Mid-Winter Celtic Festival

This annual festival runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 this year. It kicks off with  Feast of Fiddles Thursday night at the Unitarian Centre (Angus & College Ave.). The concert is co-presented by the Mid-Winter Celtic Festival and Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music and will feature Troy MacGillivray, Karrnnel Sawitsky, Gordon Stobbe and JJ Guy. The concert is at7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15. 

On Friday the highlight will be a fiddlers’ jam at the Knotted Thistle pub at the Travelodge. It will start at 7:30 p.m., and before that there’s a gathering with entertainment at O’Hanlon’s Pub at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, there’s a festival stage at Cornwall Centre from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and the festival culminates with the Mid-Winter Ceilidh at the Exchange and SCES Club. It starts at 8 p.m., and features performances by Wendy MacIsaac and Mairi Rankin and the City of Regina Pipe Band.

Some other day time events will be happening too. You can find more information here. And to close here’s video of one of the fiddlers from Thursday’s program (Karrnnel Sawitsky) performing at Fiddlerama 2013:

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  1. Karrnnel is an AMAZING artist! Looks like some fun times coming to Regina later this week! Thanks for the heads up on all these great events, Greg.

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