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There's only one time in this city when you can run a 5K, attend a Gaelic mass and watch high energy Celtic-themed performers - or Irish linen and wool workers if you'r
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Celtic Fest July 29-31, 2016 at Riverscape MetroPark in Downtown Dayton.
Dayton has plenty of festivals, but the ones that keep people coming back have a good mix of food, culture, and entertainment for people of all ages. And it's Free!
An anticipated 80,000 people crowd into RiverScape MetroPark for Celtic Fest, and as always, there will be plenty of Irish food, music, culture and entertainment.
The Celtic Festival, a celebration of Celtic culture, is held annually by United Irish of Dayton, a group promoting Irish heritage in the Dayton area.
Celtic Fest is continually rated the top festival in Dayton, and it boasts three solid days of nonstop entertainment.
"Blends of indie-folk and world grooves"
Fan favorite Gaelic Storm returns to headline the 2016 Dayton Celtic Festival! Over the course of 10 albums and nearly 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is dishing up a hearty serving of Full Irish - The Best of Gaelic Storm.
Mixing crowd favorites and concert staples, Gaelic Storm is the only band to appear in Dayton every year since the festival began.
"Celtic music infused with a touch of punk-rock"
Back by popular demand, Scythian plays immigrant rock with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance rock concert experience.
Scythian returns to the Dayton Celtic Festival for their eight appearance in 2016.
"Traditional Melodies with Rhythmic Garnish"
After a successful debut at the 2014 United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival, Socks in the Frying Pan return as traditional headliners for the second time in 2016. This young trad trio from County Clare blend Irish traditional melodies with an innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish.
Do not miss Socks in the Frying Pan at this years Dayton Celtic Festival!
"Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences"
Also returning this year, award-winning quartet We Banjo 3 from Galway, Ireland, combines Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences to reveal the banjo’s rich legacy and roots.
Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals, and percussion We Banjo 3 make a bold and extraordinary musical statement. Creativity, sensitivity and passion are present in full measure and Irish music is at the heart of what they play.
"Contagiously energetic Irish Music"
Goitse have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music cross the globe, with their performances gaining notoriety across four continents.
Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of wonderful music as Goitse make their debut at the 2016 Dayton Celtic Festival!
"Melody-driven songs with pop and rock strains"
The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. From when they were young, they have been singing and playing traditional Irish music, but when they hit their teenage years, they knew it was time to start their own pop rock band.
Do not miss The Screaming Orphans debut at this years Dayton Celtic Festival!
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