August 4 - August 6, 2017

Iowa Irish Fest

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Coming to the 2017 Iowa Irish Fest!

 


The Fitzgeralds

Meet the Fitzgeralds~ a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing sensations – Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings, from Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots. 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. Joining the siblings on guitar, lead vocals, and onstage antics is Nate Douglas (guitarist for Cape Breton’s Natalie MacMaster in 2013). 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.

Tom Dahill & Ginny Johnson

Tom Dahill and Ginny Johnson: Tom Dahill (vocals, guitar, accordion, and fiddle, Uilleann Pipes) ). Tom is a superb entertainer with a great collection of old lrish favorites you might not hear from anyone else. He has command many instruments. Ginny Johnson plays concertina, tin whistle, bodhran and guitar. Ginny came to Irish music through her interest in Irish dancing. She is a former member of The Mooncoin Ceili Dancers, Greenfire and Scoil na dTri. Tom’s collection of tunes is impressive, growing from a lifetime of playing at sessions as well as performing on stage. He puts on a great show for all ages and always gets his audience involved. Ginny is a fine step dancer and can hop up and add steps to a jig, reel or hornpipe to an evenings entertainment. Ginny has been playing and dancing with Tom Dahill for over ten years Tom and Ginny have been working as a duo since a few of the Chancers retuned to college. You can catch them on Facebook or on the web at www.tomdahillmusic.com but don’t ever miss the chance to catch them live.

 

George Casey – Irish comedian

Casey was born in a remote seaside village on the west coast of Ireland legendary for its storytelling. Growing up in a large family, George saw humor everywhere and honed his skills as a comic at the expense of his brothers and sisters.

For over 30 years now, George has been entertaining audiences all over the US with his self-deprecating sense of humor and clean jokes and stories.  Some of the acts George has opened for and toured with include Rosemary Clooney, The Osmond Brothers, Ray Price, Three Dog Night, Brooklyn Bridge, Donald Oâ Connor and Bobby Vinton. George performed with Bobby Vinton as his Special Guest Comedy Star in Vinton’s Blue Velvet Theatre in Branson, Missouri until it’s close in 2002. He has performed at Caesar’s Palace, The Sahara, and is a regular act at The Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

McDonald’s, Hasbro, AT&T, Lucent Technology, and Panasonic are just some of the major corporations who have contracted George for their private events.  George spends most of the year cruising around the world contracted as headliner for all the major cruise lines including Seabourn, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Crystal, the Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth.

 

 

 

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