Every year at the start of May crowds descend on the town of Glen Innes in northern New South Wales to attend the Australian Celtic Festival which is held over four days. They are attracted by the unique Celtic experience and the fascination of the standing stones up on the hill above the town.
This festival attracts clans, cultural groups, pipe bands, dancers and performers from around the world and visitors get to experience Celtic music and dance on the four stages at the festival’s main venue, the Australian Standing Stones, as well as performances at other venues around the town.
QIAPB is proud to be a part of this festival each year, participating in the Saturday morning street parade which includes massed pipe bands, performances in the town and at the Australian Standing Stones and massed pipe bands up at the stones later in the day. There is plenty of time between plays to experience the re-enactment village, buskers, workshops, dancing, market stalls, Celtic foods, flag raising – the list goes on!
Each year the Australian Celtic Festival honours a different Celtic nation which proudly includes Ireland as one of the years.