Quebec vibrates to the rhythm of the Celtic Festival

Quebec vibrates to the rhythm of the Celtic Festival


Showdowns, the traditional Scottish kilt, good food and music are in the spotlight this weekend in Quebec City as the 16th edition of the Festival celtique de Québec (FCQ) kicks off. flight until Sunday. 

The activities which began Thursday evening with a show by Yves Lambert in Old Quebec are being held at several sites, including the Domaine de Maizerets where presented the Highland Games Saturday and Sunday.

Men and women recognized on the Canadian circuit will compete in the four events: the stone throw, the shot put, the trunk throw and the high throw.

Canadian Women's Championship

In fact, the Festival will be hosting the Canadian Women's Championship for the very first time. Among the athletes to watch, Josée Morneau, a native of Quebec, who is a 12-time Scottish Games champion and holds 44 Canadian titles in wrist shooting.

The artisan village, the gourmet zone, cultural discoveries and the ephemeral Irish pub are also among the attractions of the Domaine de Maizerets.

Show at the agora

The Agora of the Old Port will be the Saturday night host of world-renowned Irish artist Méav and the Choir the Rhapsodes for a memorial and historic concert, in honor of all those who suffered and died in the Great Irish Tragedy. Several paintings will illustrate this great story and the show is free.

The Irish pubs of Old Quebec also take part in the festivities by welcoming guest artists to liven up the days and evenings.

Note that 2022 marks the commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the massive arrival of 90,000 Irish people in Quebec. The program has been designed to highlight this major event in the history of the old capital.