This exciting get-together will honor Irish culture through traditional Emerald Isle-inspired music, dance, food and drink.
Our two-day festival kicks off with a rousing Parade of Colors at eleven a.m., followed by an opening invocation from Father Timothy McGuire. Traditional pipe and drums performance by the acclaimed Shamrock and Thistle Pipes and Drums Band help get everyone in the mood.
Please also join us in our first pipe band competition that will be sanctions by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA). This will be held on Saturday only.
On Sunday, Father Tim comes back to host mass at 10:30 am. Before the mass Ed O’Bannon will be selling breakfast.
Other headlining performers slated to appear at the Smithville Irish Festival include:
MAIN STAGE: JAMIE AND THE QUIET-MAN: 12-2-4: CELTIC CONNECTION: 1-3-5
STAGE 2: Black-water: 1-3-5: GREEN-SPELL: 12-2-4
MAIN STAGE: THE BROKEN SHILLELAGHS: 12-2-4: JAMIE AND THE QUIET-MAN: 1-3
STAGE 2: AMADAUN: 12-2-4: CLANCY’S PISTOLS: 1-3
This fun fest features two separate stages, so attendees can experience different genres of Gaelic music and dance, depending on what they’re in the mood for…
Since this Gaelic celebration is sponsored by Kramer Beverage who help provide us with Guinness and the opportunity to sample some of Ireland’s most flavorful, barley-scented beers, while enjoying some fine examples of Celtic musicianship and our annual Irish Step dance competition will run all day Saturday.
Don’t hesitate to bring the little ones along, as the Wee Ones area offers fun and wholesome pony rides and face painting, sand art and caricatures for children.
For grown-ups, a Saturday “after-party” at nearby McGhetigan 19th hole will provide a perfect way for adults to unwind and socialize on this weekend evening.
If you’re in the Smithville area, be sure to take in all of the splendor of this community event.
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