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The Rio Grande Celtic Festival and Highland Games invites a number of local and regionally recognized “entertainers” to participate in the Festival. These participants range from singers and small dance groups to story-tellers and poets in the Celtic oral tradition. This year, western music, an art-form directly derived from Celtic music, has been included in an expanded role reflecting who we are today.


This year's headline band, Seven Nations, has been touring full-time since 1994 with successful stops in Europe, Canada, Puerto Rico, and virtually every state in the US. The band has recorded a number of albums with over a quarter million units in sales.

Seven Nations Band Shot