Welcome to the Barbados Celtic Festival

A vibrant music and food festival celebrating the very deep history between the sunny Caribbean island of Barbados and the Celtic countries of Scotland, Ireland and Wales and all the areas of the world where the Celts flourish - in Nova Scotia in Canada, in Brittany in France, in north west Spain, in Australia. 


In the 1990s Barbados enjoyed a wonderful concert from a Male Voice Choir, and in 2019 we repeated that wonderful experience. The Gwalia Singers from Swansea in Wales performed with their beautiful voices. They not only sang traditional Welsh ballads but also the famous "Beautiful Barbados". 

We have been privileged to host some of the top folk performers in the Celtic world in this little festival - from vocalist Eddi Reader from Scotland, to Alan Kelly from Ireland and the Mackenzie Brothers from Mabou Nova Scotia. The talented bagpipe maker Hamish Moore and his son Fin, Alan Macdonald from the island of Skye, Ross Couper the amazing fiddler from Shetland and the Riddell Fiddles from Selkirk. The Peatbog Faeries a band from Skye and Pipe Major Craig Muirhead from Strathallan School. The award winning FARA from Orkney and Sandra Macbeth from Glenelg.  John McCusker from Scotland, and Heidi Talbot vocalist.  and we have a wonderful line up for 2020 to be announced shortly. 


Pipers and drummers join our BIG BAND from all over the world.  You can join as an individual, with friends and family, with your mini band or your full pipe band. 

PIPERS AND DRUMMERS, fiddlers, choirs and dancers -  

if you would like to join our main Events please get in touch at info@barbadoscelticfestival.com

Its a rich cultural exchange of music and food between the wonderful Bajans with their rich Celtic history, and the current music from around the world.

19th - 24th May 2020
Travel agents and tour operators offer great packages and we recommend you arrive early in the week to acclimatise before our main performances, if you are taking part. 
Great music
Barbados in the sunny Caribbean
A celebration of what our countries share
Get to Barbados from UK with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways daily scheduled flights and package holidays. Also from TROPICAL SKY, and local regional travel agents.
From USA and Canada with Air Canada, Jet Blue and Westjet, some great deals to be had
Festival sponsors

C:2018 Barbados Celtic Festival

  • Facebook Clean
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Flickr Clean