Lots of fun, that's for sure. The Lancaster Celtic Gathering is small, and still in its infancy, but the organizers do a fabulous job of trying to find out what people would like and bring it to them. Lots of interesting people stopped by table. I met a lady who likes to write but lacks motivation to finish to what she's started. She's been an avid journal writer for years. I met someone who was interested in learning more about St. Brigid, a couple who thought they'd missed St. Brigid's grave in Ireland because it wasn't marked. I was able to tell to them they'd seen it--it's the same grave as St. Patrick! I met lots of history buffs, a man who talked about baseball but then opted to purchase Brigid of Ireland instead of Three Finger, and a little girl who asked her mom to buy Brigid of Ireland for her, and she did! I'm not sure about her reading level, but maybe she's really advanced! Her mom had her read the back cover to see if she'd be interested and she was. Love seeing the faces of my readers because I rarely get to!
Do you see where I'm going with this? The best part of the festivals is the people! I love that folks who are interested in Irish and Celtic culture gather together to share and have a good time.
|Gaelic Storm appears at many of the larger Irish festivals.|