Celtic Craic Celtic Craic Music Fest Music Fest
September 9, 2017| Harrisburg, PA | info@CelticCraicMusicFest.com

2017 Performers


Abigail's Garden

Abigail's Garden
Abigail’s Garden is a trio that plays Celtic, Irish, Folk music along with some more modern tunes. Each member has unique talents to add to the group.

www.abigailsgardenmusic.com

Trad Stage 2:00pm


Across The Pond

Across The Pond
Across the Pond is a multi-instrumental trio performing their own high-octane arrangements of Irish and Scottish tunes and songs. This trio is very passionate about their traditional roots but also have modern influences. Their music is traditional, but also has a quite modern edge. Finding that special balance is what separates Across the Pond from most other Irish bands. They grab the audience from the very first beat right to the end.

With repertoire ranging from hauntingly slow airs to high-energy jigs and reels, love ballads, and high energy traditional and contemporary songs, Across the Pond can provide music for a wide range of special occasions. Their music is fresh and entertaining. They remain the most-booked Celtic band in PA.

www.acrossthepondmusic.com

Trad Stage 8:00pm

Bastard Bearded Irishmen

Bastard Bearded Irishmen
Pittsburgh-based Bastard Bearded Irishmen is one of the most entertaining and energetic live shows today. Their sound is an original, ferocious blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic music, mixed with punk, gypsy and high-energy rock n’ roll.

www.bastardbeardedirishmen.com

Rock Stage 7:00pm

Carraig School of Irish Dance

Carraig School of Irish Dance
Central PA's Newest Traditional Irish Dance School.

We are a Traditional Irish Dance school, and offer the opportunity to compete on a regular basic.

At the Carraig School of Irish Dance, we are dedicated to ensure all our dancers have a strong foundation in Irish dance. From the first class to the 100th class there is a large emphasis on all dancers knowing and mastering the core essentials of Irish step dance.

We strive to preserve the rich tradition of Irish and Ceili dancing while providing a nurturing environment for our dancers to strengthen their talents and also increase their self esteem.

www.carraigirishdance.com

Trad Stage 4:20pm

Down By the Glenside

Down By the Glenside
Humbly paying homage to the Irish generations that have built this and many other great nations worldwide, and in the spirit of the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, Luke Kelly, and the Wolfe Tones, Down By The Glenside brings you the traditional sounds of Ireland. Come join us for a pint and a song or two!

www.downbytheglenside.com

Trad Stage 6:00pm

Harrisburg Scottish Country Dance Society

Harrisburg Scottish Country Dance Society
In 1982, The Harrisburg Scottish Country Dance Society (HSCDS) was founded to promote the art of Scottish Country Dancing in Central PA. We offer the chance to learn the traditional steps, patterns and dances, both old and new, which are danced today in groups world-wide and on every continent (including Antarctica).

hscds.webs.com

Trad Stage 6:00pm

Kilmaine Saints

Kilmaine Saints
Kilmaine Saints is a band formed on good whiskey and bad intentions. The brainchild of two members of a Harrisburg Pipe & Drum band, this side project was originally created with the sole intent of getting them free beer at St Patrick’s Day shows in the Central PA area (and might I add – mission accomplished). After incorporating the help of fellow members from the pipe band and other notable musicians from the area, they soon realized they were in for one hell of a ride. Since 2009 they have continued to pound through blistering, high-energy live sets that keep people singing along, stomping their feet, lifting their pints and shouting for more. With several hundred shows at pubs and festivals up and down the East Coast, 2 critically-acclaimed releases under their belts, national and international airplay, and an ever-expanding and extremely loyal fan base, it’s no wonder the world is starting to stand up and take notice. In short, the Kilmaine Saints are equal parts Irish swagger, Scottish pride, and whiskey. This explosive Celtic rock band from central PA will steal your heart, your spirit, and your pint when you’re not looking.

www.kilmainesaints.com

Rock Stage 9:00pm

Hold Fast

Hold Fast
Take five rowdy friends, add whiskey and see what happens. Mixing updated Irish traditional music and original material in a unique blend of Celtic, punk and rock, Hold Fast offers an energetic show, marked by high velocity, high volume and an intoxicating good time. Hold tight, hold steady, Hold Fast!

www.facebook.com/HoldFastHarrisburg

Rock Stage 1:15pm

Lochiel Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

Lochiel Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
The Lochiel Emerald Society Pipes and Drums is a bagpipe band based in Harrisburg, PA and made up of individuals from police, fire and emergency medical services personnel from throughout Central Pennsylvania.

The name Lochiel was chosen for its connected heritage to the Scottish/Irish neighborhood of south Harrisburg. This area located along South Cameron Street was the "blue collar" district for many of the mill workers and was one of several homes to Simone Cameron, who was a successful businessman and politician. Simone Cameron became President Lincoln's Secretary of War during the Civil War.

The Clan Cameron originated in the barony of Lochiel Scotland. The family clan dates back to as early as the 13th century, and Clan Cameron has been described in the history books as "fiercer than fierceness itself", which represents well, the dedicated service of our emergency workers that serve the entire community.

www.lochielemeraldsociety.org

Main Festival Grounds 2:45pm & 4:00pm

The Ogham Stones

The Ogham Stones
Born in the back room of a pub and raised in the basement of an abandoned armory, we are Lancaster's greatest Celtic rock band...Slainte!

www.reverbnation.com/theoghamstones

Rock Stage 5:00pm

Dave Pedrick

Dave Pedrick
Guitarist David Pedrick has earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for his work in a wide variety of styles. His performance credits run the gamut from jazz clubs to concert halls and he has been invited to perform for guitar societies, concert series, musical theater productions and music festivals throughout the U.S. Recent highlights include performances at The Strand-Capitol Arts Center, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Fulton Opera House, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Philadelphia Fringe Festival and the Wilmington Grand Opera House. As a recording artist, David's work has received international acclaim and has been featured on more than 200 radio programs in the U.S., including All Things Considered, Celtic Connections, Celtic Heartbeat, Classical 24, Colors of Jazz, Crossover, Desert Island Discs, The Green Island, and The Intimate Guitar.

www.davidpedrick.com

Trad Stage 12:30pm

Rebel Heart Irish Dancers

Rebel Heart Irish Dancers
There is traditional Irish dance and then there are the Rebel Heart Irish Dancers. Their innovative approach to Irish step dancing stretches into new territory while keeping the passion of this generations-old style revived, infused with new energy. In their 10th Season, the Camp Hill-based Rebel Heart Irish Dancers have amazed audiences from Central PA to California more than 600 times.

www.rebelheartirishdancers.com

Trad Stage 3:30pm