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Enjoy live music from your favorite Irish and Celtic bands all weekend long on two stages!

MAD MAUDLIN

MAD MAUDLIN

RACE STREET STAGE:
Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m.

From a variety of musical backgrounds, and sharing a common love of Celtic music, Mad Maudlin banded together...

DULAHAN

DULAHAN

RACE STREET STAGE:
Saturday, July 9 at 3:45 p.m.

Dulahan’s music is a Celtic hybrid that pays homage to the traditional but incorporates all the varied musical influences of...

DESMOND + DUFF

DESMOND + DUFF

RACE STREET STAGE:
Sunday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Desmond and Duff is a 4 piece Irish Rebel band from Northern KY. They have performed in the area for over 15 years doing...

CINCINNATI HIGHLAND DANCERS

CINCINNATI HIGHLAND DANCERS

RACE STREET STAGE:
Friday, July 8 at 9:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 at 3:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at 3:30 p.m.

LAWN STAGE:
Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at 1:45 p.m.

Cincinnati Highland Dancers are Cincinnati's OFFICIAL Scottish Highland Dance group...

JENI'S CHICKENS

JENI'S CHICKENS

LAWN STAGE:
Saturday, July 9 at 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 at 7 p.m.

Jeni’s Chickens are a group of friends and experienced traditional musicians from the greater Cincinnati area, specializing in...

RILEY SCHOOL OF IRISH MUSIC

RILEY SCHOOL OF IRISH MUSIC

LAWN STAGE:
Friday, July 8 at 6:15 p.m. (Irish Ceili Band)
Saturday, July 9 at 7:45 p.m. (Irish Ceili Band)
Sunday, July 10 at 3:45 p.m. (Community Performers)
Sunday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m. (School Ensemble)

Founded in 1996 by Susan Cross Gilligan, the Riley School is a community of children, teens and adults dedicated to the pursuit of Irish...

BLUE ROCK BOYS

BLUE ROCK BOYS

LAWN STAGE:
Saturday, July 9 at 9:15 p.m.

The Blue Rock Boys play Irish traditional, folk and Americana music...

ROCKY CREEK

ROCKY CREEK

RACE STREET STAGE:
Saturday, July 9 at 12 p.m.

Dayton's most versatile string band! We vary our sets with selections of music (some original work) in Celtic, bluegrass...

EASTER RISING

EASTER RISING

RACE STREET STAGE:
Saturday, July 9 at 7:45 p.m.

Easter Rising began with the common love of music between friends. Members have added and faded away, but one thing remains...

HITCHHIKERS

HITCHHIKERS

RACE STREET STAGE:
Sunday, July 10 at 5 p.m.

Take acoustic instrumentation and traditional Irish pub music, toss in up-to-date arrangements and high-energy performance...

THE ERICKSON ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE

THE ERICKSON ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE

LAWN STAGE:
Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 at 1:45 p.m.

RACE STREET STAGE:
Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

The Erickson Academy of Irish Dance, in Cincinnati's east side, has been offering Irish dance lessons to children, teens, and adults since 1998. Under the direction of Allison Weber Erickson...

JOHN MCBRIDE

JOHN MCBRIDE

LAWN STAGE:
Saturday, July 9 at 4:15 p.m.

John McBride is a Kerry style bodhrán player and instructor. In 2011, the great Galway bodhrán artisan, Michael Vignoles of Ireland...

ROVING ROGUES

ROVING ROGUES

LAWN STAGE:
Friday, July 8 at 7:45 p.m.
Friday, July 8 at 9 p.m.

First formed in 2006, the Roving Rogues are a group of experienced traditional musicians from the greater Cincinnati...

EMERALD CREEK TRIO

EMERALD CREEK TRIO

LAWN STAGE:
Sunday, July 10 at 4:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at 6:15 p.m.

The Emerald Creek Trio combines fiddle, whistle and Irish harp to present traditional Irish tunes...

LOST CELTS

LOST CELTS

RACE STREET STAGE:
Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m.

Lost Celts is an Irish Rock/British Folk/American Acoustic band playing in and around southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky...

FINTAN

FINTAN

RACE STREET STAGE:
Sunday, July 10 at 12 p.m.

Take acoustic instrumentation and traditional Irish pub music, toss in up-to-date arrangements and high-energy performance...

IRISH AMERICAN THEATRE COMPANY

IRISH AMERICAN THEATRE COMPANY

LAWN STAGE:
Sunday, July 10 at 12:15 p.m.

The Company is a collective of professional and community artists...

THE FRIENDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK GLEE CLUB

THE FRIENDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK GLEE CLUB

LAWN STAGE:
Sunday, July 10 at 1:45 p.m.

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Glee Club is the musical group of the private organization (Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick) dedicated to the principles of brotherhood, charity and community service. Over the past 35 years, the Cincinnati chapter of the Glee Club has presented thousands of benefit and goodwill...

MCGING SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE

MCGING SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE

RACE STREET STAGE:
Friday, July 8 at 8:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at 4:30 p.m.

LAWN STAGE:
Friday, July 8 at 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at 1:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Established in 1977, the McGing School of Irish Dance is Cincinnati’s most decorated Irish dancing school who has taught thousands...

CONOR KNOX AND FRIENDS

CONOR KNOX AND FRIENDS

LAWN STAGE:
Friday, July 8 at 9:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 at 10 p.m.