Date(s): Nov 04 and 05, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The fourth annual IrishFest Atlanta promises to be the best yet with a lineup of all-star musicians, dancers, cultural events and vendors.
Music & Dance:
Concerts begin Friday night, November 4th with the Grammy nominated duo of Irish fiddler, Liz Carrol and guitarist/singer, John Doyle. On Saturday the world class lineup begins with The Pride of New York will perform, featuring Irish whistle player and flutist Joanie Madden who is widely known for her work with the group Cherish the Ladies; The Yanks, featuring three-time All-Ireland fiddle champion Dylan Foley; and dancer Shannon Dunne, who the Washington Post referred to as “spirited and fun.” Full line-up at www.irishfestatlanta.org.
Workshops & Culture:
Saturday also features workshops with each of our featured performers including sessions for Irish fiddle, button accordion, bodhrán (Irish frame drum), Irish whistle, Irish flute, song, and dance. A variety of cultural programs scheduled include an introduction to the Irish language, a session on how to take photographs in Ireland, an Irish instrument petting zoo, and an Irish sports demonstration.
Fun for Everyone
Events include something for all interests and ages – an Irish tea with the Irish Consul General, story-telling, cheese tasting by Kerrygold, and an Irish market place with vendors from as far away as Wisconsin. The Marketplace Stage also features Atlanta musicians and dancers throughout the day. A favorite feature for the adults returns as patrons learn how to pull the perfect pint (of Guinness, of course) and learn the nuances of whiskey in a special tasting,
IrishFest will be Nov. 4 & 5 at the Holiday Inn Perimeter/Dunwoody, 4286 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30341. Parking is free.
Tickets & Promotions:
Tickets can be purchased online at http://irishfestatlanta.org/tickets/.
Early-Bird pricing available until October 15, 2016
Weekend Pass: $75 for all concerts & unlimited workshops (Full price: $100)
Friday Concert Only: $25 Liz Carroll & John Doyle (Full price: $30)
Saturday All-Day Pass: $55 includes unlimited workshops (Full price: $75)
Saturday All-Day Concert Only Pass: $25 (Full price: $30)
Féile VIP Upgrade: Reserved VIP seating at all concerts and access to Hospitality Suite and more for an additional $100 per ticket.
Youth 13 and Under: Free for all concerts & workshops
Festival Marketplace and Cultural Activities: Open to the Public
About IrishFest Atlanta
IrishFest Atlanta launched November 2013 to promote the culture of Ireland through the country’s traditional music, song, dance, and language. The vision of IrishFest Atlanta’s original founders was to create a weekend of cultural performances, lectures, and workshops in a festive environment appealing to community members of all ages and varying familiarity of all things Irish. IrishFest Atlanta is sponsored by Irish Traditions Atlanta, a branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Comhaltas is an international organization whose objective is to promote Irish culture and language.