Inaugural 2023 Festival

The first Corvallis Celtic Festival in 2023 was a huge success, bringing together a broad coalition of community partners and participants from Corvallis and the Willamette Valley. This free, family-friendly event was supported by button sales and donations both large and small. In addition to performances by local and regional Celtic musicians, attendees participated in free Celtic instrument workshops and were invited to open music sessions at local restaurants and pubs.

Headliner Band

The Gothard Sisters

Main Stage Performers

celtic band performing live on an outdoor stage
Biddy on the Bench • Eugene Highlanders • The Nettles • Whitethorn Crossing • Celtic Bay • The Katie Jane Band • Loose Flagstone • Ceili of the Valley dancers w/ Faroe Rum • Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter • Sharon & Dave Thormahlen • Laura Zaerr w/ guest Lisa Lynne • Joseph Linahon and Marilyn O’Malley • Stepping Stone • James Gregg • Fionnghal • Nathan Wahlgren

Open Jam Sessions

people playing at an indoor celtic music jam session
Squirrel’s Tavern • Common Fields • Old World Deli


people attending a harp workshop
Pennywhistle • Introduction to Bodhran • Irish Fiddle • Irish & Shanty Singing • Entry Level Jam Lab • Intermediate Bodhran • Cape Breton Fiddle • Hands-on-Harps for Beginners

Celtic Traditions

people learning about wool waulking
Wool Waulking • Ceili of the Valley Dancers • Whiskey Tasting


vendor booth for wind instruments
Granny Fi’s Shortbread • Carbony Celtic Winds • The Windward Merchant