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Irish Fest of the Fox Cities

Irish Fest of the Fox Cities After an amazing inaugural event, we are VERY excited to announce that Irish Fest will continue for a second year in downtown Appleton September 16-17, 2022.

Please stay tuned for our schedule. Irish Fest of the Fox Cities

Operating as usual

05/12/2022

Mighty Craic in the Madison area at the end of this month.

03/21/2022

Guess who is returning to our festival this September? Skerryvore!!! This video was from their sold out show last night at McGuinness Irish Pub where they made the big announcement.

03/16/2022
McGuinness Irish Pub

Our best wishes to you for a wonderful St. Patrick's Day. While we all want to just get out and have fun this weekend, we know there are some scarry things going on in our world. Here is a way to help those in Ukraine. May the Road Rise to Meet You! Slainte!

Traditional Irish pub located in Appleton, WI. Authentic Irish hospitality and great food, drink and CRAIC!
www.mcguinnessirishpub.com
920-830-7616

chance to win concert tickets below....
02/11/2022

chance to win concert tickets below....

Irish Heritage Day is tomorrow - a day-long celebration of everything Irish. TRIVIA TIME.... first 5 winners that PRIVATE MESSAGE us will receive 2 complimentary seats to see Rory Makem tomorrow night. Please do not just post the answer -- private message us and... if you cannot make the show, please refrain from answering. Question.... What is the "historical" National color of Ireland?? hint... it's not what you think.

Our friends at McGuinness Irish Pub will host their annual Irish Heritage Day this Saturday. Festival volunteers are bei...
02/07/2022

Our friends at McGuinness Irish Pub will host their annual Irish Heritage Day this Saturday. Festival volunteers are being offered half-priced tickets to the Rory Makem concert. Simply click on the green "Tickets" tab and then blue "Enter promo code" Type in "VOLUNTEER" to apply the discount. You must be on the 2021 volunteer list to receive discounted price. All other shows are free of charge. Hope to see you! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/252350135047

02/02/2022
St. Brigid's Day Concert 2022

The Association of Irish and Celtic Festivals (AICF) is proud to be hosting A Celebration of St. Brigid, with generous support from the Embassy of Ireland, celebrating an Irish saint and Celtic goddess, with music from a mix of celebrated female Irish musicians.

We are pleased to join with our sister festivals to bring you this free, online concert in celebration of St. Brigid's D...
02/01/2022

We are pleased to join with our sister festivals to bring you this free, online concert in celebration of St. Brigid's Day. Special thanks to the Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA for their financial support. Follow the link below Tuesday (Feb 1) 7:00PM.

An incredible artist - an incredible loss for the Irish music community
01/15/2022

An incredible artist - an incredible loss for the Irish music community

Riverdance: The Animated Adventure leaps onto Netflix this month
01/11/2022
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure leaps onto Netflix this month

Riverdance: The Animated Adventure leaps onto Netflix this month

Riverdance: The Animated Adventure (coming to Netflix on January 14) will introduce a new generation of younger fans to the worldwide Irish phenomenon. Legendary Riverdance composer Bill Whelan says the new movie is "a mix of various bits of Irish mythology."

11/30/2021

Thank you for all those who signed the petition and saved a special piece of Ireland.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

A Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Friends of Irish music, your aid is needed. The Cobblestone, a storied Dublin pub which has been for years a showcase fo...
11/02/2021
Save the Cobblestone!

Friends of Irish music, your aid is needed. The Cobblestone, a storied Dublin pub which has been for years a showcase for Irish music, language, and culture is being threatened with demolition to make way for a hotel development. Irish Fest of the Fox Cities volunteers have attended sessions there for years. The owner Tom Mulligan has become a good friend. The Cobblestone is a much loved and needed center of Irish culture and heritage that simply deserves to be preserved. If you love traditional Irish music as we do, please consider signing the linked petition to stop its destruction. The petition closes on November 4, so please don't delay. Go raibh míle maith agat.

Save the Cobblestone pub from being swallowed up by a 9 story hotel. Parts of pub due to be demolished have been a place of music, language, learning and culture. #SaveTheCobblestone

If you loved our inaugural Irish Fest --- you will also love this incredible band, which was to play at our Fest but cou...
10/18/2021

If you loved our inaugural Irish Fest --- you will also love this incredible band, which was to play at our Fest but could not make it in because of the travel ban. Well... they can finally travel and will start their USA Tour right here in Appleton at McGuinness Irish Pub. This is a ticketed show. You can purchase tickets at McGuinness or through the online link below.

JigJam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘I-Grass’ (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. The band has become such great friends, having played our pub many times. We are so excited to finally welcome the lads back. Help them launch their USA tour at their favorite pub. Get your tickets now https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jigjam-finally-returns-tickets-189064726687

Some of the people of the fest is the focus of this post.  Those of you who worked behind the scenes or were in the crow...
09/27/2021

Some of the people of the fest is the focus of this post. Those of you who worked behind the scenes or were in the crowd. This is for you!

09/20/2021

Congratulations to the raffle prize winners

1st place Ireland Tour
Katie Flynn
2nd place Middleton Whiskey
Lynda Lochner
3rd place Guinness Mirror
Ross McDowell
4th place St Brendan’s Inn
Kailyn Rudd

09/19/2021

Our fest was definitely for everyone, young and old, and just an enjoyable weekend enjoying being outside and smiling! See you next year!

