Rapalje schotse folk muziek


Two thousand years ago the Celts were driven off of mainland Europe. All Celts? No, one band bravely resisted the influx of modern pop and rock and found their own place in the world of music.

Armed with nothing but their voices and instruments, Rapalje is raiding clubs and halls far and wide, looking for victims to carry away on a musical journey through Scottish Higlands, Irish valleys, taverns and inns. Ground shaking jigs and reels, delicate ballads and a whiff of heavy metal provide you with the perfect opportunity to not care about every day life.

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s dance  


The SIDH is een jonge en energetische band, altijd op zoek naar nieuwe ideeën en muzikale arrangementen, zonder hun roots te vergeten. Een combinatie van hedendaagse en elektronische Keltische muziek, dat door het gebruik van fluiten en doedelzakken, keyboards en percussie, Hip Hop en Dubstep beats een origineel en innovatief resultaat heeft. Op deze wijze wordt een sfeer met een onderscheidend gevoel van “toekomstige traditie” gecreëerd. 

The SIDH is a young and energetic band, always looking for new ideas and musical arrangements, without forgetting their roots. A combination of highly contemporary and electronic Celtic music, by use of whistles and bagpipes, keyboards and percussion, Hip Hop and Dubstep beats, creating an original and innovative result. This way they are able to create atmospheres with a distinctive scent of “future tradition”. 

With dozens of Tours between Europe and Asia (China, Ireland, Poland, Italy to name a few), collaborations with the world’s greatest artists (Lindsey Stirling, Hevia, Red Hot Chilli Pipers and many more), these four young musicians are able to recreate strong and exciting sounds made with Dubstep rhythms and Scottish Bagpipes, Hip Hop and Irish Whistles.

The SIDH will present their latest album “Another Way to Fly” released worldwide at the beginning of 2018.

Keltfest moves to a new location!

As of 2018 Keltfest will be held at the beautiful recreation area Groene Weelde in Vijfhuizen (municipality of Haarlemmermeer). This new terrain offers Vana Events the opportunity to further expand Keltfest as the Celtic event of the Netherlands. Among other things a festival camping and bagpipe competitions will be new components of the festival program. 

Keltfest attracts nearly 10000 tourists annually and offers visitors to experience the Celtic era. With craftsmanship, workshops like archery and forging, demo’s, an extensive market and lots of children activities, the festival offers something for everyone.  


The musical line-up has many folk bands programmed on several stages and with a pint in hand you imagine yourself in a Irish pub. Everyone is invited to join in on one of many pub sessions or fill your stomach with delicious authentic food that is on offer by various caterers. 

In 2017 Keltfest celebrated its 10th edition in the Hollandse Biesbosch. Vana Events hopesto bring this Celtic festival to new heights by moving to the Groene Weelde in Vijfhuizen.


Date: May 26th & 27th 2018
Opening hours:
26 May: 10.00 – 24.00h
27 May: 10.00 – 20.00h