Barry versus Kelly - Melbourne
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Barry versus Kelly - Melbourne

The legend of outlaw Ned Kelly is inescapable. This musical drama Barry versus Kelly sheds new light on the tale, foregrounding the plight of Kelly and of Sir Redmond Barry, the judge who hanged him. Suffering delusions, Barry grapples with his conscience as he sentences a fellow Irish Australian to death, and wrestles with the haunting consequences long after.

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Antidote Festival - The State We're In
Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Antidote Festival - The State We're In

Acclaimed writers and academics from Ireland, Australia and America will come together for a timely and unmissable panel discussion about the resurgence of xenophobic populism in the modern Western world.

Fintan O’Toole, Melissa Lucashenko and Deborah Lipstadt will each bring their unique national insights to the Sydney Opera House’s flagship festival of ideas, Antidote.

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World Cup Rugby Preview Lunch
Sep
13
12:00 PM12:00

World Cup Rugby Preview Lunch

The Lansdowne Club’s Rugby Preview Lunch will bring together rugby fans for an afternoon of entertainment, whether attendees will be cheering for Ireland or Australia in the upcoming tournament.

Special guests including former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock and retired Irish-Australian flanker Keith Gleeson will offer their insights into the 2019 World Cup’s key contenders, just a week before kick off.

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2019 Irish Australian Business Awards Gala
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

2019 Irish Australian Business Awards Gala

Award Winners and National Finalists will be celebrated at the night of nights for the Irish-Australian business community. Now in its fifth year, the Business Awards Gala offers a chance to recognise leading industry professionals and young up-and-comers.

With last year’s event featuring performances by The X Factor’s folk-pop duo Jess Dunbar and Matt Price, 2019’s Gala is sure to be an exciting night for all attendees in the grand surrounds of the Sofitel Sydney.

For bookings contact office@irishchamber.com.au.

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History of the Celts in 20 Objects Study Day - Blue Mountains
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

History of the Celts in 20 Objects Study Day - Blue Mountains

  • Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Highlighting 20 artefacts, this course will explore the rich and broad Celtic history. The sample of objects, both the beautiful and the useful, will give attendees insight into the daily lives and values of the Celts over more than two millennia.

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Dylan Moran - Sydney
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Dylan Moran - Sydney

Dylan Moran brings his new comedy tour Dr Cosmos to the iconic Opera House and State Theatre, performing to Sydney crowds for the first time since 2015. With a flair for unexpected and witty reflections on modern life, love and politics, Moran has drawn rave reviews.

Sydney tour dates:

Tuesday 29 October, Opera House

Tuesday 26 November, State Theatre

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Dylan Moran - Melbourne
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Dylan Moran - Melbourne

Dylan Moran and his show Dr Cosmos will captivate audiences for three nights at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. With his eccentric lyricism, Moran is not to be missed. He has been called one of the finest comedians of his generation.

Melbourne dates:

Saturday 2 November

Sunday 3 November

Monday 4 November

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Beechworth Celtic Festival
Nov
8
to Nov 10

Beechworth Celtic Festival

The annual Beechworth Celtic Festival returns for 2019 with events for all ages. Festival goers can walk in Ned Kelly’s footsteps on a tour of the town’s Heritage Precinct and Goal or enjoy a day with their family at a community picnic. Saturday night will be a highlight of the weekend, with the Beechworth Old Gaol Tattoo taking to the streets to perform music of the World War I era.

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Dylan Moran - Launceston
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Dylan Moran - Launceston

After a four year hiatus from touring in Australia, Dylan Moran returns with the brilliant new show Dr Cosmos with more dates scheduled across the country than ever before. His sharp observations on all aspects of life, from love to politics, will enthrall audiences when served with his famed ludicrousness.

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20th Annual Great Irish Famine Monument Commemoration
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

20th Annual Great Irish Famine Monument Commemoration

The annual Commemoration is a moving event which allows the Irish-Australian community to come together to remember the past while looking towards the future.

