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IRISHFEST ATLANTA CELEBRATES THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC, DANCE AND CULTURE
IrishFest Atlanta is hosting the fifth annual event on November 3 rd & 4 th at the DoubleTree by Hilton
Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody. Atlanta – October 10, 2017- IrishFest Atlanta 2017 hosts world renowned artists including our headlining acts: Pride of New York with famous lead Joanie Madden of Cherish the Ladies, Pride of Moyvane a top dance band, and The Yanks with 5-time fiddle world champion, Dylan Foley.
The festival welcomes back dancer, Shannon Dunne, many local champion musicians, dancers and celebrated lecturers. New to the festival this year will be an Irish Tapas Food tasting and a viewing of the celebrated film documentary, An Godfather, narrated by actor, Brendan Gleeson. There is something for everyone! The festival begins on Friday evening featuring local performers and cultural activities and an opening concert by The Yanks. Festivalgoers can enjoy their favorite beverage of Ireland at the Irish Pub experience.
Saturday includes workshops, taught by our world-class artists, as well as, dance, music and theater performances on multiple stages throughout the day. Opportunities to learn more about the Irish culture abound through an Irish sports demonstration, Irish Tea with the Irish Consul General of Ireland, lectures, Irish films and more. A favorite feature for the adults is “learn how to pull the perfect pint” (of Guinness, of course) and enjoying the nuances of whiskey during a special tasting.
Pride of Moyvane concert will take place Saturday afternoon followed by a dance the “Irish way.” Participate in a dance workshop that morning and join in the fun! The day will end with the Pride of New York concert, which always promises to be an exciting event.
For the full line-up and to purchase tickets go to: www.irishfestatlanta.org.
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About IrishFest Atlanta IrishFest Atlanta launched November 2013 to promote the culture of Ireland through the country’s traditional music, song, dance, and language. The vision of IrishFest Atlanta’s original founders was to create a weekend of cultural performances, lectures, and workshops in a festive environment appealing to community members of all ages and varying familiarity of all things Irish. IrishFest Atlanta is sponsored by Irish Traditions Atlanta, a branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Comhaltas is an international organization whose objective is to promote Irish culture and language. Irish Traditions Atlanta is a non-profit organization.
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