Lowender Peran - Celtic Festival - 30th October – 3rd November 2019

We hope you had a great time last year!

Access to the Hotel Bristol during the day time (before 6pm), will be £1 (free for under 12s) – to be paid on the door.

If you are buying tickets for dance workshops or music master classes, this £1 entry fee is covered in your ticket price.

Adult (18+) - Full price 
Young People (12-17yrs) – Half price 
Under 12s – Free, with fee paying adult

Download the 2019 Ticket Form here



For just £1 entry (free for under 12s) you can enjoy a rolling programme of music and dance displays throughout Saturday and Sunday daytime. Come ready for foot tapping live music, rousing choirs and colourful dance displays from local and visiting performers  - and opportunities to join in with the singing and dancing yourself. 


Lowender Peran is famous for its evening dances which begin in the evening and go on into the early hours. In most cases there is a caller to guide you through the dances, and in others you pick them up as you go along. Experience not necessary, the more the merrier!


Look out for our workshops where you can have a go at more complicated dances than you would normally get in a ceilidh, taken at a more considered pace with time for questions and picking up the dance style.


You can enjoy all our daytime sessions for just £1 entry on Saturday and Sunday. All evening sessions (after 6pm) in the Hotel Bristol can be accessed with a valid evening ticket.

Beginners/Improvers Sessions

Celtic session tunes played at a steady pace, led by local accordionist Matt Bray. Matt is a member of Padstow’s own ‘The Stowes’ and a ceilidh veteran with Cornish ceilidh band Splann.

Classic Session Tunes

These sessions are a one-hour blast of music led by our visiting and local groups, purely with tunes from their country. No manuscript will be available for these events, which are aimed at musicians who enjoy picking up tunes by ear. Anyone is welcome to join in.

Cocktail Bar Sessions

On Friday and Saturday night, sessions are kicked off by various visiting and local musicians in the Cocktail Bar. These sessions are designed to get the party started, and are open to all.

Open Sessions

While there are a number of programmed sessions, we encourage people to start up their own impromptu music, song or dance sessions during the weekend. The Little Lounge is unprogrammed and free throughout the weekend, and for other venues we ask that you check the programme for any events before striking up.

What is a Celtic festival?