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dublin irish fest 2012

you KNOW the weekend is going to be good when the first person you see at the hotel is eileen ivers, along with her husband brian and son adrian! once settled in, it was time to head over to the fest to catch a set by the prodigals. next up, the young dubliners rocked the main stage, which on most nights would have left the crowd happy and well entertained, as they are THAT good! but this crowd grew larger and larger as the time for gaelic storm was near. after swapping humerous stories with patrick and steve, they, along with ryan, peter, and the always lovely jessie headed out to blow the crowd away.  friday’s photos are HERE

saturday brought be to see slide and the always amazing daire bracken (along with the rest of the great band), and his whirling dervish performance. following that were the always fantastic elders (from kc), and moya brennan with her band, t with the maggies. i finished the day with a cool band called SHOOGLENIFTY, a band was somewhat hard to classify, but VERY easy to listen to. we also managed to get TWO group photos of the CELTBORG SOCIETY. by the time the day had morphed into night, the bar hotel filled with a lot of the musicians, and then 4 different seisuns formed in different parts of the hotel.  saturday’s photos are HERE

sunday found me at john whelan’s set. not only is this guy a fantastic musician and performer, he has an AMAZING talent for finding young musicians to play along with him. next up, the band two2many, fronted by the lovely and talented keri mcbride. after that, it was time for the scattering, where most of the bands mix and match for a couple of songs before all coming together for one BIG group song.  sunday’s photos are HERE

once again, the dublin irish fest does NOT disappoint!

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for more pictures, click HERE  (there are 3 galleries in there – one for each day)

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dayton celtic fest 2012

you wouldn’t expect it, but the city of dayton, ohio has a really nice irish fest held right downtown alongside the river. and the AMAZING thing is that with all of the great talent they have at this festival, you would think it would cost to attend, but no, it’s free.

as a late decision to go, mindy, sally and i decided to check out the festival, held between the weeks of irish fests in cleveland and dublin, ohio. with an amazing number of vendors, too, the lineup of talent included gaelic storm (who just released a new cd, chicken boxer), enter the haggis, scythian, homeland, slide, and Máirtín de Cógáin.

what a good choice we made, as this was a really nice festival we will probably return to in the future.

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cleveland irish fest – 2012

the 30th annual cleveland irish fest provided great entertainment with the likes of eileen ivers, seven nations, carbon leaf, the screaming orphans, and the ever rocking homeland!

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and the weather even cooperated this year…

for the rest of the photos, look at the gallery

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cleveland irish fest 2010

why is is ALWAYS so hot when this fest rolls around every year? not only is the temperature hot, but so is the music. this year saw the screaming orphans, seven nations, and eileen ivers & immigrant soul return, but scythian made it’s cleveland irish fest debut.

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all seemed to be going well until mother nature decided we needed a little liquid cooling off (okay, a lot of liquid cooling off). this did create one of the coolest things to happen at one of these festivals when the sisters from donegal, the screaming orphans, being unable to perform on the rock stage due to the wetness and electricity (never a good combo), decided to do an impromptu acoustic set underneath the grandstand.

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pittsburgh irish fest 2009

trying to find the pittsburgh irish fest was not quite as easy as it had been in the past, but after heading east out of town, through a neighborhood, across the river, and behind a costco and other shopping, we finally found it. it did not help that the city of pittsburgh is preparing for the G20 summit in a couple of weeks, so there was a bit of construction. once we got there, we found they have a nice little setup there (except for a 25-minute wait TO GET TICKETS!). after we got in, the place was laid out nicely with the main stages on opposite ends and the main stage having picnic tables around and a lawn to sit on.

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gaelic storm, always fun, was the first band we got to see, and of course picked on the browns (although there were a lot of clevelanders there). over to the other stage we went to catch scythian get the whole tent up and moving. then back to the main stage to catch the great sounds of slide.

slide was just such a GREAT combination of musicianship, energy (provided mostly by the whirling dervish known as daire bracken), very nice vocals by a 22-year old  dave curley, and some great soundwork by a very nice chloe nagle (who has the greatest accent that even sally said she could listen to for a long while).

for more pictures from the day, find them HERE

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cleveland irish fest 2009

Another Cleveland Irish Fest has come and gone, and another good time was had by all in attendance. It was great seeing the whole Celtborg group who gathered to hear the sounds of Seven Nations, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, The Prodigals, and a new one for me, The Screaming Orphans. Unfortunately, we were not treated to a performance by Officer Dave (unless you count pretending to arrest Seven Nations) and I missed the photo opportunity of Colin Donahue PLAYING with 7N (but did catch him singing with them!) Until next year at CICF…

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