2016 Irish Festival

September 30, 2016 -- October 2, 2016.

This year's Festival opening concert will feature the group Dallahan. They will be playing on Friday evening, September 30, and again at the Festival at Walker's Bluff on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Please check back here for more details.

Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music.

The Southern Illinois Irish Festival began in 1997 by Charles Fanning, Director of the Southern Ilinois University Carbondale (SIUC) Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program, as a Celebration of Irish American Music. Overwhelming response to this event prompted individuals in the community to organize the 1998 festival, which attracted 1000 participants... Read More...

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2016 Irish Festival:  

September 30 - October 2, 2016

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