Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival to feature over 20 bands
It turns out that Dublin, Ohio is home to one of the largest, loudest and most popular Irish festivals in country. It’s arrival during the first week of August is one of Ohio’s most eagerly awaited events, and is the culmination of a year’s worth of planning to create the ultimate food, fun, drinking, and dancing experience. Attendance over the three day weekend is measured in the tens of thousands, as both the young and the old make the pilgrimage for all manner of family fun.
Of particular note is the wealth of regional and national Irish musicians and dancers who make their way to this event just to be a part of the experience. Beginning Friday, July 31st and ending Sunday, August 2nd, over 20 named acts will be appearing in one of several different entertainment venues across the festival grounds. Performers this year include Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, La Bottine Souriante, POGEY, Salsa Celtica, Screaming Orphans, Street Dogs, Troy MacGillivray, Returning, Brigid’s Cross, Cape May Ceili Band, Celtic Tenors, Clancy Legacy with Aoife Clancy and Robbie O’Connell, Dervish, Gaelic Storm, Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne, Prodigals, Scythian, Slide, St. Louis Irish Arts, and Young Dubliners.
Every kind of Irish entertainment will be represented, from rock and ballads to step dancers and fiddlers. So for those that are fortunate enough to make it, you’ll enjoy the best that Irish culture can offer this side of any Dublin, anywhere.