Monday, Dec 9, 2013
World Music Showcase in Makanda
MAKANDA -- Some global beats filled the air in Jackson county Sunday afternoon. The Southern Illinois Irish Festival hosted a world music showcase at Orlandini Vineyards in Makanda. While there were bands playing celtic and scottish folk music, there were also sounds of latin folk and American-Alternative country.
Organizers say the Irish festival truly represents the southern Illinois region.
"This is one of the few festivals Carbondale actually puts on that kind of represents the culture that has long been a part of southern Illinois. The Irish were probably some of the first Europeans to settle around here," says Irish Festival President Bryan Crow.
Irish festival organizers are raising funds for the actual Irish festival that takes place the first weekend of October.
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