Celtic Craic Celtic Craic Music Fest Music Fest
September 21, 2019| Mechanicsburg, PA | info@CelticCraicMusicFest.com

2019 Performers


1916

1916
Hailing from upstate NY, Celtic rockers 1916 are an explosive concoction of the modern Irish Punk movement with an original mix of psychobilly which gives 1916 a sound that stands apart from other bands of the genre.

www.1916band.com

Trad Stage 6:00pm

Barleyjuice

Barleyjuice
With six studio albums and a double CD collection in their sporrans to date, these five spirited yanks are currently one of the most beloved celtic rock bands in the USA. Frontmen Kyf Brewer and Keith "Swanny" Swanson lithely cover lead vocals, guitars, accordion, harmonica, mandolin, bouzouki, and bagpipes. Both originally piped in the Loch Rannoch Pipe Band, and performed in Edinburgh’s Millennium March for Prince Charles. While Swanson was once a member of New York’s legendary Flailin’ Shilaleghs, Kyf’s been a pro performer since his first band, The Ravyns, produced the hit "Raised on the Radio" for the 1982 film Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

Backing Brewer & Swanson are a mad trio of characters: captivating fiddler Alice O'Quirke, whose classical roots stray to Irish & bluegrass in the middle of the most authentic jigs & hornpipes; drummer John Tracey, a powerhouse of driving decadence; and hopping bassist Eric Worthington, musical snake-charmer of the deep and dulcet.

The ayes have it - Barleyjuice is a grand group of talented tunesmiths and prodigious performers, and the absolute best time you can have at a concert without removing your kilt.

www.barleyjuice.com

Contemporary Stage 9:00pm

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 basis.

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

Cultural Stage 12:30pm

Celtic Wood and Wires

Celtic Wood and Wires
An acoustic quartet playing and singing mostly traditional Irish, Scottish, Celtic and Appalachian music.

facebook.com/celticwoodandwires/

Trad Stage 6:00pm

Coyle School of Irish Dance

Coyle School of Irish Dance
Coyle School of Irish Dance, located in the Mid-Altantic Region. Irish Dance is a great sport and is a fantastic form of exercise that builds both confidence and discipline. The Coyle School students have the opportunity to participate individually and/or as part of a team. The Coyle School of Irish Dance has over 30 years’ experience teaching dance to children from all over the Philadelphia, Montgomery Co, and the South Jersey area. We have many children that are enrolled in Irish dance as a recreational dance class for fun and exercise. We also offer competitive classes for those who wish to compete in the USA and Internationally. Our students are taught to the standards of An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, Dublin, Ireland.

www.coyleschool.com

Trad Stage 6:00pm

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
The Harrisburg Scottish Country Dance Society (HSCDS) was founded in 1982 to promote the art of Scottish Country Dancing in Central PA. Sometimes called "the ballroom dancing of Scotland," Scottish Country Dance is a social dance form in which square dancing and contra dancing originated. It combines are energetic jigs and reels with slower and more elegant strathspeys. Our traditional steps, patterns and dances, both old and new, are danced in groups world-wide and on every continent.

hscds.webs.com

Cultural Stage 6:30pm

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

Contemporary Stage 7:00pm

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 0:00pm & 0:00pm

Mickey Spain

Mickey Spain
Mickey Spain is a 2nd generation folk singer and songwriter from the mill town of Manchester NH. Although he grew up in a household steeped in music and musicians, Mickey did not actual- ly begin to play music until his mid twenties. While laid up with injuries from an automobile ac- cident, his father gave him a guitar and with an uncontrollable fervor, Mickey went to work learning three chords. The rumors that he never learned another are completely inaccurate. He has indeed learned a few more, and though he’s not sure what they’re called, he is not hesitant to throw them into a song when he thinks they’ll fit...most often they don’t. Over a three week pe- riod, Mickey worked tirelessly honing his craft. He partnered with his brother Liam and they be- gan performing Irish and American folk songs as The Spain Brothers.

www.mickeyspainmusic.com

Trad Stage 6:00pm

Picking & Grinning

Picking & Grinning
Husband and wife team, Ted and Susie Tomalewski, have been entertaining throughout the Four State Area since 2004. Their combination of Appalachian Style clog dancing, guitar, flute and tin whistle playing, fun song singing, joke telling and audience interaction will warm your heart and lift your spirits. Come experience their Celtic Children's Set for the young and the young at heart. They will have you grinnin' in no time and the kids will sleep good tonight

facebook.com/PickinAndGrinninShow

Cultural Stage 4:00pm

Punkabillys

Punkabillys
The Punkabillys started out as two guys playing with themselves (instruments, in case anyone should be confused). Originally known as Burning Eyebrow, they got their start playing acoustic style at private parties and bonfires. The band expanded to four members in July of 2007, bringing their electric and harder feel to the band. Then, in December 2007, they changed their name to The Punkabillys. Their new style of original music reflected songs about local life and growing up in Pennsylvania or Pennsyltucky, as the case may be. In late 2009, they added a fifth member to play banjo and complete their irish punk sound. In early 2010, they expanded their punk style by adding bagpipes and a tin whistle to create a Celtic punk sound that is like no other. In 2013, The Punkabillys transformed from electric distortion to an acoustic grass-a-billy style of music by bringing back the banjo and adding an acoustic guitar. This brought a unique mix of bluegrass and Celtic Irish folk-grass. Our current line-up of instruments include 2 acoustic guitars, bass, banjo and mandolin. We enjoy writing and playing songs about pirates, moonshine, jail and bad decisions!

facebook.com/The-Punkabillys-317625947586/

Trad Stage 6:00pm

Sean Suttell

Sean Suttell
Sean Suttell, guitarist and lead singer for The Lucky Pistols, plays a combination of Irish and Folk Punk music. Heavily influenced by bands like The Pogues and Dropkick Murphys, Sean first gained notoriety playing Irish music in the pubs of Southern Germany. Now based out of Baltimore, Sean plays his brand of high energy music primarily in the Irish pubs and clubs across Maryland and Pennsylvania.

reverbnation.com/seansuttell

Traditional Stage 12:00pm

Shamrogues

Shamrogues
The ShamRogues have been entertaining crowds all over the East Coast since 2009 with their unique brand of Irish music and dance. From Washington D.C. to Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the famous Irish venues of New York City, the band has attracted fans of all ages and walks of life wherever they travel with their show. Having performed a series of sell out shows in Ireland over the past several years, the band has blasted onto the International scene in a blaze of electric fiddles and banjos.

Formed by banjo player and County Laois native Jim Phelan, the band features Chris Marsheck on Guitar and Vocals, Sarah Stepanik on Fiddle, Gary Peresta on Bass, Evan Phillips on Drums and the World Class Irish Dancing Duo Katie Fox and Katie Whitman.

Not a band to stand around on stage blasting out song after song, The ShamRogues like to involve their audience in a fun, lively evening of songs and stories of Ireland, and God help anyone who forgets to clap along !!!

www.theshamrogues.net

Contemporary Stage 5:00pm

Shrimp Ryan's Jig Band

Shrimp Ryan's Jig Band
Shrimp Ryan's Jig Band: OLD TIME APPALACHIAN & IRISH tunes played on mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar, & bass. Family style pickin' w/ 2-6 players

facebook.com/ShrimpRyanJigBand/

Trad Stage 6:00pm