The annual "Great Irish Hooley" is back at Ragland Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs this Labor Day weekend.
The 6th annual event celebrates Irish song, dance, food and drink with three days of activity, with no cover charge or extra fees.
It all starts at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 and ends in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 4.
Here's a little of the headliners scheduled to perform that weekend:
Elevation -- Back by popular demand and appearing at Raglan Road for the first time in four years, this stellar U2 tribute act will play two special nighttime shows on September 2 and 3, paying homage to the U2 world tour celebrating 30 years of the ground-breaking “The Joshua Tree” album.
Lisa Canny Band – The outrageously talented Lisa Canny and her band combine traditional Irish, R&B and Hip Hop. She will appear at Raglan Road for three weeks beginning August 30, and will perform nightly during the Hooley.
Gary O’Meara Band – O’Meara is a traditional Irish banjo player with a prolific career as a solo artist and as a member of multiple legendary Irish music acts.
Other performers include:
The Raglan Roots Coalition – Raglan felt it was time to shake its boogie – Roots style, with this authentic Irish house band. Think soul-rocking Celtic bluegrass with some hip-swingin’, knee-shakin’ funky roots beats.
Jake Richardson – Jake is a singer-songwriter-musician from Dublin whose passion for music inspires audiences as he entertains with unique vocals and catchy songs.
Over the Bar – This vibrant four-piece, predominantly Irish traditional group showcases their high-energy talent during live shows that also include folk, blues and soul.
Rollickin’ Rua – This fresh traditional Irish music ensemble from Ireland and Scotland create a cacophonous crescendo of music and song with their clash of Celtic cultures.
Aaron O’Sullivan – A singer-songwriter and guitarist from County Cork, O’Sullivan entertains with a mixture of traditional Irish ballads and modern Irish songs.
Ragland Road's very own Irish Dancers will strut their stuff with performances throughout the weekend. Show Choreographer Ciaran Keating will host an event tracing the origins of Irish dance. The weekend is rounded out with Celtic-inspired face painting Saturday-Monday.
A full event schedule can be found at www.greatirishhooley.com
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