How To Be Irish in Philly This Week
Let’s hope for some nice weather this week since we have some great outdoor concerts, hurling and football on Sunday, and a couple of festivals on the calendar.
Jamison and the Bogside Rogues will be performing in Pennypack Park in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, the same night you can find the band, RUNA, in Pastorius Park in Chestnut Hill.
On Saturday, head down to Annapolis for its second annual Irish Festival. On the bill, some of our favorites—Albannach, Barleyjuice, and Screaming Orphans, and much, much more.
On Saturday, July 21, Graeme Park is holding its annual Celtic festival featuring the Barley Boys, the Celtic Marins, Carl Peterson, women’s highland athletics, sheep-herding, Irish dancers, and, my favorite, a haggis eating contest. (I tried it at Bethlehem’s Celtic fest—it doesn’t taste like chicken. It tastes like liver.)
This Sunday, July 15, get ready for some football–Gaelic ootball. The Div. Kevin Barry’s meet up with the Young Irelands and then the Junior Division Barry’s take on Eire Og. Baltimore is pitted against the Allentown Hibernians in hurling.
Okay, let’s come inside now. Galway Guild is appearing at Paddy Whacks on the Roosevelt Boulevard on Saturday. Joe Magee says he’ll buy a Guinness for anyone who says they saw this on Irish Philadelphia’s website or Facebook page.
Downashore? You can catch Jamison on Saturday night at Keenan’s Irish Pub in North Wildwood and on Sunday night at Shenanigans in Sea Isle City.
Check our calendar for the details and more late-breaking events.