A concert planned for Saturday night's Echuca-Moama Celtic Festival was moved to Echuca’s Shamrock Hotel due to bad weather.TRENT HORNEMAN March 18, 2014 4:22am
Saturday afternoon’s thunderstorm put a dampener on the first re-incarnation of the Echuca-Moama Celtic Festival.
There was a small crowd at Echuca showground for yesterday’s final day, with bands playing on the main stage.
This is the first year it was run as a gated event at the showground, having previously run as a free event throughout Echuca-Moama.
Festival secretary Tanya Elliott said a crowd of about 300 people enjoyed a Friday night concert.
Ms Elliott said mild weather on Saturday morning allowed a healthy crowd to enjoy entertainment on Saturday, before lightning forced a last-minute venue change.
A concert planned for Saturday night was moved to Echuca’s Shamrock Hotel, featuring bands The Bad Penguins, The Ramshackle Army and Claymore.
Yesterday, bands were joined together on one stage for a jam session.
Committee member Chrissy Ryan used the occasion to renew her wedding vows after 18 years of marriage.
She and her husband took part in a traditional Irish hand joining ceremony.
Mrs Ryan said the idea of a wedding re-enactment came up during planning for the event.
She was joined by her daughter and son, as bridesmaid and groomsman, while prominent Melbourne Catholic priest Fr Bob Maguire gave her away.
Fr Maguire was in Echuca for a spiritual service, as part of the festival.
Following the service, he had a St Patrick’s Day tent meal with Moama’s Fr Tink.
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