet Czesław Miłosz, and also the performance on the „Guinness Irish Festival” in Switzerland. Also this year won’t be missing the forever stars of the CN: SLIOTAR from Ireland, SELFISH MURPHY from Dracula’s county -Transylvania, TOMÁŠ KOČKO and the Orchestra, as well as outstanding groups such as BRAN, IRISH ROSE (SK) DELORAINE, HAPPY TO MEET, KELT GRASS BAND and VINTAGE WINE. After a few years comes again the Celtic-punk band CURLIES, folk-metal WOLFARIAN and group of Irish traditional music DÁLACH . The CN 2019 will also include an Irish dance, which is to be performed by ERIU groups from Poland and DEMAIRT from Brno. Friday’s midnight will be lit by fire actor AKÁDA and his retinue.
Festival CELTIS NIGHT is not about the music and dance only, but also about Celtic history that is closely linked to our region. The members of the LATENART Group will build their Celtic Camp, where Celtic crafts will be shown and the Druid Luwer will tell you many interesting things about Celtic history and traditions. Our Celtic witch Erika will traditionally have a lecture about Celtic spirituality. Traditional Irish dances will be taught saturday afternoon by the DEMAIRT Group. During saturday afternoon will be running few workshops!!! Cisal Pipers (how to play bag pipes and different flutes), Radim Zankl (playing mandolin and Irish buzouki), J.P. from Sliotar (guitar playing in DADGAD tuning), Petr John (making leather shoes and differend drums from natur materials). The Celtic Fights will be presented this year by the historical group ADOREA . Adorea Association was founded in 1998. It deals with the study, training, demonstration and popularization of fencing. Creating choreography and teaching scenic fencing and preparing actors for action scenes. They have experience with many shows abroad, eg in the USA, Holland, Spain, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, Italy, Turkey and stunt scenes on film shooting and in the composed programs. The Celtic Night is also about good mood and a beautiful atmosphere, which is created by all visitors to the festival who come from both the Czech Republic and abroad.
Of course will again be good food and drink of all kinds, including Celtic mead from Old Celt Robert. The Celtic Night is not a commercial festival, its main vision and mission is – and will be to continue reminding people of the cultural interconnection of many Europian countries through “Celtism” 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. We want to show that our region is also 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 you all!
Tom Somr and organizational team of CN 2019.
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.