Hill stage

The line-up at the Hill Stage is always one big party! Enjoy balfolk, lovely folk tunes and party till you drop.

         

Selfish Murphy Keltfest Vijfhuizen Hill Stage 2019

Selfish Murphy

Selfish Murphy: a dynamic performance filled with classics, easy listening and great songs

The band Selfish Murphy was founded in 2011 in Transilvania (Romania). The formation chose a style of music that was till then unknown in Romania. So they have become the first Romanian band that has chosen the so called Celtic/Irish punk rock. In 2016 the band home country is moved to Hungary.

The method of songwriting always puts in aspect to transmit the unique feeling of Celtic and Irish lifestyle, the main purpose is to transmit the atmosphere of an Irish pub. The majority of the songs are cheerful and easy to digest. In the tracklist we can find traditional Irish songs which are widely popular all around the world (such as: Drunken Sailor, All For Me Grog, Leaving Of Liverpool, Wild Rover) these are played in Celtic/Irish Punk version, of course there are covers that keep the trend of today’s songs (such as: Avicii – wake Me Up /Hey Brother, U2 – With Or Without You) converted in Irish Folk style.

These songs are supplemented with the bands own songs. Which results in a dynamic performance filled with classics, easy listening and one big pub party.

Selfish Murphy plays on Sunday at the Hill Stage.

Flannery op Keltfest 2019 in Vijfhuizen

Flannery

Flannery joins the party!

Flannery is a Scottish folk rock band with only one mission: creating an unforgettable party that the audience will always remember. The band makes this happen with their music filled with Scottish, Celtic but also Irish influences. Flannery means flat land and is the perfect name for the chilly men, who want to entertain with raw but also snappy, melodious music.

The repertoire of Flannery is varied. Instrumental, folk, rock and even rap will be played by the band. They write the music and the lines themselves which gives the music its unique feel. These men do everything possible to create an unforgettable party. Fine rock music with the bearing tones of the bagpipe!

 

Flannery plays on Sunday on the Hill Stage.

Tir Nan Og speelt op beide dagen op Keltfest

Tir Nan Og

Tir Nan Og’s music moves your ears, voices, arms and legs

Tir Nan Og (from Gaelic, meaning: land of the everliving) consists of six musicians from southern Germany. They have been rocking stages in Central Europe for many years. No matter if it is a cozy pub or a large festival stage, Tir Nan Og feels right at home.  They manage to carry their audience like few other bands.

It is impossible to escape the energetic show, the untamed musical power and the congenial character of the band. Tir Nan Og unites different musical styles to an extraordinary mix which is still faithfully rooted in Celtic folk rock.

Traditional tunes ingeniously combined with original songs, well-known folk songs clothed in new and fat rock outfits. This all is combined with faced paced and very danceable rhythms and catchy singalongs – Tir Nan Og’s music moves your ears, voices, arms and legs.

Tir Nan Og plays on Saturday at the Hill Stage and on Sunday at the Oak Stage.

Rapalje Keltfest Celtic Vijzhuizen

Rapalje

Have a great party with Rapalje!

The party wouldn’t be complete without our good friends from Rapalje! Armed with nothing but their voices and instruments, Rapalje is raiding far and wide, looking for victims to carry away on a musical journey through Scottish Higlands, Irish valleys, taverns and inns.

Two thousand years ago the Celts were driven off of mainland Europe. All Celts? No, one band bravely resisted the influx of modern pop and rock and found their own place in the world of music.

Ground shaking jigs and reels, delicate ballads and a whiff of heavy metal provide you with the perfect opportunity to not care about every day life. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s dance…

Rapalje plays on Saturday and Sunday.

CelKilt Keltfest Hill Stage Vijfhuizen

CelKilt

Punchy Celtic Rock n’ Kilt from France!

All the way from Lyon, France, the 5 piece Celtic rock band CelKilt is here to stay! When their second album, ‘Hey what’s under your kilt?’, hit the stores in 2012, their fame grew. Since 2010 this band travels all across Europe with gigs at big festivals in Belgium, Italy, Germany and now Keltfest in the Netherlands!

How this great band came to be?
“…Then the Great Alchemist gathered Water, Air, Earth and Fire around the Muse. He gave them the High Voltage Energy of Rock and the cheerful power of the Irish Jigs, gave them fiddle, drums, guitar, bass, whistles and bagpipes, and then told them:
“You shall be embodied, you shall live, you shall play and you shall discover the great power of the Kilt.” 
And it was so, and so was CelKilt born, serving a bouncy, joyful and energetic music. The Alchemist contemplated the Greatness of his Work and thought “This kicks ass”, and then he went to the pub for a good old pint of Guinness.”

Cheers!

CelKilt plays on Saturday.

the royal spuds, keltfest

The Royal Spuds

A delicious party with the Royal Spuds!

With the start of the ticket sale, we’re here to announce the first band:
From the moist dirt in South-Holland, a new kind of tuber emerged. The kind that walks on two legs and is fused with an instrument of choice. It’s The Royal Spuds! A half-baked punk mash with chunks, suffused with a traditional Irish shamrock ‘n roll-sauce. As befits a “real” spud, the possibilities are endless!

Since the release of their first album, The Royal Spuds have been on the fast track; gaining fans and momentum at a steady pace. Wanted Drunk and Alive (2013) climbed the charts fast and made it into the top rankings for ‘Best Celtic Punk/Rock Albums’, at CFP Radio. “It’s A Feckin’ Freakshow” (2015) was voted #10 People’s Choice and #18 Editor’s Choice for Best Album 2015 on Irish Pub Radio; and again in the top rankings at CFP Radio.

Quotes like“It is terrifying what this band can do in a packed room” were written on the basis of performances by The Royal Spuds. With a new EP coming at the end of 2018, titled “Unforgotten Lore”, The Royal Spuds are ready to take over any festival in the coming year!

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