Nine years ago, four musicians gathered at Delfino Vineyards for the first Celtic Music Festival. Saturday, artists from Oregon, California, the British Isles, and Canada will gather in Roseburg for the eighth time for this family-friendly event

This year, nine-member band Rovers and Dragons, San Francisco keyboardist Josie Mendelson, Ashland-based Black Sheep and international instrumentalists Kevin Carr and Morgan O’Shaunnessey will be among those performing at the event.

Last year, Jim and Terri Delfino had to cancel the annual festival because of an illness.

According to musician and festival organizing assistant Jonathan Clark, “Terri made a miraculous and very brave recovery and, undaunted, set about planning a series of music events for the Roseburg community over this summer, including an specially revitalized Celtic Music Festival.”

Clark was among the original festival players and will be joining Rovers and Dragons’ performance. The group will be one of 15 acts at the festival. Local artisan vendors will also be on hand.

Social hour begins at 5 p.m., and performances will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and include wine tasting, music and door prizes. Attendees under 21 are free. Fesitval organizers said there is plenty of parking and it is RV friendly. Seating is first-come, first-served. Smokey G’s BBQ will be selling food. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Delfino Vineyards is located at 3829 Colonial Road in Roseburg.

Erica Welch is a community reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at or 541-957-4218.

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Erica Welch is a community reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at or 541-957-4218.

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