The 2019 Dayton Celtic Festival Headliners have been announced!
Here are SEVEN reasons to get excited about this summers Dayton Celtic Fest. The United Irish of Dayton, organizers of Celtic Festival, have announced the headline acts for the popular three-day festival at Riverscape.
"Blends of indie-folk and world grooves"
Fan favorite Gaelic Storm returns to headline the 2019 Dayton Celtic Festival. Over the course of 10 albums and nearly 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band has built a loyal following as diverse as the band’s own music. 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"
Also 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 11th appearance in 2019.
"Captivating audiences for over 25 years"
Rory has toured extensively with The Makem and Spain Brothers and for 17 years toured and played guitar with his father, the legendary Tommy Makem. Captivating audiences with his skilled musicianship, charisma and passion for the songs, Rory Makem returns to Celtic Fest following his debut last summer!
"Traditional Melodies with Rhythmic Garnish"
Socks in the Frying Pan return to Celtic Fest as traditional headliners for the 2019 festival. This young trad trio from County Clare blend Irish traditional melodies with an innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish.
"Energetic, hilarious, genuine, and heart-warming"
Also returning, award-winning quartet The Fitzgeralds! These three siblings from Canada fiddle, step dance, sing, joke, and even seem to get along! Exceptional musicianship, incomparable step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages set this group apart.
"Redefining the contours of the tradition"
Cuig - NEW FOR 2019 - Awarded “Best New Irish Band 2016” by the Irish American News, this Irish five-piece band from the North of Ireland are tearing up the rule book with their bold approach to their native musical tradition.
Irish music with a French touch
Doolin’ - NEW FOR 2019 - French in origin – though easily mistaken for Irish musicians – this sextet (guitar, bodhrán, violin, tin whistle, accordion/vocals, bass) brings a fresh approach to Irish music.