March 13-14, 2004, 10am gates open
Angels Camp, Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Hwy 49
Adult Tickets $16 advance, $18 gate
The 18th Annual Calaveras Celtic Faire is fast approaching and organizers have dubbed the event as “The Year of the Scots”. This year’s headliner is no less than Scotland’s most popular contemporary Celtic band, Wolfstone. The band has a unique sound that blends traditional pipes and fiddle with modern instruments. They have six CD’s released by the top Celtic label Green Linnet.
The entertainment bill includes Molly’s Revenge who has become a crowd favorite at festivals in California and currently making their first tour outside of the USA by traveling to Australia. Also appearing at the faire is Tempest who are celebrating their own 15th anniversary and fiddler Michael Mullen has returned! Also expect Golden Bough, The Black Irish Band, Last Night’s Fun and Michael Lucey’s Irish Band.
Jousters in armour on horseback have become the must-see event of the Celtic Faire. The same organizers presented the 2003 Sonora Celtic Faire last September and thousands watched the jousting competition from the grandstand. Jousting at Calaveras will be presented on the greens by the hillside of the fairgrounds with a backdrop that looks exactly like Ireland.
Vendors from all over the country will assemble the largest Celtic marketplace in California with items for purchase such as swords, kilts, handmade Irish sweaters and Celtic jewelry. An array of ethnic food is also available, not to forget plenty of Guinness and whiskey tasting to wash it all down.
Advance tickets are $14 discounted for children, military with ID and seniors, or $16 for general adults. Tickets at the gate increase to $16 discounted & $18 general adult. Advance tickets locations are:
Angels Camp: Sierra Espresso, 218 Main St. (209-736-1516)
Arnold: Highland Books, 1114 Highway 4 (209-795-9423)
Manteca: Replay Records, 1261 W. Yosemite Ave. 95337 (209-825-4487)
Merced: Barkers Music, 355 W. Main St. 95340-4819 (209-723-3337)
Modesto: Barker’s Music, 519 McHenry Ave. (209-526-0347)
Modesto: P. Wexford’s Pub, 3313 McHenry Ave. (209-576-7939)
Murphys: Sasha’s Reading Room, 416 Main St. (209-728-2200)
Oakdale: Cafe Bliss, 152 N. Yosemite Ave. 95361-3137 (209-848-3830)
Sacramento: The Beat, 1700 J St. 95814-3008 (916-446-4402)
Sonora: Beat Music, 72 No. Washington St. (209-588-1572)
Sonora: Mountain Bookshop, Junction Shopping Center (209-532-6117)
Stockton: Replay, 840 W. Benjamin Holt Dr. 95207-3652 (209-477-7236)
Turlock: Wellington’s Station, 10 E Main 95380-4502 (209-668-8729)
Twain Harte: Village Tunes, Village Shopping Center (209-586-1909)
For more ticket information call 209-588-9314.
Nic Caciappo, (publicity) Calaveras Celtic Faire, PO Box 288, Sonora, CA 95370