This year the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival runs March 15, 16, and 17 and is headlined by one of Celtic rock’s hardest working bands, the Young Dubliners.
During this annual celebration, nine bands will join the Raglan Road troupe of Irish dancers to offer nonstop entertainment from mornings into the late night.
There will be fun for families during the day including face painting and dancers to invite children on stage for fun dance lessons (no experience necessary). Late-night festival attendees will enjoy a live performance by Young Dubliners.
The Festival Entertainment Lineup includes:
- Young Dubliners
Young Dubliners are known for their hearty rock and Irish-infused live performances.
- Ben Gunnery
Irish music superstar and multi-instrumentalist Gunnery has been soloist for high-profile productions like Riverdance and films including “Lord of the Rings” and Harry Potter movies.
An all-female duo blends their rich musical backgrounds to create a fresh and exciting mix of country, folk and Irish traditional music.
- The Byrne Brothers
This traditional Irish music family from Donegal features Luca, 14 (button accordion); Finn, 12 (banjo, mandolin and whistle); Dempsey, 9, (whistle and bodhran); and father, Tommy (guitar, Uilleann pipes, fiddle, whistles, bagpipes and bodhran). Their show combines exciting Irish tunes with modern dance beats, and they love to interact with every audience.
- The Raglan Roots Coalition
Raglan Road’s house band known for their soul-rockin’ Celtic bluegrass with hip-swingin’, knee-shakin’funky roots beats.
- Reel Republic 2.0
From the four corners of Ireland Reel Republic 2.0 is always pushing to make the next gig better than the last.
- Trad Gad
These three musicians from Kerry, Dublin, charm Raglan Road audiences with their vibrant performances.
Three Irish sister-musician-songwriters from Wexford, Ireland are dubbed “Ireland’s next big thing” and are rocking Raglan Road Pub stages with their extraordinary talent.
- High Road
Coming from Galway, Kilkenny, and Glasgow this trio meets in the middle to play a crowd-pleasing symphony of traditional Irish tunes and songs.
- The Raglan Road Irish Dancers
Plucked from the cast and stages of the world’s greatest Irish dance shows, the Raglan Road Irish Dancers perform throughout the Mighty Festival. You can even learn some traditional Irish dance steps – no previous training needed!
On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis with a $10 cover charge for each guest age 18 and older. Reservations can be booked for other festival days (no cover) by calling (407) 938-0300.
Guests can order from Raglan Road’s brunch, lunch, dinner and bar menus during the festival. Traditionalists can dig into the pub’s loin of bacon and cabbage, the authentic Irish dish of St. Patrick’s Day, plus other pub classics.
Guests can enjoy a selection of beers, whiskeys, and craft cocktails to pair with exceptional pub grub and more elegant Irish fare while musicians and dancers perform on multiple stages, indoors and out, from 3:00 pm to 1:30 am March 15 and 11:00 am until 1:30 am March 16 and 17 (Pub opens at 9:00 am for seating Saturday and Sunday).
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