The Hudson Valley Irish Fest returns to Peekskill’s Riverfront Green on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
The community-based, not for profit cultural event was established to celebrate and promote the rich Irish-American heritage that exists in the lower Hudson Valley.
Each year about 3,000 people attended the festival and promoters are promising bigger and better things this year.
The fourth annual Fest will run from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. and our main stage will feature music by recording artists Black 47 and Jameson’s Revenge, Rockland County’s all female band – Girsa, local artist Tim Murphy and — direct from Ireland — Just 2, as well as our famous massed pipe bands.
The 2012 Fest will feature the Jack McAndrews Memorial Cultural Tent featuring arts, historical displays along with talented local Irish step dancers and the finest traditional Irish musicians in the Hudson Valley. “Jack McAndrew kept traditional music sessions alive for many decades. Even though the legendary Guinan’s at Garrison Landing is gone, Jack’s Rising of the Moon session is still alive and this tent will help us all keep Jack’s memory alive for us all.” said Dan Dennehy, Chair of the Hudson Valley Irish Fest Inc.
In addition, the Fest features the work of outstanding artists and craftspeople from both Ireland and the Hudson Valley. There also is a wonderful children’s area with storytelling, crafts, and other activities. A wide variety of tempting food and refreshments will be available.
The beautiful Riverfront Green lies along the Hudson River immediately adjacent to MTA MetroNorth’s Peekskill train station. Ample free parking is also available.
The Fest’s website: www.hudsonvalleyirishfest.com features many pictures from last year’s event.
This link is for our promotional Youtube video:http://youtu.be/b_HUvzr0BUw
This link will take you to an article on a child’s experience from a previous Fest:
Follow: http://www.lohud.com/article/20110925/NEWS02/109250347/Hudson-Valley-Irish-Fest-draws-hundreds-celebrate-traditions for a view of the 2011 event.
For more information please contact Dan Dennehy, Chairman, at (914) 588-2710