Non-Stop Music, Dance & Everything Irish!
For the past number of years we have done a smaller Friday Night show and then a full Festival on Saturday. This year we are going back to our roots and doing the whole show in one BIG day-on Saturday September 15th. We will also be LOWERING our prices for Saturday admission this year to $16 in advance (with the price chopper card) and $20 at the gate (that’s a savings of about 18% in advance and 20% at the gate. We are also LOWERING vendor fees in an effort to increase the selection. We will still offer top flight entertainment along with other cultural and children’s activities as we have in the past, and our hours of operation will only change by a single hour-11a.m.-11p.m. as opposed to 10am. Kids 12 and under will still get in for free. I know some of you will miss the Friday show, but we believe that lowering our gate fees and fitting all the fun into one day will ultimately allow us to remain a top notch event while also saving families as much money as possible.
*Please note: Performance times are subject to change without notice.
With their versatility and well-seasoned skills, combined with on-stage foot stomping energy and off-stage charisma, Emish has been making fans from one coast to the other.
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Coors Light Stage
Hair Of The Dog has repeatedly been named “Best Band” since the late 1990’s, by Upstate New York’s top regional newspapers and magazines.
2:00PM - 3:15PM
Hair of the Dog
Albannach is not just another Scottish ‘Pipes & Drums’ band, our primal drumming and precise piping stirs the soul of anyone who hears them – young and old!
In its pursuit of excellence, the Schenectady Pipe Band has been competing in contests at Scottish games throughout the Eastern United States and Canada, as well as in Scotland.
5:05PM - 5:15PM
Schenectady Pipe Band
The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland.In its pursuit of excellence, the Schenectady Pipe Band has been competing in contests at Scottish games throughout the Eastern United States and Canada, as well as in Scotland.
5:45PM - 6:55PM
Coming from the predominantly Irish neighborhoods of Southside Chicago, the Tossers have been expanding the boundaries of contemporary Irish music since the early '90s.
7:35 - 8:50PM
Shilelagh Law embodies all that is New York Irish music: old songs, new songs, jigs, reels, dancing, weeping, lots of laughter, plenty of drinks and the inevitable visit to the local diner at 5am.
9:30PM - 11:00PM
Dancers with the Farrell School of Irish Dance will perform with the Screaming Orphans and Shilelagh Law on stage.
5:45PM & 9:30PM
Farrell School of Irish Dance
Spancilhill is a new combination of 2 local bands, Dublin Trainwreck and Good Things (Frank Jaklitsch’s backing band.). Brian McCann, Bob Long, Kathi Quinlan and Michael Eck play both Irish music & classic/current tunes, too.
11:00AM - 11:45PM
The Schenectady Pipe Band is a New York State non-profit organization. We promote the public appreciation and playing of pipes and drums through fellowship, performance, competition, and continuous development of skills.
11:45AM - 11:55AM
HellCat Maggie is a high energy Celtic rock ensemble and our goal is to get you dancing and singing to our wide range of Irish/Celtic/rock music.
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them.
12:15PM - 1:00PM
House of Hamill
2:30PM - 2:40PM
Folk singer, songwriter, artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted by performers from around the world . Although known foremost as a solo performer Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands,the Celtic folk band 'Donnybrook Fair' and the Celtic bluegrass band 'The McKrells'.
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Paddy, Mick ,Sean and Fran are committed to bring our listeners a professional show which is both entertaining and historical. The real history of Ireland is in our songs.
4:30PM - 5:45PM
Folk singer, songwriter, artist Kevin McKrell's songs have been interpreted by performers from around the world . Although known foremost as a solo performer Kevin was a founding member of two seminal bands,the Celtic folk band 'Donnybrook Fair'and the Celtic bluegrass band 'The McKrells'.
6:15PM - 7:15PM
Jeff Strange& Kevin McKrell
Get Up Jack is a joyous, retro-romp by six of the most energetic and charismatic performers in Irish music today. Their soaring vocals and enthusiastic performances have drawn comparisons to the old- school groups of their youth (like The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers and The Wolfe Tones), yet it is their own unique instrumentation, style and delivery that makes them a one-of-a-kind experience.
7:45PM - 9:00PM
Get Up Jack
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Group rates are available by special request
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Children 12 and under are FREE
All others require a ticket to enter.
Irish 2000 is now a ONE DAY event
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As a special offer, attendees will get 20% off one ride to or from the event (use code: LYFTIRISH2000).