Thursday, March 17, 2011


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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Save the Dates: Sept. 16 & 17, 2011
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Two Days, Non-Stop Music

Announcing Our 2011 Lineup

Happy St. Patrick's Day -- the midway point to Irish 2000!

This year, Irish 2000 is welcoming 19 of the finest Celtic bands on the planet.

Kicking things off on Friday (Sept. 16) is Emish.


Enter the Haggis

Continuing the music will be The Fenians, followed by Gaelic Storm, Carbon Leaf and concluding the evening is the rousing music of Enter the Haggis!

Then on Saturday (Sept. 17) , we kick into higher gear with four stage and music to please every Celtic (or would-be Celtic) heart.

Black 47

Black 47

On the Contemporary Stage, Emish opens followed by Celtic Cross and Carbon Leaf. Next up are The Screaming Orphans and The Fenians. A new addition this year is Shilelagh Law from New York City. As the evening continues, the Glengarry Bhoys take the stage with Black 47.

On the Traditional Stage, opening will be perennial favorites The McKrells. The entertainment continues with Girsa and De Dannon. Joining us this year will be The Clancy Legacy featuring Robie O'Connell, Aoife and Donal Clancy. Then, enjoy the performance of Leahy with the very popular Hair of the Dog the final act on the Trad Stage.

The Pub Stage features Rakish Paddy, Frank Jaklitsch & Friends, Kevin McKrell solo, Girsa, Flynn 529, Emish and Kilrush.

If you've never been to Irish 2000, our 15th annual event will be one to remember. Promise. If you've been with us through the years, we look forward to seeing you again.

In the meantime, enjoy St. Patrick's Day and save the dates: Sept. 16 & 17, when Irish 2000 takes over the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa for an unforgettable celebration!


Matt Nelligan

I2K Executive Director


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