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Littlefield Celtic Center

1124 Cleveland Ave., Mount Vernon, WA

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1-(360)-416-4934

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Upcoming Events

Crankie Workshop

Folk Art/Crafts

The Celtic Arts Foundation is pleased to invite Sue Truman for a day of traditional folk art. We are currently offering a workshop from 10:30AM-12:00PM for 25 students, but will add a second afternoon session if there is enough demand. What is a crankie, you ask? It’s an old storytelling art form where a long illustrated scroll is wound onto two spools and loaded into a box with a viewing screen. The scroll is then hand-cranked, revealing one scene at a time while a story is told or a tune is played. Crankies were known as “moving panoramas” in the 19th century. At this workshop, you’ll have all the instruction and materials needed to make and bring home your very own crankie! Join artist and performer Sue Truman. No previous experience, skills, or art background are needed. This workshop is lots of fun for kids as well as adults, but we recommend children be nine or up to fully enjoy and experience it. Rubber stamps will be used to add illustrations to the scroll. To learn more about this art form, please visit Sue’s website.

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• Sat 3/30/19 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

"Jock's Jocks" Book Presentation & Signing

Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures

The Celtic Arts Foundation is pleased to present the North American premiere of Dr. Gary West’s book presentation and signing for Jock’s Jocks. We hope you’ll join us for this evening of Scottish history. Join us for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to spend an evening with Dr. Gary West as he shares excerpts from the book he helped compile and publish on Scottish soldiers’ stories from WWI. Gary will combine a lecture on the book itself with musical interludes in the form of tunes and songs about the places, times, and people featured in the stories, bringing the times to life in a way few others could. He’ll combine his unique historic knowledge of the time period with his highly acclaimed musical prowess to make this an unforgettable evening.

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• Fri 4/5/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

National Tartan Day Pacific Northwest Piping Showcase

Irish/Celtic

Join us for a wonderful evening of Highland bagpiping as some of the region’s top professional pipers help us celebrate National Tartan Day. Seven highly accomplished pipers have been invited to compete in this unique event that will also be streamed live on a webcast produced by the Celtic Arts Foundation. These pipers have all played and won numerous prizes at North American and Scottish piping competitions—and in a few cases taken home the most coveted awards available for this art form. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Gary West of Edinburgh, Scotland to emcee the event. Gary is the host of BBC Scotland’s acclaimed “PipeLine” program. Parts of this event will be rebroadcast on a future PipeLine in Scotland, adding to the exciting events that have been broadcast from the Littlefield Celtic Center. This will be the first piping event held in North America to be featured on a PipeLine program.

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• Sat 4/6/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tannahill Weavers Concert

Irish/Celtic

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that. The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, “The Tannahill Weavers – properly harnessed – could probably power an entire city for a year on the strength of last night’s concert alone. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.” Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town’s historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. They are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage; from reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.

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• Fri 4/12/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM