Experiment: Irish Fest Unleashed

(Experiment: Irish Fest Unleashed. – video by Jeremy Griffith)

The Second Annual Irish Fest was as record setting as the first according to its organizers. The Festival took place over the three-day Labor Day weekend and featured live music, dance performances, crafts and games for kids, Irish Food, and a Whisky Tasting on Friday night.

Headlining the musical performances was the Irish Music Award’s 2009 top traditional group Bua, which performed all three nights. Other musical groups included The Mairtin de Cogain Project, Andreas Transo, the Twin Cities Ceili Band and performances by the Mooncoin Ceili Dancers.

Eamonn de Cogain came back for a second year in a row from Ireland to MC the event.

More information about the Festival is available at www.irishfestmn.org. 

Performer plays bagpipes at Rochester Peace Plaza. – photo by Jeremy Griffith

Performers play live music at Rochester’s Peace Plaza. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Musicians perform classic Irish tunes. – photo by Jeremy Griffith

Irish Wolf Hound is good with kids – photo by Jeremy Griffith

Irish Fest Placard – photo by Jeremy Griffith

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