This year’s event will begin with a Symposium at The Mint Building before attendees visit the Famine Memorial on College St, paying respects to all who suffered and to young orphan women resettled in Australia.

Symposium attendees will not only have the chance to hear from the Vice-Consul General of Ireland Rory Conaty, and historian and genealogist Dr Perry McIntyre, but will also have the opportunity to see colonial artefacts presented by the Sydney Living Museum.

The day will end with guests connecting at P.J. O’Brien’s pub.

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The Nightingale preview - Sydney
Aug
18
to Aug 19

The Nightingale preview - Sydney

Set in violent colonial times, The Nightingale has stirred up international controversy, intrigue, and acclaim. The film features new talent and familiar faces including Irish-Italian actress Aisling Franciosi, Indigenous actor Baykali Ganambarr, and Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games fame. Director Jennifer Kent will appear for a Q&A session at the Sydney previews.

The Nightingale will be screened in Newtown on August 18 and in Paddington on August 19.

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A Taste of Ireland, Sydney
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

A Taste of Ireland, Sydney

Told through Irish music and dance, A TASTE OF IRELAND explores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture. This world class show features World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe performing unique music and dance that reflects the story that is Ireland.

Melodic Celtic flute is complemented by raw and rhythmic guitar to create the heart felt sounds of Ireland. The show features a dynamic musical duo and impressive dancing rarely seen outside of the World Championship stage. "A Taste of Ireland" was composed and choreographed in Dublin and is quickly on its way to becoming the new frontier in Irish entertainment.

Created and produced by Pace Entertainment Group, the show will transport the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition showcase the very essence of celebrating the Irish Spirit.

SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER SHOW DATES WITHIN THE STATE

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Ireland Rocks Concert
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ireland Rocks Concert

Former INXS singer and Grammy-nominated songwriter Ciaran Gribbin will lead a night of rock at The Vanguard. With a setlist ranging from the traditional melodies of Ireland to modern radio hits, Gribbin and his fellow musicians will pick up their fiddles and guitars for an energetic performance not to be missed.

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The Ireland Funds Sydney Young Leaders Corporate Breakfast
Aug
16
7:15 AM07:15

The Ireland Funds Sydney Young Leaders Corporate Breakfast

The Corporate Breakfast brings together industry leaders for robust panel discussions about career progression. This year’s event at Sydney’s Facebook HQ is sure to offer fresh insight into the world of tech, while funds raised will go to the Young Leaders’ worthy charitable causes.

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Aisling Society Mid-year Lunch
Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

Aisling Society Mid-year Lunch

The mid-year luncheon is one of the most popular events on the Aisling Society’s social calendar. Open to members and friends, guests will hear from Owen Feeney, Consul General of Ireland in Sydney. With diplomatic experience in Ireland, France, the USA and now Australia, the Consul General has a wealth of international affairs insight to share.

Please contact beeint@yahoo.com to book.

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Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Sydney Networking Breakfast
Aug
8
7:15 AM07:15

Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Sydney Networking Breakfast

Breakfast guests will enjoy more than a menu filled with Irish produce, with guest speaker Stephanie Lyons, 2018’s Young Professional in the Irish Australian Business Awards and Harvard Business School Alumna, set to share her insights with attendees.

For bookings contact admin@irishchamber.com.au.

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Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Melbourne Connections
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Melbourne Connections

Melbourne Connections offers a networking opportunity at Northcote’s Buck Mulligan’s - an Irish bookshop by day and lively whiskey bar by night. The Irish Chamber of Commerce’s social events are always a hit, allowing kindred community members to refresh their contacts list.

For bookings contact admin@irishchamber.com.au.

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The Cripple of Inishmaan - Sydney
Jul
20
to Aug 1

The Cripple of Inishmaan - Sydney

The Cripple of Inishmaan tells a dark comic tale of a young Irish boy desperate to become a big screen star, if only to escape the tedium of his daily life. Set in the 1930s on a remote island of Ireland’s West Coast, the production is full of rumblings of gossip and hearsay that keep audiences - and characters - on their toes.

