Face of the Festival

The title Face of the Festival is awarded each year to a person that has taken on the spirit of our festival and gone out of their way to promote the National Celtic Festival. This person is like an ambassador for the festival and chosen and announced by the festival committee, at the end of the current years festival. They are often blessed with an infectious passion for Celtic culture!

The Face of the Festival 2017:

Anna Lake

Anna represents the work ethic that goes on to make the festival all that it is. Since her days as an event student, Anna has grown with the Celtic Festival to become an invaluable team member who brings great joy and life to the festival!



  • 2016 Douglas Clan – Colleen, Clarissa and Tenisha
  • 2015 Mark Butler
  • 2014 Cathy Blake and her Clan
  • 2013 Jack Wilson
  • 2011 Mary McEvilly
  • 2012 Geoff Jones and Pete Moir – Pipes and Drums
  • 2011 Catherine Fraser
  • 2010 Pria Schwall-Kearney
  • 2009 Maria Forde
  • 2008 Jimmy Moore
  • 2007 William Hutton
  • 2006 Claire Schultz
  • 2005  Fionnula Callahan