Northeast Philly Irish Festival 2015

Northeast Philly Irish Festival 2015

Smiling happy faces everywhere

Smiling happy faces everywhere

Organizer Bill Reid kept the rain out and the Irish in, all of them gathered under the big tent behind the Cannstatter Club in Northeast Philadelphia.

Deborah Streeter-Davitt  of MacDougall's Irish Victory Cakes

Deborah Streeter-Davitt of MacDougall’s Irish Victory Cakes

Saturday was the first of two days celebrating all things Irish, with a raft of performers, including Deirdre Reilly,the Bogside Rogues, Belfast Connection, The Hooligans and the Fitzpatrick Dancers, plus lots of vendors hawking jewelry, T-shirts, whiskey cakes and scones.

There was a big dance floor in front of the stage, and although there weren’t a lot of dancers, those who stepped up did so with the enthusiasm dancers tend to have in buckets full.

We caught all of the action.

Mom and sonTaking up the whole table at the Northeast Philadelphia Irish FestivalTaking to the dance floor at the Northeast Philadelphia Irish FestivalHappy dancersSinger Dee ReillyOur dear friends at the Relik jewelry stand, Miriam Stamm and Stanton RossMaster of Ceremonies Bill Reid introduces singer Dee ReillyHappy customers at the shirt stand ... and happy sales guy, too.Fitzpatrick dancers rehearse under the watchful eye of their instructorFitzpatrick dancers of Bucks County warming up before their performanceFitzpatrick dancerDeborah Streeter-Davitt  of MacDougall's Irish Victory CakesClapping hands as Dee Reilly singsBogside Rogies and buddiesAn appreciative audience at the Northeast Philadelphia Irish FestivalAbsolutely love those faces

Author: Jeff Meade

Jeff is one of the founding editors of irishphiladelphia.com. More details.

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