Pittsburgh Irish Festival

West Oakland

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In a Nutshell

  • Family-friendly holiday show
  • Traditional Irish performances
  • Music, dance, and storytelling

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With today's side deal, $15 gets you two tickets to the December 18 performance of Irish Christmas in America, a collection of traditional Irish music and dance productions presented at Carlow University's Antonian Theatre by the Irish Partnership (up to a $44 value).

Fiddler and producer Oisín Mac Diarmada expertly employs the arts of music and dance to unite Irish history with the story of emigration to America under the umbrella of the holiday season. Irish-infused accordion, harp, fiddle, and dancing feet beat rhythmically on taut eardrums, while historical photos of Ireland are projected onto the stage's backdrop, creating a multi-sensory experience akin to a sheep-drawn sleigh-ride full of shepherd's pie. Irish Christmas in America is an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family, while popular holiday carols follow Irish ballads like a conga line of Santas and Irish poets. Celtic skeptics can check out videos of performances from Christmases past to get a glimpse of Antonian Theatre's Christmas future.

Pittsburgh Irish Festival Fundraiser

1.What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?

The Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Inc. is a non-profit with the mission to preserve and promote the Irish culture in Western Pennsylvania. Our Halfway to the Festival Fundraiser will benefit this effort allowing us to continue our education and outreach programming.

2. What was the inspiration to start or run this business?

The inspiration to start this business was to hold an event to educate our area on the Irish culture.

3. What do you love most about your job?

Our staff loves their jobs because of their own deep Irish roots. The festival and complimentary events feature family recipes and traditions from Ireland.

4. What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?

The best reaction from our organisation's supporters are that when they attend our events and outreach programming, they feel like they're in Ireland.

Customer Reviews

It's a great event with wonderful bands from Ireland, great food, wonderful market place with beautiful items from Ireland and there are so many things for the whole family to enjoy.
Lori K. · September 11, 2014
It's held annually and it's pretty fun. Food, gift items and lots of bands.
Ellen J. · September 8, 2014
Great experience. Awesome music, food, marketplace and the general atmosphere. Must go!
Shonali D. · September 8, 2014

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