Musical Entertainment 2013
Seamus Kennedy is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician, comedian, all-around entertainer, and author. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been entertaining audiences all over the United States for almost four decades.
An accomplished guitarist with a ready wit and a vast store of songs, he travels the country performing for thousands of people each year.
Kennedy’s ability to combine a total command of the music with humor makes him unique in the industry. His strong interactive entertainment skills and his participation with his audiences have helped him create an exceptionally loyal fan base everywhere he goes.
He's incredibly talented and fun!
"Fronted by County Mayo, Ireland native Brendan, Kilmaine Saints have been firing up Central PA with the kind of whiskey-swilling, hard-dancing, red-cheeked Celtic sets that hangovers were made for. Armed with accordions, tin whistles, bodhrans, fiddles and pipes the Harrisburg collective pummel their way through Irish, Scottish and folk traditionals (and a handful of originals) with fiery punk abandon. Fans of Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly and The Pogues, strap on yer boots and heave a pint in the air-- it's time to delight in the juice of the barely."
- Lancaster Fly Magazine
The versatile repertoire of Irishtown Road consists of traditional Irish songs and some traditionally arranged original work featuring intricate vocal harmonies and instrumental variety. With two albums to their credit and another in the works, the Adams-York area’s longest-tenured Irish musical group is in their 14th year of performing together. In that time, the band has firmly established themselves as a fixture in the regional Celtic music scene. Irishtown Road enjoys playing year-round to enthusiastic crowds at concerts, festivals, pubs, weddings, wakes, special events and other venues in Pennsylvania and Maryland following the tradition that for each band member can be traced back to their Irish ancestry.
Michael Morrison, Chuck Krepley and Dan Diviney play a variety of traditional folk music from Ireland and Scotland. Their music is acoustically woven on fiddle, guitar, flute, whistles, mandolin and bodhran. From slow haunting airs, love songs and ballads, hard driving songs, and fast jigs and reels, Across the Pond plays the music with emotion and conviction.
The music spans centuries of oppression, from the work of O'Carolan and others in the 17th and 18th to contemporary pieces, all which can be heard in the pubs if Ireland and Scotland today.
Tom Jolin has performed traditional American music since 1972, producing eight recordings. He is a presenter for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, having conducted more than 70 instrument making residencies on their behalf. He is a presenter for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, offering concerts of Civil War Era music. Tom was a founding member of The West Orrtanna String Band, (72-87) which specialized in Southern Appalachian string band music. From 1987 to 1998 he performed with the Orrtanna Mountain Steamers. Tom and Slim Harrison, The Barnstormers, have played together since 1980. His solo 2012 schedule included the Scheersburg and Moelln, Germany Festivals. Tom is also an instrument builder, specializing in the hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and bowed psaltery.
Main Stage Glen Stage
Welcome and announcements 11:00-11:30 Tom Jolin
11:30 - 12:30 Across the Pond
12:30-1:00 Tom Jolin
1:00 - 2:00 Irishtown Road
2:00 - 2:30 Coyle School
2:30 - 3:30 The Kilmaine Saints
3:30 - 4:00 Coyle School
4:00 - 5:00 Seamus Kennedy
Entertainers may apply to perform at future festivals by using the form on the "Apply Entertainment" page.