Yes, we did. It was glorious. It was all of our dreams coming true right before our eyes. It was better than any Celtic-related event we’ve ever been before, and we strongly feel it’ll be unmatched for years to come. Unless we decide to go again next year, if they organize it again, but we’ll never forget the first time we truly experienced how to be a Celt. The festival lasted for three days and it was quite the journey!
Needless to say that there was a lot of music! There were so many artists we’d never even heard about, and they were all so authentic and so good. We bought a few CDs to support the artists and a few band T-shirts. We know that in Celtic times they probably weren’t selling band T-shirts, lol, but it didn’t take away from the authenticity of the festival, plus you gotta support your local bands. We even got to talk to a few and take some photos. They were all really nice, and it was so great to hear them talking about the process of making Celtic music and getting inspired by it.
Do you know what else we did? We danced! There was a dancing tent where you could go in and learn some basic steps of Irish Step Dancing or Scottish Highland Dancing, and then if you wanted to you could go on stage and show everyone what you’ve learned. We were too shy at first, but after a couple of beers and a few dance rounds, we got up on it and had a lot of fun.
There was some great food there, as well. Of course, this wasn’t traditional Celtic food, nor did they have the many different kinds of appliances that we have now to make versatile food, but it was served in authentic-looking plates and utensils, and it was delicious. They had a little bit of everything, and then some, enough to replenish your energy during a day full of activities.
Our favorite activity during these three days was the history lessons corner. No surprise there. The lecturer was covering everything about Celtic history very thoroughly, and even mentioned some very interesting trivia that we didn’t know before. There was also a small arena where there was a simulation of the battles during the Viking invasion, and it was very believable!
All in all, it was an unforgettable experience and we can’t wait to go back!