The Great Irish Hooley 2016
Great Irish Hooley 2016
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant will host its 5th Annual ‘Great Irish Hooley’ Sept 2 - Sept 5 at Disney Springs with the electric energy of live Irish music, authentic step dancing, first-rate food and interactive fun for all the family. Labor Day weekend guests can celebrate Orlando’s only boutique Irish festival with authentic Irish cuisine and beverages and a memorable long weekend of top Irish talent, including award-winning bands and performances by the Raglan Road Dancers.
To celebrate the Great Irish Hooley’s fifth year, we are proud to present a brand-new, 90-minute live show of music and dance – Rhythms of Raglan – produced in Ireland, exported to Raglan Road and directed by David Hayes (Riverdance, “The Voice” Ireland edition) with guest choreographers including Michael Donellan (Lord of the Dance) The Rhythms of Raglan cast will debut during the Great Irish Hooley with their electrifying new music and dance spectacle featuring live Irish bands and award winning Irish Dancers. From Sept. 3-5, our Celtic face painters will be available to add glitz and glamor to the Hooley offering something for all the family
Performances begin at noon Friday, Sept 2, through Monday, Sept. 5, and continue throughout each day and night. Reservations can be booked throughout the festival days by calling 407/938-0300 or through our Raglan Road website.
*No Cover Charge
The Great Irish Hooley Band Line Up
The Screaming Orphans are the four Diver sisters from Bundoran, Co.Donegal, Ireland. They have carved a great reputation of being a captivating and entertaining live band in Europe and America combining their own original, pop/rock music with the Ceili tradition style of music that was inherited from their family roots. Their mesmerizing, dynamic and highly electric live performances and stage presence have taken the festival circuit by storm.
The Raglan Roots Coalition
No compromisin'. 10 years down the Road, Raglan felt it was time to shake its boogie - Roots style. Cue The Raglan Roots Coalition. A coming together of Ireland's obnoxiously fine young talent - set fare to blow the cream off your pint. Think soul rocking Celtic bluegrass with a touch of hip swingin knee shakin breath stealin funky roots beats and you're only half way there.
Flat Out are an award winning four-piece band from the West of Ireland. They play an exciting mix of folk, traditional, pop and new world music combined. They are all multi-instrumentalists combining Irish harp, guitar, fiddle, tin whistle, flute, button accordion, bodhran along with rich male and female vocals. They play fresh original music along with funky cover music and have been playing and travelling the world since 2013. Miss this band at your peril.
The Marianne Fraser Band
Marianne is one of the most sought after guitarists and songwriters on the Irish music scene, and is ably supported by Danny Hunter on fiddle and Ali Levack on whistles and pipes. The band performs a high energy mix of traditional tunes and songs, modern songs and Marianne's own compositions and they have been delighting audiences at Raglan Road all summer long.
Swingin’ On the Gate
This four-piece band of multi-instrumentalists with roots in legendary Lisdoonvarna in Co. Clare have serious crossover credentials and musical pedigree including traditional and classical training. They are multiple medal winners at Fleadhs music competitions and have toured in Italy, Switzerland and the United States.
The Flyin' Marys
The Flyin' Marys are a young, hip, fun-lovin' all-girl band from Ireland. They are well able to mix it with their raucous tunes, beautiful ballads, strong vocals. Now that's quite a dazzling array of musical talent!
The High Road
These young, traditional Irish musicians who met in University in Ireland exude musical chemistry. A predominately an Irish traditional group, they also play British folk, blues and soul. Their combined talents provide for a vibrant and exciting live show of music and song.
Cooney & Ryan
Both considered masters of their chosen instrument, they are undoubtedly one of the finest traditional Irish music duos around. These young energetic musicians love nothing better than having their crowd interact and sing along during their performances.
Jake is a singer-songwriter and musician from Dublin whose passion for music inspires audiences as he entertains with unique vocals and catchy songs - you are in for a real treat!
The Raglan Road Irish Dancers
The Raglan Road Dancers, plucked from the cast and stages of the world’s greatest Irish Dance Shows perform throughout the long weekend. You can even learn a few traditional Irish dance steps. Everyone is welcome no experience necessary
*No Cover Charge