Hold Fast

SATURDAY, February 15, 2020

ROSE (MAIN) STAGE at the Marriott

6:00-7:00 p.m.

PAID EVENT: Order your tickets here

Rowdy friends, whiskey & music.

Mixing updated Irish traditional music and original material into their own blend of Celtic, punk and rock, the music is brash, the band is loud, and the drumming ensures the pace is fast. Energetic and engaging whether plugged in or acoustic, Hold Fast is the reason people go to see live music.

Hold tight, hold steady, Hold Fast!

For more, visit: holdfastband.com


Glengarry Bhoys

SUNDAY, February 16, 2020

The Atrium, Ware Center
42 North Prince Street , Lancaster, PA 17603

2:00 pm

$15 - Click to order tickets

Described as bold, unorthodox, vibrant, and evocative, the "GLENGARRY BHOYS"
hybrid of Canadian Highland Scots and French Canadian musical idioms has evolved
into a sound that is weighty, authoritative, and extremely entertaining.

Their energy and good humor, as much a part of the show as their musicianship, crosses all
cultures and ages. Many things have been written and reported about this world-renown
Canadian alt-celt group over that last decade, all depicting their musical and entertaining
prowess with varied audiences the world over, but their ability to marshal large enthusiastic
audiences show after show is legion and recognized.


Their objective is simple yet evocative, as stated by their lead singer Graham Wright in a
CBC "Fresh Air" interview: "if our audience can only get 10% of the satisfaction
we get entertaining them - then we surpass objective". Accordingly and repeatedly, they do!!

From a small Scots-French-Canadian enclave in Eastern Ontario, these Celtic-Stompers,
always pushing the musical envelope but never straying too far from the traditional whence
they came, have earned a reputation as entertainers that challenge you to sit still during their engaging performances.


Go ahead and try!


For more, visit: glengarrybhoys.com


Cormorant's Fancy

SATURDAY, February 15, 2020

ROSE (MAIN) STAGE​ at the Marriott


Venues and reviewers have characterized Cormorant's Fancy as "spellbinding," "with a knack for gorgeous arrangements." Their range from tenderly passionate love songs to growling soul-stirrers, and from captivating a cappella to swirling instrumentals propels audiences into the living Celtic tradition. Cormorant's Fancy's compelling cross-generational lineup unites the past, present, and future, so that whether they are stirring the crowd from the festival or concert stage, gracing a wedding, leading the pub in song, or accompanying step dancers, their music rings true. They’ve been called “the area’s most energetic” Celtic band, yet they do it all with finesse!

For more, visit: cormorantsfancy.com


Celtic Martins

FRIDAY, February 14, 2020

7-8 p.m. - Ceilidh

​8-9 p.m. - Concert

Featuring award winning instrumentalists and dancers, the Celtic Martins from south-eastern Pennsylvania have been entertaining audiences for well over a decade with their high- energy, fiddle driven Celtic music and Irish dance.  Their creative upbeat arrangements based on original and centuries-old traditional Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, French Canadian, and Americana tunes, are joyful and infectious, leaving listeners with both a sense of satisfaction and a desire for more.  Their shows also feature Irish step dancing by the Martin sisters, always a crowd favorite.


The Celtic Martins is truly a family band.  The six Martin siblings each began their musical career with the fiddle around the tender age of 5, branching out over time to other instruments, including Irish whistles, bagpipes, guitar, accordion, cello, percussion an vocals.  They are joined by their parents and brother-in-law on guitar, bass and drums.  The Celtic Martins have been performing since 2004 and have quickly become a musical sensation, appearing nationwide at various festivals, theaters and other venues such as the Bethlehem Music Fest, Smoky Mountain Highland Games, the Kutztown Folk Festival, Bitterroot Valley Highland Games, and more.

For more, visit: celticmartins.com

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Charlie Zahm

SATURDAY, February 15, 2020

ROSE (MAIN) STAGE at the Marriott

12:45-1:45 p.m. - w/Tad Marks

One of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as "coming along once in a generation," Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings-and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!

For more, visit: charliezahm.com

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Tad Marks

SATURDAY, February 15, 2020

ROSE (MAIN) STAGE at the Marriott

12:45-1:45 p.m. - w/Charlie Zahm

Tad spent his youth in Ambler, Pennsylvania where he played and performed with Bob Doyle and the Allegheny String Band, the Twigg Brothers, Hazel Dickens, Ola Belle Reed, Wade and Julia Mainer, Del McCoury and many folk, bluegrass and Country artists. He has recorded for soundtracks and worked for a time playing in jingles and Television commercials. Marks studied music composition and arts at Penn State University ,won numerous awards for fiddling, and is currently a violin repairman and bluegrass /folk fiddler in the Baltimore/Washington DC area. Marks has performed and toured with many bluegrass, country and Celtic acts and is widely recorded. In addition to his work with the Del McCoury Band, Marks has performed with Lynn Morris, James King, Kate MacKenzie, Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass.

For more visit, Tad Marks on facebook


Fire in the Glen

SATURDAY, February 15, 2020

ROSE (MAIN) STAGE at the Marriott

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Fire in the Glen doesn't hold back at its performances, where audiences can't seem to help tapping their toes, clapping and singing along and even trying their hand (foot?) at step-dancing!!

These dedicated musicians are making a bold effort to bring Irish, Scottish and Maritimes music, as well as their own brand of "Celtic eclectic" accents, to southcentral Pennsylvania. A Fire in the Glen performance means a lively presentation of blistering fiddle tunes, mug-thumping pub songs and soulful ballads and airs. Now with a loyal following in their native Lancaster County, bandmates Tom Knapp (fiddle, bodhran, backing vocals), Mick Mullen (vocals, guitar) and Megan Mullen (vocals, keyboard) are expanding to new horizons.

Since the band's professional debut in March 1999, the group has opened for the likes of Lunasa, Great Big Sea, Tarras and bagpiper Kieran O'Hare. They performed at the Festival Club at Cape Breton's highly esteemed Celtic Colours International Festival, the Celtic Fling in Mount Hope, Pa., and at countless pubs, festivals, wedding receptions, retirement homes and other social occasions.

For more, visit: fireintheglen.com


Rehoboth Welsh Choir

SATURDAY, February 15, 2020

HERITAGE STAGE at the Marriott

3:45-4:30 p.m.

We are the Côr Cymraeg Rehoboth.

The Rehoboth Welsh Choir is a concert choir in the tradition of the great performing choirs of the Welsh valleys. The choir sings music of the faith and culture of Wales and from the rich heritage of classical and modern choral repertoire. The choir performs a variety of styles in Welsh and other languages and strives continually for beauty of sound and high quality of performance under its professional director. The choir maintains an active performance schedule in the greater Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC metro areas.

Please check our events calendar for more information on our upcoming performances

For more, visit: www.welshchoir.org


Keystone Fiddlers

SATURDAY, February 15, 2020

HERITAGE STAGE at the Marriott

4:45-5:30 p.m.

The Keystone Fiddlers is a group of music students, taught by sisters Melissa Hagy and Christy Martin, seeking to grow musically as individuals and as a performing band, and to share their music with others along the way.

For more, visit: https://www.facebook.com/keystonefiddlers/

2020 Band Lineup