2017 HVIF Main Stage Lineup

9th Annual Hudson Valley Irish Fest on Saturday, September 30 from 11 am to 7 pm

(Rain or Shine, SORRY NO COOLERS, No Outside Beverages, SORRY NO PETS – Service Animals Only)

Lineup for MainStage 2017 Hudson Valley Irish Fest
(Times, artist lineup and schedule are subject to change)

During intervals on the main stage, our area’s finest Pipe Bands coordinated by Don ‘Spanky’ MacLennan! We are joined again by Westchester County Firefighters Pipes & Drums,  Pipes & Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester County, Hudson Highlands Pipes & Drums, Local 21 Pipes and Drums and the Hudson Valley Irish Fest MASSED BANDS.

11:00 AMRising of the Moon Seisiun (led by John Mahon in a Special tribute)

12 Noon – Westchester County Firefighters Pipes & Drums

12:15 PM – NY NJ Rose Center presents ‘Roses in the Garden Show’ featuring 2017 NY Rose of Tralee, Former Roses, Rosebuds and Ambassadors

1:00 PM – The McLean Avenue Band Bandleader Padraig Allen and McLean Avenue Band’s talented members are Festival favorites  https://youtu.be/QRnSoUzFeu0

2:00 PM – Pipes & Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester County

2:15 PM – The McLean Avenue Band continues

3:00 PM – Hudson Highlands Pipes & Drums

3:15 pm – Aoife Scott & Band Ireland’s exciting new female artist and member of the legendary Black Family

4:30 PM – Local 21 Pipes and Drums

4:45 pm – ‘The Bard of the Hudson’  Tim Murphy & his Friends perform a 9/11 Commemoration.  For 2017, a special dedication of his song ‘Firefighters Creed’ joined by our Massed Pipe Bands

5:15 pmCeltic Cross Irish Radio stars & Fest favorites return https://www.celticcross.com/our-tunz

The 9th Annual Hudson Valley Irish Fest features performances by several top Irish recording artists and bands, special surprise appearances and featuring Tim Murphy performed the stirring “Firefighter’s Creed.”

Our area’s finest Irish step-dancers brought to us courtesy of Unateresa Sheahan-Gormley (main stage) and Kelly- Oster Schools of Dance (Jack McAndrew Memorial Tent)

Spend the day in our magnificent Spoken Word Tent with noted Irish American Writers, Poets, and Historians. Tent curated by Tim Dwyer and includes program coordinated by John Kearns and Irish American Writers & Artists.

Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy, “the Bard of the Hudson” is a singer songwriter who has penned the Firefighters Creed, the official song of the Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the NY State Capital. His song, “The Wall” about the Vietnam Wall in DC has been performed by many world renowned artists. A local hero and a national treasure, Tim’s enchanting music is not to be missed.

 All Throughout the Day

The Jack McAndrew Memorial Traditional Tent Lineup
Chaired by Michelle Carter and Stephen Gara
Open Seisiun with The Rising Of The Moon Seisiun Players
Kelly-Oster School of Irish Dance
The Traditional Session also hosts the remarkable young dancers from Kelly Oster School of Irish Dance and a terrific display of Irish art and culture at the Jack McAndrew Memorial Cultural Tent. We bring you the legendary Rising of the Moon Seisiun, which Jack McAndrew lead for years at Jimmy Guinan’s on Garrison Landing. We are joined by many seisiun standouts including Irish recording artists Mary Courtney and Donie Carroll.  John Mahon, Tom DunneMichelle Carter and Stephen Gara will be there with a host of talented musicians, singers, storytellers and our great local dancers.

The Finest Pipebands in the Hudson Valley!


Spanky MacLennan, 2106 Hudson Valley Fest Pipe Band Coordinator has assembled our areas great PipeBands. We are proud to include  Hudson Valley Irish Fest favorites, the Pipes & Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester County, Hudson Highlands Pipes and Drums, and the Pipes and Drums of the Fire Department Emerald Society of Westchester County  to perform throughout the day, culminating with a massed pipe band extravaganza joining Pipe Major Joe Brady Jr. and Pipemajor John Shaunnessy in performing the “Firefighter Creed” sung by  Tim Murphy and Friends in tribute to the Heroes of 9/11, our Fallen Police, Fire and Uniformed Public Servants and the Armed Forces of the United States of America.