Celtic Bayou Festival

March 11th & 12th, 2016
Lafayette, LA

A family friendly festival for all ages to celebrate the Celtic culture

Lafayette's first traditional and cultural Irish festival is now happening!  
Join us for a weekend of Irish craíc with the very best in traditional celtic music and entertainment.  Browse through our website to see what's happening but come back often as we will be updating with exciting news!  

See you there!

Craíc - Irish for fun/enjoyment

Celtic Bayou Festival is challenging
young talented musicians  

Registration CLOSED

"One of our missions with CBF is to promote and preserve the Irish culture in younger generations.  By challenging young musicians to learn and appreciate Irish music, we have fulfilled one of our hopes."  

On Saturday, March 17th, we will be hosting our 2nd annual, Young Musicians Irish Music Competition.  This will take place from 10:30am - 12:00noon in the Main Hall.  There is no charge to enter the competition*.  Prizes will be awarded in 3 categories, 3 age brackets.   

Competition Rules:
~ Musicians must provide a tune in Irish jig, reel, slip jig, polkas, slides, slow airs or hornpipe time.
~ Any instrument is welcomed.
~ Tune should be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 5 minutes.  Player may repeat the tune as many times as necessary to make the length 2-5 minutes. (Most Irish tunes are repeated at least 3 times).
~ Only solos allowed. No groups or accompaniment.
~ Recorded accompaniments are not permitted. Works written using supplemental sounds, including those either electronically or acoustically     produced or pre-recorded, are not permitted.
~ We encourage traditional Irish tunes.
~ A piano keyboard will be provided and available to use
~ Judging will be based on length of tune, tune choice and artistic ability.
~ Any changes after entry form is submitted must be sent in writing by email.
*There is no charge to enter competition and no admission charge for competitor, BUT, any family members attending must pay admission to festival.

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