Dance and music combine on the Dublin Irish Festival’s seven stages – Ceili Dance Tent, Celtic Music House, Celtic Rock Stage, Dublin Stage, Shamrock Stage, Thunder Stage, and Trinity Stage-bringing audiences the best in Irish entertainment. The weekend’s lineup will feature a mix of returning favorites and fresh, new additions. Perfect for a party 25 years in the making!

Gaelic Storm

 At the Ceili Dance Tent, audiences will be wowed by the performances by the Willis Clan, The Kells (also playing at the Celtic Music House) Dublin Singers, Kate Power, Regan-Rankin Academy of Irish Dance, Columbus Celtic Dancers, and many more. Changeling, Charlene Adzima, Craig & Kara, and others can be found on the Celtic Music House Stage throughout the weekend. If you’re looking to rock, check out Gaelic Storm, The Mahones, Black 47, the Young Dubliners, the Prodigals, and additional acts on the Celtic Rock Stage. Ten different performances are scheduled to appear on the Dublin Stage, including Eileen Ivers, T with the Maggies, General Guiness, the John Whelan Band, and others. Headliners for the Shamrock Stage are Aisling, Bob Ford & the Ragamuffins, Clear Blue Sunday, the Hooligans, and more. The Thunder Stage will showcase some of the finest Irish dancers and musicians like The Atlantic Steps, Columbus Feist, Cyril Scott Pipe Band, and Brigid’s Cross. Last, but certainly not least, acts such as the Tannahill Weavers, Slide, Old Bay Ceili Band, and Vinegar Hill can be found on the Trinity Stage.

Cyril Scott Pipe Band

A special musical treat is the Bagpipe Showcase on Saturday. Some Ohio-based groups like Capital City Pipes & Drums, Columbus Police & Fire Pipes & Drums, Cincinnati Caledonia Pipe Band, and Cleveland 87th Pipe Band can be found here.

For a complete schedule, visit the Dublin Irish Festival website: www.DublinIrishFestival.org.

*Note: Congratulations to Dana Remaley – our winner from yesterday’s blog contest! The Dublin CVB would also like to thank everyone that left comments about their favorite Irish Festival memories!

~ Post by Dawn