Fusion Belly Dance Troupe. As an ever-evolving caravan
of performers, you can expect to see dancers that include
all ages and come from a variety of ethnic and dance
With music and dances that transcend cultural barriers,
the SolLuna Dancers perform intricate group and solo
dances armed with a variety of props including veils,
swords, snakes, and staffs to create a truly extraordinary
The 30th Annual
Sonora Celtic Faire
March 11th, 12th & 13th 2016
Copyright © 2008-2015 Sonora Celtic Faire | All Rights Reserved
The Universe According to Galileo Show
"We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within
The Universe According to Galileo Show™ is a unique interactive show
with the Maestro himself. With the "help" of his house maid Marina Gamba,
Galileo entertains & discusses the fundamentals of the budding science of
astronomy of his time. (Circa: 1608-1611.) With the ever popular, Planets
on a Stick™, Galileo asks for volunteers from the audience to become a
living model of the known universe based on the theories of Aristotle,
Ptolemy and Copernicus, as well as, his discoveries made with the
telescope. By adding a touch of wit, improvisation and a little Italian
Commedia Del' Arte flavor, you'll not only be entertained, but have a good
time learning something as well.
The show is somewhat family orientated (PG-13), the show is versatile and
flexible to accommodate for a children's audience and adult audiences. The
show can be done with as little as a few people for an up close and
personal show, to a full audience and everything in between.
Thomas Wood ~ Pyrojuggler
Skill and Danger! This hilarious show will tantalize your
senses and tickle your funny bone as Thomas juggles
torches, knives, bowling balls, crystal balls, full glasses of
water, clubs and your hearts! He is renowned as a
contactut of the audience!
Lynx The Animator
Lynx is a jack of all trades when it comes to performing.
From working sideshow acts of the unusual to magic that will
keep you guessing, Lynx is at the top of his game. Lynx has
not only performed all over the United States, but has also
traveled the globe for renaissance fairs, busker festivals,
magic performances and corporate events. Lynx specializes
in a unique blend of street performance, close-up, parlor,
sideshow and stage magic that leaves his audiences begging
(Lynx The Animator WebSite)
TIMES AND ACTS OR SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Kyla's School of Scottish Highland Dance
Scottish Highland dancing is the embodiment of the Scottish spirit. The traditional
Highland dances tell stories about the proud Scottish Highland people centuries ago,
who fought fiercely for their lands, their freedom and their families. Through dance,
Scottish legends have persevered through the centuries.
Scottish Highland dancing is a sport, in the most literal sense of the word. Dancers
must show strength, agility, endurance and control over even the tiniest muscle
movements. Dancers who have been perfecting their art for years are in fantastic
Scottish Highland dancing is inclusive of all cultures. Many of our dancers have no
Scottish ancestry, but sought out lessons after watching our dancers perform in the
community. The allure of Highland dance is timeless and not bound by bloodlines. The
skirl of the pipes appeals to everyone, but few have the ability to translate those
haunting notes into the ancient stories.
Devon Yip (currently third in the US) and Pamela Faljean are the two stage
dancers for the weekend at the Sonora Celtic Faire.
More Info on the dancers Here!
All types of Celtic dogs and
The Glen of Imaal Terrier are Coming
Among the many of its treasures that Ireland has shared with the world, are several
beloved breeds of dogs. Among them are four beguiling terriers and perhaps least known
of them is the Glen of Imaal Terrier. It has been described variously as a
rough-and-ready Sealyham, a miniature Irish Wolfhound, or a Soft Coated Wheaten on
short legs, etc. While these descriptions might allude to an aspect of the Glen of Imaal’s
profile, they ultimately miss the point. The Glen isn’t a rough-and-ready or miniature
anything. It predates many of the breeds to which it is likened and is a truly unique and
remarkable creature beloved by most everyone fortunate enough to come into contact
The history of the breed finds its roots in the starkly beautiful Glen of Imaal in County
Wicklow. Like its three Irish cousins--the Kerry Blue Terrier, the Soft Coated Wheaten
Terrier, and the Irish Terrier--the Glen of Imaal Terrier was initially bred to rid the home
and farm of vermin, and hunt fox and badger. The European badger weighs in at 40 lbs
and the Glen was tough and strong enough to go to ground and dispatch the vermin
According to legend the Glen of Imaal also has a unique task which it was expressly
designed for: it was a turnspit dog. The turnspit was a large wheel which, when paddled
by the dog, would turn the spit over the hearth--a canine-propelled rotisserie, if you will.
The Glen’s highly individualized bowed front legs and powerful hindquarters were ideally
suited for this. For several hundred years, these hearty dogs performed their tasks
unnoticed by all except those who treasured them. With the advent of dog shows in the
19th century, the breed began to emerge into the public eye. In 1934, the Glen of Imaal
Terrier was given full recognition by the Irish Kennel Club. It was the third of the four
Irish terrier breeds to be so acknowledged. The breed is now recognized by the Kennel
Club of Great Britain, FCI, and several rare breed associations. In America the Glen
was fully recognized by the American Kennel Club and entered the AKC Terrier Group
in October 2004 though the hard efforts of members of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Club of
America. There are 600-700 Glens registered in the United States.
Having devolped the skill and the will of a world class juggler, Kevin blends old
school sensability, and timeless character with a modern twist and unique tricks
that make him one of the West Coasts premier circus variety arts entertainers
on the market today.
With the ability to connect to the young and the young at heart,
Kevin is more than just an expert juggler. He is an entertainer.
Reliable, flexible, and, consistenty classy, Kevin is also an accomplished
motivational speaker and firewalking instructor.
(Kevin Axtell WebSite)