Music History

Which band has appeared the most often at the Peoria Irish Fest? Who has never appeared?

These and many other questions are answered below. It’s an alphabetical list of all musicians/groups who have graced our stages – at least, as far back as current records allow.

We have enjoyed each and every performance, and we hope these rekindle fond memories for you, too!

* = From Ireland

+ = From Scotland

Aiofe Clancy* 2004, 2005

American Rogues-2013, 2014, 2017

Arranmore – 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005

Baal Tinne – 2005, 2006

Beoga* – 2007, 2008

Biffos – 2012, 2013

Big River Reeltime Band – 2015

Blaggards – 2011, 2012

Bohola – 2013, 2014, 2016

Brazen Head – 2016

Brigid’s Cross – 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013

Brock McGuire Band* – 2012

Cathy Ryan – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010

Character Fleadh – 2018

Chicago Reel – 2013, 2015, 2016

Cuig* – 2017

Daimh+ – 2015, 2016, 2018

Danny Doyle* – 1997, 1998

Dave Curley/Mike Brodrich* – 2016

Dave Munnelly* – 2008

Donnybrook – 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003

Fullset* – 2013, 2014

Gaelic Storm – 2011

Gan Bua – 2003, 2004, 2006

Goitse* – 2011, 2012, 2017

Here Meets There – 2017

Kennedy’s Kitchen – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018

Larkin Brothers – 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Leahy’s Luck – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2011

Liz Carroll – 2000, 2003

Logical Fleadh – 2018

Manran+ – 2013, 2014

Millish – 2004

Mother Grove – 2008, 2009

Open the Door for 3 – 2015

Patty Homan – 2018

The Prodigals – 2002, 2003

Red Hot Chili Pipers+ – 2010, 2013

Red Rebel County – 2014

Rig the Jig* – 2002, 2003, 2004

Ruaile Buaile* – 2016

Runa*-  2016

Shanties – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Slide* – 2009

Socks in a Frying Pan* – 2014, 2015, 2016

Switchback – 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2017, 2018

The Drovers – 1997, 1998, 2016

The Elders – 2003, 2004, 2016, 2018

The Fenians – 2004

The Kells/Gabriel Hounds – 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

The Lash – 1999, 2001, 2002

The McMorrows – 1997

The Mollys – 1999, 2000

The Outside Track* – 2017, 2018

The Pogey+ – 2010

Searson – 2007

The Tossers – 2001

The Young Wolfetones – 2012

Triskele – 2014, 2015

Two Time Polka – 2005

We Banjo 3* – 2015

Wild Colonial Bhoys – 2017

Wolftone+ – 2006