Bethlehem, Pa

It’s the third annual Failte Festival! –  Three days and six shows of Irish music and dancing is coming to Bethlehem March 13th through the 16th!   

What better time of year for the Failte Festival than St. Patrick’s Weekend!

Starting Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 15th enjoy a proper “trad fest” showcasing  Irish music, dancers, and a champion bagpiper!  Whether you have Celtic roots or just love Celtic culture, there is something for everyone! 

In addition to each of the six exciting shows, beer, wine, soda and light snacks will be available for purchase.

Location:  Charles A. Brown Ice House, Bethlehem PA

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Purchase tickets through Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/90247092483  or in-store at Donegal Square in Bethlehem.

Failte Festival 2020 Line up:

Friday 3/13

Show 1

Doors open 6:30 PM

Bar open 6.30 PM – 11:30 PM

7:30 – Highland Pipes, Small Pipes and Whistles

8:15 The Rogue Diplomats

Saturday 3/14

Show 2

Doors open 1:30 PM

Bar open 1:30 PM – 11.30 PM

2:15 PM – Highland Pipes, Small Pipes and Whistles

3:00 PM The Jeremiahs

Saturday 3/14

Show 3

Doors open 4:30 PM

5:00 PM O’Grady Quinlan Irish Dancers

6:00 PM – Highland Pipes, Small Pipes and Whistles

6:30 PM Seamus Kelleher

Saturday 3/14

Show 4

Doors open 7:45 PM

8:15 PM – Highland Pipes, Small Pipes and Whistles

8:45 PM The Jeremiahs

Sunday 3/15

Show 5

Doors open 1:30 PM

Bar open 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

2:00 PM – Highland Pipes, Small Pipes and Whistles

2:30 PM Seamus Kennedy

Sunday 3/15

Show 6

Doors open 4:00 PM

4:15 PM – Highland Pipes, Small Pipes and Whistles

4:45 PM Seamus Kennedy

** Doors open one hour prior to the show**

Special Guests: 

Seamus Kennedy really requires no introduction. Every year, he comes to Musikfest and Celtic Classic and makes us laugh, sing and forget our cares for a while. He is known for daft ditties, children’s songs, and tongue twisters; you can’t help but sing along!

The Jeremiahs traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding in 2013 the quartet have trail blazed across Ireland, Europe and USA playing some of the top venues and Festivals. Joe Gibney – Vocals, James Ryan – Guitar, Jean-Christophe Morel – Fiddle, and Julien Bruneteau – Flutes

Seamus Kelleher was born in Galway city in 1954 and quickly picked up a love of Irish music and instruments. Seamus has a unique show that combines comedy, storytelling. Virtuoso guitar playing. He has a wonderful collection of original and unique cover material. His shows are not for the faint of heart. He will keep you on the edge of your seat for hours so fasten up and enjoy the ride

Rogue Diplomats are based in both New York City and Bethlehem, PA. The “Rogues” are a Musikfest and Celtic Classic favorite, and pack McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub when they are in town! Their audiences sing along to their melodies, jigs and shanties, all delivered in close harmony and with charmingly irreverent humor.

O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance has offered world class Irish Dance training and instruction for more than 20 years. The OGQ dancers participate in parades, competitions, and public performances throughout the year, in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.