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St. Augustine Celtic Music Festival, March 11 - 17th
St. Augustine Celtic Music Festival, March 11 - 17th

America’s oldest city will boldly reassert its remarkable Spanish-Celtic colonial roots and its strong Irish/Scottish heritage March 11 – 17 when St. Augustine celebrates its first Celtic Music and Arts Festival in the city’s historic Colonial Spanish Quarter.

Presented by Romanza – St. Augustine, in association with Meehan’s Irish Pub, St. Augustine, and directed by internationally acclaimed guitarist and band leader Benny O’Carroll of Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland.

The festival launches with a series of weekend concerts starting Friday March 11. There is a parade on March 12, and a full week of traditional, contemporary and classical music performances, workshops, dancing, storytelling, food, etc. The festival culminates with a big celebration on St. Patrick’s Day in downtown St. Augustine.

“The festival is arguably the finest international collaboration of Celtic music and arts that the United States has ever seen,” according to Mr.  O’Carroll. “Some of the greatest living performers from Ireland, the United States, and the Celtic region of Spain (birthplace of Pedro Menendez, St. Augustine’s founder) will converge in this wonderfully romantic city for a weeklong celebration to honor the great traditions of music, literature, dance and all things Celtic.”

The festival is expected to draw nearly 6,000 visitors. Admission to the festival ranges from $10 to $180 per person depending on selection of dates and features. Tickets can be purchased at


For more information, including the schedule of events, parade information, and performers, please visit For exciting updates, join the St. Augustine Celtic Music and Arts Festival Facebook page at This event is supported in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.

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