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Dallahan (Direct from Scotland)

Dallahan (Direct from Scotland)

2016 Headline Performer

Since they started in late 2013, Dallahan have exploded onto the traditional music scene. Their unique arrangements of original music and traditional Irish tunes and songs have secured their presence at such prestigious UK and international events as Milwaukee Irish Festival, Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe, Copenhagen Irish Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, etc.

2016 Emcee:  Brigid Kaelin

2016 Emcee: Brigid Kaelin

Kentucky-born songstress Brigid Kaelin is a musician’s musician. One day you’ll find her singing original alt-country-cabaret tunes in a pub in the Scottish countryside, and the next day you’ll find her playing musical saw for Elvis Costello. (Well, that’s happened at least thrice.) She’s equally at ease as a keyboardist

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Keltricity 

Keltricity 

2016 Performer Keltricity is a Celtic-world band that features traditional, contemporary and eclectic Celtic-influenced music from Ireland, Cape Breton, Scotland, England, Brittany, New England and French Canada. The five-member group is comprised of accomplished musicians with backgrounds in various musical genres, from traditional Irish bands to Scottish and New England

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Cultural Center: Explore your Irish Heritage

The Cultural Center is open Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Be sure and come visit us in the Cultural Center located in Frazier Hall. It’s a great way to learn about Irish Culture and History. We

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The Drowsy Lads

The Drowsy Lads

2015 Performer The Drowsy Lads roared onto the Irish music scene in the Midwest and have become favorites at pubs, clubs, and festivals. This combo from Ohio of brothers John and Daniel McKewen, father and son Phil and Josh Franck, and comrade Bryan Brookes bring to the stage a concoction

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Irish Genealogist and Author Mike O’Laughlin

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. in Frazier Hall Joining us in the Cultural area located in Frazier Hall will be renowned Genealogist, author of 60 books, and host of the Irish Roots Café, Mike O’Laughlin. Mike will share his

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1915: On the Eve of the Rising – What Made 1915 Different?

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Frazier Hall Ireland had been under British rule for some 700 years and had managed at least one rebellion a generation, albeit failed ones. We will examine some of the world

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Famine Aid: Sawyers Soup – Relief as deterrent

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. in Frazier Hall Much has been made of the response or lack thereof by those in a position to help during the Great Famine.  The Victorian response to poor aid was different

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1845 An Gorta Mor – The Beginning

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. in Frazier Hall The human tragedy that the world came to know as the Great Irish Famine saw its beginnings in the first potato crop failures of 1845. What began in 1845

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Louisville’s Bloody Monday and the Legacy of Immigration

Presented Saturday, Sept. 26 from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. in Frazier Hall August 6, 1855 – Due to anti-immigrant sentiment, Louisville saw one of the darkest days in its history and the repercussions can still be felt today. We will examine the Election

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