Chicago's IAHC Irish Fest 2011





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Published on Jun 2, 2011

July 8-9-10 www.irishfestchicago.com for more info!

Irish American Heritage Center Presents the 2011 Irish Fest!

The 26th annual Irish American Heritage Festival is July 8, 9 and 10, 2011. More than 15,000 Irish Fest fans attend the fest each July at the IAHC, located at 4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago.

Irish Fest showcases the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities. The festival directly supports and is held on the grounds of the Irish American Heritage Center. It is the Center's biggest fundraiser of the year.

The festival features three days of music on 5 stages, featuring performers Gaelic Storm, The Tossers, Scythian, McPeake, , The Makem and Spain Brothers, bluegrass legend, Tony Rice and his band, the Tony Rice Unit, Switchback, the Mickey Finns, the Sandcarvers, The Boils, Bua, Baal Tinne, the Great Whiskey Project, All Kinds, the City of Chicago Pipe Band, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band, Kennedy's Kitchen, Kevin Flynn and the Avondale Ramblers, the Dooley Brothers, Dyed in the Wool, the Chancey Brothers, Paddy Homan and Jimmy Keane, Gareth Woods and Sugarbeat, the Larkin and Moran Brothers, Joe Cullen and Teresa Shine, Joe McShane and the SilverBridge Band, Finbarr Fagan's Band, Fast Eddie and Billy O'Donoghue and Mulligan Stew.

The Folk Tent returns with hands-on activity with demonstrations of Irish instruments, dances and sing-alongs. Irish and American food is available throughout the weekend, and dozens of vendors and artisans will be selling Irish clothing, music and jewelry. Cultural offerings include poetry readings, language lessons, one act plays and salon concerts. Our Tea Room returns as a respite for folks looking to cool off with live harp and piano music, a proper cup of tea and sandwiches and an air conditioned Shamrock American Room.

Activities and contests include The Hooley Hook-Up, a matchmaking event with live music, matchmaking and dancing, the Mashed Potato Eating Contest and the Sham-ROCK Stars Singing Contest.

To purchase advance sale tickets, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or purchase online at www.irishfestchicago.com.

Tickets: $14 per day; $8 in advance until the end of day on July 7; seniors $7,
and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.

Hours: Fri., 6-midnight; Sat., noon-midnight; Sun., noon-11 p.m.


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