PHOTOS: Day One At The Cove To Clover Celtic Folk Fair

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Saturday was the first day of the new Celtic Folk Fair going on as part of this year’s Cove To Clover Race. Cold, wet weather kept many away but those that braved the elements enjoyed a variety of live entertainment.

The entertainment continues at noon on Sunday in the Burien Town Square with lots more music and dancing and of course, awards presentations from the 5k and 1 mile Wee Race.

There’s lots of covered seating so don’t let a little rain prevent you from turning out!

You can get all the details at the Cove To Clover website.

Photographer Michael Brunk was out in the rain today and shot these photos from day one of the Celtic Folk Fair.

Dancers from the Farraige Mhor Academy of Irish Dance entertain a small but enthusiastic crowd

Unicyclist from the Marvista Circus Club demonstrating skillful handling despite the slick conditions

Heavy rains in the early hours tapered off and eventually lead to a sun break or two

It’s not a Celtic fair without a bagpiper or two

Students from the Seattle Tae Kwon Do Academy conduct a martial arts demonstration

A dancer from the Robin MacRae Dance School demonstrates an Irish jig

Dancers from the Robin MacRae Dance School perform a traditional broadsword dance

Master of Ceremonies Mac Alexander Macdonald in traditional attire

The day’s entertainment included an acoustic concert by Trevor Ras

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4 Responses to “PHOTOS: Day One At The Cove To Clover Celtic Folk Fair”
  1. Nicky says:

    What happened on Sunday? There were no artisans, craft vendors, kids corral. It was disappointing.

    • When were you there Nicky? The activities kicked off around noon. I just came from there and the place is bustling. There were several big inflatable bouncy toys for the kids to play in, a root beer garden and a second stage with kid-friendly entertainment.

  2. Nicky says:

    We were there at 1:30. I did see the root beer stand and the two bouncy houses with an angry looking man standing in front of one. We weren’t expecting a huge fair. It just wasn’t what was described. Maybe the rain was an issue.

  3. Nicky,

    Rain was a big issue for sure. However, the main issue was the fact that it was the first year we’ve had the Celtic Fair component and without a history, it’s hard to predict how it might turn out. We will keep developing the event and hopefully it will live up to your expectations in future years. 1:30 pm was a little early. Most of the 1500 runners arrive after 2 pm.

    –John Nelson, Race Organizer

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