The Great Irish Hooley 2017
Great Irish Hooley 2017
Raglan Road will host its 6th Annual ‘Great Irish Hooley’ Sept 1 - Sept 4 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.
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
Lisa Canny Band
The Lisa Canny Band, six piece led by the stunning and outrageously talented Lisa Canny. Lisa is a multi-instrumental/singer/songwriter/composer from Co. Mayo. She is best known for her enchanting covers and sold out live performances. Gifted with empowering confidence and a charming sense of honesty, the most exciting and consummate stage of Canny’s career is now pouring vehemently over the horizon. Her diverse fusion of Irish trad, hip-hop, and R&B is refreshing and unique – gaining her traction on a global scale. She will appear at Raglan Road for three weeks beginning August 30 and will perform nightly during the Hooley.
ELEVATION - U2 TRIBUTE BAND
Back by popular demand!!! Elevation is without question the most successful U2 tribute band in the world. With their huge repertoire, Elevation is the only band to call when you want to bring the most authentic sights and sounds of U2 to your audience without actually having to bring in U2 themselves. Elevation have produced a special show for this year’s Great Irish Hooley paying homage to the ground breaking album “The Joshua Tree” which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Elevation play two special nighttime shows on Sept. 2 and 3
Garry O'Meara Band
Multi-Instrumentalist Garry O’Meara, from Dublin, is one of Ireland’s foremost and recognizable four string tenor banjo players. In his 20’s he was a member of crossover success story Reel, a band that had 3 top ten singles in Ireland and the UK. Since then Garry has toured extensively in Europe, North America and Asia with groups as diverse as Stockton’s Wing, Celtic Legends and The Brock McGuire Band & We Banjo 3. Gary will perform at this years Great Irish Hooley with his three piece band.
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.
Over The Bar
A young energetic and vibrant four piece act from Ireland. These young musicians exude musical chemistry. A predominately Irish traditional group, they also play folk, blues and soul. Their live show is an exciting and engaging performance from start to finish showcasing their incredible musical talents.
A clash of Celtic cultures creates a cacophonous crescendo! Rollickin’ Rua are a fresh and exciting traditional Irish music ensemble from Ireland and Scotland. All highly accomplished musicians, each of the band members brings a wealth of musical talent and experience making for a vibrant and exciting live show of music and song.
Aaron O’Sullivan is a talented singer-songwriter and guitarist from County Cork. With his unique and fresh take on Irish music Aaron will keep you entertained all night with a mixture of traditional Irish ballads and modern Irish Songs.
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!
From Our Roots to Riverdance
Ciaran Keating, a Champion Irish Dancer is Raglan Road’s Choreographer Extraordinaire. Ciaran will host an energetic and entertaining event with the Raglan Road Irish Dancers, that traces the origins of Irish Dance from earliest jigs n reels, through the modern era.
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!