Rose & Shamrock Festival returns

By on January 3, 2018

Barleyjuice will be the featured musical act at the fourth annual Rose & Shamrock Festival, to be held Feb. 16-18 at Lancaster County Convention Center

The fourth annual Rose & Shamrock Festival returns to Lancaster in 2018 &tstr; bigger and better than ever. Now under the auspices of the Paloma Irish Arts Foundation, the three-day music festival from Feb. 16 through 18, will host a traditional Irish Ceili, a registered Irish dance competition, bagpiping competitions, Celtic entertainers and much more.

And, as a gift to fans of Irish music and the Celtic arts of Lancaster County, the festival will offer free admission to everything but the headlining musical act, Barleyjuice, one of the nation’s best-known Irish rock bands. Admission to the Barleyjuice show is $13 in advance or $15 at the door.

Featured musicians at the festival also include the Kilmaine Saints, Down by the Glenside, Charlie Zahm & Tad Marks, Fire in the Glen, The Celtic Martins, and the Rehoboth Welsh Choir.

Irish and Scottish dance groups will perform, and there will living history activities, workshops and plenty of vendors, as well as art, music, food and piping competitions.

The Irish Dance Competition (or “feis”) is expected to feature 800 dancers from 8 different states, and it’s registered, sanctioned and governed by the rules of An Coimisiun, The Mid-Atlantic Region and the North American Feis Commission.

The festival has relocated to the Lancaster County Convention Center in Penn Square to accommodate the bigger scale of the event. Several events will also be held at Tellus360.

For more information, visit the Rose & Shamrock website at roseandshamrock.org.

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