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Irish Film Festival - Perth
Jul
5
to Jul 10

Irish Film Festival - Perth

The Irish Film Festival will join forces with the Perth Revelation International Film Festival to bring three of the year’s best Irish films to Western Australia. The select screenings offer a smorgasbord of genres, from chilling documentary Unquiet Graves to laugh-out-loud comedy Metal Heart.

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Kilmore Celtic Festival
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Kilmore Celtic Festival

Victoria’s historical town of Kilmore was a base for early Celtic settlers, the most famous being colonial politician William Rutledge from Kilmore, County Cavan. The Celtic Festival honours the town’s past and ongoing culture with a traditional banquet, poetry and pipe performances and cheerful community gatherings.

Kilmore is just an hour’s drive from Melbourne.

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Once - Sydney (Season extended)
Jun
26
to Aug 1

Once - Sydney (Season extended)

  • Darlinghurst Theatre Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The beloved modern musical classic Once draws audiences into the love story of a struggling Irish hoover repairman and a Czech flower vendor who share a passion and talent for music. With a repertoire including Oscar-wining melody Falling Slowly, the strength of the play lies in the power of its lively fiddle and acoustic guitar, with songs ranging from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. The Sydney season has not been extended.

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Travesties by Tom Stoppard
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Travesties by Tom Stoppard

Based on the bizarre true story of James Joyce’s 1917 Zurich production of The Importance of Being Earnest, and celebrated as one of Tom Stoppard’s greatest comedies, Travesties puts Joyce, Vladimir Lenin and Tristan Tzara together. Directed by Jennifer Sarah Dean, Travesties is being staged as part of the Bloomsday in Melbourne festivities. Performances continue until June 23. To book, click here.

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Ireland's Call (Matinée)
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Ireland's Call (Matinée)

John Connors, the award-winning Love/Hate actor, has made his debut as a playwright with this one-man show about three Dublin teenagers being enticed into a life of crime. Follow the lives and family histories of three young men as they grow up in Coolock on Dublin’s northside. What shapes them and entices them to a life of crime? Examining issues of class, religion and identity, this new play is an unflinching exploration of the Irish psyche, bringing our collective guilts, secrets and flaws to the surface.

There will be a Q&A session after the show.

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Ireland's Call
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Ireland's Call

John Connors, the award-winning Love/Hate actor, has made his debut as a playwright with this one-man show about three Dublin teenagers being enticed into a life of crime. Follow the lives and family histories of three young men as they grow up in Coolock on Dublin’s northside. What shapes them and entices them to a life of crime? Examining issues of class, religion and identity, this new play is an unflinching exploration of the Irish psyche, bringing our collective guilts, secrets and flaws to the surface.

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Bloomsday - Melbourne
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Bloomsday - Melbourne

In Melbourne, Bloomsday will be celebrated with a seminar and lunch at the Swiss Club in Flinders Lane.

The seminar will be chaired by Australian polymath, writer, teacher, lawyer, social activist, quiz champion and former politician Barry Jones and feature eminent speakers Dr Ronán McDonald, Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Steve Carey.

Dr McDonald, a Dubliner, will present a paper entitled The Consecration of Ulysses: National or Universal? in which he will examine how Joyce’s groundbreaking novel gained its status as one of the great works of the 20th century. Dr Carey will speak about Joyce’s time in Zurich in 1917 during the First World War when he was writing Ulysses.

For more details and bookings, click here.

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Bloomsday - State Library Of NSW
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Bloomsday - State Library Of NSW

A group of Irish and Australian actors and musicians will celebrate Bloomsday at the State Library of New South Wales. Performers for the evening include journalist and broadcaster Daniel Browning, Áine De Paor, Awaye, harpist Clíona Molins, Brendan O’Reilly and members of the Aisteoirí Theatre Company. Tickets $10. For bookings, click here.

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Bobby Fox - The Irish Boy. Adelaide.
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Bobby Fox - The Irish Boy. Adelaide.

