From 12 to 16 July, at the Pineta di Guidonia in via Roma, the largest festival of Celtic music and culture in central-southern Italy returns. Five days of concerts and live shows, exhibition and gastronomic stands, with free admission. Six years after the last appointment, the organizing Clan welcomes back to the most famous Celtic village in Central-Southern Italy for the 2023 edition of the Fairylands Celtic Festival in Guidonia. Over thirty concerts and live performances by representatives of the Celtic-Irish music scene that will alternate from Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th July.
More than forty exhibition stands and numerous refreshment points where you can taste typical dishes accompanied by beer and cider. Multiple ludic-cultural activities scheduled for five days in addition to music: among traveling minstrels and historical reconstructions there will be weapon and falconry masters, Irish dance sessions, the possibility of traditional archery and recreational games for the more little ones. A magical alchemy of sounds and colors that takes place inside a village created for the occasion, together with a realistic megalithic reconstruction, a fantastic background for the many concerts and traditional ballets that take place every evening after sunset in the Guidonia pine forest .
This year’s program opens on Wednesday 12 July with The Shire, a concentration of traditional music, original pieces and songs; Willos’, historic band with a unique style that mixes original compositions and trad and folk sounds; Davide Rossi’s Giullari and their street theatre. Thursday 13 July will be the turn of the bagpipes and Scottish drums of the historic City of Rome Pipe Band. Followed by the Celtic folk of the Connemara Band and the young Bards From Yesterday. Friday 14 July the pressing rhythms and melodies of the Micro Irish Band and the fusion of ancient and innovative sounds of HEICH. Saturday 15th July traditional Irish music with the FIMM female quartet. It will then be the turn of the unleashed Uncle Bard & The Dirty Bastards and their powerful and engaging sound. Until late at night, however, the dances will continue with the Gens d’Ys, the historic academy of Irish and Scottish dances always present at the Fairylands. Sunday 16 July the last day of the Festival accompanied by the sounds of harp, guitar and violin of the Talamah and the musical experiments of the Green Clouds. Grand finale with the Festival audience involved by the Gens d’Ys in Irish dances as has become the tradition of all past editions.