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Canada’s Irish Festival in Miramichi Starts Today!

The American Rogues perform on Saturday, July 20th at the Lord Beaverbrook Arena from 11 pm to 1 am.

The American Rogues perform on Saturday, July 20th at the Lord Beaverbrook Arena from 11 pm to 1 am.

The 30th Annual Irish Festival in Miramichi kicks off this evening with a free outdoor concert at Waterford Green in downtown Chatham!

The music begins at 7 pm with Bob McCallum and Jimmy Lawlor, who will be followed by the Gillis Family, Cosan, and Celtic Rant. The free concert runs until midnight.

The festival goes into full swing tomorrow (Friday) with various performers taking the stage at the Lord Beaverbrook Arena from noon until midnight and a series of workshops, displays and cultural events happening at James M Hill Memorial High School from 10 am until 5 pm, before hitting full stride on Saturday with performances at the Lord Beaverbrook Arena beginning at 11:30 am and continuing through the wee hours until 1 am and activities at James M Hill from 10 am to 5 pm, and finally winding down on Sunday with Family Fun Day at Middle Island and the Running of the Green at the Lord Beaverbrook Arena.

Molly's Tea Room in the James M. Hill cafeteria will be open from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, July 19th & 20th.

Molly’s Tea Room in the James M. Hill cafeteria will be open from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, July 19th & 20th.

Canada’s Irish Festival always has an excellent musical line-up of first class performers, and this year is no exception! All your local favourites like the Nelson Doyle Dancers and The Miramichi Fiddlers return along with many amazing performers from further abroad such as The American Rogues and Celtic Rant.

Immerse yourself in Irish culture by signing up for a workshop or cultural activity while you attend the festival. Learn to play the Irish whistle, do research into your family’s history, or enter a contest to display your Irish heritage. Noted scholars, authors, genealogists and musicians make the workshops an unforgettable part of the festivities.

To find out the complete schedule of performers and cultural activities visit the website at www.canadasirishfest.com.

A Look Back at Canada’s Irish Festival in Miramichi
A few years ago Mighty Miramichi made a video about Canada’s Irish Festival, which is still as enjoyable today. Click below and enjoy!

Ten years ago Bread ‘n Molasses Editor and Mighty Miramichier, Kellie Underhill attended her very first Irish Festival. The times may have changed a bit but the overall feel of the festival has certainly not. Click here to read about her initial experience, originally published in 2003.

For the complete schedule for the 30th Annual Canada’s Irish Festival in Miramichi or to find out more about the performers and cultural events, visit www.canadasirishfest.com.

 

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