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The Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band is a true family affair, led by Margie Mulvihill (flute/whistle) and her husband John Reynolds (fiddle), along with their children Erin Loughran (fiddle), Blaithin Loughran (button accordion), Neidin Loughran (whistle, banjo, guitar, song) and John Paul Reynolds (fiddle, banjo) and Erin’s husband Mickey Coleman (singer/songwriter, guitar, banjo). They are a very popular ceili band in the New York Tri-State area known for their lively and rhythmic percussive style, perfect for dancing. The family were featured on the HBO series “The Music in Me”.
Arís, Atlanta’s Stage for Celtic Culture, is delighted to be returning to IrishFest in 2017. At IrishFest’s inaugural year in 2013, Arís presented An Irish Faerie Garden, featuring two of Oscar Wilde’s beloved Faery Tales — “The Nightingale & The Rose” and “The Selfish Giant.” This year, Arís revisits that Fairy Garden, bringing to life another famous story — “The Happy Prince.” You won’t want to miss their magical interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s much loved story!
The Irish Brothers are Sandy “Sandyman” Flynn and “Captain” George Hergen. This is a unique team - Sandyman comes from the mountains Western North Carolina with the Captain hailing from the canyons of New York City. The two started performing together twenty-five years ago when they worked ‘suit’ jobs at IBM. Both draw from their Irish heritage for material - their music practically maps the Irish cultural integration into the ‘new country’ - from traditional Irish ballads, to original songs of love, drinking, revolution and redemption.
Na Cailíní is a trio made up of Irish-Americans Asha Noorullah (fiddle), Katy Callaghan (fiddle, box accordion) and Ciara Fleming (concertina, fiddle). This August, the trio traveled to the All-Ireland Fleadh in Ennis to compete in the trios competition. They are looking forward to performing at Irish Fest Atlanta.