Before wowing local audiences with his voice and dance moves, Bobby Fox was a four-time world champion Irish dancer and traditional musician. Touring the world with global toe-tapping phenomenon Riverdance, Fox kicked his heels up in many a musical including the role of Frankie Valli in smash hit Jersey Boys. In The Irish Boy, he combines traditional and modern Irish music with dance and storytelling to create a charming, humorous, heart-warming show featuring classics ‘Danny Boy’, ‘The Fields of Athenry’, ‘Whiskey in the Jar’, ‘Beautiful Day’ and ‘Ride On’.

Three Shows - Friday 14 June 6:30pm, Saturday 15 June 7:00pm and Saturday 15 June 9:15pm

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The Celtic Tenors - South Australia
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Celtic Tenors - South Australia

THE IRISH SONGBOOK - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have the CELTIC TENORS.

It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound! The Celtic Tenors will perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, you Raise Me Up and many more favourites.

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales world-wide, the Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.

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The Celtic Tenors - Renmark
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

The Celtic Tenors - Renmark

THE IRISH SONGBOOK - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have the CELTIC TENORS.

It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound! The Celtic Tenors will perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, you Raise Me Up and many more favourites.

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales world-wide, the Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.

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The Celtic Tenors - Tasmania
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Celtic Tenors - Tasmania

THE IRISH SONGBOOK - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have the CELTIC TENORS.

It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound! The Celtic Tenors will perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, you Raise Me Up and many more favourites.

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales world-wide, the Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.

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The Celtic Tenors - Tasmania
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

The Celtic Tenors - Tasmania

  • Arts Theatre, Burnie Arts & Function Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THE IRISH SONGBOOK - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have the CELTIC TENORS.

It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound! The Celtic Tenors will perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, you Raise Me Up and many more favourites.

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales world-wide, the Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.

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Jun
7
to Jun 10

National Celtic Festival, Portarlington

  • Port Arlington CIV Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Held annually in Portarlington, Victoria, Australia on the June long weekend.

The Festival uses a range of venues within the town, including community halls and spaces, the hotel, restaurants, cafes and churches. Marquees are also set up on the foreshore to provide additional venues; these include the Village Stage, Celtic Club, Wine Bar, and Celtic Markets.

The festival caters for all age groups and for a diversity of cultural and family groups. The festival has become an annual event for families and friends to gather, offering time to relax and experience the depth of Celtic culture through the festival’s cultural diverse arts program.

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The Celtic Tenors - Port Macquarie
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Celtic Tenors - Port Macquarie

THE IRISH SONGBOOK - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have the CELTIC TENORS.

It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound! The Celtic Tenors will perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, you Raise Me Up and many more favourites.

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales world-wide, the Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.

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The Celtic Tenors - Newcastle
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Celtic Tenors - Newcastle

THE IRISH SONGBOOK - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have the CELTIC TENORS.

It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound! The Celtic Tenors will perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, you Raise Me Up and many more favourites.

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales world-wide, the Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.

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The Celtic Tenors - Wyong
Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Celtic Tenors - Wyong

THE IRISH SONGBOOK - NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2019

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have the CELTIC TENORS.

It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon – one tenor sound! The Celtic Tenors will perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, you Raise Me Up and many more favourites.

With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales world-wide, the Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine Irish performers.

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A Taste of Ireland, Brisbane
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

A Taste of Ireland, Brisbane

Told through Irish music and dance, A TASTE OF IRELAND explores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture. This world class show features World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe performing unique music and dance that reflects the story that is Ireland.

Melodic Celtic flute is complemented by raw and rhythmic guitar to create the heart felt sounds of Ireland. The show features a dynamic musical duo and impressive dancing rarely seen outside of the World Championship stage. "A Taste of Ireland" was composed and choreographed in Dublin and is quickly on its way to becoming the new frontier in Irish entertainment.

Created and produced by Pace Entertainment Group, the show will transport the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition showcase the very essence of celebrating the Irish Spirit.

SEE WEBSITE FOR OTHER SHOW DATES WITHIN THE STATE

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