BARBADOS CELTIC FESTIVAL
BARBADOS, MAY 23RD – 27TH 2018
It all began in the 1990s when Welsh woman Ruth Williams brought her fathers Male Voice Choir over from Wales to perform in the Frank Collymore Hall. Since then many well kent faces in the Scottish, Irish and Welsh as well as Nova Scotia music scene have travelled to Barbados to take part on the last weekend in May every year.
Carol Anderson from Edinburgh Scotland took over in 2011 and brought in the iconic folk musician Eddi Reader and her band to perform. Its a rich cultural exchange of music and food between the wonderful Bajans with their rich Celtic history, and the current music from around the world.
from around the World. This year’s headline act is Hamish Stuart and his band, with saxophonist Molly Duncan. Both are members of the original AWB, the Average White Band which hit the top of the charts in the USA in 1975 with hits like “Pick up the Pieces” “Lets go round again” “Work to do” come and enjoy this wonderful music at Barbados Yacht Club Friday 25th May. More recently Hamish Stuart has toured extensively with Sir Paul McArtney and Sir Ringo Star