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Celtic culture celebrated during one-day festival in Cloverdale

Annual event held at Museum of Surrey March 23

The Museum of Surrey hosted its annual Celtic celebration last weekend.

Celtic Fest returned to the Museum of Surrey on the Saturday after St. Paddy’s, March 23.

A Cloverdale Reporter freelancer reported the event was well-attened. He said organizers noted the event was the busiest yet and attendance had been increasing year over year.

Many Surreyites joined a celebration that featured a variety of different performers, community partners, and collectors to salute Celtic culture.

“For over fifteen years people from various Celtic communities have proudly celebrated their culture at the Museum of Surrey,” Lynn Saffery, manager of the museum, said ahead of the one-day fest.

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Performers included: Langley Community Music School, O’Brien School of Irish Dance, Heather Jolley Highland Dancers, Vancouver Gaelic Choir, Celtic harpist Rebecca Blair, and others.

There was also arts and crafts activities for all ages.

Attendees also got to take in a Surrey Archives presentation on the history of Surrey’s early Irish families.

Malin Jordan

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Malin is the editor of the Cloverdale Reporter.
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