Pan Celtic Festival

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The Féile Pan Cheilteach or Pan Celtic Festival is held in Ireland. It was first held in 1971 in Killarney. It has been held annually in the week following Easter annually since then.

Its aim is to promote the modern Celtic languages and cultures and artists from all six Celtic nations, Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man are featured.

2008 Féile[edit]

The 2008 Féile was held in Donegal from 25 to 30 March 2008 and featured various events.

2012 and 2013 Competitions[edit]

The 2012 and 2013 Pan Celtic Competitions were held in Carlow. The main event, The International Song Contest, is represented by all 6 Celtic nations, who compete with newly composed songs written in a Celtic Language. Music and lyrics must both be newly composed for the competition, and the winner is judged on the music, lyrics and presentation. In both 2012 and 2013, the winner of this competition was Cornwall, with Benjad (Benjamin Larham from St. Austell) representing the nation. The 2014 festival is planned to be held in Derry, Northern Ireland.[1][2][3]


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