Celtic Music Festival: Like St. Paddy’s Day, only bigger and better!

Derek Warfield and The Young Woleftones

Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones are among the hundreds of musicians who will entertain the Celtic Music Festival in Ocean Shores.

It’s the largest celebration of Irish, Scottish and Celtic Music in the Northwest!

An eclectic mix of Irish bands, choirs and dancers hailing from throughout the United States, Canada and, of course, Ireland, will provide the entertainment at the 13th Annual Celtic Music Festival in Ocean Shores venues, Oct. 18-23.   

More than 100 musicians and 35 bands will perform at three venues in town.     Family-friendly events are held daily at the Ocean Shores Convention Center while those 21+ can enjoy performances at the Galway Pub and 8th Street Ale House.

The Polynesian Resort is proud to be a lodging sponsor of the Celtic Music Festival, offering special discounts to music loving guests who call to book rooms during the festival.   The Polynesian, with apartment-style accommodations, is the perfect place to unwind between events.

Among this y125.JPGear’s headliners are Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe tones and Celtica Pipes Rock.

Derek Warfield is one of the great Irish ballad singers.   He is the long-serving front man, a charismatic   performer, a historian, and writer of songs who cares passionately for the Irish song tradition.    All of Derek’s grandparents shared a common Irish patriotic spirit that he eagerly sought to be part of and understand.

Celtica Pipes Rock offers entertainment quite in contrast.  Hailing from Vienna, the group showcases their unique sound of power rock with blazing bagpipes and mighty drums accented with fire juggling and flamethrowers.

Dozens of other performers are scheduled, including other notables such as the Molly Malone Irish Dancers, the Sons of Malarkey and Bellow Bridge

Celtic imports will also be available at throughout the event.

If you aren’t Irish when you get here, you will want to be before you leave!

Ticket prices vary by day and by venue.   New this year, festival goers can purchase an all-access, all venue VIP pass for just $125, allowing them to by-pass regular entrance lines.   Bonus:  the VIP pass will also come with beverage and food scrip, plus a 50% discount on a festival T-Shirt.   

For a detailed schedule and ticket pricing, click here.