15th Crawley Irish Festival

Crawley Irish Festival Sunday - 29 August 2010

Southgate Playing Fields will once again play host to the annual Crawley Irish Festival on Sunday 29 August 2010. Celebrating its 15th year, the Festival is a fantastic day out for the whole family, and a chance to enjoy the very best of Celtic and Irish entertainment and culture. With over 6000 festival-goers expected at this year’s event, it’s not to be missed – so be sure to save the date!

What’s on offer?

Every year the festival offers a wonderful array of entertainment, music, sport and dance – and this year is no exception! Mayor of Crawley, Cllr Lee Burke will be joined by Sky Newscaster Enda Brady to open the show, which includes;

Live Music: The Dome stage will showcase some of the biggest Irish acts including Borrowed Time, Martin Ruddy, Sean Cannon of Dubliners fame, who will appear with his son Robert Cannon. Pat Nugent and Mustang and Kathy Durkin Meanwhile, the Traditional Stage welcomes some of the best traditional and folk acts from around the UK and Ireland including The London Lasses, Dun the Veil, Crannog, Celtic Crunch and Flying Toads .

Live Dance: Crawley is the proud home of two wonderful Irish Dancing Schools – The O’Brien School of Dancing and the Andromeda Edmonds School of Dancing. The Open Dance competition provides a great opportunity to showcase the very
best of young Irish dancing talent in the South East. And if you fancy yourself as the next Michael (or Stavros) Flatley, you can join in with the Ceili & Set dancing.

Live Sport: The 2010 Festival will play host to a GAA friendly, as popular North and South London teams battle it out in Gaelic Football and Hurling matches. The Main Bar will also offer live and televised GAA matches, so you won’t miss out on any of the
action!

All-Round Family Fun: A dedicated children’s area, run by staff from Waterlea Adventure Playground will keep the kids amused for hours! Storytelling, face- painting, magic shows and fairground rides will provide all-round family fun!

Affordable family fun: The organizers are committed to keeping admission prices low, offering a great value day out for the whole family. Admission costs just £5 for Adults and £2 for concessions including senior citizens and NUS card holders. Under-16’s accompanied by an adult get in for just £1.

Save the date!

The festival is a fantastic day out for the whole family – and with a licensed bar on site and a wide selection of food and refreshment stalls, it’s an ideal bank holiday treat! So come and join the fun at the Crawley Irish Festival on Sunday 29 August, from 12 noon at Southgate Playing Fields in Crawley.

To find out more, get directions and more visit http://www.celtic-irish.co.uk/festival

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