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Samhain Celtic New Year Festival

A day of festivities at our second annual Samhain (SOW-in) Celtic New Year Festival.  A celebration of culture of the seven Celtic nations through live music, dance, children’s activities, demonstrations, vendors, and workshops.



   The start of transforming 9 yards of tartan  fabric into a Scottish kilt.
The 9 yards of tartan fabric almost transformed into a Scottish kilt.




The Welsh Chorus



Samhain Festival Soup Recipes

As promised, below are the yummy soup recipes from our Festival.

RECIPES for 50

Bubble and Squeak (Welsh)

12# chicken meat

9# potatoes (cooked & diced)

10 quarts chicken stock

8 cabbages (chopped=24 cups)

12 cloves garlic (diced)

2# onions (diced)

10# cooked diced ham

3# bacon (cooked & chopped)

4# cooked turnips (chopped)

2-3 cups water ( if needed)

Salt & pepper

—-adapted from cookbook; Celtic Folklore Cooking by Joanne Asala (1998)

Cock-a-leekie Soup (Scottish)

12# chicken meat

10 quarts chicken stock

36 leeks (chopped)

5 cups rice

5# pitted prunes

5 cups chopped parsley

3-5 cups water if needed

—adapted from cookbook; Celtic Folklore Cooking by Joanne Asala (1998)

Potato Soup (Irish)

1# butter

5 cups diced onions

5 cups diced scallions

15 cups peeled, diced potatoes

5 tsp salt

2 leaves of bay leaf

5 sprigs of each: fresh thyme, rosemary, parsley

4 1/2 quarts vegetable stock

5 cups whole milk

—-adapted from cookbook; The Ballymaloe Cookbook by Myrtle Allen (1989)