A CELEBRATION of Celtic culture will be held in Kangaroo Valley this Sunday.
Parts of all six Celtic nations – Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man – will be on show at the festival this Sunday.
In NSW, there are societies for each one.
According to event organiser Tom McKenzie, the second annual Kangaroo Valley festival was shaping up well.
“We have done all we can as far as arranging is concerned. Now we are in the lap of the gods with the weather and people turning up,” he said.
“If we get a day like last year it will be brilliant.”
Of the eight Celtic societies in NSW, at least six will be represented on Sunday.
“We tried not to make it so much like a highland gathering, which is Scottish, but more Celtic, which covers a wider scope,” Mr McKenzie said.
Hosted by the Shoalhaven City Pipes and Drums, this year’s event will feature a wide variety of entertainment including Irish dancers, a Welsh choir and a number of Celtic stalls.
“It’s a celebration of Celtic culture and letting people know about it,” Mr McKenzie said.
“Last year we attracted more than 500 paying spectators, so hopefully we can top that this year.”
Mr McKenzie said this year the group hoped to be able to donate any excess funds raised to the children’s ward at Shoalhaven Hospital.
There will also be vintage vehicles on display, fun for children, dog obedience shows and more.
Admission to the event, to be held at Kangaroo Valley Showground from 9am until 3pm, is $5 per person or $15 per family.
For any inquiries, phone Tom on 4443 0575 or 0413 027 227.