The Mid-winter Scottish and Irish Festival closed out a successful 24th year–three days of music, dancing, great food, great drink, vendors, and lots of Celtic steampunk. We were there and have photos! And a cute little video highlight reel.
The annual Mid-Winter Scottish Irish Festival in Valley Forge starts on Friday with a huge lineup of bands for every musical taste. Jamison headlines a fundraiser this week for Archbishop Ryan High School, and three top notch singers will be raising money on Sunday for the “Come West Along the Road” Irish radio show. And Celtic Thunder’s Emmet Cahill will be back at The Irish Center on Monday.
The 25-year-old tenor will be debuting some songs from his new solo album.
We went to a few events, one featuring the Divine Providence Village Rainbow Irish Step Dancers, another featuring Runa at the Kimmel, and another a house concert featuring Rory Makem, and Mickey and Liam Spain. We thought you might like to share in the holiday magic.
Mick Moloney and his musical friends played a long, incredible gig. We selected two of the best sets, including a tribute to Ed Reavy.
The annual Irish music benefit for St. Malachy Mission School and Church came off without as hitch, perhaps inspired by Sister Cecile Anne Reiley, SSJ, in whose memory the concert was dedicated.