Friday Night! Royal Tournament & Ceilidh
Royal Tournament &
Gathering of the Clans
This year the three-day KVMR Celtic Festival will kick off the weekend with their Royal Tournament & Gathering of the Clans. Chivalry and honor will reign on Friday, September 29 with a medieval tournament featuring full contact jousting, dancing horses, sword fights and hand to hand combat. Honors to the winners will be presented by the King, Queen and their royal attendants.
Imperial Knights are the premier live, extreme, medieval stunt-show. A top-of-the-line show, Imperial Knights travel nationally and internationally featuring expert horsemanship, hand to hand combat on and off the horses, classical dressage and the thrill & excitement of extreme full-contact jousting!
The festivities will take place in the Nevada County Fairgrounds arena and will include pageantry and a parade with medieval tribes and guilds in attendance vying for favors.
Friday Night Ceilidh
Known across the country as a premier dance fiddler, Ryan McKasson (The McKassons, The Synchopaths) is joined by piper Elias Alexander (Bywater Band, Soulsha, Carlos Nuñez) and guitarist/singer-songwriter Colin Cotter (A Thousand Years at Sea, Adrianna Ciccone) to form an acoustic power trio that brings the party to the stage and the dance floor. www.tunesbymac.com
Calling the dances this year will be Kalia Kliban. Kliban has been part of the Bay Area dance community since the mid-80s, performing and teaching morris, longsword, rapper, American clog, English clog, contra and English country dance. Her clear and humorous teaching style has gotten feet tapping at camps and gatherings in California and beyond.
Food and libations will be available for purchase.