Many Thanks for another Successful Festival!

2019 festival logoIt's A Wrap!

The PCG 45th Annual Irish Traditional Music & Dance Festival ended with Saturday's evening concert with Donie Carroll, the Temple University Irish Dance Club, and Tony DeMarco's Atlantic Wave.  The music and dancing were fantastic and a good time was had by all!  The concert was the culmination of a three day festival celebrating Irish Traditional Music, Dance and Culture. Thank you to all who attended the Festival!

We want to thank all the performers and presentors who, throughout the Festival, shared their music, song, dance and knowledge. You are truly keeping the tradition alive!

Also, a big thank you to all the staff at the Commodore Barry Club and to John Nolan. It was great working with you! Thank you to Jeremy Birmbaum for first class sound throughout the Festival.

The Festival could not happen without all the volunteers listed below who give their time and expertise. We are so appreciative to a long list of great volunteers who do everything from hanging signs to selling t-shirts, presenting workshops, providing home housing for performers, moving tables - and much, much more!

Aiden Bailey

Aine ni shiinnaigh 

Andrew Quinn

Anna Ryan

Betty O’Brien

Brian Fox

Brian Quinn

Bridget, Sarah & Marian McFeeters

Carl Zuckerman

Che Young

Chris Brennan-Hagy

Chris Conley

Connie Koppe

Constance Kraut 

Dan McGurk

Dennis Gormley

Denys Everingham

Georgie McFeeters

Iris Allen

Jane Cahill 

Janet Gala

Jenny French 

Jim O’Brien

John Handy

John Sigmund 

Kathy D’Angelo

Kathy Jackson Kelly

Katie Cohen

Keiran Cohen

Lorraine Quinn

Marian McFeeters

Marisa Janda

Meghan Callahan

Michael Malley

Michael Quinn

Mickey McGill

Mike Finley

Miles Thompson 

Molly Flaxman

Pat Gourley

Penelope & Riley Hearn

Pete Kelly

Poilin Ni Dhiull

Samantha Erickson

Seamus & Conner McGill

Stephen Kuerschner

Tom Coughlin

Tom Imms

Tom West

Trish Callahan

Mary Lou McGurk – Festival Committee

Courtney Malley – Festival Committee

Beth Ann Bailey – Festival Committee

Anne McNiff – Festival Committee

Rosaleen McGill – Festival Committee

Lori Lander Murphy – Board of Directors

Denise Foley – Board of Directors

Matt Griendling – Board of Directors

Marybeth Phillips – Board of Directors

Jim McGill – Board of Directors

(apologies to anyone who was inadvertently left off this list, it doesn't reflect how much you were valued just how tired the listmakers are!)

And last but not least, Thank You to our generous sponsors:

Kathy McGee Burns

Smiths Restaurant/Bar

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann - Delaware Valley

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Courtney & Bryan Malley

Jane Cahill & Harry Stulting

Marybeth Clucas-Phillips & Stephen P. Phillips

Mayo Association of Philadelphia

The Commodore Barry Club, aka "The Irish Center

Lori Lander Murphy

And our Film Partners:

Culture Ireland 

Irish Film Institute

Arts Council Ireland


2019 festival logoSept 12-14, 2019

The Irish Center 6815 Emlen St. Phila.

3 Days of Irish Traditional Music, Dance and Culture

Tony DeMarco’s Atlantic Wave

Chris Brennan-Hagy

Donie Carroll

Ivan Goff & Katie Linanne

Terry Kane

The McGillians & Friends

The Next Generation

Brian Ó hAirt

The River Drivers

Matt Ward

Workshops, Lectures, Kids Activities, Irish Film “Shorts” and much more!

Check out the Schedule for all three days!



Thank you to our generous lead sponsors:


Smiths bar & restaurant


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and our film partners:

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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.