Tapadh leibh! (thank you)

To all of you who attended the 6th Annual Blackstone

Pipe Band Opening Ceremony
Pipe Band opening ceremony
(Photo: Ernest Black - Enlarge)

Valley Chamber of Commerce Celtic Festival. We could not have asked for better weather, entertainment or company. The day was perfect! The feedback has been terrific. We received good wishes and positive remarks from the over 33 vendors who presented at the Festival. Many of those in attendance dropped by the Chamber of

Alison Barber
Alison Barber
(Photo: Ernest Black - Enlarge)

Commerce table throughout the day to make mention on how much they were enjoying themselves and the venue. In addition to the entertainment, the most comments made were directed at the professional way in which details were handled and how organized the Festival was.

Kerry, a vendor from House of Yore wrote us to say:

"I just wanted to let you know we were very happy to be part of the "Celtic Festival" The event was run well and very well organized. We are looking to be part of the event next year!! Thank you again for including us!!"

This could not have occurred without the participation of our hard working Celtic Festival Committee Members, the cooperation and assistance from Indian Ranch,

O'Shea-Chapin Academy of Irish Dance
O'Shea-Chapin Academy of Irish Dance
(Photo: Ernest Black - Enlarge)

the support of our sponsors and the dedication of our volunteers. This Festival brings notoriety to the BVCC and allows for those located outside the Blackstone Valley to share the experience and understand the pride we feel for our beautiful area. The amount of PR we received is immeasurable!

We are happy to have shared the joy of the day with you. We hope you enjoyed a wee bit of food and drink, cherished the music, tapped your feet to the dance and experienced all things Celtic!

Elaina of Fiddlers3
Elaina of Fiddlers3
(Photo: Ernest Black - Enlarge)

Our music headliners on the main stage included The Makem and Spain Brothers, Fiddlers3, Charlie Zahm, Alison Barber, Poor Angus, STONECROSS, and the O'Shea-Chapin Academy dancers, and in the Celtic Pavillion we enjoyed the music of Sean Kean, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ceilí Band, and Jug o'Punch, who provided the music for the Men in Kilts contest.

See you next year at the 7th Annual Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival! We invite you to return to our Valley throughout the year to partake of our cultural and heritage museums, family friendly attractions, terrific state parks and outdoor recreational opportunities, or just come and enjoy time well spent in an area close to home that is so rich in our country's history and natural beauty. For more information or to plan your next trip to our scenic Valley, assistance from the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is just a click away at www.blackstonevalley.org or phone us at 508-234-9090.

Slàinte (Cheers),

Jeannie

Jeannie Hebert, President
and the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Staff



 Charlie ZahmMen in Kilts ContestMakem & Spain BrothersEd the Wizard

Photos, left to right: Charlie Zahm, Men in Kilts Contest, Makem & Spain Brothers, and Ed the Wizard (photo credit: Ernest Black)

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