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Richmond Celtic Links

Celtic Colours has put together some Links and information in the Richmond and surrounding areas that you may find useful in your search for Irish, Celtic and Scottish Culture. The links and information are provided for your enjoyment.


The Gayton Kirk's 2010 Kirk Festival
September 11th, 2010 10am to 4pm
Richmond Highland Games & Celtic Festival
Richmond Highland Games & Celtic Festival at the Meadow Event Center in Doswell, VA. Next to Kings Domion.

Richmond St. Patrick's Church Hill Irish Festival

Church Hill Irish Festival at St. Patricks Church (Church Hill) 25th and Broad St. in Richmond ,VA. Being held this year March 20-21, 2010  Sat. 10-7pm. and Sun. 10-6pm. 

Williamsburg Scottish Festival

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Potomac Celtic Festival

Dublin Irish Festival

Welsh Festival of Fredericksburg
18th Annaul Welsh Festival in Honor of James Monroe's Welsh Ancestry on his mothers side. Held each year at the Monroe Museum in Old Town Fredericksburg, Va. Sept. 20, 2008.

"Church's with Celtic Services"

 The Gayton Kirk: PCUSA Church in the Far West End of Richmond Va.
11421 Gayton Road Richmond,Va. 23238   804-741-5254
The Gayton Kirk is putting on the 2010 Kirk Festival, September 11th, 10am to 4pm.  Visit for more information.
Janet James: Pastor

River Road Church, Baptist
8000 River Road, Richmond, Va. 804-288-1131
A contemplative encounter with God through prayer, poetry, scripture, and music
Third Sunday of each month at 5:00PM

"Irish Dancers"

Kevin Warren Irish Step Dance Teacher
Richmond, Va.
Contact at: 804-433-5646
Teaches at: Spotlight Studio,
Bon Air Dance, Dance Masters,
Private lesson Available

Crossroads Irish Dancers
Director: Amy Stalling

An Cor Rud "The Reel Irish Dances"
Director: Heather Esposito-TCRG
Dance Instructor: Lisa Hunt

"Scottish Dancers"

Thistle & Shamrock Dance Academy
Director: Bridget Boswell

Thistle Dancers

"Music Lessons"
Private Violin Instruction
Keadron Higgs - Violinist
Specializing in the Young Beginner to Intermediate Teen
Cell: 804-306-5319
Bodhran Lessons
Androse Glover leave off the mailto: written out that way to prevent spam


Directory of Irish Genealogy

Irish Roots- Irish Family History

Ellis Island Records

Genealogy Homepage



CIE Tours
Celtic Colours promotes CIE Tour. If you are interested in traveling to Ireland or UK, we have a travel guide from CIE Tours available in our store. Some of the best tours around. We highly recommend them. If you are not able to come in an get a travel guide, please call CIE tours at 1-866-622-2244, speak with Anne, and tell her that Celtic Colours sent you and provided her information to you from the website out of Richmond Va. We would greatly appreciate it.

Roderick Tours, LTD.
Roderick Tours specializes in group travel and Motor Coach Tours to England, Ireland, Scotland,Wales, and Continental Europe. They do "Off the Beaten Path" Tours, Sports Travel Worldwide Tours, Luxury 26 Bed Sleeper Coach, Cruises, as well as the Motor Coach Tours. They do any group, any size, any time, and any where. They are local here in Richmond Va. Contact P. Roderick Smithson at 804-307-9610 for your personal and professional tour information to your favorite destination. He is very knowleagable and is from the old country, so he knows where to go and how to get you there. You may also contact him at the email and websit list below.

Travel Resource Website

Richmond Revealed Personalized Tours:
Ray Baird Tour Guide
Contact At: 804-677-0344
Ray does a personalized tours of all the historical sights of Richmond VA. From the Celtic Crosses in the Hollywood Cemetary to Canal Street. If you are visting Richmond, Va. or new to Richmond this is a great tour to show you Richmond and its great history in a very personal way.



Richmond Lions Rugby
The Richmond Loins Rugby Team is a the local Rugby team here in Richmond Va. If you are interested in getting some information or a shcedule of the games please contact them at the below website.

