Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival some 4 years ago.
Held October 25 - 26 at the Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe, Jeter presents "performances by some of the world’s most renowned Celtic musicians and storytellers; workshops on Celtic language, instruments and history; a dance stage and children’s stage; Highland games; Celtic wares and exhibitors; food and beverage, and more!"
He continues, "As founder of the festival, I am constantly asked why we feel a Celtic festival should be held in Northeast Louisiana. More often than not, this question is asked by someone who has grown up in our region, and who has a surname like Kelley, Murphy, Collins, Whatley, McKeithan, Riley or Sullivan! My answer is: “Have you ever looked in a local phone book or visited one of the cemeteries in our area? Are you not aware, man, that your name is Irish?!" After a bit of ribbing, I go on to explain that at least 76% of our area can claim Scots-Irish, Irish, or Welsh heritage, and that Northeast Louisiana was actually listed on an 1851 map as "Celtic Louisiana"!"