2019 Entertainment Schedule will be posted soon


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 2018:

11:00-12:00 Haley Richardson and Don Penzien
12:30-1:30 Seamus Kennedy (all ages)
2:15-3:15 Mickey Spain (all ages)
3:45-5:00 Bogside Rogues
5:30-7:00 Screaming Orphans
7:30-9:00 Barleyjuice
11:00-11:30 Seamus Kennedy (kids show)
12:00-12:30 McGinley School of Irish Dance
1:00-1:30 Mickey Spain (kids show)
2:00-2:30 Ni Riain School of Irish Dance
3:00-4:00 Across the Pond (w/dancers)
4:30-5:30 Irish Blessing

Representatives of Susquehanna Pipes & Drums will also be roaming the festival grounds throughout the day.

Celtic Cultural Arts Workshop Tent schedule:

11:00 Understanding Ogham presented by Colleen Conway
12:00 Learning to Play Bagpipes presented by Susquehanna Pipes & Drums
1:00 Fiddle Workshop presented by Haley Richardson
2:00 Bodhran Demonstration presented by Myron Bretholz
3:00 Celtic Knots presented by Sinead Moss
4:00 Introductory Irish Ceili presented by Holly Lanteigne-Marrow
5:00 All About Irish Wolfhounds presented by Susan Wine

Follow the festival on social media for updates as the festival nears, as well as features on all of our entertainers.

Click here to download PDF entertainment schedule


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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, Cassie and Maggie, 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.