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Lineup – Ohio Celtic Festival
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The American Rogues

Originally formed several years ago as a more traditional bagpipe band, The American Rogues have morphed into their own band, with their own style, and even their own genre.

Screaming Orphans

Screaming Orphans, a genre-breaking, chart topping all sister band from Ireland, are known worldwide for their award-winning sound, combining their original pop songs with a unique take on traditional Irish music. The band have toured globally and recorded with the likes of Sinead O’Connor, Peter Gabriel, The Chieftains, Joni Mitchell and World music star Baaba Maal. Screaming Orphans have released 15 albums and have topped Billboard, iTunes Pop, Singer/Songwriter and World Music charts.

The Byrne Brothers

The Byrne Brothers are a multi-award-winning family band and Irish dancers from Dublin and one of the biggest names in traditional Irish music today. They are Luca 17 on Accordion, Finn 15 on Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar, Dempsey 11 on Bodhran & Whistle, and Dad Tommy on Uilleann Pipes, Bagpipes, Fiddle, and Guitar.

The Gothard Sisters

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic folk music. Through over 10 years of performing, touring, and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following.

Magnolia Sisters

Their fresh and ardent voices, intertwined in heart-rending harmonies and accompanied by accordion, fiddle, guitar, and triangle, add a special tinge to the traditional songs of Cajun music.

Seamus Kelleher

For almost five decades, Seamus Kelleher, a native of Galway Ireland, now residing in Doylestown PA, has performed as a musician in major venues and festivals across the U.S. and Europe including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Excelsior in Rome. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine and a much-in-demand motivational speaker. Prior to his current role, Seamus spent many years as a senior marketing executive with companies such as Lincoln Financial, EDS, Drexel University and Management Recruiters International (MRI).

Chelsea House Orchestra

Chelsea House Orchestra (CHO) provides a varied and colorful performance repertoire with the majority of the music derived from traditional Celtic sources. However, other folk music sources are used to provide students with an eclectic musical experience.

The New Barleycorn

Members Alec DeGabriele and John Delaney play their live Irish show with vitality, passion, and a touch of humor, singing and playing both contemporary folk and traditional Celtic songs and music, which they have woven into their own musical tapestry of intricate rhythms and melodies.

Marys Lane

way back in the old country, not owned by Mary, at least not any more. The band Marys Lane is rock, and reel, but most of all, the good times roll. Their Cleveland Rock roots are evident, but they are knee deep in the ghosts of Ireland – not maudlin mind you, but in the typical Kitchen Party made so famous by the Irish – everyone comes, everyone joins in, one way or another, and everyone leaves wishing the night would never end.

Brigid’s Cross

For 25 years and counting, Paul Baker and Peggy Goonan-Baker have brought an eclectic and entertaining collection of music to the stage. Formed in 1996, Brigid’s Cross has played it all: true-to-heritage traditional Celtic folk, contemporary Irish music, country, rock, alternative, and originals. Audiences are pulled into a vortex of fine musicianship, humor, high energy and audience participation when they see a BC performance.

Achill Crossing

Cleveland-based National Touring Irish rebel & folk duo, Achill Crossing are married in music & in life. They have spent the past 16 years performing, composing & harmonizing together. Brent & Brittany have toured extensively throughout the states with many groups, including The Brittany Reilly Band, playing music ranging from Blues & Bluegrass to Honky-Tonk & Rock & Roll.  

Andrew McManus

A singer-songwriter from Armagh, Northern Ireland. Growing up at the tail-end of the Troubles near the ancient Celtic site of Emain Macha, Andrew was heavily influenced by the local myths and legends of Irish literature that were set there; the tales of Cú Chulainn, Queen Macha, and the epic saga of the Táin Bó Cúailnge. These stories deeply inspired his creativity and a love for Irish folk tunes which led him to produce artwork and music with a distinctly Celtic and ethereal quality.

