Announcing the 2020 Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival—From Your Home
When the Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival committee began planning the 2020 festival, we had no idea that our plans would be upended by a pandemic—borders closed, gatherings discouraged, people fearful of gathering. But here we are. So, we regrouped. We are bringing you a virtual festival. Know that, as soon as it is safe, BCCF will bring you live concerts and events once again.
Our original plan was to bring the wonderful Quebecois group Genticorum for a two-day festival of concerts, workshops and a dance. With the Canadian border closed we cannot do that.
But what we CAN do is bring you these great musicians virtually and that is what we plan to do on October 3 beginning at 2 pm with workshops followed by a concert at 7 pm. With the members of Genticorum, we have also invited Scottish fiddler Katie McNally and pianist and step dancer Neil Pearlman to join in the fun.
Musicians are especially hard hit during this pandemic. They cannot travel across borders and they cannot perform live, and so we are asking you, our dedicated Celtic music followers to support these great musicians by purchasing a ticket to the festival. Workshops will take place on Zoom.
Please support our musicians and know that as soon as it is safe, we will bring you more great Celtic events live.