Welcome...to the Crail Festival Website.The 2013 Festival opens on Wednesday 17 July and runs until Saturday 27 July.Salsa CelticaTheir synthesis of Scottish and Irish traditional music with all the Latin American elements of salsa has taken Salsa Celtica and their music all over the world. In the last ten years the group has been a hit equally at major celtic, jazz, world music and salsa festivals. Their albums have topped the New York and L.A. salsa charts and European world music charts, the band has been nominated for folk music awards and appeared as themselves in a feature film.Their lineup combines some of Scotland and Ireland's most exciting traditional musicians together with a stellar group of world, jazz and salsa musicians from the U.K. and Latin America. Salsa Celtica is a stunning combination of virtuosity and energy, making them one of the most exciting groups on the world music circuit today. Started in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1995 Salsa Celtica has gone on to invent their own genre and then take it around the world and back again to critical and public acclaim."A stunning marriage of musical styles..." The Scotsman"Scene stealers..." The Observer, UK"Not your average salseros , not to be missed" LA Times, USA"This unique group is a dynamic force on the world music scene" Songlines UKThe Story ........Salsa Celtica's remarkable success story began in 1995 in the bars and clubs of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Emerging at the start of an era of Scottish folk resurgence alongside artists such as Shooglenifty and Martyn Bennett the group has constantly developed and experimented with their sound. From the early days of sessions and impromptu "descarga" gigs where Salsa Celtica were an immediate hit with the locals and the newly arrived Hispanic community the group have steadily grown in size and originality to where they are now known and loved worldwide.