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8/23/2013 12:16:00 PM
Celtic Harvest 'Lord of the Festival' Sept. 21
photography by Bev Copen and Bud Ellis
photography by Bev Copen and Bud Ellis

Lord of the Festival, fifth Annual Celtic Harvest Festival returns to Sedona, Sept. 21, at the Poco Diablo Resort.

This Sedona Festival is unique among Celtic celebrations, featuring its world-class traditional Celtic musicians, pipers, dancers and storytellers.

Entertaining Celtic arts and traditions to enjoy include: Championship Sheepdog Herding demonstrations by Sedona residents Rob and Betty Schottland, Falcons from Adobe Mountain Wildlife Refuge, a Scottish Tea Room, Highland and Welsh pipes, Irish step dancers, storytelling and poetry from across the Celtic Nations. Festival astronomer Dr. Thomas Bopp, co-discoverer of the Hale-Bopp comet, will be available for his annual workshop, "Ask the Astronomer."

A quiet stage area will play host to storytelling and workshops.

Master highland piper Davey Brewer returns from Scotland as the headliner for the Sound Bites Grill Main Stage with Glenfidich Fiddle champion Rebecca Lomnicky.

Welsh master John Good will enchant festival-goers with harps, flutes, his beautiful tenor voice and renowned harpist John Piggott.

Special guest, Dublin-born Karl Jones, will bring stirring Irish ballads to the stage with guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bodhran.

The Glendale Pipes and Drums and Bracken School of Irish Dance, will have hearts pounding and toes tapping.

The Fairy Village created for children of all ages by the Sedona Charter School, will feature treasure hunts, face painting, balloon art, fairy photos, heroic challenges and surprises for all.

Check out Sedona's Celtic Harvest Festival website at for tickets, stage schedules and more information, and "like" us on Facebook at

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