Sunday, July 27, 2008

All your links are belong to us

Or, something like that. As a favor to the Lovely Lauren, I have updated and fixed all problematic links, and added some new ones; you will note that immediately below the ClanJamFry link are two of the bands playing there this year, but we'll have more about ClanJamFry later.

Enjoy your links!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

CelticFest Mississippi Is Coming Soon!

We just made our reservations for the CelticFest Mississippi 2008, held in Jackson, MS on September 5, 6, 7. This is one of our favorite festivals for several reasons:
  • Some of the best performers in the region.
  • Laid-back atmosphere.
  • Comfortable environment--stages are mostly inside with air conditioning and indoor plumbing!
  • Economically priced for a weekend of music (last year it was $12 for adults).
  • Plenty of food and craft vendors (sometimes I pick up Christmas gifts here).
  • Our friends have felt comfortable allowing their teens some freedom here, since it is an enclosed environment.
  • Ceilidh and song circle on Saturday night for anyone to participate.
  • Did I mention the really great music?!
After the dancers poop out at the ceilidh, everyone goes back to the host hotel for the sessions. This is part of the event that we missed out when we were going at first. We thought we were being smart and staying at a cheaper hotel. Well, it wasn't that much less money and we were missing the sessions that ran late into the night. When I say late into the night, I mean that when you get all these musicians together, they take advantage of the opportunity. We've witnessed some killer sessions that ran until the wee, wee hours of the morning.

The host hotel is the Cabot Lodge Millsaps . Be sure to say you're there for the Festival to get the special rate of $82 per night.

For more information, visit the Festival website at