2017 Dayton Celtic Fest Headliners Announced!
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2017 Dayton Celtic Fest Headliners Announced!

2017 Dayton Celtic Fest Headliners Announced!
Posted 4/10/2017

The 2017 Dayton Celtic Festival Headliners have been announced!

Gaelic Storm is back!

Here are SIX reasons to get excited about the 2017 Celtic Festival.  The United Irish of Dayton, organizers of Celtic Fest, have announced the headline acts for the popular three-day festival at Riverscape.

Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm

"Blends of indie-folk and world grooves"

Fan favorite Gaelic Storm returns to headline the 2017 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 ninth appearance in 2017.

Socks In the Frying Pan

Socks In the Frying Pan

"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 third time in 2017.  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! 

We Banjo 3

We Banjo 3

"Irish Music with Old-Time American and Bluegrass influences"

Also returning this year for their second installment, 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.

The Elders

The Elders

"Americana and Celtic folk rock "

The Elders were founded in 1998 by six individuals with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock.  

Their ability to bring together the art of story telling with elements both musically progressive and rooted in tradition, has won them a broad international fan base.

Do not miss The Elders at this years Dayton Celtic Festival!

The Screaming Orphans

Skipper’s Alley

"Traditional Irish 7-piece ensemble "

Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on stages across three continents.

With a sound described as “from unaccompanied song through to full Chieftains frenzy” (Folk World), the Dublin-based group arrange and interpret traditional Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and more, taking influence from such early bands as Planxty, Dé Dannan and The Bothy Band.

Do not miss Skipper’s Alley debut at this years Dayton Celtic Festival!

More details

Dayton Celtic Festival is July 28-30, 2017 at Riverscape in Downtown Dayton.  Click here for more information.


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    Uniting Irish groups in the greater Dayton area to promote the rich but often invisible historical, religious, and cultural heritage of the Irish people through education, service, charity, and community events.
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