2016 8th Annual Fest Band Lineup

8th Annual Hudson Valley Irish Fest 11am to 7pm  

(Rain or Shine, No Coolers, No Pets – Service Animals Only)

Lineup for Main Stage 2016 Hudson Valley Irish Fest

(times and artist lineup subject to change)

11 am – Rising of the Moon Seisiun (led by John Mahon in a tribute to Jack McAndrew)

12 pm- Kitty Kelly & Band 

1:30 pm NY NJ Rose Center presents ‘Roses in the Garden Show’

featuring 2016 NY Rose of Tralee & People’s Choice, Former Roses,

Rosebuds and Ambassadors

2pm The Narrowbacks

3:30 pm Aoife Scott & Band

 5pm ‘The Bard of the Hudson’ Tim Murphy & his Friends perform Firefighters Creed

with  our Massed Pipe Bands 

5:45pm – Mundy, Ireland’s Hitmaker  

(During intervals on main stage, our area’s finest Pipe Bands and Step dancers will entertain the main stage area)

The 8th 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 Gormely (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.

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 led this year by Irish recording artists Mary Courtney and Donie Carroll.  John Mahon, Tom DunneMichelle Carter,  Stephen Gara, Mike O’Hanlon 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.