In this new video blog, we return to the Celtic Fling in Manheim, PA for the second year in a row! Greta is going to take you behind-the-scenes and show you some of the great music and scenery at the Fling, as well as some of the stuff that happened backstage. Very important stuff, like hobbit ears, sunscreen and bagpipes. Yes.
We were joined by a lot of really great young Irish dancers at the Celtic Fling on Saturday. Check out the video below to see some awesome dancing! One of the highlights of the weekend, for sure.
Well, I woke up awfully late this morning, although I think I have an excuse after this weekend. We got back into Seattle early this morning (5 AM EST) and I’ve been spending the whole day wrapping up stuff from the Celtic Fling.
So, about the Celtic Fling. It was AWESOME. This was our first time at the Celtic Fling after hearing about it from a bunch of people at the York fair last year when we were performing there. So we decided to contact them about performing there and ended up in the lineup and had a blast this weekend.
We were on the O Malley’s Pour House stage, a nice little stage surrounded by trees and near lots of good food. One of the highlights of the weekend was getting to share the stage with the Srour family and Noreen Hughes in Irish Blessing, who are all very talented dancers and musicians who we know from our competitive Irish dancing days.
Another highlight was getting to perform alongside and then jam with the other bands in the festival at the Ceilidh later on in the evening. What a fun and insanely talented group of people! And now I get to the most important highlight of the weekend….
The biggest highlight of this festival was definitely the people we met after each show. Seriously, I am not joking when I say so often that the people in Pennsylvania are really really friendly. We found this out in York last year and now in the neighboring county the trend continued. Everyone was so nice and appreciative and welcoming, and we met a ton of new people who I hope we can stay in touch with.
Here are some photos of us with the people we met after the shows:
And now that we’re back on the other coast, it’s back to work on the new tracks for our CD which will be released in the early Fall. There are some really great songs on this CD and I can’t wait for you all to hear it! Keep checking the website (www.gothardsisters.com) or our facebook page (www.facebook.com/gothardsisters) for information on the album’s release.
Thank you thank you for the wonderful time this weekend, we’ll see you again soon!
Greta, Willow and Solana
The Gothard Sisters
Well, we’re just about ready to make our first big trip for a show for the Summer, out to PA for the Celtic Fling this weekend!
The last few days have been quite busy for Willow, who is quickly trying to finish our new Summer dresses, which are *hint hint* white lace! We’ll put up pictures at the Celtic Fling for sure, but it’ll probably be on our facebook:
Or on our twitter:
Yesterday I (Greta) stood still for several hours while my dress got finished (by a very hardworking Willow) and read books, while Solana crammed on her schoolwork in the house.
We had several fun shows over the last few weeks in downtown Edmonds, including a great group of people at the Arts Festival. I didn’t think that anyone would show up to a show at 11:30 AM on a Friday morning, but we had a great crowd and the weather was wonderful. Thanks for coming, if you were there!
And until the fling this weekend- stay safe and enjoy this awesome weather!