Rudi Diesvelt of Celtic Empire in St Pat's Day Parade - Vancouver Sun
The ancient Celts were proud entertainers, and artisan Rudi Diesvelt carries on this tradition with a wink and the occasional cry “Freedom!”
“Being an oral tradition, much emphasis was on the spoken word,” Diesvelt says. “The bards would go around and tell stories while playing the harp or some other instrument.”
A storyteller himself, Diesvelt will be marching in his hand-crafted warrior’s kilt and armour in Vancouver’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. For the eighth year in a row, the self-educated historian will join green floats, horses, fiddlers and at least one bag-piper on a unicycle on the last day of the Celtic Festival. Read more from Vancouver Sun article ...
For more information on Rudi and his Celtic leather creations visit his GIDVA page, Celtic Empire
8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Sunday, March 18, 11 a.m.
Where: Begins at Howe and Drake St. and marches north to Georgia, ending Granville St.