NWC NEWS & PR

Scholarship Offered for Celtic Students

As a core part of our mission, the New World Celts exists to promote the Heritage of our Seven Ancient Celtic Nations. One way we do this, is to provide a vehicle for charitable donations that promote Celtic culture in the New World. Accepting Applications through 18 May 2018.

New World Celts Proudly March in Lakewood Ranch Tribute to Heroes Memorial Day Parade

On Memorial Dave Eve, dozens of members of the New World Celts – Sarasota Chapter marched in the 7th annual Tribute to Heroes Parade. Each year thousands of attendees line the streets of Lakewood Ranch Main Street in support of our local veterans and heroes! Many local groups and citizens join in this community event by marching, competing in the float competition, participating in the bike parade, or by sponsoring a booth!

NWC-Sarasota wins Opportunity Grant

The New World Celts, Inc. – Sarasota Chapter recently been selected to receive a State of the Art Opportunity Grant for the 2017/2018 season. The Opportunity Grant is awarded each year to local music or theatrical groups, cultural societies or groups for organizations who do not fit the criteria for TDC grants. Funding for those grants came from sales of Florida State of the Arts license plates in Sarasota County

 

We were presented the award at the annual Celebration of the Arts that held on Monday, October 23, 2018 the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. In an evening filled with performances by Michael Mendez, Choral Artists of Sarasota, the Circus Arts Conservatory’s Sailor Circus and Venice Theatre actors, the Alliance’s Jim Shirley also welcomed winners of various grants and awards, some funded by the Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grants.

 

Several members of our Executive Committee, and at-large members attended the event.

NWC-Sarasota presents its first Nollaig Ceilidh (Christmas Party)

Everyone loves a holiday party, and the Sarasota Chapter of the New World Celts is hosting its first one on 7 December 2017 at the Music Compound, 1747 Cattlemen Road, in Sarasota. The Music Compound is an environment to inspire, collaborate and educate children and adults in pursuit of their love of music. Our Chapter is already working with a few local music and dance schools to help keep our Celtic traditions alive with support of new students, via scholarships and participation in our many events.

Scholarship Awarded for Highland Bagpipe and Drum Summer Course at Acclaimed Academy

As a core part of our mission, the New World Celts exists to promote the Heritage of the Seven Celtic Nations. One way we do this, is to provide a vehicle for charitable donations that promote Celtic culture in the New World.

 

We are pleased to announce our first annual full paid scholarship opportunity to students of Highland Bagpiping and Drumming. New World Celts – Sarasota Chapter has provided for one recipient to attend the North American Academy of Piping & Drumming in Valle Crucis, N.C. for a full week of intense instruction from America's top instructors. This includes room, board and instruction. This opportunity was open to any high school or adult musician wanting to further their education at this prestigious academy.

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