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Irish Cultural Center, Celtic Music Festival
May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England presents our 2nd annual Celtic Music Festival on Sunday, May 21. Traditional and popular Irish music along with Irish dancing will be presented in our Trinity Pub and on the covered outdoor patio, located at the ICC at 429 Morgan Road in West Springfield, MA.
12–1:15 pm (pub): Trad Irish Session
1:15–2:45 pm (patio): Boxty
2:45–3:45 pm (pub): Cassin Academy of Irish Dance and Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance
4–5:30 pm (patio): The Stout Porters
Free admission. The entertainment takes place in the Trinity Pub and on the covered outdoor patio. Delicious sandwiches and paninis will be available from the Caravan Kitchen Food Truck. The Trinity Pub bar will be open. Guests are welcome to bring chairs or blankets for additional seating on the grass.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Trad Irish Session
The Trinity Pub’s weekly Irish session players, led by Ellen Redman and John Tabb, present an authentic Irish pub experience.
Boxty performs a unique blend of Irish and American music supplemented by dynamic original material that draws from both traditions, mixing Irish roots music with a bluegrass vibe and an authentic folk flavor. The Boston-based band, led by singer Cormac Marnell from Dublin, is renowned for energetic performances that engage the audience in a fun and lively experience. Watch their promo video >
The Stout Porters
Always popular at the Trinity Pub, local group The Stout Porters play the jigs and reels of Irish trad/folk, modern Irish classics, and Americana classics. Led by ICC board member Tom Landers, along with Mike Rosemond, Jerry Murphy, and Jimmy Kenney.
Cassin Academy of Irish Dance
Led by Maura Cassin, TCRG, the Cassin Academy in West Springfield teaches students about Irish dance, music and culture.
Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance
Led by Bridget Barcomb Dupuis, TCRG, the Black Rose Academy is an all-inclusive Irish dance school community serving Greater Springfield.