The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival has set its sights high: to design and present one of the premier Celtic music festivals in North America.
The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival will occur on Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15, 2012 at beautiful Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, Maine. Saltwater Satellite Events will occur around the state during the week leading up to Saltwater.
Saltwater has assembled a top tier line-up of internationally renowned, traditional and contemporary Celtic musicians, including Black 47, Carbon Leaf, Enter the Haggis, The Screaming Orphans, The Makem and Spain Brothers, Aoife Clancy, Sprag Session, and many more. Noted author and recent recipient of the John F. Kennedy National Award, Kevin O’Hara (Last of the Donkey Pilgrims), will return as emcee on Sunday and an innovative singer/songwriter/harpist, Maeve Gilchrist, will serve in that role on Saturday.
Saltwater Satellite Events, under separate ticket or free, are scheduled at leading Maine venues during the week leading up to Saltwater, including: Maine Maritime Museum (Bath), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (Boothbay), One Longfellow Square (Portland), Skye Theatre (Carthage), Unity College (Unity), and others.
Saltwater tickets ($25./$40. One-Day/Two-Day advance price through July 9) are available online (www.saltwaterfest.com) and at locations listed below, including all Bull Moose Music and Cool As A Moose locations. Children Under 12 are admitted free of charge. gates open at 1:00 pm on July 14 and 11:00 am on July 15 for each approximately 6+ hour show. Schedules and updates available online.
More Than Music
There is more than music at Saltwater!! Camping is available at Thomas Point Beach and many artists will be available for meet and greets following their performance, next to the Festival Booth. Numerous and superior food and beverage vendors will be serving throughout the day and Saltwater will feature a roped-off Pub Tent for those over-21, as well as the return of the highly popular Celtic Merchant Mart. Thomas Point Beach also offers a beautiful playground for children and a sand beach.
New This Year!
Two Days of Fun instead of one!
More Saltwater Satellite Events on July 13 at prime Maine venues!
Saltwater’s first Artist In Residence, noted hay sculptor and USM professor, Michael Shaughnessy, will be leading some interactive art projects!
A second stage featuring workshops from noted experts in various Celtic song and dance traditions!
Saltwater Tickets can be purchased online.
They are also available at these locations
All Bull Moose Music locations
All Cool As A Moose locations
Other leading retailers
The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival is proud to have sponsor relationships with leading brands and organizations, including the Maine Irish Heritage Center, Comfort Inn of Brunswick, 98.9 WCLZ, MPBN, Cool As A Moose, Gritty McDuff’s, Maine Mead Works, Green Bee Soda, Maine Magazine, and Murphy’s Brewery of Ireland.