Posts Tagged ‘Festival’

Woodstock 1969:
The Irish Contribution

Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, Ten Years After, Joan Baez, Santana, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and – Henry McCullough. They all played at Woodstock in 1969. McCullough has the distinction of being, reputedly, the only Irishman to play in the Festival. For guitarist McCullough, itRead more..

Celtic Appalachia

If you live in Philadelphia or happen to be planning a weekend break to the city, you will be interested to note that the 15th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration will take place on Sunday, March 10th between 2:30 and 7:00pm at the International House of Philadelphia. The program’s theme “Far from the American Shore: IrishRead more..

A Little Bit of
Ireland in the U.S.

Williamsburg: The challenge for Busch Gardens in adding an Ireland theme to its park at this colonial oasis was to steer clear of shamrockery, yet still create a family environment that was fun and vibrant. “Ireland” was opened to the public May 18 and in the opinion of Sean Counihan, mayor of Killarney, steered thatRead more..

Get Your Irish Up!
At Galway’s Oyster Festival

It’s early evening and a vast room at Galway’s Corrib Southern Hotel is lined with long rows of tables, laid for a banquet for over 600 people. Men in dinner jackets and bow ties make small talk with women in elegant ball gowns as their starters are served with military precision by a team ofRead more..