The festival has always encouraged Celtic community groups to get involved and be part of this great festival....Culture is community

The Celtic Piping Club

The Celtic Piping Club is the hub for Australia’s Celtic piping community. They provide a network for people who play or are interested in the various types of Celtic pipes including uilleann pipes, Scottish small-pipes, Northumbrian pipes, Border pipes and other bellow-blown or mouth-blown pipes


Comhaltas Melbourne

Comhaltas Melbourne has been gathering since 1970 to celebrate and pass on the fun that is traditional Irish music. Our ceilis and workshops are a hit with all age groups and skill levels, so come down to try your hand at a few new dances


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St Joseph’s College Celtic Group

The SJC Celtic group was started 2 years ago by music teacher Amy Young and a small group of students who enjoyed playing in regular informal Celtic sessions at lunchtimes. This group has continued to grow, with students enjoying playing together and discovering the many complexities of rhythms and melodies across their broad Celtic repertoire. They have performed at many school events over the past couple of years and have become a staple group in the expanding music program at St Joseph’s.

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