No Strangers Here

No Strangers Here is an Irish Folk Band that started in 2012. We love to play Irish/Celtic music as well as music from the 60’s, 70’s and today. We grew up listening and playing to some of the most popular music of our time. Over the years, all members of the band have visited Ireland while bringing Celtic music back to the states for all to enjoy. We’ve played at some of the best live music venues in Northeast Ohio as well as on the Lake Erie Islands. No Strangers Here have also played at several Celtic and International Festivals and Benefits. The band also brings their music and talents to our Senior Citizens throughout the year. There is nothing better than hearing a voice in the crowd joining us in song or even a person kicking up their heels in dance. Slainte!

Mossy Moran

Mossy Moran, with his heated style of Irish traditional and contemporary music, hails from Ireland’s southeast coastal city of Waterford. In his first band at age 15 Mossy lead with incredible vocals that kept his Irish fans coming back for more. As his talent grew, so did his audiences. At age 19 Mossy made his act a solo one, singing songs and telling stories of the Irish People all over Ireland’s southeastern coast. He made a break for the United States in 1996 to sing his foot stomping brand of Irish music here.

Mad Macs

A fun and folksy, experienced band with talented musicians that sing and play all the great Irish and Celtic tunes from the past to present.


Tradition, Music, Poetry, Beauty, Ships, Sea, Immigration, Rebellion, Work, Connection. The music and songs of Ballinloch come from the stories and traditions of our families, our island, our village, our home

Murphy Irish Dancers

The Murphy Irish Arts Center is dedicated to preserving Irish culture and the art of Irish Dance and to sharing their heritage with audiences everywhere.

Leneghan Irish Dancers

Celebrating 29 years of dedication to Irish Dance in Cleveland Ohio.

Brady Campbell Irish Dance School

If you hear Irish music and it makes you want to skip or kick your heels, then Irish dancing may be perfect for you! The Brady Campbell Irish Dance School welcomes new students—beginning at age 4—all year round to join our family. 

Jack McDonough Fife and Drums

Members as young as three learn the basics of the traditional Irish Fife and precision marching, and promote Irish culture year round through performances in and around the greater Cleveland area. With a wealth of new, young talent every St. Patrick’s Day season, these units promise to be a staple of the Cleveland Irish American community for generations to come.

IACES Pipes & Drums

The Pipe Band was formed in the Fall of 2001 by a few members with the mission of putting together a fun marching band for the Irish American Club, East Side. The Band continues to grow, currently boasting a roster of over 30 members and students. The musicians in the band share the same desire of promoting our culture and heritage playing traditional bagpipe music while proudly representing the club.

Red Hackle Pipes & Drums

The Red Hackle Pipes & Drums of Cleveland, Ohio was established in 1997 but its tartan and traditions can be traced back to the 1700s through Scotland’s elite military Black Watch regiment. Founding Red Hackle member Alexander “Sandy” Hain was enlisted in the historic Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment and quickly became the 2nd Battalion’s youngest Pipe Major. The Red Hackle is permitted to wear the Black Watch tartan and cap badge along with the Red Hackle feather on their Glengarry bonnets to honor Sandy Hain’s service in the Highland Regiment. The Red Hackle Pipes & Drums began as a wish of Sandy’s students to form a competition band. The first practice was in January 1997 and their first competition was at the Ohio Scottish games later that year. In 1998 the season began with at Edinboro Highland Games at which the band placed for the first time. Many more competitions, parades and social events followed including, the World Championship in Glasgow, Scotland.

Egan Irish Dance School

Geauga County’s only Irish dance school – Egan Irish Dance – Established in 2019, with the purpose of fostering competitive excellence in Irish Dance throughout Northeast Ohio.

Tommy Egam Conkey, TCRG, Director of Egan Irish Dance, is dedicated to providing world-class training in Irish dance and technique by enhancing the strength, flexibility and coordination of every dancer. The dancers are given the confidence to reach their full potential both physically and mentally. With a dedicated staff of three certified teachers under The Irish Dance Comission (CLRG) EID provides a positive, supportive and energetic environment for learning while maintaining structure, discipline and commitment for success as a competitive dancer

Schedules/Lineup is subject to change. For all updates, please stay tuned to our Facebook page!

Thank you to everyone for a great 2021 Ohio Celtic Festival. We are looking forward to seeing you next year!