Melbourne Irish Festival

Upcoming Events



SUNDAY 16th MARCH 2014 - 12 noon to 6pm
at Edinburgh Gardens - North Fitzroy, Melbourne

This year's stellar musical lineup:

The Newport Fiddle and Folk Club, check out their blog here;
Pat McKernan - back from his extensive tour with Finbar Furey;
Singer songwriter Steve Simmonds, another welcome festival appearance;
The big band sound of the Van Morrison Tribute Band presenting Moondance;
National anthems by Chris Moloughney and Vincent O'Connor

Irish Pipers galore:

Tracy Byrne and Rod McMurrick will be "Piping In" the festival and appearing throughout the day

Irish Dancers on show:

Kilmurray School of Irish dancing;
Mulcahy-Hayes School of Irish Dancing
Christine Ayres School of Irish Dancing
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

Emcees for the day:

The inimitable Gareth Taylor and Victorian Champion Irish Dancer Conor Ayres

Activities for the kids:

Petting Zoo, Face painters, Mr Twinkletoes, sack races & St Patrick himself.

Other upcoming events

Gaynor Crawford present Glen Hansard.

For more details click here.

Gaynor Crawford present Lunasa.

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Padraig Pearses present Australia's largest 7-a-side event.

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Raffle tickets

Don't miss the opportunity to get a couple of tickets for a chance to win 2 return tickets to Ireland

The chance to win 2 return tickets to Ireland courtesy of Emerald Travel

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Irish food vendors. Byo, no alcohol on sale.

Next Festival Committee meeting

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 7pm, Celtic Club.

For more information contact Adrian on 0409 969 208 or Brendan on 0419 158 677

Committee Members

Melbourne Irish Festival
  • President: Adrian McNamara
  • Vice President: Brendan O'Keeffe
  • Treasurer/Secretary: Niharika Dhillon
  • Communications Officer: Gareth Taylor
  • Sponsorship Co-ordinator: Laura Lyons
  • Committee Members: Clare McNamara, Morgan Fallon, Peter Dowling