Mijas to host festival celebrating Celtic customs

The Surpipes performing at last year's Celtic Festival.
The Surpipes performing at last year's Celtic Festival. / SUR
  • The Celtic Festival on Saturday 8 August will focus on modern and traditional Celtic pipe and drum bands, along with traditional dancing and a themed market

The Mijas Tourism Department has teamed up with Big M Promotions once again to host the second edition of the Celtic Festival, an event that presents live music and entertainment, along with a themed market.

The festival will focus on modern and traditional Celtic music, with pipe and drum bands like The Surpipes Band and Gaiteros Pipers, while Irish, Scottish, Welsh and fire dancing will be supplied by Mamen Garro. There will also be performances by Amigos de Guiness, Finndogg Macrae, and multi-instrumentalist band Xábega y Percutora.

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 customs of this widely diverse culture.

The festival will be held in the municipal auditorium in Mijas Pueblo on Saturday 8 August. Doors open at 8pm and the show gets going at 9pm.

At the time of going to press, organisers were uncertain if refreshments would be available due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The festival is free, but by ticket only. Tickets are available from the tourist offices in Mijas Pueblo and La Cala de Mijas. Organisers have stressed that face masks must be worn in order to gain entry.