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    Co-Honorary Chairs Named for the 2014 Festival

    Father and son, Chuck and Kevin Lennon, have been named the 2014 Indy Irish Fest Co-Honorary Chairs.  Chuck and Kevin will preside over the activities during the weekend.  Chuck and Kevin both have a long history steeped in Irish heritage … Continued

    Dublin City Ramblers returns to the Golden Ace

    The band that has been voted Ireland’s #1 Best Irish Folk & Ballad Group for 2012 & 2013, the Dublin City Ramblers, will be returning to McGinleys’ Golden Ace on Saturday July 12th @ 8:30pm. The Ramblers have been around … Continued

    Summer Registration Now Open for Irish Arts Academy Classes

    Summer quarter classes take place evenings beginning June 16th at the Garfield Park Arts Center. The Academy offers music classes in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, accordion, tenor banjo, bodhrán, flute, hammered dulcimer, harp, whistle and sean-nós singing. In addition, they offer ceili dancing … Continued

    Irish Arts Academy Fiddle Competition – June 14th

    Sponsored by the Indy Irish Fest, 9 Irish Brothers Traditional Irish Pub, Claddagh Irish Pubs, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the competition is open to fiddlers of all ages living in Indiana. The competition will take place on Saturday, June 14th at the Garfield Park … Continued

    Congratulations to Indianapolis’s All-Ireland Qualifiers!

    On Saturday, May 10th members of Indy’s Irish music and dance community competed at the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Midwest Fleadh in St. Louis, MO.  Congratulations to Dave Bagdade for taking First Place in Mandolin and First Place in Newly Composed Song!  Congratulations … Continued

    Irish Arts Academy Spring Class Registration Open

    Learn traditional Irish tunes, songs, and language taught by Indy’s finest musicians and linguists! Registration for the spring quarter is now open! More information