09/19/2021

Honoring our frontline Heroes...a big hit on both nights of the fest. Skerryvore Martin Gillespie McGuinness Irish Pub

Saturday in the park.
09/19/2021

Saturday in the park.

09/19/2021
09/19/2021

Wow. Thank you Appleton!!!!

Skerryvore set going on
09/19/2021

Skerryvore set going on

WFRV-TV was able to catch Matt Miller on Day 2 of the fest.😁
09/18/2021

WFRV-TV was able to catch Matt Miller on Day 2 of the fest.😁

First night and early Saturday! Plenty of room to put your lawn chair down and enjoy a beautiful day in Appleton!
09/18/2021

First night and early Saturday! Plenty of room to put your lawn chair down and enjoy a beautiful day in Appleton!

Thank you for an absolutely amazing opening day.
09/18/2021

Thank you for an absolutely amazing opening day.

Thank you Gaelic Storm for helping us launch our first Irish Fest of the Fox Cities
09/18/2021

Thank you Gaelic Storm for helping us launch our first Irish Fest of the Fox Cities

09/17/2021

Skerryvore getting a lot of airtime today

09/17/2021

Nice job Skerryvore Scott Wood Music

Skerryvore  made it to Appleton.  We couldn’t let them sleep in. Time for some TV remotes.
09/17/2021

Skerryvore made it to Appleton. We couldn’t let them sleep in. Time for some TV remotes.

09/16/2021

Cannot wait to see you Katie!!!

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Another Fest-Let the fun begin!! May 29th You are all invited to the music on 2 stages, Session and ceili planned for Madison area's Irish Fest in the Barn, May 29th, 2022,
Anyone know how to find the raffle winners?
Thank you for providing me my now favorite weekend of the year. I had a blast! I can't wait until next year!
So honored to be a part of the first Irish Fest of the Fox Cities! We had such a fun time playing, and can’t wait to hear all the amazing bands lined up through the rest of the day!
Saturday…hope to see you soon!
The Colm Keegan Show goes live on-air very shortly and you can tune in anywhere in the world: - Sat: 6pm - 8pm (1pm - 3pm EDT) - Where: https://celticmusicradio.net - Post Online: #TheColmKeeganShow ------------------------------------ **FEST WATCH TODAY:** Michigan Irish Music Festival’s 'Hackley Hooley' (September 18th) Our Fest in the hot seat today is the fantastic Michigan Irish Music Festival! This is a fantastic weekend that takes place on the stunning waterfront location in Muskegon, MI. Unfortunately, the Festival had to be cancelled this year, however, a Hackley Hooley one-day event will be running its place today, Sept 18th, in Hackley Park, Muskegon. Joining me today to chat more about this event as well as the history of Michigan Irish Music Fest will be their Entertainment Chair Tom Schaub!! - If you're in the area you can pick up tickets from: https://michiganirish.org Tune into The Colm Keegan Show on Celtic Music Radio every Friday & Saturday to hear another festival being previewed. ------------------------------------ **MUSIC TODAY:** - Beoga - Ryan McMullan - Doolin’ - Scythian - Julie Fowlis - Stevie McCrorie - Kilfenora Céilí Band - Nathan Carter (new single) - Tallymoore - *Skerryvore - Cameron Barnes - Megan O'Neill - Shane Hennessy - *Gaelic Storm - The Wailin' Jennys - **Runa - **Seamus Kennedy - The East Pointers - *The Moxie Strings - Donna Taggart - Damian McGinty (Official) - Róisín O'Reilly Music *performing this weekend at Irish Fest of the Fox Cities in Appleton, WI **performing today at Michigan Irish Music Festival’s Hackley Hooley ------------------------------------ **SPOTIFY PLAYLIST:** As with recent weeks, all of the music featured during the 2hr show can be listened to on either: - Colm Keegan's Spotify Account: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1bfLxJM5HSM17vDbd5zboB?si=IsQe6N5fRROK0EI65jy-zw&dl_branch=1 - Specific Link to Playlist this week (17th & 18th Sept): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3RHz6LzYngyEEts8eZe18e?si=8979ebd8ee7443b2 ------------------------------------ **ALL LINKS:** All links required are available from: - Colm Keegan LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/ColmKeegan ------------------------------------ Hope you enjoy the show Colm ###
Here is your "lunchtime listen" thanks to Irish Fest of the Fox Cities:
A bit of early morning television to kick off the day. Thanks Local 5 Live and see you tonight Irish Fest of the Fox Cities #irishfest #foxcities #gopackgo
Irish Fest of the Fox Cities is beginning today. I got a chance to catch up with the headliners for the festival's inaugural year.
Twas’ the night before Irish Fest…
This Saturday! We'll be playing at Irish Fest of the Fox Cities in Appleton, Wisconsin, at the Bog Tent Stage at 4:45 pm. Come join us for some jigs, reels, songs, and all sorts of witty repartee!
Next Friday in Appleton, the Irish Fest of the Fox Cities https://fb.watch/7ZaTHWyIgW/