Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
16th Annual Southern Illinois Irish Festival
Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily from October 5, 2012 until October 7, 2012
Location: Carbondale, IL
The 16th annual Southern Illinois Irish Festival, October 5-7, will feature two nights of Irish and Scottish music concerts and two days of Celtic Fair activities.Return to event list.
Friday night, October 5, an indoor acoustic concert featuring acclaimed Scottish singer/guitarist Ed Miller. He will perform at 7:30 pm at Cousin Andy’s Coffeehouse at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 515 S. Orchard Drive. Tickets will be available at the door, $12 for adults, or $5 for students. The Festival’s Celtic Fair will take place at Turley Park throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, with two stages of music and dance, Highland Games, children's activities, a bagpipes demonstration tent hosted by Sean Folsom, Celtic merchandise vendors, food and drink, and much more. Saturday hours are 10-6, and Sunday hours are 11-5. Admission at the park entrances will be $5 each day, with children 12 and under admitted free. Saturday’s Celtic Fair performers include Carbondale’s Irish band The Dorians, Johnston City Celtic duo Roisín Dubh, Irish & early American singer E.L. Kurtz, Shaina’s Strings, dancers and musicians from St. Louis Irish Arts, St. Louis Irish fiddlers Kevin Buckley & Ian Walsh, and cameo appearances by Ed Miller and Chicago Reel. Sunday’s “Celtic Roots, American Traditions” lineup includes local favorites Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin, The Bankesters, The Rural Kings, The Dorians, and The Bone Dry River Band.
Saturday night’s concert at 7:30 pm at Rustle Hill Winery will feature Chicago Reel, a 5-member Irish band from Chicago. Admission at the gate is $12 per person.
More details are available on the Festival website.
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