Celtic Grooves at the Celtic Groves

Article Published: Jul. 1, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Celtic Grooves at the Celtic Groves

Albannach brings their high-energy act to Grandfather Mountain for this year's Highland Games.

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The music at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games has become known worldwide for bringing some of the best in today's Celtic music artists to this 55-year-old event.

Presenting music in settings referred to as the Celtic Groves, the music not only represents musical diversity, but a diversity of geography, as well. From traditional ballads to Celtic fusion to tribal drums, the ear will find a wide degree of sounds to experience, and the groups performing hail from origins as far away as Scotland and Australia and as close as in our own back yard.

This year features both returning crowd favorites and new talent with a dash of local flavor. This year, the Highland Games salute the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway by featuring regional artists that highlight the ties between roots and Celtic music in one of the three Celtic Groves. Also featured will be special guest artists performing music at the entries to the main field.

This year's performers are Albannach, The Blessed Blend, Brother, Celtic Connections, Clandestine, Colin Grant Adams, Ed Miller & Friends, Forget-Me-Nots, George Tortorelli, Marcille Wallis, Mother Grove and Teribus.

The Highland Games run from July 8-11 with the music in the Groves going Friday through Sunday, with two evening concerts being presented Friday and Saturday evenings on the main field.

For more information visit the Highland Games website at http://www.gmhg.org or the producers of the Groves & Concerts, Celtic Force Enterprises, at http://www.thecelticforce.com

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