ORGANIZED WITH FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIP OF OLOMOUC REGION AND STATUTORY CITY PROSTEJOV
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE OLOMOUC REGION LADISLAV OKLEŠTĚK
Festival CELTIC NIGHT 2017 is successfully behind us – THANKS EVERYONE !!!
The 16th annual of Celtic Night – festival of all Celts and friendly Vikings, Slavs, Germans and Franks is behind us and It’s more and more obvious that Celtic Night ibecame to be the largest Celtic festival in the Czech Republic. Thanks to Its constant quality and beautiful atmosphere is truly a unique event of international reach. This year’s edition attracted more than 3,000 enthusiastic spectators – followers of Celtic culture, both from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Poland, Austria and Denmark. Together we’ve had a lovely Celtic weekend in a convivial atmosphere, full of good music, dancing, great food and Celtic mead – which flowed by stream again … 🙂
Among other visitors to the CN 2017, Mr. Ladislav Okleštěk, the head of the Olomouc Region, together with other prominent representatives of the Olomouc region, who for many years has been a permanent partner of the Celtic Night and without whose financial support the festival could not keep up with today’s level. During a festival Saturday we got an unexpected and surprisingly visit of the Czech former Minister of Finance… well we did not know that he was so interested in Celtic culture 😉 Thanks for visiting to all councilors of the town of Prostejov and Plumlov – who have also been supporting our festival for many years.
Representatives of the Olomouc Region expressed during CN 2017- that Celtic night will be classified in Category: CULTURAL EVENTS OF THE REGION, of which we are very happy and it’s certainly promise for the future, the Celtic Night will be as cultural event continue to evolve and improve. Program KN 2017 was once again rich in foreign artists ( among all Bohemians, Moravians and Slovaks we got also artists from Ireland, Canada, England, Poland, Hungary and Romania). Steafán Hannigan from Canada, great promotor of Irish music is the author of world famous publications, an instructional book ‘How to play the Irish whistle’, and we can hear his tracks on recordings of some world bands (e.g. Depeche Mode) and a number of film soundtracks.
CN 2017 was done in all directions perfectly and seamlessly, not only because of the great organization of the festival but also due to the composition and cultural focus of all CN visitors. The weather of this year’s Celtic Night also wished, and the only one small half-hour rain was just a kind of great refreshment to all of us in very hot weekend. For the entire organizing team KN I want to take this opportunity to thank all our partners for their support of CN, all the performers for excellent performing (both musicians and dancers, Celtic camp and fighters), a big thanks to the team of sound engineer KN (Mirek Horký & comp.) And technicians from lights and projection (Jiri Čmel & comp.), all the CN staff and technical support at all levels of cooperation, also to all stallists (standsmen) for great food, drinks and other assortment. Thank you – all visitors to the festival for a super atmosphere. And last but not least – thanks for the perfect cooperation to all workers of the Camp Zralok.
Well, now I’d love to proudly invite everyone to the next edition of the festival – CN 2018 – to be held on July 20th – 21st, 2018 !!! Once again big thanx to all – and we will all look forward to next year – again in Plumlov at the camp Zralok.
The Celtic Night 2017 is behind us – God bless the Celtic Night 2018 !!!
Tom Somr – Old Viking and the entire KN team (Vladimir, David and Bobbie)
POSTER CN 2017
OFFICIAL STAND OF CELTIC NIGHT
Also this year we are preparing a special, original series 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 16th 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. “
The Celts are the oldest evidence of ethnic groups north of the Alps. Crystallizing the center of this population was the territory of southwest Bohemia, Bavaria, eastern France and adjacent parts of Switzerland. From starting the 5th century BC. N. L. Colonized in several waves throughout Western and Central Europe. They are the first known ethnic group, which has seriously affected the fate of our country, which… More here.
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.