As I walked through the cobbled streets of the northern Spanish city of Aviles, I heard the beautiful sound of an Irish jig blasting out from the door of a local Irish pub.
Sticking my head in, about twenty Irish musicians from County Down were in full session with fiddles, flutes, whistles and banjos.
I knew then that the local Interceltic festival was in full swing again! As a regular visitor to those parts (my wife being from this Celtic part of Spain- Asturias), I have enjoyed the festival for the last 8 or 9 years. I even got married in the middle of it in 2006.
InterCeltic Festival- Asturias,
Spain- photo by espardu.org
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There are groups celebrating their Celtic and Irish culture somewhere all year round. Do you know where there's the best, or one of the best, Irish or Celtic festivals? Well don't keep it to yourself. Share the secret! Where and when is it on? Why is it so great? We need to hear from you.
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