All the world’s a stage…but sometimes one stage is not enough.
The Great American Irish Festival has long been recognized for bringing in the biggest and best musical acts, and for celebrating the variety of their diverse musical styles. Are you mostly interested in hearing traditional Irish/Celtic instruments and selections? We’ve got a stage for you. Are you more into up-tempo, up-volume, cutting edge performances? We’ve got a stage for you too. Maybe you want to check out regional groups or enjoy a more intimate pub-style setting? Guess what: we’ve got stages for you as well.
Our pavilion has hosted some of the greatest names in traditional Irish music history: Tommy Makem, Eileen Ivers, Solas, Cathie Ryan, Runa and Cherish the Ladies, to name a few. This year, the tradition continues, with sets from the High Kings, Colin Farrell Band, Byrne Brothers, Searson, and many others.
Only a tent as big as our Contemporary Stage could house the great high energy acts that have graced the stage over the years, and the appreciative – even rabid — fans who regularly pack the tent. This year will not disappoint, with performances from Enter the Haggis, We Banjo 3, The Young Dubliners, the Screaming Orphans and the Glengarry Bhoys, to name just a few.