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Our official beer partner: Dempsey’s Brewing Company

We are excited to announce that this year will be even more special, because our new beer partner is the very best brewery serving the NESD area: Dempsey’s Brewing Company!

Dakota District Pipes & Drums are ready for the 2022 NESD Celtic Faire

The  Dakota District Pipes & Drums was formed in 1998 and consists of pipers and drummers from all walks of life who enjoy getting together to carry on the long tradition of bagpipe music. The band meets for practice and offers free local instruction on the bagpipes and drums on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King School in Sioux Falls.

The Steel City Rovers are headlining the 2022 NESD Celtic Faire

The Steel City Rovers perform dynamic and expressive music that is a unique composite of traditional Celtic music and North American styles including bluegrass, folk and roots. Their original works touch on issues of love, loss, celebration and heritage and they also breathe life into newly-discovered instrumental melodies from as far back as centuries ago. Their sophisticated arrangements are inviting for the most casual listener but are rewarding for those who are well versed in the nuances of musical complexity. The Rovers stand out for their powerful, emotive vocals and engaging entertainment. They perform on meticulously crafted replicas of historical instruments that rarely appear on today’s musical landscape. This highly active touring band headlines large festival stages, gives intimate concert performances, educates in a variety of workshop and master-class settings and performs internationally with symphonies. They create, collaborate and work hard to further the love and awareness of music.

Contae Loch joins the 2022 NESD Celtic Faire

Since 2017 Contae Loch (celtic for County Lake) was formed to feature instrumental and vocal music that reflects Traditional Irish music with a bit of New World flair.
Our music includes jigs, reels, polkas, ballads, marches and hornpipes.  We regularly invite the audience to sing along, or at least tap your foot, and join in the fun as Contae Loch shares the music of the Celtic culture.

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