Performance Dance Stage (Pavilion)

April 27, 2019

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.

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 Rose
10:15 – 10:45AM Breton Dance Workshop *
10:45 – 11:15AM Broesler School of Irish Dance
11:15 – 12:15PM Step Jam Performance and Contra Dance Workshop
12:15 – 12:45PM Old Dominion Dancers, English Country Dance
12:45 – 1:15PM Baltimore Scottish Country Dancers
1:15 – 1:45PM Wild Irish Rose
1:45 – 2:30PM Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers with Pond Scum Band
2:30 – 3:00PM Tir na nOg with Pond Scum Band
3:00 – 4:00PM Greater Washington Ceili Club with Pond Scum Band
4:00 – 4:30PM O’Grady Quinlin Academy of Irish Dance
4:30 – 5:00PM Rock Creek Morris Women
5:00 – 5:30PM Southern Maryland Traditional Dance and Band**
5:30 – 6:00PM Southern Maryland Traditional Dance and Band**
6:00 – 9:00PM EVENING CEILIDH — THE AFTER PARTY — Led by the Gaelic Mishap!! 

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm — Ceilidh kickoff — Approx. 15+ min slots: Champion competitors of the day.

6:45 pm — Gaelic Mishap — Music, dancing and socializing. Food and refreshments available for purchase while supplies last.**


  • * Audience participation is highly encouraged!!! This workshop is FREE w/general admission ticket. See the schedule of workshops open to the general admission ticket holders and special workshop pass holders. (Sites 13, 16, 20, and 24)
  • ** The Southern Maryland Tradition Music and Dance band invites you to join in with your instrument!

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