NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music City Irish Fest is Nashville’s 17-day festival with a city-wide calendar of cultural events including concerts by some of Ireland’s most celebrated bands, Irish dance shows by local award-winning dancers, an Irish film festival, heritage and genealogy events, and more.
Highlights include concerts by two Irish music legends, Sharon Shannon and The Chieftains, various celebrations of the Irish lineage and 250th birthday of President Andrew Jackson, at The Hermitage. There will also be whiskey tastings, storytelling, and the food and drink and shenanigans at Nashville’s traditional Irish pub, McNamara’s on St. Patrick’s Day.
Of special note is the powerfully moving Broadway production of The Final Days of Wolfe Tone, direct from a sold-out run in New York and recent winner of the 2016 BroadwayWorld.com Awards for Best Play and Best Supporting Actor. This new gripping drama delivered by a veteran cast chronicles the last days of the Irish hero Wolfe Tone who led the Irish Rebellion of 1789 against the British.
Later in the month, all sports fans can experience the Nashville Gaelic Athletic Club as they host their regional championship tournament at Heartland Fields featuring the long beloved and fiercely Irish traditional sport of hurling, the fastest game played on a field.
For more information on these celebrations and many more, visit www.musiccityirishfest.com.
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