Announcing: 2019 Peoria Irish Fest – Erin Feis Bands

Doolin’ is France’s premiere Celtic band,  From ballads to furiously fast jigs, from their own compositions to traditional tunes, they offer a rich sound. Natives of Toulouse, Doolin’ combines instrumentals, vocals and original compositions in a resolutely modern style. That’s Doolin’ – Irish music with a French touch!

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic music. Blending Celtic, folk, classical, world and northwest musical influences, the Gothard Sisters bring songs to life, creating music that is “vivid, inspirational and captivating.”  (Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review 2018)

Seven Nations is not your father’s Celtic band. With a passionate, tender, and rollicking style, Seven Nations has earned a growing reputation as an adventurous band with a charismatic stage presence. It’s Seven Nations’ 25 Years Says It All anniversary tour; marking a quarter of a century of the band’s ground-breaking Celtic Fusion-Rock music. Their anniversary tour promises to be an extraordinary anniversary celebration.

Award-winning instrumentalists each in their own right,  this group forms an exciting and dynamic transatlantic trio that presents a rousing blend of Irish and American folk music. Through a shared deep-rooted passion for Irish traditional music, this trio highlights the vital role of Irish traditional music as an origin of many American folk music.

Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music Live Act of the Year Award (2016 and 2011), they create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and pop that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland.

The Noble Call is something a lot of people have been waiting for a long time to hear. Joined by Mick Broderick and a group of superior musicians, Paddy Homan sings his way through the best of real Irish music in a total package. Really, this group has everything. Best of all, they really know how to deliver in a concert. The Noble Call is here, and we hear them calling. Don’t miss them!

JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘I-Grass’ (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Kennedy’s Kitchen has been making Irish music together since 1998, averaging about 80 shows per year playing everything from backyard parties and weddings to pubs, concert halls, and national festivals. They are family and friends, gathering for dinner, laughter, and music. It’s a mix of all things Irish from traditional to pub songs, from toe-tapping to deeply moving….and it’s always fun.

Coming Soon!

Please check back! We will be adding more bands and have a schedule available soon.