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United States of America, Apr 01, 2013 -- The Houston Celtic Festival and Highland
Games is back with an outstanding lineup of entertainment on April 27 & 28, 2013 at
the Houston Farm and Ranch Club, near Bear Creek Park. Festival management can't
promise cooler weather than the previous mid-May dates, but chances are better you
won't be be sweating as much in your wool tartan in April.


Crowd favorites Jiggernaut and Clandestine will rock the McAnelly Stage along with
more traditional and mellow Celtic sounds of Brian McNeill, Jil Chambless and
Scooter Muse and Ed Miller. The Ceilidh Stage will showcase the best of local and
regional talent, including newcomers to the Festival, Flashpoint.


New this year is the Children's Stage where the Celtic Festival's resident Faerie,
Willow, and her Giant, along with Rickey Pittman, will entertain with songs and
stories especially crafted for the wee ones. Children will also embark on a journey
visiting our clan and societies exhibitors for stamps in their Celtic Passports. At the
end of their journey there will be a special gift from Walkers Shortbread.


Also joining us this year are the Scottish Fling characters from the Texas Renaissance
Festival, Texas Coritani, and Brigadoon Scottish Brewery.


All the traditional elements of a Celtic Festival will be yours to enjoy, including
Scottish Heavy Athletic competition, pipe bands, Celtic dancing, children's games
and arts and crafts, eateries, shortbread and bonniest knees competition, and
historical exhibitions. Worships will include brewing, genealogy, Robert Burns and a
special writers workshop with Rickey Pittman.


The festival is brought to you by the Houston Highland Games Association, a 501 (c)
3 organization. The rain or shine Festival hours are 9 am to 7 pm Saturday and 10 am
to 6 pm Sunday. Tickets are $10-15 for adults and $5 for children 12 to 6. Children
under 6 get in free. Parking is free. Sorry, no animals unless they are part of a
registered exhibit or assistance animals. Kilts welcome. Purchase your tickets at
www.HoustonHighlandGames.com or at the box office on the day. Group discount
for 10 or more tickets when purchased in advance online.