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Celtic Lands Culture Festival in Cincinnati offers fun for all

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'Tis the season for Irish and Celtic festivals to be in the spotlight. If you love all things Celtic then plan a journey to the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal's free 15th annual Celtic Lands Culture Festival being held on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16.

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Celtic Lands Cultural Festival Offering visitors a chance to learn more about the Celtic Lands' (Ireland, Scotland and Wales) history, traditions and culture, this annual event will feature lots of family-friendly and educational activities that all ages can enjoy.

The Festival will take place at various areas of the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal including the Grand Rotunda area, Reakirt Auditorium, the Cincinnati Museum's private dining rooms and Duke Energy's Children's Museum.

There will be performances by various Irish dance groups in addition to performances by Scottish Highland dancers and a variety of Celtic music groups.

Other activities include a harp workshop, a chance to illuminate a letter, Celtic tales from storytellers, Highland Athletic games and a staging of an interactive conversation and performance inspired by Diana, Princess of Wales by members of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Cost of the performance of "Diana & Shakespeare" is $15.

And don't miss the talks about the history of bagpipes and an exploration of who the Celt people were.

The Festival will also feature a Celtic Lands Marketplace where visitors can purchase authentic Celtic merchandise.

Hours for the Celtic Lands Culture Festival are noon - 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. There is a general parking fee of $6. Admission to any of the surrounding museums is extra. There is a charge for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's performance.

For more information about the Celtic Lands Festival call 800-700-2077 or get online at www.cincymuseum.org.

The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is located at 1301 Western Ave. in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is approximately a 4 hour drive from Cleveland.

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