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

 

Festival Times:

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

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

 

Elevation

Back by popular demand, Elevation is without question the most successful U2 tribute band in the world. With their huge repertoire and unparalled experience, 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. You think this all sounds too good to be true, seeing is believing.

 

The Maguires

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.

http://maguireband.com/

 

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.

http://www.thebyrnebrothers.com

 

 

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/

 

 

Briste

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/

 

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Reel Republic

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

https://www.facebook.com/reelrepublic/

 

 

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. 

 

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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.