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FESTIVAL LOCATIONS

A full list of locations at the festival:

Main Stage

The stage of stages. The scene of all scenes. Emanating from the Main Stage, great passion permeates the surroundings and Celtic music lights up a thousand faces. Dedicated to the People of Montelago.

Main Stage

Mortimer Pub

The soul of the Festival. The centre of the village, amid music, dance, toasts and new encounters. The place where all the good vibrations of the Celtic Apennine world resound. The Festival’s shade and shelter. Mortimer Pub is all this and more. Dedicated to the legendary Mortimer McGrave!

Opening hours

THURSDAY 3rd AUGUST - from 19:00 to 02:00 on Friday

FRIDAY 4th AUGUST - from 09:00 to 03:30 on Saturday

SATURDAY 5th AUGUST - from 10:30 am until sunrise on Sunday

Mortimer Pub

TOLKIEN TENT

Dedicated to the great author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the Tolkien Tent is a place of knowledge, a cradle of the spirit. It’s open from morning till sunset and is host to Epic-centro - cultural earthquake, presentations/performances, discussions/debates, lectures & book presentations, and Celtic wedding ceremonies.

TOLKIEN TENT

Montelago Square

In the heart of the festival, a small collection of gazebos comprising the Info-point (for information and assistance); the Gadget Shop (for Montelago souvenirs); Utility Shop (for indispensable products for the Festival, including insect repellents, organic soaps and shampoo, condoms, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunscreen and absorbent tissue); and Artist Meeting Point (where you can meet the artists for photos, chats, autographs and merchandising).

The Montelago Square is open continuously from Friday, 4th August at 10:00 until Sunday, 6th August at 07:00.

Montelago Square

MUSIC GAZEBOS

Harp Gazebo

A tent dedicated to the harp – principal instrument of the folklore of European countries in the Celtic region – where the Academy’s most beguiling, sardonic and elegant instructor, Katia Zunino, is ready to welcome you with her classes and unforgettable performances.

At the end of her courses, Katia will delight those present by performing harp pieces from the Celtic tradition. Included in her repertoire this year will be original compositions from her brand new album, Vie.

Bagpipe Gazebo

The place to experience the Celtic world’s most powerful and evocative instrument, the Scottish bagpipes, through the courses of veteran Montelago maestro, Lorenzo Forconi, along with a Masterclass for advanced bagpipers with instructors Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton.

Guitar Gazebo

For those who’d like to discover the magic of Celtic style acoustic guitar, you’re in the right gazebo! Maestro Gabriele Possenti awaits you to introduce you to the evocative world of six-stringed Celtic music.

Whistle Gazebo

Home of the typical six-holed metal flute, the tin whistle, directed by the renowned Iain Alexander Marr, leader of The Sidh and treasured Academy instructor, where one can also handle the products of one of Celtica’s most respected whistle-makers, Colin Goldie.

Accordion Gazebo

Headquarters for courses in the accordion, indispensable instrument of the new Celtic tradition. Accompanying host Maestro Federico Cippitelli is one of the accordion’s leading lutemaker, Dino Baffetti Accordions, who offers his instruments for those students who don’t have one (yet).

MUSIC GAZEBOS

HISTORIC ENCAMPMENT

Fortebraccio Veregrense master-at-arms Behoram Uallace awaits you in his typical Historic Encampment located in the heart of the festival. It’s an early medieval village with dozens of recreations and structures, examples of daily life, demonstrations of experimental archeology, and military training.

ACTIVITIES
Bronze casting

  • Leatherworking
  • Axe-throwing
  • Live early medieval music

 

And at 19:00 on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August, a cold-steel battle re-enactment by the CIRCLE OF HONOR.

You can participate in the camp's life as long as you have a tent and historic costume.

For more information send an e-mail to fortebraccioscrima@gmail.com

Also within the historic encampment, the Montelago Academy presents courses in Historical Archery, Ancient Fencing, Scottish Dance and Falconry.

HISTORIC ENCAMPMENT

ANCIENT CRAFTS TENT

The ideal place to develop your own creative bent and rediscover ancient craftmanship under the guidance of expert Artisan Maestro Wolf McAjvar.

ANCIENT CRAFTS TENT

AVALON ARENA

Inspired by the legendary island where King Arthur would ultimately be laid to rest, it’s the Festival’s contest & challenge centre, a patch of earth where the adventurous desire of the Montelago community triumphs, and where courage and fair play are measured through rugby and Celtic games.

From this year, the Arena Avalon also becomes a land of fire, a space dedicated to every stoker, juggler, Balrog and kerosene druid of the world.

AVALON ARENA

CELTIC MARKET

A bazaar with a Celtic soul where you can find the best of European craftsmanship, from fantasy artefacts to drinks of the medieval tradition.

The Celtic Handicraft Market is located in an avenue that winds from the right of the Main Stage to its conference with the food & beverage stands, tracing a path that joins the two ends of the area given over to exhibits, performances, and entertainment.
Open from Thursday to Saturday night.

CELTIC MARKET

HARP OF REBIRTH

New at Montelago in 2017 is a symbolic display that can be seen from afar, over 16m in height and styled as a harp, that was designed by artists and stage designers Burgio and Gomez of Bologna, and brought to life through a collaboration with Architec Costruzioni of Perugia. From now on, it will be difficult to miss the Montelago Celtic Festival.

HARP OF REBIRTH
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