2020 Virtual Schedule


💗💓How do you plan to keep Irish in your heart; six feet apart?💓💗 Start by joining us on Facebook, during the “weekend that would have been”. We will be keeping Irish in our hearts (and yours!) with special online musical and cultural performances.

Show us how YOU kept Irish in your heart over the festival weekend (September 17-20). Share photos and short videos of how you celebrated with the hashtag #IrishInMyHeart

💫💚 WIN PRIZES! 💚💫 Drop your favorite photos and videos in the comments of this event with the hashtag #IrishInMyHeart. We will randomly draw one of your posts for a grand prize: Weekend passes for the 2021 festival for the family! 📸 Include your photos and videos in our “Irish In Our Hearts” wrap up video by emailing them to [email protected] with the subject line “Irish in my heart”

🎶 Tune in September 17 – 20 to the Michigan Irish Music Festival Facebook page for special musical performances from:

5-7 pm Sounds Like Ireland Radio Program
8 pm Runa
9 pm Seamus Kennedy
10 pm An Dro

6 – 9 am Michael Patrick Shiels “The Big Show” radio show broadcast live from Downtown Muskegon 
5 pm Ruth and Max Bloomquist
6 pm Ian Gould
6:30 pm Songwriters Circle with Ashley Davis featuring Colin Farrell and Dave Curley
7 pm Dave Curley
7:50 pm Five Farms
8 pm Best of Scythian on Dan’s Wedding Day!
9 pm Shane Hennessy
10 pm The Kreellers

12 pm Conklin Ceili Band
1 pm Peat in the Creel
1:30 pm Cathy Jo Smith Storyteller – Seanín the Piper
2 pm Kennedy’s Kitchen
2:30 Bob Harke with Kennedy’s Kitchen
3 pm Baking with Babies
4 pm Songwriters Circle with Ashley Davis featuring Doolin’
5 pm the Alt
5:30 pm Cathy Jo Smith – Questions about the Irish Wake
6 pm Friel Sisters
7 pm One for the Foxes
8 pm Daimh
9 pm Doolin’
10 pm CrossBow

11 am Uneven Ground
11:30 am Deb O’Carroll’s Irish Magic Show
12 pm Runa featuring Eamonn and Cormac de Barra
1 pm Songwriters Circle with Ashely Davis featuring Shane Hennessy
2 pm Trout Steak Revival
3 pm Bohola
4 pm Best of Sharon Shannon
5 pm Blackthorn

☘️ Cultural presentations including:
✨Ashley Davis: Songwriters Circle – with Shane Hennessy, Dave Curley, Colin Farrell and Doolin’
✨ Five Farms Irish Cream
✨Shannon Lambert-Ryan: Baking with Babies

🛍 Shop the Irish Market and Store Online!
We are bringing our market vendors to you here http://bit.ly/ShopIrishOnline

👕 Wear the official “Irish There Were a Festival Shirt!
Order yours here http://bit.ly/IrishThereWereFestTee
$24 gets you this super cool tee shirt and shipping.

🥔🍺 Get a Taste of the Festival!
✨Sutton’s Concession will be serving some of your favorite fest fare on Western Avenue, right in front of Pigeon Hill Brewing. Visit them Friday and Saturday for Steak Tips and Bangers and Mash!
✨Pigeon Hill Brewing will have MI Irish Stout on tap all week. Lift a pint high, and cheer to the Irish in your heart!

🪕 Friday, September 18 listen to Conklin Ceili Band LIVE at Knights of Columbus Dan M. Kennedy Council 706! All that dancin’ might make you hungry, good thing there is a New York Strip steak dinner for $15 and BBQ Ribs for$10. Both include all the fixins’ (Salad, Potato and Veggie)! Dinner served from 4:30 – 7:30pm. Music on the Patio by the Conklin Ceili Band (Irish Music) starts at 7pm and goes until 10:30pm.

🍺 Saturday, September 19 from 8-10 pm catch Conklin Ceili Band LIVE on the Pigeon Hill Brewing Company patio. Enjoy the sounds of Ireland set to a pint of MI Irish Stout on tap! (in the event of rain, the live music will be canceled, but the stout will flow)