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 Irish Folk Festival Flyer


Saturday, September 24, 2016 Noon to 7:30 PM

FREE Admission & Parking

Saturday, September 24, 2016 we are proud to invite you to 21st Annual CCÉ Irish Folk Festival in Fairfax, VA. The festival is presented by the Washington DC metropolitan area branch of the CCÉ, with sponsorship from The City of Fairfax and The City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  All are invited to enjoy, free of charge, the “pure drop” - the beauty and depth of Irish music, dance, language and sport as it has taken root and come into full flower in our community.

The festival will take place at two venues: 

The Sherwood Center at Van Dyck Park, 3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030.
&
The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3791 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030.  

Festival Schedule:

Galway Stage

12:00 - 12:45  Maelstrom

1:00 - 1:45      Josh Dukes, Dylan Foley and Matt Mulqueen

2:00 - 2:45      Patsy Hanly, with guitarist Liam Loughrey

3:00 - 3:45      Brian Gaffney 

4:00 - 4:45      Coillín - South Roscommon Singers & Patsy Hanly

5:00 - 5:45      Billy McComiskey

6:00 - 7:15      Cillian Valley & Kevin Crawford with Patrick Doocey 

Clare Stage

12:00 - 12:45   Irish Breakfast Band & Boyle dance school

12:55 - 1:40     Blackwaterslide - Crystal Bailey & Patrick Cavanagh

1:50 - 2:35       Bog Band

2:45 - 3:30       Eileen Estes 

3:40 - 4:25       Lilt and Culkin LIVE

4:30 - 5:10       Betsy and Meara O'Malley

5:20 - 6:00       Michael Winch, Madeline Waters, & Zan McLeod

An Puball Amuigh (Outdoor Tent Stage)

12:00 - 12:45   Quadriga Celtica

12:50 - 1:35     Cool McFinn 

1:45 - 2:30       Seamus Wade & Joe DeZarn 

2:35 - 3:15       Frank Harte Singer Circle

3:30 - 4:15       Cillian Vallely & Kevin Crawford with Patrick Doocey

4:30 - 5:15       Craggie Island

5:15 - 7:00       Irish trad session

Auld Shebeen Pub Stage 

12:00 - 12:35   Outreach Ceili Band (the OCB)

12:40 - 1:20     Patrick and Sarah Farrell 

1:30 - 2:15       The Growlers - CB Heineman & Charlie McVicar 

2:20 - 3:00       The Flying Cows of Ventry 

3:10 - 3:55       The Hedgerows

4:00 - 4:45       The Dirty Pints 

6:00 - 8:00       Ceili, with music by Shepherd’s Pie

Tyrone Dance Room

12:00 - 12:45  Calico Cloggers - music by Shepherd's Pie 

12:50 - 1:30    O’Neill James School of Irish Dance - music by Joe DeZarn & Seamus Wade

1:40 - 2:20      GWCC -  music by Danny Flynn and Pondscum

2:30 - 3:15      Culkin School of Irish Dance - music by Danny Flynn and Pondscum

3:20 - 4:10      Maple School of Irish Dance - music by Danny Flynn and Pondscum

4:15 - 5:00      Shannon Dunne Dance - music tbd

NOTE: the schedule is preliminary and is subject to change

 

Further Information at www.CCEPotomac.org