Schedule of Events

Festival opens at 12:00 pm. Learn more about the entertainment.


Pavilion and Main Stage

12:00 – Gates open

12:15 – Bagpipers / Welcome

12:30 – Trad Irish Seisiún with John Tabb, Ellen Redman and Friends

2:00 – Informational talk about the traditional “Lúnasa” festival in Ireland, by Jill McMahon (this year’s Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at Elms College)

2:30 – Performance: Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance

3:00 – Céilí dance instruction, open to all

4:00 – Performance: Cassin Academy of Irish Dance

4:30 – Soda bread winners announced, special thanks and closing words

5:30 – Concert: Searson, Canadian Celtic fiddle group

7:00 – Festival closes


Workshop Tent

1:00 – Learn to make a St. Brigid’s Cross

2:00 – Learn to illustrate a Celtic Knot

3:30 – Learn beginner Irish language, with FLTA Jill McMahon


Kids Table

12:30 – 2:00 and 4:00 – 5:00


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Healys Irish Program / Bates Fullam Insurance / Lisa Oleksak-Sullivan, Coldwell Banker / Atty. Kick Sullivan / Jerome’s Party Plus / Kathleen Doe Creative Design

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