Celtic traditions return to Helidon

THE sounds of bagpipes filled Helidon on the weekend as crowds flocked to embrace the sixth annual Celtic Festival of Queensland.

Festival organiser Rebecca Burke said the streets came alive as groups from far and wide proudly showed off their Celtic heritage.

"To see so many groups pull together to make a wonderful day (was great)," she said.

"It really shows the spirit of the community when people pull together for a lot of fun and enjoyment.

"I was just so impressed. They were fantastic.

"The weather was perfect and everyone had a good time and there were lots of activities for the kids."

Mrs Burke also said a major highlight was the award- winning singer and songwriter Norma O'Hara Murphy performing at the festival.

"We were just so ecstatic to have her. The crowd loved her and she was just magical," she said.


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