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Lord of the Festival -- Celtic Harvest Festival at Poco Diablo
Bud Ellis PhotographyThe fifth annual Celtic Harvest Festival in Sept. 21 in Sedona.
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The fifth annual Celtic Harvest Festival in Sept. 21 in Sedona.
Bud Ellis Photography
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Kilts for Kash Golf Tournament, Helicopter Ball Drop for Celtic Festival and Music Education
The Sedona Golf Resort and Sound Bites Grill are proud to announce the first annual "Kilts for Kash" Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. at the Sedona Golf Resort. The two companies wanted to find a fun way to help raise funds for the fifth annual Celtic Harvest Festival and Music Education, so they partnered to put on a fun event.

Starting Friday morning at 7:45 a.m. before the golf tournament Ryan O'Donnell from Channel 3TV will be hosting a helicopter ball drop. The grand prize is Telluride Golf Package for two including 2 days of golf, two nights dinner, and three night stay. First place is a Scottsdale Golf Package for two and second prize is a Sedona Golf Package for four. Special thanks to the Cliff Castle Casino and Red Rock Helicopter Co for making this possible.

The golf tournament will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start and gentlemen are encouraged to wear a kilt. The event includes great prizes, on-course events and a burger bar lunch. For pricing and more detailed information on this event go to There will be a prize for the best kilt.

The Celtic Harvest Festival has been a great event for Sedona to share the sights, sounds and tastes of the Celtic Heritage. Patrons will enjoy the rich culture and history with live music, Celtic souvenirs imported from Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and crafts and activities in a special children's area. This year's event will be held at Poco Diablo on Saturday, Sept. 21.

One of Sound Bites Grill's main missions is to support the live music industry and artists. They regularly donate to the Fender Music Foundation which is a national music charity that provides instruments to music education programs across the country, including schools.

Sound Bites, the main festival sponsor for the Celtic Harvest festival for the second year is happy to be involved in education for the kids. As funding for the Arts is stripped from classrooms the festival is a great way to show the arts transcend any particular culture. The Celtic Harvest Festival celebrates Celtic Arts in the schools as a means to inspire the process of building creativity and a sense of global community in our children.

Whether you golf or not you can get involved in this fun fund-raiser with the Helicopter ball drop. You do not have to be present to win. You may purchase balls and/or sign up for the golf tournament at For pricing and more information contact Gary Pearce at the Sedona Golf Resort at 928-284-9355.

"Lord of the Festival," fifth annual Celtic Harvest Festival returns to Sedona, Sept. 21, at the Poco Diablo Resort. This Sedona Festival is unique among Celtic celebrations, featuring its world-class traditional Celtic musicians, pipers, dancers and storytellers.

Entertaining Celtic arts and traditions to enjoy include: Championship Sheepdog Herding demonstrations by Sedona residents Rob and Betty Schottland, Falcons from Adobe Mountain Wildlife Refuge, a Scottish Tea Room, Highland and Welsh pipes, Irish step dancers, storytelling and poetry from across the Celtic Nations. Festival astronomer Dr. Thomas Bopp, co-discoverer of the Hale-Bopp comet, will be available for his annual workshop, "Ask the Astronomer." A quiet stage area will play host to storytelling and workshops.

Master highland piper Davey Brewer returns from Scotland as the headliner for the Sound Bites Grill Main Stage with Glenfidich Fiddle champion Rebecca Lomnicky. Welsh master John Good, will enchant festival-goers with harps, flutes, his beautiful tenor voice and renowned harpist John Piggott. Special guest, Dublin-born Karl Jones, will bring stirring Irish ballads to the stage with guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bodhran. The Glendale Pipes and Drums and Bracken School of Irish Dance, will have hearts pounding and toes tapping.

The Fairy Village created for children of all ages by the Sedona Charter School, will feature treasure hunts, face painting, balloon art, fairy photos, heroic challenges and surprises for all!

Check out Sedona's Celtic Harvest Festival website at for tickets, stage schedules and more information, and "like" us on Facebook at

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