18th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 15 & 16, 2018

Saturday 10am-10pm | Sunday 10am-6pm



pavilion stage

The Pavilion Stage

Located in Region 2. Niagara Celtic's main performance stage, the Pavilion plays host to Saturday night's Ceilidh Celebration. Music and dancing here are nearly non-stop all weekend from local favorites to international rockers.


the glen

The Glen

Located in Region 8. With a beautiful backdrop of Great Lake Ontario and a peaceful surrounding atmosphere, The Glen is the heart of our festival's east end. Bring a comfy blanket and relax as you enjoy the spectacular sounds of many fabulous performers!


celtic arts stage

Celtic Arts Stage

Located in Region 3. Celtic sounds originated with solo performers, small bands and groups. The Celtic Arts Stage honors their modern counterparts who blend musical traditions and sounds with a touch of their own style.



Showcases at Clan Village

Located in Region 5. Multiple times daily you can enjoy up-close performances by amazing musicians. This immersive concert experience is unlike anything you'll find at our stages, and is sure to be fun and memorable.


2018 Performance List




Formed as an acoustic pub act in 2006, 1916 has quickly become the hardest hitting Irish Rock band this side of Dublin City! They truly are high energy punk rock with a twist of whiskey.


96th Highlanders

The 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums, Inc.


The 96th Highlanders Pipes and Drums Inc. of Jamestown, New York, is under the direction of Pipe Major Pamela Silver & Drum Sgt. Doug Clark & Drum Major John Shaughnesy. The 96th Highlanders proudly represent Southwestern New York and Northern Pennsylvania.


The American Rogues

The American Rogues


Renowned for their musical skill, quick wit, compelling storytelling, and engaging stage show, The American Rogues have mastered the art of creating an immediate connection with audiences. They are known for their epic sounds that cross the musical landscape, making them a household name with music lovers around the world.


mcmahon school

McMahon School of Irish Dance


The McMahon Dancers, based in Rochester NY, are well known for their high-energy shows that never fail to engage its audience, whether young or old. Every performance is marked by toe tapping and hand-clapping in the spirit of Irish culture, music and tradition.


poor ould goat

Poor Ould Goat


Poor Ould Goat plays Irish folk/rock, bluegrass, country, rock, Americana and original songs with high energy on acoustic instruments. The four members play a pile of instruments, collectively including mandolin, accordion, guitar, djembe, bouzouki, banjo, bodhran, doumbek, tin whistle, drum kit, and three vocals.


Reardon & Garvey Band

Reardon & Garvey Band


The Reardon & Garvey band performs traditional and contemporary Irish music, American Folk tunes, and some new contemporary songs. With the combination of 3 and 4 part harmonies and instrumentation, they keep audiences highly entertained.


rochester scottish

Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums


Now in its 95th year, The Rochester Scottish Pipes & Drums is more than ever Rochester’s Celtic Ambassador to the world, carrying its unparalleled tradition forward into the 21st Century. The band has greatly expanded its repertoire to include both traditional martial music and more modern tunes.


Schiehallion Scottish Dancers

Schiehallion Scottish Dancers


The Schiehallion Dance Ensemble have been fine ambassadors (both officially and unofficially) not only for their hometown of Hamilton, but also for all of Ontario and Canada. Through her dancers, director Sandra Bald Jones has helped to perpetuate Scottish cultural heritage, bringing highland dancing to the attention of many delighted audiences.


tom keefer and celtic cross

Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross


Tom has opened for international acts the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Enter The Haggis as well as headlining and been a main stage performer at many Celtic festivals. Having played all over New York, in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Canada Tom is “road-ready” for Celtic entertainment. Don’t miss out on the fun.


Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea New!


Emerald Isle band plays a mix of traditional Irish, Scottish and sea chanties on fiddle, accordion, bass, guitar, penny whistle, bodhran, harmonicas and banjo.




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