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Mijas welcomes the return of the Celtic Night festival

Dex's Celtic Connections will perform at the festival in Mijas.
Dex's Celtic Connections will perform at the festival in Mijas. / SUR
  • The event will this Saturday present live music and entertainment, along with a themed market and typical Celtic food and drink

The municipal auditorium in Mijas Pueblo will host the Celtic Night festival on Saturday 3 August.

The event, which is organised by Big M Promotions and Mijas town hall, will return after a 12- year absence and will present live music and entertainment, along with a themed market and typical Celtic food and drink.

The term Celtic generally refers to the languages and respective traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias and Brittany, and this festival will highlight the cultural and gastronomic customs of this widely diverse culture.

The festival will focus on modern and traditional Celtic music, with pipe and drum bands like The Surpipes Band and the Brisas de Asturias, along with local groups like The Stolen Gnomes and Dex's Celtic Connections, who will play covers of Scottish bands like The Proclaimers, Deacon Blue, Nazareth and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

The children from Banana Studios will start proceedings with traditional Welsh, Scottish and Irish song and dance, followed by a River Dance show performed by the Celtic Dancers.

The event, which is free, will begin at 6pm with the Celtic market held in the upper square. The live music will begin in the auditorium at 9pm and continue until the early hours.

For more information, see www.costadeldisco.com