Artist Series and Travel & Tour Workshops

Iowa Irish Fest 2022 

The Artist Series and Travel & Tour Workshops will be held in the historic Blacks Building and are free for fest goers with purchase of Iowa Irish Fest weekend passes. Seating is limited.

**Please Note** This is a tentative list of Artist Series and Travel and Tour Workshops for the 2022 Iowa Irish Fest, please check back at a later date for a complete list of dates and times with further descriptions of the Workshops Iowa Irish Fest will be bringing to fest goers this year.

Aoife Scott & Andy Meaney
  • Dublin Song Workshop with Aoife Scott
    Learn songs from the streets of Dublin
    and take a trip around Dublin through song with Aoife Scott and Andy Meaney.
  •  Guitar Workshop with Andy Meaney
    Bring your own guitar.
Boxing Banjo
  • Intermediate Bodhrán Drum with Joseph McNulty & Darragh Healy
    Bring your own drum.
  • Group Trad Session Music Workshop
Brother Crowe
  • 5 String Claw Hammer Banjo
    Bring your own banjo or enjoy a demonstration of this instrument.
  • Irish Song Writing
    Participants will help write an Irish song and Brother Crowe will perform the song on stage later in the weekend.
Dan Vaughn
  • Tin Whistle – Beginner/Children
    Tin whistle will be provided to the first 50 participants.
  • Tin Whistle – Intermediate/Adult
    Tin whistle will be provided to the first 50 participants.
The Friel Sisters
  • Uilleann Pipe Demonstration
  • Two-Hand Dances from Donegal
Ian Gould
  • Beginner Bodhrán Drum
  • Musical Journey Through Ireland slideshow & travelogue.
    Ian Gould will take the audience on a journey from Dublin to Belfast.
    With songs, history, trivia from the towns and cities along the way.
  • Celtic Cinderella – children’s storytime
Rang Gaeilge San Cedar Valley
  • Irish Language – Beginner
The Logues
  • A History of Irish Literature within Irish Music
    How Irish writers, playwrights and poets were influenced by traditional Irish music and
    how Irish Literature influenced later Irish music and musicians.
  • The Accidental History of the Logues – Storytelling
Peadar Hickey
  • Irish Songs of Resistance and Remembrance
  • Irish Language – Children & Beginners
  • Guitar in Traditional Irish Music
    Bring your own guitar.
  • Fiddle Workshop with Alex Fedoryka – “Carpathian Tunes – Ukrainian Fiddle Workshop”
    Bring your own fiddle
Shane Hennessy
  • Advanced Guitar Demonstration
  • Guitar Workshop for Beginners
    Bring your own guitar.
Socks in the Frying Pan
Trinity Irish Dancers
  • Dance Workshop
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