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Entertainment Schedule

Below is the 2016 Pittsburgh Irish Festival Entertainment Schedule. Check back soon for the 2017 schedule!

Friday, September 9, 2016

UPMC – UPMC Health Plan Amphitheatre, CS – Celtic Spirit Stage, MPS – Magners Pub Stage, HS – Hedge School, CD – Cultural/Dance Stage

4:00 pm

Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh (UPMC)

4:15 pm

The Rivermen (CS)

Weekend at Blarney’s (MPS)

4:45 pm

Abbots Cross (UPMC)

5:30 pm

Donnie Irish (CS)

5:45 pm

Socks in the Frying Pan (UPMC)

Terry Griffith (MPS)

6:45 pm

The Wild Geese (CS)

Mike Gallagher (MPS)

7:00 pm

Skerryvore (UPMC)

8:00 pm

Ruaile Buaile (CS)

The Bog Carrots and Ceili Dancing with Liz Shovlin (MPS)

8:15 pm 

Screaming Orphans (UPMC)

9:15 pm 

Corned Beef and Curry (CS)

9:45 pm

Scythian (UPMC)

** Program Subject to Change

Saturday, September 10, 2016

UPMC – UPMC Health Plan Amphitheatre, CS – Celtic Spirit Stage, MPS – Magners Pub Stage, HS – Hedge School, CD – Cultural/Dance Stage

11:15 am

Children’s Irish Dance Matinee (CD)

11:30 am 

Na Gaels (MPS)

11:45 am

Mike Gallagher (UPMC)

12:30 pm

Names in Gaelic with Sean (HS)

12:45 pm

Dennis Doyle (MPS)

1:00 pm 

Bell School of Irish Dance (UPMC)

Alan Irvine (storyteller) (HS)

1:15 pm

Charles May, Kathy Fallon, and Kip Ruefle (CS)

1:30 pm

Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance (UPMC)

Irish Language Skills ~ Marie Young

2:00 pm 

Terry Griffith (MPS)

Journey of the Irish to America during the Great Hunger ~ Arthur Cola (HS)

Burke-Conroy School of Irish Dance (CD)

2:30 pm

A Terrible Beauty, a commemoration of 1916 Remembrance with Tom Sweeney, Evans & Doherty (UPMC)

Journey of the Irish to America during the Great Hunger continued ~ Arthur Cola (HS)

2:45 pm

Donnie Irish (CS)

3:00 pm

Dennis Doyle (MPS)

Alan Irvine (storyteller) (HS)

Bell School of Irish Dance (CD)

4:00 pm

Screaming Orphans (UPMC)

“The Ancient Hurling Match at Cunga” ~ David McDonnell and the Pittsburgh Hurling Club (HS)

Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance (CD)

4:15 pm 

Burke-Conroy School of Irish Dance (CS)

Mark Guiser (MPS)

4:30 pm

“The Ancient Hurling Match at Cunga” ~ David McDonnell and the Pittsburgh Hurling Club (HS)

5:00 pm

Borden Skills ~ Kip Ruefle (CD)

5:15 pm

Evans and Doherty (CS)

5:30 pm

The Step Crew (UPMC)

Tom Sweeney (MPS)

6:00 pm

The Songs of Tommy Makem ~ Rory Makem (CD)

6:30 pm

Ruaile Buaile (CS)

6:45 pm

Socks in the Frying Pan (UPMC)

Mike Gallagher (MPS)

7:00 pm

Irish Ghost Stories – Alan Irvine (Storyteller) (HS)

7:45 pm

Makem & Spain (CS)

8:00 pm

Screaming Orphans (UPMC)

The Bog Carrots and Ceili Dancing with Liz Shovlin (MPS)

9:00 pm

The Wild Geese (CS)

9:30 pm

Skerryvore (UPMC)

** Program Subject to Change

Sunday, September 11, 2016

UPMC – UPMC Health Plan Amphitheatre, CS – Celtic Spirit Stage, MPS – Magners Pub Stage, HS – Hedge School, CD – Cultural/Dance Stage

10:00 am

Irish Mass with Father Brian Cronin, C.S.Sp. (CS)

11:30 am

Patrick Regan (CS)

11:45 am

Pittsburgh Ceili Club (UPMC)

Dennis Doyle (MPS)

12:00 pm

Names in Gaelic with Sean (HS)

12:15 pm

Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh (UPMC)

12:30 pm

Pittsburgh Irish Reelers (UPMC)

Cahal Dunne (CS)

Irish Yarns andTales ~ David McDonnell (HS)

1:00 pm

Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums (MPS)

Ancient History of Hurling ~ Pittsburgh Hurling Club (HS)

1:30 pm

Socks in the Frying Pan (UPMC)

American Dream during Pre-Civil War America ~ Arthur Cola (HS)

Children’s Songs ~ Mickey Spain (CD)

1:45 pm

County Mayo (MPS)

2:00 pm 

Ruaile Buaile (CS)

American Dream during Pre-Civil War America continued ~ Arthur Cola (HS)

2:30 pm

The Easter Rising and the Ordinary Irish ~ David McDonnell (HS)

2:45 pm

The Step Crew (UPMC)

3:00 pm

Terry Griffith (MPS)

The Easter Rising and the Ordinary Irish ~ David McDonnell (HS)

3:15 pm 

A Terrible Beauty, a commemoration of 1916 w Tom Sweeney, Evans & Doherty, and Makem and Spain (CS)

4:15 pm

Skerryvore (UPMC)

Jack Puskar (MPS)

** Program Subject to Change

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