2019 HVIF Main Stage Lineup

11th Annual Hudson Valley Irish Fest on Saturday, September 28, 2019                  Rain or Shine from 11 am to 7 pm

(Rain or Shine, Sorry No Coolers or Beverages & Please, No Pets Admitted)

Lineup for Main Stage 2019 Hudson Valley Irish Fest 
(Times, artist lineup and schedule are subject to change)

This year we excited for the first time to be joined by The Screaming Orphans! Four super talented musical sisters from County Donegal are Top 10 Billboard World Charts recording artists and have delighted festival crowds across America. The Screaming Orphans are the 2019 Hudson Valley Irish Fest headliners!

We are delighted to have crowd favorites, The Cunningham Brothers Band resume rocking the shores of the Hudson, loved by generation after generation, Joe. Jimmy and the band are our own Irish American beach boys!

We love them, and so do you!  The McLean Avenue Band are back at the 2019 Hudson Valley Irish Main Stage! Bandleader Padraig Allen hales from County Westmeath and dazzled audiences in The Whole Shabang, The Prodigals, The Dublin City Ramblers, Foster and Allen, The McCabes, The Mickey Finns and HVIF faves Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones!      But come early!  Padraig and the band are playing right after Noon!  

During intervals on the main stage, our area’s finest Pipe Bands coordinated by John Shaughnessy!

We are joined again by Westchester Firefighters Emerald Society Pipes & Drums,  Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester, Hudson Highlands Pipes & Drums, Local 21 Pipes and Drums  A highlight of the HVIF is America’s Pipemajor Joe Brady & the Hudson Valley Irish Fest Massed Bands.

The 11th Annual Hudson Valley Irish Fest will feature 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, taking the reins from our dear friends Kelly-Oster School of Irish Dance, we welcome for their HVIF premiere Katie Izzo & Clan na hÉireann School of Irish Dance at Jack McAndrew Memorial Tent and at the Irish Dance tent all day!

Spend the day in our magnificent Spoken Word Tent with noted Irish American Writers, Poets, and Historians. Tent a curated 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
and the HVIF premiere  Katie Izzo & Clan na hÉireann School of Irish Dance
The Traditional Session also hosts the remarkable young dancers from local 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 Dunne, The tent is curated by HVIF’s own Michelle Carter and Stephen Gara and a host of talented musicians, singers, storytellers and our great local dancers.

The Finest Pipebands in the Hudson Valley!


John Shaughnessy,  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.