Join us for the 2nd year of Raleigh Irish festival in Moore Square Raleigh on Saturday September 28th from 11am until 7pm. The AOH & Raleigh Irish community is very proud to present the very best of Irish music and dancers.and entertainment .This is also the week of International Bluegrass music awards in Raleigh. The history of Irish music and Bluegrass music started life here in NC , as Irish & Scottish emigrants moved here to start their new lives in the promised land, they brought with them the traditional and folk from the homeland, Irish dancing turned into clogging, fiddles and mandolins and singing ballads and the blues became a way of life, and now as IBMA emerges onto the city for a week, this is the perfect time to bring them together again in Moore Square.
If your a big Bluegrass Fan join us for the best of Bluegrass at Tir na nOg Irish Pub from Tuesday through Saturday, 6pm until 2am. Log onto www.tnnirishpub.com for that lineup. The Saturday line up at the pub will be Ireland's Niall Tonner and Ireland's Sean Keane. and no doubt they will wander across to the park and join in the session tent.
We are all very excited that we have this opportunity to witness the joining of that Ole Bluegrass & Irish music in the beautiful City of Raleigh. Hope to see you all down there.
The festival will include: Main Stage – Bands playing Celtic music throughout the day.
11-12 Last Trip Home - Uilleann Pipes/whistles, guitar/mandolin.
12-1 Dublin Down - Irish ballads and aires
1-2 BarrowBurn – traditional Celtic music
2-3 My Three Kilts – “ain’t your grandpa’s Celtic Music”
3-4 Shanachie - Irish Folk Music.
4-5 Jerry McCrudden – from Belfast Ireland, a grand entertainer.
5-6 Ewe’s Tree -wide range of Irish Music 6-7 Barleycorn & Rye – mix of Irish and American roots,& Bluegrass .
There is also a music Irish Session tent – open throughout the day to the public – all musicians welcome Hosted by session players from the Triangle area Featuring fiddle, guitar, banjo, bodhrán, tin whistle, flute, harp and squeeze box players (and other instruments as well!)
A great variety of jigs, reels, polkas and aires Irish Cultural Interest Tent Assorted Irish and Celtic topics will be demonstrated and discussed.
Irish Step Dancing and Ceili dancing held on Martin Street 2:00 Inis Cairde school of Irish Dance 2:30 Rince na h’Eireann School of Irish Dance 3:00 Rince Go Halainn Irish Dance Academy 3:30 Tríonóide Academy of Irish Dance 4:00 Ceili dancing Ceili dancing for all interested will follow the Irish Step Dancing. Bring your lawn chairs, bring some friends and stay a while
Kids Corner: Vendors & Artists: Food & Alcohol on site.
Gonna be a grand day. Come out and join us. The City is gonna have so much going on.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR, SATURDAY SEP.28 Moore Square Irish Festival