Clans & Organizations

Participation is open to those organized groups who demonstrate a Celtic orientation/connection, without being political or supporting activities anathema to the Celtic Society of Southern Maryland, Inc. The Celtic Society has been called “pan-tribal,” and so too is our Festival. Thus, reaching back into history, we recognize that the Celtic “national” legacy encompasses most of the countries comprising Western Europe: from Ireland and the British and Orkney Isles to Western Turkey, from Spain to Switzerland, from Southern Germany to Northern Italy.

So we are open to all those who claim Celtic heritage and seek to celebrate that part of their past. Currently, the Festival has between 40 and 50 groups that participate (it varies). If your cultural or historical organization, clan, family group, etc. wishes to participate, please send the following information:

  • Organization Name
  • Contact Individual
  • EMail address
  • Postal Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Something about yourselves

to:

CSSM
P.O. Box 209
Attn: Clan Steward
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Clans and societies email: clans@cssm.org

Generally, an initial e-mailing to organizations is done shortly after the New Year. It consists of an application with costs, map, a listing of planned events, and any other material deemed relevant. Please note that the Celtic Festival and Society are strictly non-political, and any groups not complying with the policies of the Society and Festival may be asked to leave the Festival, and fees are non-refundable.

There is a Celtic Cup award for the best organization presentation (which includes the participants), a “thank you” for those without whom we wouldn’t have a reason to have a Festival.