Ortigueira's Festival of Celtic World

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Ortigueira's Festival of Celtic World
Festival Internacional do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira
Ortigueira.Festival celta.Concerto.jpg
A concert at Ortigueira's Festival of Celtic World 2006
Genre Folk
Dates July
Location(s) Ortigueira
Years active 1978-1987 and 1995 onwards
Founded by Escola de Gaitas de Ortigueira
Website
http://www.festivaldeortigueira.com/

Ortigueira, a seaport and borough in County Ferrolterra (A Coruña) in Galicia, celebrates its patron saint day -Saint Martha of Ortigueira's Day- on 29 July.

Held during Saint Martha's day, Ortigueira's Festival of Celtic World (Festival Internacional do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira) is the highlight of the borough's summertime festival calendar. The festival lasts for four days, Thursday to Sunday, and is free.[1][2]

History[edit]

The inaugural festival was organised in 1978 by the Escola de Gaitas de Ortigueira. It was held from 1978 to 1987 and has been held since 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival internacional do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira". Camiño da música. Xacobeo. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Festival Internacional do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira". Festivals. Last.fm. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°40′59″N 7°51′00″W / 43.68306°N 7.85000°W / 43.68306; -7.85000