Irish Fest 2018
Friday, October 12
Festival Kickoff – Irish Association of Manitoba, 654 Erin St.
A chance to meet the Irish Fest guest artists & local Irish Traditional Music community.
Bring your instruments to join in the sessions. Free Admission…all welcome.
7:00 pm to close
NORAH RENDELL Chicago Irish American News has named Norah “Best Female Vocalist of 2016” in their annual Top TIR (Tradition In Review) awards! This is Norah’s third time winning this award as a soloist (she was named “Best Female Vocalist” in 2001 and 2012), this time alongside legendary Irish and folk music artists such as Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Buttons and Bows, Colin Farrell and James Keelaghan.”
Randy Gosa has been playing Irish music since 1999. During his undergraduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he studied with several renowned Irish music masters including Liz Carroll and Sheila Shigley, studied at the University of Limerick, Ireland with Niall Keegan and Sandra Joyce, and completed the UW-Milwaukee Celtic Studies program. A founding member of the Milwaukee based Celtic trio Cé, he performs nationally with the band Myserk and collaborates with several accomplished midwest-based musicians including guitarist/singer Brian Miller, flute player Brett Lipshutz and Celtic harpist Kim Robertson. In addition to performing, he teaches at the Irish Fest School of Music and is an active Ceili/set dance musician in Milwaukee. Randy’s versatile musicianship has been described by critics such as Alex Monaghan (Folk World) as “driving, percussive, lyrical, gentle, dominant by turns.”
10am to 4pm
FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Craft & Art Show & Sale, Instructional Workshops for Beginners ,Show & Tell Irish Music & Dance
Kids Crafts; Irish Language ,Celtic Irish Wire Jewelry & much more
10am to 4pm
Instructional Workshops $15 (some are free to Comhaltas Members)
Fiddle, Tenor Banjo/Mandolin, Irish Song,
Flute & Whistle, Guitar, Bodhran
7PM EVENING GALA CONCERT featuring NORAH RENDELL & RANDY GOSA
Plus Winnipeg’s own FLATLAND CEILI BAND
Tickets $25 available at the door (under 12yrs free with paid adult)
For more information on work shops and times see .Irishfest.ca
Or phone (204) 894-4499