Blackthorn, Galway Guild, and the Shantys will be playing in “Irish Paradise” at Harrah’s Philadelphia this Saturday. And that’s just the beginning of several weeks of nonstop great Irish music. Read on.
St. Patrick’s Irish Festival in King of Prussia, Blackthorn, Galway Guild, the Shantys, and a primo trad player from County Offaly will help you be Irish.
Lots of music–it’s Philly Folkfest weekend!– a rally for the Tyrone football team, a designer bingo game to benefit a local football club, and even an AOH Wiffle Ball Competition round out the fun this week.
Musikfest opens in Bethlehem this week (August 7), and while there aren’t loads of Celtic acts, it’s worth a visit for the nonstop music that goes on for two weeks in this pretty little city about an hour north of us. Headliners include Culture Club (I was reminded that lead singer Boy George is of Irish descent!), Reba McIntire, Duran Duran, Alice in Chains, ZZ Top, Snoop Dogg, and Jerry Seinfeld, who as far as I know isn’t singing...
Raymond Coleman is back in town, along with Frances Black (her house concert is sold out), and the Paul Moore Band is at Brittingham’s. There are also some Irish acts at Musikfest in Bethlehem that we’ve just added to our brand new calendar.
Singer Frances Black is making a brief stop in Philly on August 1 for a house concert with her children, Aoife and Eoghan Scott. Tickets are still available. And there’s more going on!