"Pubs and Restaurants"

Rare Olde Times Irish Pub:
Patterson Ave & Pump Rd. Richmond Va. The best Irish pub in Richmond. You have got to try the cornbeff. There beer is the best. Music through out the week, Mondays is open mic. night and don't miss Thursday night with "Uisce Beatha" a great traditional Irish local band. "Andy and Cindy" can be hear most weekend. We also carry both group music in our store. If you want to visit Ireland weekly, this pub takes you there. A great getaway from the hussel of your day, Rare Olde Times is the place. The owner "Andy" and most of the workers are from Ireland and greet you with that Irish charm. It is a great place for kids of all ages.
Located: 10602 Patterson Ave. Richmond Va. 23233
Contact them at 804-750-1346.
Rare Olde Times Pub

Sine' Irish Pub:
Restaurant Description There is nothing like visiting a place where you are welcomed in like family. The Irish are notorious for warm hospitality and good old-fashioned fun. Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant is no exception to this time honored tradition, offering guests a cozy refuge from the day to day burdens of everyday life. Pull up a chair and catch up with old friends over some delicious pub food and a tall, cold pint of brew. Sin e Irish Pub & Restaurant menu offers something for everyone, with a wide variety of Irish and American favorites sure to keep you coming back for more. The friendly staff at Sin e Irish Pub & Restaurant takes great pride in making its guests feel welcomed and comfortable - come experience first hand what a little Irish hospitality can do!
1327 E Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-649-7767
Sine Irish Pub
Sine Restaurant Profile

Penny Lane Pub:
Richmond Va. 207 N. 7th St. downtown Richmond. Great English food and even better Ale and a even wacth a little sports there.

Capital Ale House:
Glen Allen Va. ( In Innsbrook) 804-643-Ales. Great food, Great Ale.

"Entertainment & Music"

The Donnybrooks:
Acoustic Celtic & American Music, preform at different Irish Pubs and events around town.
Contact: Ginger Harvey 804-306-8062

A Pan Celtic Band with a sound that can not be beat. The first time you hear them you will have to have a CD by them. Go to there website to hear thier wonderful Pan Celtic sound.

Tinker's Dam:
Is a local Irish/Blue Grass band in Richmond VA. There traditional celtic sound is a must for the Irish at heart. You can see them most weeks at Legions Brewery in downtown Richmond.

Seven Nations:
Is an international and national Celtic Rock Band that travel across the country doing local celtic and non-celtic concerts. Hear there music on there website listed below.

Poisoned Dwarf:
Great group of Irish guy with a wonderful traditional but fun Irish sound. Very musical and talented guys that are located in Williamsburg, Va. They perform at alot of local and international festivals and events. Meet them at their website listed below.

Enter the Haggis:
You want to hear a great group of guy that can rock on the Bagpipes then you need to hear these guys....They are know world wide and perform locally as well as around the country. Visit their website for more information on the group.

Richmond has a great Celtic band in town. They play primarily traditional Irish and Scottish tunes. The band name is pronounces All-buh-fire. The neat thing about this group is that on their website they have a youtube video. So, you can see them right away and check out there mucis.
They will be at the Dublin's Irish Pub at 7526 Mechanicsville Turnpike in Mechanicsville, VA. Friday Jan. 18th from 7 to 9pm. Go to the website link below to learn more about the band and where they will be performing.

Maggie Drennon:
Is an nationally know violinist. Her music is wonderful. Hear her music on her website listed below.

Celtic Air:
A traditional Scottish band located in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee. Visit there website to meet the band.

Gael Warning:
A Bagpipe-Jazz Band. Visit there website to meet the band.

Uisce Beatha:
Uidce Beatha is a local Irish group of wonderful and very funny guys and lady that play at "Rare Olde Times Irish Pub on Thursday Nights around 8pm. They also do special events as well throughout the year. You will enjoy the sound and humor that they offer every time they play. They enjoy what they do and it shows. You can also find their CD's at Celtic Colours. Visit their website listed below.

<br.>Carbon Leaf:
Local Celtic rock group located here in Richmond Va. They perform locally and all over the country. Visit their website for more information of upcoming shows.

Moch Pryderi (Pryderi's Pigs)
Fredericksburg, VA. based Celtic Folk band, playing music of all the Celtic Nation. Six piece band featuring the Welsh triple harp, Celtic harp, whistles, fiddles, guitar, bouzouki, banjo, mandolin, bodhran, doumbek, bombarde, flute, pibgorn, highland pipes, and small pipes. They have 3 cd's and a new book: "101 Welsh and Breton Tunes for the Highland bagpipes". They are available at their website list below.

