We have a special bonus edition of STUFF TO DO this week.

Today we’re going to cover The Celtic Calling, then tomorrow we’ll cover everything else. The 7th Celtic Calling Gathering will take place downtown and around Charleston WV between March 1st-5th 2023.

This celebration of all things Celtic has become an annual tradition here in Charleston. If you can come out to enjoy this immersion into Celtic culture.

Many of the events are free, and it’s a way better way to celebrate the home countries of many Appalachians than green beer and leprechauns.

Here’s The Schedule:

Wednesday, March 1

9 AM to 4 PM: Children’s Craft and Story Book Activities – 4th Floor, Kanawha County Public Library, 123 Capitol Street – FREE

6 PM to 8 PM: Acoustic Music Jam Session/Jam – The Bears Den, 405 Capitol Street – FREE

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Paint a Highlander Cow in honor of Celtic Calling- Buffalo Wild Wings, 2501, Mountaineer Boulevard. Sign up 304 343 4325 – $35 a Canvas

Thursday, March 2nd

9 AM to 4 PM: Children’s Craft and Story Book Activities – 4th Floor, Kanawha County Public Library, 123 Capitol Street – FREE

5 PM to 7 PM: ‘Swingstein and Robin’ – celtic, jazz, swing, helping hour.’ – The Empty Glasses, 410 Elizabeth St. – FREE

7 30 PM: Film – North Circular – Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema by WVIFF, 230 Capitol Street — Admission – $10 Adults, $5 Students

Friday, March 3rd

9 AM to 4 PM: Children’s Craft and Story Book Activities – 4th Floor, Kanawha County Public Library, 123 Capitol Street – FREE

6 PM to 10 PM: Beni Kedem Highlanders Tartan Ball 2023, Bedi Kedem Temple, 100 Quarrier St, Charleston, WV 25301. Admission – $50

7 PM to 9:30 PM: Ceili/Ceilidh or ‘Square Dance’ – Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, in rear of Church, 1009 Virginia Street East, or enter adjacent Parking from Kanawha Boulevard – Admission – $5-10; Children under 10 FREE

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM: Dave Haas and Friends – Taylor Books, 226 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 – FREE

9 PM to Midnight: Celtic Calling w The Company Stores & The Mud Larks. Rock City Cake Company, 205 Capitol Street– Admission – $15

Saturday March 4th

9 AM: Gathering and Friends of Spring Hill Cemetery Park and Arboretum

Downtown Charleston Venues: All Events FREE unless indicated.

4 PM: Capitol Street Celtic Calling PARADE- Lee Street Triangle to Kanawha Blvd – Pipe Bands, Dancers, Loch Ness Monster, St Patrick, Unicorns, Clans

10 AM to 3:45 PM: Celtic Village- City Center at Slack Plaza, 169, Summers Street. including Clan Tents, Craft Vendors, Food Trucks Children’s Crafts and Games, Jacobite Re-enactors, Dog Show. Music and Dance on stage: Kinnfolk (Va) , Mary-Grace Autumn Lee – Hammered Dulcimer (Pa) , Kanawha Valley Pipes And Drums, Lincoln County Cloggers, Savanna Brown Scottish Dancer, (schedule TBA)

7:30 PM: FOOTMAD Presents: The Tannahill Weavers – Scotland’s finest in Concert. Capitol Theater, Resurrection Church., Ticket information: FOOTMAD.org or Info: 304-729-4382

All Day at Kanawha County Public Library: 123 Capitol Street.
Sheep, Limericks Weavers, Dance and more Full schedule HERE.

Taylor’s Book and Coffee Shop / Floralee Hark Cohen Cinema by WVIFF:

1 PM: George Daugherty Tall Stories Competition, with emcee, Champion Liar Pete Kosky, Registration from 12:30 PM.
2 PM: Film – ‘North Circular’ – Admission – $9 Adults, $5 Students
7:30 to 9:30 PM : Tim and Maggie – Music

4:30 PM to 9:30 PM: Top of the Town Pub Crawl – Live Music, Prizes

Father Son and Friends – Sam’s Uptown Cafe, 28 Capitol Street – $5
The Charleston Rogues – The Blue Parrot, 14 ½ Capitol Street – $5
DJ Matt Murphy – Bar 101
Mountain State Distillery – Acoustic Music Session

Late Night

10 PM: Father Son & Friends @ Sam’s Uptown Cafe—Late Night – Sam’s Uptown Cafe, 28 Capitol Street – $5
10 PM: Celtic Music Session – Adelphia Sports Bar, 218 Capitol St. -FREE

Sunday March 5th

11 AM: Kirkin of the Tartans, Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia Street East

11:30 AM to 2 PM.: Celtic Brunch – Sam’s Uptown Cafe, 28 Capitol Street

2 PM: Jenny and Jim, St Albans Scottish Fiddle Orchestra , West Virginia Music Hall of Fame, Town Center Mall

2 PM: Team Irish Road Bowling at Kanawha State Forest – Registration from

1:30 PM- Kanawha State Forest – FREE

4 PM: Celtic Readers Theatre–5 plays , Stage Readings of 5 Top Playwright Competition Entries – The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St. Admission – $5