ALKMAAR – The annual Celtic Afternoon in the Alkmaarder Wood takes place on Sunday 9 September. The afternoon opens at 13:00 in a traditional way spectacularly by Arthur Troop Pipes and Drums.

Then the festival breaks loose with Hailander and the audience is taken into the history of Irish dance with CRAIC Irish Dance Company. Daphne, Frans and Louis Kouwets bring traditional sounds including violin and bodhran. The afternoon ends with a performance by the McGonagalls. On the festival site you can enjoy the Celtic market with old crafts, workshop Irish-Dance, children’s activities and the food stalls serve traditional food. And of course Guinness and other special beer are not missing.