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Belle Mont Mansion to Host A Celebration of Celtic Culture

Decatur, Ala. (April 17, 2023) – For two days in May, the historic Belle Mont Mansion in the North Alabama town of Tuscumbia opens its doors and lawn for a celebration of its Celtic heritage. The second annual Celtic Festival is set for May 12-13, 2023, and during the two-day event, there will be music, demonstrations, arts and crafts, food and more. 

Celebrating the historical significance of the Scottish heritage of people for whom Belle Mont was built in the early 1800s, the Belle Mont Celtic Fest is an outdoor festival featuring world-class Celtic musicians, performing the music of Scotland and Ireland. This year’s festival will be headlined by the Steel City Rovers on U.S. tour from Ontario, Canada. Also slated to perform during the two-day event are Chambless and Muse, Piper Jones Band and Ed Miller. 

Inside Belle Mont, festival goers may enjoy chamber music, exhibits, demonstrations and panel discussions on the migratory trends into North Alabama by people with roots in the Celtic British Isles. There will be activities for children, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, Celtic merchandise vendors and Friday’s schedule of events include a history lesson and demonstrations of the Gordon Setter, a breed that originated in Scotland, by an Ohio-based professional breeder/trainer. Additional activities include special musical performances using hammered dulcimers and weaving demonstrations. All events during regular museum hours on Friday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will be free and open to the public. The festival is made possible by funding from the Northwest Alabama R C & D Council.

Rain location is Northwest-Shoals Community College gymnasium. Belle Mont Mansion is located at 1569 Cook Lane in Tuscumbia. Festival hours and admission costs at the gate are:

Friday, May 12



Museum Day

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Evening Concert

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

$20/gate (19+) / $5 (13-18 years old) / Free (12 and under) *




Saturday, May 13




10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

$20/gate (19+) / $5 (13-18 years old) / Free (12 and under) *

*Tickets may be purchased in advance (before May 12) on Eventbrite for a discounted rate of $15/adult per day (+fee) and $5/13-18 years old per day (+fee).

Belle Mont Mansion (circa 1828) was built for Dr. Alexander Mitchell, an early settler of Scottish heritage. The house was later owned by the Isaac Winston family. It is one of Alabama’s most significant Federal period homes, the design influenced by Thomas Jefferson. Belle Mont is a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission, operated by the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1982, due to its architectural significance

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