New Straitsville Celtic Day

8th Annual New Straitsville Celtic Day Celebration
Saturday, September 8, 2007, Noon-5PM

Hubert Dunkle Building, Robinson’s Cave Grounds (Map)
New Straitsville, Ohio
Free and open to the public

New Straitsville shares its Welsh, Irish, and Scottish heritage in an outdoor festival. Dancers, storytellers, and Celtic musicians enliven the grounds of the New Straitsville History Group’s Robinson’s Cave and Dunkle Building grounds. The small town atmosphere, historic location, and good food make the second Saturday of September a relaxing and enjoyable time for the family.

New Straitsville is located in the heart of the Wayne National Forest on State Routes 93, 216, and 595 in southern Perry County (25 miles north of Athens and 60 miles southeast of Columbus). Sponsored by the New Straitsville History Group and the Ohio Arts Council.

Women in caps.

Noon–12:30 Rich Greenlee – song
12:30-1:00 Boys of the Hock – song
1:00-1:30 MELANIE PRATT – storyteller*
1:30-2:00 Boys of the Hock – song
2:00-2:30 Seamus O’ Shea – song
2:30-3:10 Welsh Dancers – dance
3:15-3:45 GWEN CORBETT – song
3:50-5:00 Don Lewis & Moonshiners – song

*Melanie Pratt – Melanie the Seanachie
Melanie has been telling tales for more than 20 years. For the past 16 years she has focused much of her storytelling energy on tales from the Celtic lands and tells tales from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall, and Brittany as part of her repertoire. Much of this has come from her genealogical discovery that part of her ancestry is Irish, Welsh, and Scottish.

Contact: Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council 740-394-3011 or new_straitsville -at-

Athens Messenger, September 6, 2007


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