The Philadelphia Ceili Group’s 43rd Annual Irish Traditional Music and Dance Festival this September 7, 8 & 9th is once again fostering and promoting traditional Irish arts and culture in Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley.

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This year’s festival has something for everyone: a night of Irish song with some of the very best local singers of Irish traditional songs hosted by Rosaleen McGill and featuring local favorites Matt Ward, Kevin McCloskey, and Keegan Loesel; a very special Ceili dance with live music by the McGillians & Friends; a Friday night Rambling House hosted by Gerry Timlin that is bound to be a rollicking good time. On Saturday the Festival begins at 11:00 a.m. with FREE workshops and lectures for current Ceili Group members and students with admission into the Festival on Saturday. Saturday’s all-day concert will include local musicians, singers and dancers such as So’s Your Mom, Jameson Sisters, the Philadelphia Ceili Band, and the Next Generation. Saturday night is a very special concert featuring Bua and Mothers’ Pride.

An Artisan’s Gallery, Irish dance demonstrations, music all day Saturday, workshops with internationally known musicians and singers. Perfect activities for the whole family, all ages!

The Festival takes place at the Commodore Barry Club in Philadelphia. Known as the "Irish Center", it is close to train line and has nearby free parking. 6815 Emlen St. Philadelphia, PA 19119. For more info: