Four days of prehistoric celebrations including music, demonstrations by Iron Age experts.
Our biggest festival yet celebrating the best of prehistory! See specialists in iron, bronze, silver, leather, wood and stone, try your hand at being an archaeologist, learn to whittle, ancient cooking and music, log boats and much, much, more.
Artists and craftspeople demonstrating at this year's Celts are Coming festival include: Hamish Lamley of Pictavia Leather, David McGovern Stonemason of Monikie Rock Art, Neil Burridge bronze casting specialist, John Mac spoon carver, Sarah Mac textile worker, the Haddington Weavers, Caroline Nicolay of Pario Gallico cooking demonstrations, Thomas Timbrell of Big Beynons Blacksmithing, Peter Ananin of the Woodland Tannery, Julie Durkacz woodworking & whittling, Wooden Tom woodcarver & turner plus Maestro Paul McDonald of the McDonald Academy of Arms will be demonstrating Pictish arms, marshall culture and weaponry use.
The bridge that connects communities 2500 years apart
Musical performances include special opening performances from Alec Souter on the bagpipes and Iona Fyfe singer on Friday 2nd. Audrey Litterick, local fiddler on Saturday 3rd and Tatha, a newly formed group of local musicians will be performing a composition inspired by the Iron Age crannog people together with ancient Scottish and Perthshire tunes on Sunday 4th. The music performed at our Celts are Coming event is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund for our 2019 music project, and is inspired by the crannog and the lyre bridge. Let's put the music back into the crannog!
Exclusive workshops include silver-casting, a day of outdoor cooking, smith your own knife, spoon-carving and belt-making! Please see separate pages for details and booking contacts.
Booking not necessary. Bring your picnic and make a day of it. Dogs welcome.