Dayton Celtic Festival

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Dayton, Ohio
We’re going to Dayton July 26th through 29th, 2019!

We haven’t been to the Dayton festival before, but we’ve heard some wonderful things about it.

Number one, admission is free! There is no excuse for not being there.

The festival is Friday evening 5:30 to 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:30 am to 11:00 pm, and Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

We don’t know what we will be doing yet, as the festival is still working out logistics. The only thing festival gurus are sure of – they want ClanDonnell there!

The festival is at RiverScape MetroPark in downtown Dayton, along the Great Miami River. The festival had 90,000 visitors last year.

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We’re scheduled for a talk entitled The Irish War of Independence and the Ordinary Irish on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

And we’re doing An Hour of Irish Storytelling on Sunday at 3:00 pm. Both are in the Cultural Tent.


We had three great days in Dayton, despite the blistering heat. It was 90°F plus all three days, and never let up.

Music was great, crowds were engaged, and fun was had by all!

We talked about the Irish war of independence on Saturday, and told some Irish yarns on Sunday. Both audiences were engaged and intrigued, and ClanDonnell enjoyed every minute!