The festival has two stages and features a balance of traditional Irish music and Celtic rock, as well as several area Irish dance groups each year. The Penn-Mar Irish Festival Committee is pleased to announce the musical entertainment lineup for 2017:
Bogside Rogues (NEW!)
Irish Blessing (back after a two-year absence)
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald (NEW!)
Reel to Reel (back for a second year)
Screaming Orphans (crowd favorite for several years)
Mickey Spain (of Makem and Spain) (back for a second year)
Representatives of Susquehanna Pipes & Drums will also be roaming the festival grounds throughout the day.
Ian Carroll will entertain guests at the Stewart Connector shuttle stop (10:30am-1:30pm)
Follow the festival on social media for updates as the festival nears, as well as features on all of our entertainers.
NEW for 2017: A Celtic Cultural Arts Workshop Tent
A Brief History of Irish Language, presented by Elyse Pollick
Bodhran Demonstration, presented by Myron Bretholz
Learning to Play Bagpipes, presented by members of Susquehanna Pipes & Drums
Introductory Irish Ceili, presented by Holly Lanteigne-Marrow
History and Meaning of Celtic Knots, presented by Sinead Moss
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Please note: We rotate bands each year in order to keep the entertainment schedule fresh, and some years performers may not be available on our date. Past entertainers have included Amhranai Na Gaeilge, Barleyjuice, Michael Black, Burning Bridget Cleary, Mairtin de Cogain, The Celtic Martins, Down by the Glenside, The Elders, Jeffrey Hoag and Brian Fitzy, Kilmaine Saints, The Ladeens, Magill, Mossy Moran, Jamie O’Brien, Haley and Dylan Richardson, Round the House, The Rovers (now called Dublin 5), The Spalpeens, Tommy’s Fault, John Whelan.