Celtic culture descends on Porthcawl at festival time

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

By GEM Staff Reporter

in Entertainment

People from the Celtic nations came together over the weekend (March 4–6) to enjoy Celtic music and dance at the Wales’ InterCeltic Festival – Cwlwm Celtaidd.

With Wales’ Jamie Smith’s Mabon and Scotland’s RURA the main weekend headliners, Porthcawl’s Grand Pavilion was filled with Celtic music and dance.

The excitement also spilled to the streets of Porthcawl with dance groups Skedden Jiarg, Pen-y-Fai and Berree Bane entertaining the crowds and the California District Pipe Band surprising the town centre shoppers.

Anne Hughes, the festival secretary said: “As a committee, we’re very happy to be able to organise the festival and be able to meet people from Celtic nations and become friends with them.

“We hope the festival will become more and more popular and we can spread the knowledge of Celtic traditions to all. We really feel that Wales needs a festival like this.”

The festival will return to Porthcawl on March 3-5, 2017.

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