20068
Ripley
The Story of the Celts
Learn the story of the Celts from Irish-expert Dr. Mick Moloney, exploring traditions of Irish music, hearing lectures on how the Celts shaped Europe and celebrating with a banquet!
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Program No. 20068RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5 B 4 L 5 D
DAY
1
Arrival & Check In/Orientation Meals begin with Dinner
Ripley, WV
D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Dinner: Enjoy home-style dinner in Lakeview Dining Hall at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Evening: A welcome and orientation session begins at 7pm

DAY
2
General introduction. The Emergence of the Celts in Eastern Europe and early Celtic Art in Austria and Switzerland.
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Breakfast: Enjoy home-style breakfast in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Morning: Celtic settlements in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Brittany. Irish mythology and legends and the Celtic imprint on early Irish monastic art and letters.

Lunch: Enjoy home-style lunch in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Irish poetry, literature, music and dance.

Dinner: Enjoy home-style dinner in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Evening: Evening entertainment in Holt Lodge meeting room.

DAY
3
The cultural traditions of Scotland.
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Breakfast: Enjoy home-style breakfast in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Morning: Lowlands, Highlands and Islands. Wales: the land of song. The harp in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Lunch: Enjoy home-style lunch in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Afternoon: The Isle of Man and Cornwall. Celtic languages and their survival.

Dinner: Enjoy home-style dinner in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Evening: Evening entertainment in Holt Lodge meeting room.

DAY
4
The Continental Celts of Brittany, Asturia and Galicia.
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Breakfast: Enjoy home-style breakfast in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Morning: European influences on Celtic cultures.

Lunch: Enjoy home-style lunch in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Pipes and reeds. Fairs, festivals and feast days. Food and ritual. The Holy Grail and the Pilgrim's journey.

Dinner: Enjoy home-style dinner in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Evening: Evening entertainment in Holt Lodge meeting room.

DAY
5
Celtic Cultures in North America.
Ripley, WV
B,L,D
Cedar Lakes Conference Center

Breakfast: Enjoy home-style breakfast in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Morning: The Music and Dance of Newfoundland, Cape Breton Island, Quebec and Ottawa. The Celtic imprint on Old Time American, Bluegrass and Country Music.

Lunch: Enjoy home-style lunch in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Minstrely, vaudeville, variety and Tin Pan Alley. Irish tenors in North America. The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. Riverdance mania.

Dinner: Our final evening meal will be served to us by the friendly dining hall staff at Lakeview Dining Hall.

Evening: We will end our week with a fabulous concert of Traditional Irish Music featuring Mick Moloney and friends.

DAY
6
Farewells and Departure
Ripley, WV
B

Breakfast: Enjoy home-style breakfast in Lakeview Dining Hall.

Morning: Program ends after breakfast.