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Australia’s Premier Celtic Celebration

The National Celtic Festival is widely recognised as the premier Celtic festival in the southern hemisphere. With a reputation that grows each and every year, this is Australia’s largest and most diverse Celtic gathering, attracting audiences and performers from across the country and around the world.

NCF’s Jack Wilson works with Fèis Rois and takes part in this year’s Commonwealth Ceilidh Trail.

National Celtic Festival, Feis Rois & Celtic Colours partnership.

Keep up with Jack’s Wilson’s blog here

Celtic Fest says “see you next year” as sunny celebrations wrap up (4/25/2014) - Three days of beautiful winter sunshine and wonderful Celtic entertainment welcomed visitors to the 11th annual National Celtic Festival at Portarlington over the long weekend. Thousands of visitors poured into the small Bellarine Peninsula town from Friday night until Monday afternoon to partake of the warm hospitality and witness some of the world’s best Celtic performers. […]
Festival’s Cultural Exchange Project to foster young Trad musicians (4/25/2014) - Australia’s National Celtic Festival is launching an innovative two-year cultural partnership with the Highlands of Scotland that will nurture young artists in traditional music and culture. At the heart of the partnership is the aim of fostering cultural exchange and collaboration between our two countries. The project, in collaboration with Scotland’s Fèis Rois organisation (meaning […]
National Celtic Festival forges French connections (2/13/2014) - MEDIA RELEASE – OCTOBER 14, 2011 Portarlington’s National Celtic Festival has taken a new role on the international stage after it was represented at the world’s largest Celtic event, the recent Interceltique Festival in France. National Celtic Festival director Una McAlinden attended the prestigious 10-day event held at Lorient, in the traditionally Celtic region of […]
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Maxim flies back to Cape Breton after an amazing Ceilidh Trail in Scotland with Feis Rois.

( Maxim and Rachel were at NCF this year as part of the collaborative project with Feis Rois & Celtic Colours ...... so you may remember Maxim !)
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ohhhh - some great prices on flights within Australia just announced. Why not book your flight to the festival now .... and save yourself lots of $$ ( June 5-8, 2015 ). (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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NCF setting up 2015 folders and documents - just under 10 months until the next festival . Ha ..... who's counting ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our partnership is still going strong ..... Australia, Cape Breton and Scotland !
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We still have tickets left for Friday’s concert. This is the only chance to see these young traditional virtuoso singers and musicians in Crieff @ the Artspace. Come and see the next Capercaillie or Run Rig

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The National Celtic Festival is held at Portarlington in Victoria, Australia. It is 105 km from Melbourne and 30 km from Geelong. Take the Portarlington road from Geelong and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wineries on the way.

Getting There and Staying There