Charlie Zahm
Scottish Musician that plays at different Scottish & Irish Events throughout the country. Celtic Colours carries his latest CD in stock "Among the Heather". You may contact him directly at the website list below.

Erin Roukous Celtic Harpist:
Erin Roukous is one of our local and brightest Celtic Harp Artist. She has been playing the harp since she was 5 years old and is apart of the American Youth Harp Ensemble here in Richmond Va. At a very young age she has already traveled the world playing her harp in many different competitions. She will be going to play at Carnegie Hall on June 18th. She has been playing for special events for several years now. If you would like to have Erin play for your special event or wedding, you may contact her at

Cynthy Johnson Harpist:
Therapeutic Harp Practitioner

Mary Kahmann & Gabrielle Angelique Harpist & Recording Artist
These two ladies are recording harp artist and do performance and concerts. To book a concert cantact at:
They sell merchandise at:

Diane Carter Harpist:
Contact at: 804-270-7639
Plays for special events.


Irish American Society of Greater Richmond
Cantact Name: Karon Bell
Phone: 804-982-7835
Irish American Society of Greater Richmond membership is open to native Irish, Irish-Americans and those with an interest in all things Irish.

The Scottish Society of Richmond
Scottish Society of Richmond is a great group of Scotts and Scottish-Americans working hard to help promote and give assistance to further the culture and traditions of Scotland here locally and across the country. Scottish Society of Richmond Contact 804-273-9522.

St. Andrews Society
St. Andrews Society of Richmond founded in May of 1995 to preserve Scottish culture and heritage and to promote Scottish events locally. Open to any one interested in Scottish culture.

"Bagpipers & Bands"

  Virginia Scots Guard Pipes and Drum Band
Virginia Scots Guard Pipe and Drum Band is a Richmond Pipe Band that is a Family Friendly band. If you need a piper for a party or a Wedding or an special event this band provides a great service at reasonable performance fee's. They are looking for new members. They provide lesson for new pipers as well.
Contact: David Hinton at 804-301-6614.

Greater Richmond Pipe Band
The greater Richmond Pipe Band is a local bagpipe band that competes throughout the year at different Highland Festivals. They also can be hired to play at special events throughout the year.

Trunbull Clan Piper
The Turnbull Clan piper can be hired to play at special events.

Appalachian Highland Pipes & Drums
The Appalachian Highland Pipes & Drums band perform throughout the year at Celtic events and special event.

Letherneck Pipe Band:
The Leatherneck Pipe Band can be heard at different Celtic Events and Special events throughout the country and internationally as well.

Two Pipers
Two Pipers is a group of two guys that have been playing the bagpipes for over twenty years. They will be having their 8th Annual Pipers Concert this September 23rd. at the Buford Baptist Church hear in Richmond Va. at 8:00pm. More information is available at there website listed below.

St. Andrews Legion Pipes & Drums
St. Andrews Legion Pipes & Drums are an authentic regimental style group numbering over 50 members that play at different Celtic events. Based in Richmond, Virginia.


Turnbull Clan:
If you would like to learn more about the Turnbull clan please visit the site listed below.

House Of Gordon Clan:
If you are interested in learning more about the Gordon clan the websites list will be a great resource.
Contact number for the Clan is: 707-570-3910

If you would like to add your clan website or clan information to our site, email us your information and we will add you. We will also email you our website html information for you to link to us.

"Wedding Photographers and Wedding Cake Makers in Celtic Designs"

Mallory Photo": Michael Mallory Photographic Artist
Michael Mallory is an wedding photographic artist for all your wedding needs. Whether you are interested in doing an Celtic style wedding or an traditional wedding, Michael can made your special day unique. He is an local photographer here in Richmond, VA. Visit his websit list below for more information.
Contact number is : 804-909-9686

 Sherry's Cake Creations: "Taste as good as it looks"
Baker and designer: Sherry Garrard Richmond, Va.
She can make any cake, in any favor with Celtic designs on it, or what ever you would like. I have tasted her cakes and they are wonderful. If you need a cake for any occasion, weddings, parties, anniversaries, or any celebration she can do it.
804-617-0676 Cell
804-226-0314 Office

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