The Celtic festival and a visit from Garry Pollack

The personalities driving two major events in Yass this week recently joined Yass FM’s ‘Yes, Yass, it’s Saturday’program.

Can you guess who they are from the photos here? Jan Scanes on the left and Garry Pollack on the right, with presenter Barb McClung.

Ms Scanes and her committee of volunteers have upheld and advanced the Celtic festival that has embraced our community for years.

Formerly known as the Turning Wave Festival, it will now carry the Irish and Celtic Music Festival banner and encourage people to ‘Join the Craic in Yass.’

The event will be supported by the Irish Embassy and numerous professional performers and events over this weekend, from Friday to Sunday, September 14-16.

Irish and Celtic poets, musicians and dancers will perform across the weekend at Lovat Chapel, Soldiers Memorial Hall, Trader & Co, Yazzbar, Thyme to Taste and all the hotels. There will also be Celtic markets at Banjo Paterson Park, 10am-4pm on Sunday, September 16.

Special guest Geraldine Brosnan is travelling from Ireland with her husband Neil for the event and will be playing the flute, whistle and concertina and teaching the Junior Fleadh. Young students will learn traditional music and dance and perform at Lovat Chapel on Sunday evening.

Don't miss a special visit from Garry Pollock on Thursday or the Irish and Celtic Music Festival this weekend!

There are tickets to individual events or wristbands that give entry to all events and activities across the weekend.

  • For more information, call Jan Scanes on 0429 608 566 or visit irishcelticmusicfestival.weebly.com

Another special event not to be missed, Garry Pollack will be at the Anglican Daffodil Tea at Saint Clement’s Hall, Yass this Thursday, September 13, 1.30pm for 2pm.

A born and bred Yassite, Garry has an executive coaching business in Sydney and has developed his interest and talent in acting and singing.

As a bass-baritone, Garry performed at this same venue some five years ago and more recently at The Crisp Galleries concert.

Garry’s belief to have the ‘ability to engage and inspire others’ has been applauded by many.

  • Call Dorothy Lock on 6226 1979 or Kerry England on 6226 3104.
Organiser Jan Scanes looks forward to seeing you at the Irish and Celtic Music Festival this weekend.

Organiser Jan Scanes looks forward to seeing you at the Irish and Celtic Music Festival this weekend.

Meet Garry Pollack (pictured with Yass FM presenter Barb McClung) in Yass tomorrow. Pictures: John McClung

Meet Garry Pollack (pictured with Yass FM presenter Barb McClung) in Yass tomorrow. Pictures: John McClung