Raleigh Irish Music Festival

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 from 3:00pm to 10:00pm


Come to this family-friendly event to enjoy Celtic bands, Irish dancers, Gaelic sports demos, a seisún tent, a kids area, Celtic canines, vendors, food trucks, and more!

The festival will include Irish Bands, Irish Dance Academies, a Seisiun Tent, Celtic Canines, and a Leprechaun Lane Kids Area! In addition to the main stage area on Taylor Street we are happy to have Page 158 Books, Sugar Magnolia Cafe and Tonic Bar and Social Club hosting activities for this years festival.

Main Stage

3:00 - Blessing and opening prayer
3:00 to 3:30 - Raleigh Scottish Dance
3:30 to 4:00 - Flourish Baton Club
4:00 to 5:00 - Trip McCool and the Old School
5:15 to 5:45 - Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance
5:45 to 6:45 - Barrowburn
6:45 to 7:15 - Tríonóide Academy of Irish Dance
7:15 to 8:15 - Ewes Tree
8:30 to 10:00 - Nine Times Around

Entertainment on White Street

3:00 to 5:00 - Rip the Calico, Celtic-inspired dance band at Sugar Magnolia.
7:00 to 9:00 - Dave Devlin, singer and baritone ukulelist at Tonic Bar and Social Club.

4:00 to 4:40 - Ken Cleary, Americana singer-songwriter (children’s songs too!) & storyteller (guitar)
4:45 to 5:25 - Kim Lane, poet and singer-songwriter (guitar, dulcimer, and Sean nos)
5:30 to 6:10 - Tommy Kagan, Irish and Scottish fiddler
6:15 to 7:00 - Alice Osborn, poet and Americana singer-songwriter (guitar and Celtic fiddle)

Saving Grace Animals for Adoption
The Charity Partner for the 2018 Irish Music Festival is Saving Grace Animals for Adoption. Located in Wake Forest, they are a non-profit, 501-C3 organization dedicated to helping homeless animals in our community find permanent, loving homes where they will be treated as family members for the rest of their lives. Officially established in 2004, Saving Grace has placed over 15,000 dogs into homes since its inception. Please support this worthy cause any way you can.

Red Hair and Freckles Competition

The Red Hair and Freckles Competition will be held in front of the Main Stage. Compete or just cheer for your favorites.

This event has been a crowd favorite in past years. So don’t miss out!