Thousands attend CelticFest weekend celebrations - - Jackson, MS

Thousands attend CelticFest weekend celebrations

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – The celebrations of all things Celtic continue this weekend at the Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum.

CelticFest Mississippi is in its 19th year.

Thousands of people have come from across the country and the Celtic nations to enjoy the event.

Irish and Scottish music filled the grounds outside and were the background for famous Ceili dances.

Seven stages host musical entertainment featuring an Irish super group.

There were also exciting demonstrations of the Highland Games.

The three day event is a celebration of culture of nations including Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany.

Saturday evening they hoped to set a new Celtic world dance record.

"We're gonna break the world record of Brush dancers which yall say Broom Dance. We're gonna get over 150 people to dance the solo dance which is what we call in Ireland the Brush Dance," said Maritin de Cogain musician with the Irish group Captain Mackey's Goatskin & String Band.

CelticFest continues Sunday.

Gates open at 11 a.m. for another day of family fun.

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