Williamsburg Scottish Festival, www.wsfonline.org, is entering its 31st season and they have put themselves in the position to become one of the premier events of their type on the east coast. In 2008 we witnessed the move of the Festival from its long time home, across from the Jamestown Historic Site, to a beautiful, multi-functional facility just outside Williamsburg located on the Chickahominy River in Lenexa, VA. It also marked the first year that Celtic Force was signed on to provide the Celtic entertainment.
The name of the site is Rockahock Campground and it offers more then the name implies. Rockahock boast camping sites, both primitive and full hook up, but also cabin & yurt rentals, a great parade field, a covered permanent stage, separate banquet hall and roadhouse with plenty of parking not far off of I-64 between Richmond and Williamsburg. They even have what they refer to as year round residents due to the large park model community that sits on the backside of the property. There is even access to boat launches from the property. Rockahock also produces events throughout their season that highlights everything from Bluegrass and Country music to motorcycles and mini Coopers. Find out more about this wonderful location at www.rockahock.com.
The WSF Board of Directors has charged Celtic Force with providing some of the best in Celtic music talent from today’s market as a way to help improve the overall quality of the event. 2008 featured the lineup of Barleyjuice, Albannach, Rathkeltair and Poisoned Dwarf with David R Ross adding his Scottish historic perspective. These great entertainers put on a fantastic show.
This year we have another great lineup to present. Albannach will return along with David R Ross to deliver us the true energy of Scotland. We are proud to announce that Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas will bring their world-renowned fiddle and cello duo to the festival and we will add Williamsburg’s own Coyote Run to the mix. And if that wasn’t special enough the Air Force Heritage Aire Celtic Ensemble will be with us on Sat. to help pay tribute to the military and first responder guest that the event honors during the weekend.
You want to put Oct. 2 & 3 on your schedule it’s going to be a great weekend in Virginia!
The Celtic Force – Visit our website: www.thecelticforce.com