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Irish American Heritage Festival 

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This annual event at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, features music and other performances on four stages. Admission is $12, $8 in advance, $7 for seniors, and free for kids under 12. Call 773-282-7035 for more info.


Fifth Province Pub

6:00 Joe McShane & the Silver Bridge Band

:15 Finbarr Fagan's Band

10:15 Muck Brothers

Folk Tent

7:00 McDonagh Girls

:00 Next Generation

Main Stage

7:00 Donofinn

:30 McNulty Irish Dancers

9:00 Tossers

Theatre Stage

6:30 Seanachai Theatre Summer Camp


Fifth Province Pub

12:30 Donnybrook

2:30 Kennedy's Kitchen

5:00 Tin Lynott (Thin Lizzy tribute)

7:15 Matt Stedman Band

9:30 Mickey Finns

Folk Tent

1:00 Academy of Irish Music

2:00 Trinity Academy of Irish Dance dance lessons

3:00 Wiggleworms

4:00 Mike Austin bodhran lesson

4:30 Chicago Celtic Pipe Band

5:00 Pat McKenna

6:30 Ceili and set dancing demonstration

:00 Irish Musicians lead an Irish waltz

Main Stage

12:30 Irish Heritage Singers

1:30 Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance

2:00 Dooley Brothers

3:30 Academy of Irish Music

4:00 Larkin & Moran Brothers

6:00 Bagpipes & Drums of the Emerald Society CPD

6:30 Waco Brothers

:30 Chicago Celtic Pipe Band

9:00 Black 47

Theatre Stage

12:30 Seanachai Theatre Summer Camp

2:00 Mullane Academy of Irish Dance

3:00 Shapeshifters Theatre: The Fall and Rise of Enver Hoxha

4:30 Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

5:00 Irish Heritage Singers

6:30 Malachy McCourt


Fifth Province Pub

12:30 Baal Tinne

2:30 Dyed in the Wool

5:00 Fast Eddie & Billy O'Donoghue

7:00 Mickey Finns

9:30 Chancey Brothers and friends

Folk Tent

12:30 Murphy Roach Junior Band

2:00 Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

3:00 Wiggleworms

3:45 Whitey O'Day

5:00 John Devens bodhran lesson

5:30 Shannon Rovers Pipe Band

6:00 Ceili and set dancing demonstration

Main Stage

12:00 Dooley Brothers

2:00 Misericordia

2:30 Katie Sullivan Band

4:00 Irish American Idol finals

4:30 Makem & Spain Brothers

6:30 Academy of Irish Music

7:00 Gaelic Storm

9:00 Shannon Rovers

Theatre Stage

1:30 Irish American Idol contest

2:00 Mulhern School of Irish Dance

3:00 Spriorad Damhsa

4:00 Malachy McCourt

5:30 Irish Heritage Singers

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Tossers.

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