Join Us for the Hooley!!

Join us for the Hooley! When: Sunday January 31st, 2016 Where: Harts Hill – 135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro NY What: Includes live bands, Open Bar, Great Meals, and the Announcing of the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal as well as the 2016 Great American Irish Festival music line-up! How: Tickets are just $20 each. Click…

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Grand Marshal Nominations Sought!

The Great American Irish Festival is seeking nominations for the 2016  St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal.   The letter of nomination should provide a brief background of the nominee, detail his or her contribution to Irish causes in the Mohawk Valley and cite the reasons why the nominee would be the proper choice for…

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Project Children

Project Children

On November 16th, at MVCC Shaffer theatre, “A Catholic View of Life in Northern Ireland During The Troubles” will be presented at 6pm. Three dynamic individuals, Denis Mulcahy, Eddie Gilmartin, and Geordy Austin, will be speaking about Project Children and their first-hand knowledge of the atrocities of “The Troubles” in Ireland. Their ability to explain…

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The GAIF is one of the most professionally run festivals we’ve been to.

From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were well taken care of. Rare for an event in its third year to be so exceptional. Keep up the good work and we look forward to being a part of the festival next year!

Dave Barton,  The Peelers - 2008

2015-03-24T21:13:16+00:00

Dave Barton,  The Peelers - 2008

From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were well taken care of. Rare for an event in its third year to be so exceptional. Keep up the good work and we look forward to being a part of the festival next year!

You guys really have it all together there.

Best of luck on the years to come.

Andy Cooney

2015-04-20T18:52:00+00:00

Andy Cooney

Best of luck on the years to come.

The GAIF is one of the most professionally run festivals we’ve been to

From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were well taken care of. Rare for an event in its third year to be so exceptional. Keep up the good work and we look forward to being a part of the festival next year.

Dave Barton - The Peelers

2015-04-20T18:52:52+00:00

Dave Barton - The Peelers

From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were well taken care of. Rare for an event in its third year to be so exceptional. Keep up the good work and we look forward to being a part of the festival next year.

Had a great time

It was very professionally run, which goes a long way with us.

Shane Makem, the Makem Bros

2015-04-20T18:53:40+00:00

Shane Makem, the Makem Bros

It was very professionally run, which goes a long way with us.

Thank you for the warmth, the welcome, the complete professionalism

The great folks you choose to work with us - they are genuinely terrific people.

Cathie Ryan

2015-04-20T18:56:45+00:00

Cathie Ryan

The great folks you choose to work with us – they are genuinely terrific people.

First time the festival was held and they did a terrific job

...Utica was a great success. It was great to hang out with The Fenians, Seanchai and others.

From the Prodigals website - 2004

2015-04-20T18:59:36+00:00

From the Prodigals website - 2004

…Utica was a great success. It was great to hang out with The Fenians, Seanchai and others.

The festival was OUTSTANDING

I heard compliments all the while I was there from musicians and spectators alike about what a great event it was. It seems impossible that it was the first year. It was run better than many festivals that have been in existence for plenty more years. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Donal O' Shaughnessy - 2004

2015-04-20T19:03:07+00:00

Donal O' Shaughnessy - 2004

I heard compliments all the while I was there from musicians and spectators alike about what a great event it was. It seems impossible that it was the first year. It was run better than many festivals that have been in existence for plenty more years. Congratulations to everyone involved!