Performance Dance Stage

April 28, 2018

No outside alcoholic beverages of any kind are allowed into the festival. Alcoholic
beverages are available for sale at multiple locations throughout the festival grounds.

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Welcome to the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival Performance Dance Stage. We are centrally located in the “big barn” with a large dance floor filled throughout the day with terrific performers and delightful opportunities for our audience. The Performance Dance Stage allows visitors to the Celtic Festival to sample the vitality and joy of Celtic dance traditions. Represented on our stage, through the years, are performance dancing and social dances from Scottish, Irish, English, Welsh, and Bretton traditions. The programs usually last about 30 minutes each, with some longer to include your own chance to experience the social dances. These are family friendly activities for both adults and young family members moving to vibrant and cheerful music, often times with live musicians.

The performance programs are as varied as the excitement of Irish step dancing to the grace of Scottish Ballroom and English Country dancing. In a Bretton Dance Workshop. your group can circle and wind to Bretton tunes plus learn a bit of history and lore from Celtic Bretton France.

Our day usually ends with a ceili, ( social dance and variety entertainment ), that transitions from the Performance Dance Stage to ceili with Southern Maryland Traditional Dance teaching New England Contra line dances for all, to live music!!

Come and enjoy!

Time Performer(s)
9:45 – 10:15am Wild Irish Roses
10:15 – 10:45am Breton Dance Workshop
10:45 – 11:15am Broesler School of Irish Dance
11:15 – 11:45am Old Dominion Dancers
11:45 – 12:15pm Whirligig!
12:15 – 12:45pm Hunt School of Irish Dance
12:45 – 1:15pm Baltimore Scottish Country Dancers
1:15 – 1:45pm More or Less Morris Dancers
1:45 – 2:30pm Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers
2:30 – 3:00pm Calico Cloggers
3:00 – 3:30pm Tir na nOg with Pond Scum
3:30 – 4:30pm Greater Washington Ceili Club with Pond Scum Band
4:30 – 5:00pm O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance
5:00 – 5:30pm Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance
5:30 – 6:00pm SMTD transition to Ceili



  1. Each set begins on the hour and is scheduled for 45 min to allow 15 minute stage turnover time.
  2. Acoustic/Fiddle Stage provides an unplugged venue for these special guest performers to provide an intimate performance in the large tent/secluded area

6 – 9 PM – EVENING CEILIDH – THE AFTER PARTY IN DANCE PAVILION – led by the Falquet, Gemme, and Mist Covered Mountains!!!

6pm – – 6:45pm – Ceilidh kickoff – – approx. 15+ min slots: IONA, champion competitors of the day.

6:45 – – Falquet, Gemme, and Mist Covered Mountains – – music, dancing, and socializing – and

All Festival Performers must complete an online or paper “Hold Harmless Agreement” before the event. Children under the age of
18 years must have a parent or guardian complete a “Hold Harmless Agreement”. Completed registration (by a participant,
parent, or guardian over the age of 18) will constitute implied acceptance of the contents of this document.
Paper copies of the “Hold Harmless Agreement” must be signed and brought on the day of he event.

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