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Come back next year for another great Ceilidh!

This year the KVMR Celtic Festival will get a running start on Friday night with the return of our Friday Night Ceilidh (KAY lee) –8pm-on, an evening of Celtic music and dance featuring San Miguel Fraser and Summer McCall.

The dances can accommodate most ages and abilities. No need to come with a partner – it’s a great way to socialize and meet folks. The Friday Night Ceilidh will be held at the Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

There will be indoor space for dancing and, outdoor deck with food and beverages and beautiful garden space for relaxing and enjoying the evening.

Ceilidh is a separate ticket – not included in the Saturday & Sunday Festival ticket price. Tickets to the Ceilidh will be available September 15th.

San Miguel Fraser

Celtic +Castilian fiddle duo, María San Miguel and Galen Fraser, are multi-instrumentalists and educators who celebrate the values of community and traditional music in their unique chamber music style.

San Miguel Fraser is a project that will always stand for connection, celebrating the joy of music and shared inspiration. The dynamic duo was born as a result of the 2020 quarantine with the “Stay At Home Festival”.

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Summer McCall

With an enthusiastic and infectious love for movement, Summer McCall has found herself with long-standing experience and joy calling traditional dances for Scottish ceilidhs (pronounced kālē). With a background of well over a decade in ballet, modern, Middle Eastern, Irish/Scottish step dancing and tap, calling for dances came natural in her early teens. Starting as a dance caller at Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp in 2012 she has since been asked to lead dances at multiple festivals, various camps around the country, private events, the Boston Celtic Music Festival, KVMR Celtic Festival and throughout North America & Europe.

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