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 France

+ – From Scotland

= – From Canda

~ – Local

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
Seven Nations* – 2018, 2019
Bogside Zukes~ – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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
Doolin** – 2019
Donnybrook – 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003
Duffy’s Revenge~ – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Exorna –
Flatfoot 56 – 2012
Fonn Mor – 2004, 2005
Fuchsia* – 2010
Fullset* – 2013, 2014
Gaelic Storm – 2011
Gan Bua – 2003, 2004, 2006
Goitse* – 2011, 2012, 2017
Gothard Sisters – 2019
Here Meets There – 2017
High Kings – 2018
Jig Jam* – 2019
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
Noble Call – 2018, 2019
Open the Door for 3 – 2015
Patty Homan – 2018, 2019
Red Hot Chili Pipers+ – 2010, 2013
Red Rebel County – 2014
Rig the Jig* – 2002, 2003, 2004
Roundstone Buskers~ – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Ruaile Buaile* – 2016
Runa*-  2016
Scythian – 2015
Searson – 2007
Seven Nations* – 2018, 2019
Shanties~ – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Skerryvore* – 2019
Skibbereen~ – 2018, 2019
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, 2019
The Lash – 1999, 2001, 2002
The McDowell’s~ – 2017, 2018, 2019
The McMorrows – 1997
The Mollys* – 1999, 2000
The Outside Track* – 2017, 2018
The Pogey= – 2010
The Prodigals – 2002, 2003
The Tossers – 2001
The Young Wolfetones* – 2012
Triskele – 2014, 2015
Turas~ – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Two Time Polka* – 2005
We Banjo 3* – 2015
Wild Colonial Bhoys – 2017
Wolftone+ – 2006