Mighty St. Patrick's Festival
Friday 16 - Sunday 18, March 2018.
The mightiest of mighty Irish festivals, Raglan Road’s Mighty Festival kicks off at 12.00pm Friday March 16 running thru Sunday, March 18. Brace yourselves for a cacophony (big word that) of music so Irish that's it’s more Irish than any other found in this fair land. Throw in (tho not literally please) a troupe of Irish Dancers with more talent in their big toes than most possess in their lifetime and you have the ingredients for an fun, feisty and fantabulous Festival. A Mighty festival. The only Road to the best of Irish is Raglan Road. With sublime Irish food, an enormous range of craft beers and cocktails, a dedicated Irish store, face painting and much much more.
The craic (gaelic for fun) will be mighty at the mightiest of mighty St. Patrick's festivals
Friday, March 16: 12.00pm - 1.00am
Saturday, March 17: 10.00am - 1.00am
Sunday, March18: 10.00am - 1.00am
Raglan Road’s Mighty Festival featuring…
Young Dubliners are quite possibly Celtic rock’s hardest working band, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. Known for their exciting live performances, the Young Dubliners bring their hearty rock and Irish infused tunes to the Raglan Road stage. www.youngdubliners.com
This traditional Irish family band from Wicklow comprises Emma, 17, on fiddle, flute and whistle; Aoife, 15, on concertina and uilleann pipes; Sean, 12, on bodhrán; and their dad, Philip, on guitar. The band's repertoire includes traditional favourites and modern tunes with syncopated, infectious rhythms sure to wow Mighty Festival crowds. Catch them performing at Raglan Road March 14th – April 3rd.
The Byrne Brothers
An exceptionally talented traditional Irish music family from Donegal. They are Luca, 13 (button accordion); Finn, 11 (banjo,mandolin and whistle); Dempsey, 8, (whistle and bodhran); and father Tommy (guitar, Uilleann pipes, fiddle, whistles, bagpipes and bodhran). Their show combines exciting traditional Irish tunes with modern dance beats, and they love to interact with every audience.
The Raglan Roots Coalition
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 some hip-swingin', knee-shakin' breath stealin funky roots beats and your only half way there. www.facebook.com/RaglanRootsCoalition/
This inspiring all -female trio includes Emma Robinson (flute, whistle), Joanna Boyle (banjo, vocals) and Alison Crossey (bodhran, guitar). They grew up listening to and playing traditional Irish music, winning numerous awards at County, Ulster and All Ireland competitions, quickly gaining themselves a fine reputation in traditional music circles. Blending together their rich musical backgrounds, Briste creates a fresh and exciting mix of country, folk and Irish traditional music. https://www.bristemusic.com/
Hailing from the southwest corner of Ireland, Aisling Egan-Sage (fiddle); Liam O'Keefe (box, vocals); and Coin Foley (guitar, vocals) are Reel Republic, three seriously talented musicians always pushing to make the next gig better than the last. They will keep you entertained with a mix of traditional Irish ballads and modern Irish songs
Out The Gap
Niall McIlroy (guitar, ukulele bass, whistles and flute); Deordre Ni Mheachair (fiddle); and Aidan Byrne (guitar, vox, keys and percussion) make up the pub's newest house band performing a sweet combination of innate musicianship, beautiful tine playing and fairly outrageous virtuosity. They love putting on a vibrant and energetic show for their fans.
The Raglan Road Dancers
The Raglan Road Dancers plucked from the stages of the most famed Irish Dance shows perform throughout the Mighty Festival.
Cover charge of $10 will apply to each guest 18 and over on March 17 only.