1. Eileen Ivers, New York, NY
From blazing a trail with Green Fields of America, Cherish the Ladies and as the original fiddler in Riverdance, Ivers continues her ground breaking music with passion and an electricity you can feel – a show not to be missed!
2. Tommy Fleming, Ballina, IRL.
Tommy’s beautiful voice and poetic introductions have made him one of the great voices in Ireland. Welcome back Tommy.
3. Davey Arthur Band, w/Fionnuala Gill, Dublin, IRL.
Davey, internationally known for his work as part of The Furey Brothers and Davey Arthur, joins with singer Fionnuala Gill, the pure voice so memorably brought to audiences as a founding member of Anuna and lead singer for Riverdance. Brought to you thru Culture Ireland.
4. Patrick O’Sullivan, Ballingeary, Cork
A singer and accordion player, as known for his country music as his Irish, Patrick’s following grows with each performance; bring your dancing shoes!
5. Irish Sopranos, Cork, IRL.
Wendy Dwyer, Kay Lynch and Deirdre Masterson are the créme de la créme of Irish classical vocal talent. Individually accomplished, together they will capture your heart.
6. Susan McCann, Newry, IRL.
Susan has performed the world over. The warmth and passion in her songs have made her a festival favorite. Welcome back Susan!
7. Tesse Burke School of Dance, Brady Campbell School of Dance, Leneghan School of Dance
8. Maura O’Connell, Nashville, TN.
Maura’s distinctive voice is instantly recognized and her many hits speak to her lasting legacy; Irish, country, jazz or blues, soft melodies or powerful emotions all are magic from Maura.
9. New Barleycorn, Cleveland, OH.
From their earliest days of big hits like The Men Behind the Wire and Song for Ireland, The New Barleycorn have carried on the song tradition and earned their reputation as one of the great ballad groups. With Alec’s golden voice and John’s banjo power, this international band based in Cleveland is one of Irish music’s best.
10. Scythian, Washington, D.C.
Take a pair of classically trained dueling fiddlers, toss in a rhythm guitar and the occasional funky accordion, then power it with the driving rhythm of a jazz percussionist, and you’ve got the ingredients for a show you won’t soon forget.
11. Johnny McEvoy, Wicklow, IRL.
Singer, Songwriter, Historian and great entertainer, Johnny recorded such #1 hits as Muirsheen Durkin, Nora and his own originals Long Before Your Time, Old Fashioned Tune, Going to California and Michael, among the many. We are proud to have the Legendary Johnny McEvoy back again.
12. Dermot Henry, New York, NY.
A singer? A comedian? Dermot is a master entertainer that can draw a tear or a laugh with equal frequency. Comedy, history, song and laughter from one of Irish music’s great entertainers.
13. John McDermott, Toronto, CAN
A festival favorite and an international star, John sings with his heart and delights the ear. We are delighted to welcome back the Irish tenor.
14. Pat Campbell, Cleveland, OH.
Pat toured with Lord of the Dance for eight years, and now showcase their fantastic skill and energy right here in their hometown.
15. Cherish the Ladies, New York, NY
Led by the irrepressible (and world champion) Joanie Madden, Cherish has secured it’s place as one of the great – and first all-female band – in Irish music – Joanie’s even in the Hall of Fame. The Best of the Best!
16. Homeland, Dayton, OH.
Progressive and American Rock melds with Celtic influences for these Ohio boys making their first festival appearance.
17. Brigid’s Cross, Cleveland, OH.
This trio draws huge crowds every time they play – a great song, a bit of history and lots of laughter in every show.
18. Screaming Orphans, Donegal, IRL.
These four funny, high spirited, musically obsessed sisters have the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundorin, Co. Donegal. Dancing, laughter, and yes, fan screaming, is a trademark of their shows.
19. Fintan Stanley, Boston, MA.
Originally from Co. Louth, Fintan is recognized as one of the great box players in the world. Back by popular demand.
20. Cleveland Firefighter’s Pipe & Drum
87th Pipe & Drum
Great Lakes Pipe & Drum
21. Turn the Corner, Cleveland, OH. – Turn the Corner has been playing at Irish festivals, concerts, weddings, Ceilidh and Set Dancing for 15 years, another Cleveland treasure.
22. The Kreellers, Detroit, MI.
The Kreellers – Born and bred on the song tradition, Paul & Derek proudly follow the tradition of Makem & Clancy and The Dubliners, with great voice, and a way of making any audience dance and sing.
23. Don Stiffe, Galway, IRL.
The ballad tradition has a new voice, and the old songs come alive again with stunning vocals. A performer not to be missed!
24. Mossy Moran, Cleveland, OH.
Another of the great Irish performers who call Cleveland home, Mossy came to us from Waterford. Gorgeous vocals, timely humor and a performance that leaves fans shouting for more.
25. Seven Nations, Windermere, FL.
A festival favorite, 7N brand of original Irish and Scottish music, matched with exciting fiddle and Irish dance leave audiences roaring for more.
26. Michael Crawley (and Mary’s Land?) – On the pipes or on the guitar, Crawley brings a song to life; see one of Cleveland Irish music’s rising stars.
27. Dennis Doyle, Glendale, CA.
A Harp and Gaelic language master, teacher and historian, Dennis has appeared at our festival more than any other entertainer. See his shows and workshops for one of our true treasures.
Our Internationally recognized Celtic Heritage Hall has new exhibits and of course, our favorite “Irish Immigrants to Cleveland” Photo Exhibit too, featuring new exhibits on:
2010 Celtic Heritage Hall Exhibits
Neil Jordan, Oscar Winning Director; Dublin, A Capital Place; Maureen O’Dowd, Fighting Irish Girl; The Bread of Life; The BoonDock Saints II; The Pride of New York; Joe McCann, The Che Guevara of the IRA; A Celtic Cross for Bunker Hill; Liam Clancy Tribute; Games Gael; Ireland’s TIMES; The Magic of Dingle; From Galway Bay to Fifth Avenue; Gettyburg, America’s Preeminent Shrine; Guinness Turns 50; An Ghorta Mór; The Irish in Early Baseball; Rebel Cork; 24 Hours in Newry; The Garden of Ireland;
Plus Profiles on: Munnally; Nuala Kennedy; Kila; Doyle & Irvine, Masters in Collaboration; Tommy Fleming, Back to Knock; Paddy Reilly;De Dannan Rises Again, The Clancy’s; Maura O’Connell; Cherish the Ladies; Altan; Sharon Shannon; Eleanor McEvoy; Julie Fowlis; Mick Moloney; Celtic Women; Karen Casey & John Doyle; Gráda; John McSherry; Téada
and the return of more than 200 past favorites on music, culture, sports, travel, tourism, crafts, performing and visual arts, business, profiles and much more.