This exciting event, which is held annually in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, will take place on September 7th, 8th and 9th, 2012, and it will showcase a variety of thrilling live performances from an inspiring assortment of ultra-talented Irish musicians, dancers and storytellers.
Anyone who has Gaelic heritage will embrace the joyous spirit of the festival. This year’s festival venue is the Riverplex at Sandcastle (1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead, PA)
If you love a good time and you’d like to learn more about Ireland, you’ll adore this popular festival, which offers so many fun activities for adults and children.
Rest assured that you’ll never be bored at the festival, and that you’ll leave with fond memories, new friends, and a deeper understanding of your own Irish heritage. Of course, you don’t need to be Irish to enjoy the festival – all are welcome.
Family-friendly and so affordable (tickets for adults are just twelve dollars at the gate, and children under 12 years of age get in for free), this year’s festival features wonderful musical acts, including Beltaine, the Screaming Orphans and Gaelic Storm (to name just a few).
Other festival highlights include Hooley and Ceili Dancing with Liz Shovlin, as well as a children’s Irish Dance Matinee and a Galician bagpipes performance. In the heritage area, listen to thrilling stories about Ireland’s wild women, and learn about the meaning and origin of your own Irish family name.
To find out more about the festival, please visit the official Pittsburgh Irish Festival website today.