Annual Events

The Caprock Celtic Christmas is an annual non-profit event raising funds in support of the Vernacular Music Center Scholarship in traditional music. Since 2001, the Celtic Christmas has become a much-loved annual ritual, drawing together ssingers, players, dancers, storytellers, and solo artists to perform traditional repertoires of the session, including traditional Scottish, Irish, Galician, English, Breton and contemporary dance; Gaelic-, Spanish-, and English-language traditional songs; instrumental dance tunes and slow airs, and much more. The much-loved fear an tí (man of the house) is Dr Tom McGovern of the TTu Health Sciences Center, and guests from across the country and around the world have contributed their talents, to both new and traditional works, including Scottish and Irish piping, dance tunes from across the Celtic world, new choreographies by community and campus artists, local and regional dance troupes and schools, as well as a succession of traditional and contemporary folk theatricals. The event is previewed on KOHM's Celtic Shores program and is simul-cast live over KOHM (89.1fm; to listeners across the South Plains.

Over the years, the artists, producers, and audiences of the Caprock Celtic Christmas have generated the funds for a permanent endowed scholarship — it is thus the truest expression of community support for the arts.

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