Failte Festival: A St. Patrick's Celebration
All are welcome to enjoy an evening of culture, live music & entertainment, and good craic!
Robert Watt is a world champion piper who plays the Great Highland Bagpipe, as well as a range of Irish whistles and the bellows blown Lowland and Border Pipes. He has amassed many piping awards and is a sought-after teacher. When not on the road performing and teaching he enjoys living in Austria on ‘The Green Hills of Tyrol.’
Seamus Kennedy really requires no introduction. Every year, he comes to Musikfest and Celtic Classic and makes audiences laugh, sing, and forget their cares for a while. He is known for daft ditties, children’s songs, and tongue twisters; you can’t help but sing along!
The Jeremiahs traditional and contemporary sounds create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding in 2013 the quartet have trail blazed across Ireland, Europe, and USA playing some of the top venues and Festivals. Joe Gibney – Vocals, James Ryan – Guitar, Jean-Christophe Morel – Fiddle, and Julien Bruneteau – Flutes
Seamus Kelleher was born in Galway city in 1954 and quickly picked up a love of Irish music and instruments. Seamus has a unique show that combines comedy, storytelling, and virtuoso guitar playing. He has a wonderful collection of original and unique cover material. His shows are not for the faint of heart. He will keep you on the edge of your seat for hours so fasten up and enjoy the ride
Rogue Diplomats are based in both New York City and Bethlehem, PA. The “Rogues” are a Musikfest and Celtic Classic favorite, and pack McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub when they are in town! Their audiences sing along to their melodies, jigs and shanties, all delivered in close harmony and with charmingly irreverent humor.
O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance has offered world class Irish Dance training and instruction for more than 20 years. The OGQ dancers participate in parades, competitions, and public performances throughout the year, in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.
The Failte Fest is the result of the collaborative effort of Donegal Square, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, and the Downtown Bethlehem Association. The belief is that when you support the entire community, the community can grow and thrive. They all share a common goal — to build and achieve limitless possibilities.