Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: September 18 to 19, 2015

 

10th Annual Irish Festival Offers Live Music, Food & Fun, Milford CT, September 18-19

 

The Cultural area will feature traditional Irish Music by Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society and PV O'Donnel Branch of CCE, step dancing and bagpiper demonstrations, Tara Theatre Company, and exhibitors including Irish history and genealogy and Irish language.

 

 

Milford, Connecticut, August 19, 2015 - The Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Connecticut, will host their 10th Annual Irish Festival on September 18 & 19, 2015 (rain or shine).


The Festival kicks-off on Friday, September 18 (6:00pm – 11:00pm) with live musical performances by, Kevin McKernon of County Cavan, Americelt and the The Alehounds.  There will be a variety of food samplings and a great assortment of tasty libations including Guinness. The Irish Marketplace will be open for business offering an outstanding variety of Irish wares for sale.  The Cultural area will feature a Ceili (
a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland) and there will be free children’s activities available from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.


A full day of Irish festivities take place on Saturday, September 19 (11:00am – 11:00pm). Live musical performances by Bobby Morrill, The Druids, Once Removed, Calley McGrane and the Exiles, Keltic Kick, and the McLean Avenue Band. Irish dancing performances will include Kathleen Mulkerin’s School of Irish Dancing and Lenihan School of Irish Dancing.


The Irish Marketplace offers Irish crafts, gifts, jewelry, and clothing for children and adults alike.  The tea room will be serving Irish Coffee and other tasty treats.


The Cultural area will feature traditional Irish Music by Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society and PV O'Donnel Branch of CCE, step dancing and bagpiper demonstrations, Tara Theatre Company, and exhibitors including Irish history and genealogy and Irish language.


In addition to the 50-50 Raffles, there will be a raffle for a fabulous trip for two to Ireland, sponsored by Cara Group Travel. 

 

Free children’s activities will be available between 11:00am and 6:00pm. 


Admission is $5 Friday and $12 Saturday for those 12 years and older.  A two day pass is $15.


The festival will take place at The Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, CT 06460, downtown Milford CT.  Visit
www.milfordirish.org for more details including information regarding the free shuttle service.


About IHSM: To bring about the association of individuals of Irish descent or relationship for the purpose of conducting educational and benevolent activities of all kinds, including the conducting of meetings, conducting forums and research into Irish culture, providing funds for the study of Irish music, dance, and humanities, presentation of Irish culture to community at large and the pursuit of cultural advancement of the Irish through cooperative means with local communities and institutional organizations.


Visit
www.milfordirish.org or the “Milford Irish Festival” Facebook page for more information.
 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Hilary Schorsch

Email: h.schorsch2009@yahoo.com

Phone: (203) 915-5979

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

Irish Heritage Society Of Milford

Milford, Connecticut, 06460

Web: www.milfordirish.org

 

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CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Milford Irish Festival

Event Date: September 18 to 19, 2015

Event Location: Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, CT

Admission: September 18: $5.00, September 19: $12.00, Two Day Pass $15 Ages 11 & Under Free

Web: www.milfordirish.org

Contact: Hilary Schorsch, h.schorsch2009@yahoo.com, (203) 915-5979

Description: The Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Connecticut, will host their 10th Annual Irish Festival on September 18 & 19, 2015 (rain or shine). The Festival kicks-off on Friday, September 18 (6:00pm – 11:00pm) with live musical performances by, Kevin McKernon of County Cavan, Americelt and the The Alehounds.  There will be a variety of food samplings and a great assortment of tasty libations including Guinness. The Irish Marketplace will be open for business offering an outstanding variety of Irish wares for sale.  The Cultural area will feature a Ceili (a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland) and there will be free children’s activities available from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. A full day of Irish festivities take place on Saturday, September 19 (11:00am – 11:00pm). Live musical performances by Bobby Morrill, The Druids, Once Removed, Calley McGrane and the Exiles, Keltic Kick, and the McLean Avenue Band. Irish dancing performances will include Kathleen Mulkerin’s School of Irish Dancing and Lenihan School of Irish Dancing.

 


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