Headliners have been announced for the 2022 return of the Dayton Celtic Festival at Riverscape this July.
Following the cancelation of the past two festivals due to the pandemic, here are SEVEN reasons to get excited about the return of Dayton Celtic Fest this summer! The United Irish of Dayton, organizers of Celtic Festival, have announced the headline acts for the popular three-day festival, which will take over Riverscape July 29-31, 2022.
"Blends of indie-folk and world grooves"
This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2,000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers. Gaelic Storm’s storytelling, thrilling instrumentals, and devotion to traditional Celtic music have captivated their legion of fans over the last 20 years. Read more
"Celtic music infused with a touch of punk-rock"
Washington DC-based Scythian (sith-ee-yin) began over 12 years ago as a bunch of college buddies playing Celtic music in the streets and has grown to be a headliner on the US Celtic Festival Circuit as well as a name in the Bluegrass/Americana Festival Circuit. They found that their brand of high-energy folk music found a resonance that led The Washington Post to state: “Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses.” Read more
"Traditional Melodies with Rhythmic Garnish"
Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and their onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences the world around. One of the most sought after groups in Irish music today, the worldwide ‘Sock Invasion’ continues! Read more
"The Spirit of Irish Music in the Midwest"
The Drowsy Lads thundered onto the Irish music scene in the US over 15 years ago and their fire and comradery has won over both casual music-lovers and those steeped in hardcore Trad. 2018 brought the release of their 4th album, Everyone In, and the distinction of “Best Irish American Band of 2018”. With an undeniable genuineness that flows from their live performances, the future continues to look bright for these Lads. Read more
"Energetic, hilarious, genuine, and heart-warming"
A family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing siblings. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing. It is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, incomparable step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart. Read more
"High-octane Irish Music"
Hailing from the picturesque west coast of Ireland, Boxing Banjo bring an exciting and fresh sound to the Irish music scene. Comprising four of the most accomplished Irish musicians, brothers Dara and Micheal Healy along with Joseph McNulty and Seán O’Meara have amassed in excess of 20 All Ireland titles on various instruments and in singing along with 4 world bodhrán titles. Read more
"Transatlantic folk & trad music with an eclectic array of influences!"
Irish and American folk and traditional music with influences from just about everywhere! Featuring fiddle, vocals, piano, and accordion, Tadhg and Joanna perform a tasteful mix of Irish and American folk musics, while drawing on influences from around the musical world. Read more