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Crawley Irish Festival 2017

The Crawley Irish Festival, the only Irish Summer Festival in the South East of Britain, celebrates its 21st birthday on Sunday the 27th August showcasing some great Irish entertainment, music, sport and dance and much more.

Attracting over 6,000 people it’s recognised as a high profile Irish Festival here in the UK. featuring a number of arts workshops, Irish Dancing Demonstrations, four music stages featuring traditional and modern Irish music, GAA sport, children’s entertainment, educational areas, craft stalls and shops selling traditional Irish produce and arts & crafts.

And the event is absolutely free.


MC – Gerry Molumby

  • Paddy Ryan Band
  • Mary Rose Band
  • The Craicheads
  • Reel Strings
  • Celtic Crunch
  • Marian Waldron


MC – Patrick O Connell

  • Brogue Irish Folk
  • Irish Mist
  • Blackthorn
  • Chris O Malley
  • Strawdogs

CEILI Dance (in the Studio)

  • Tony Kearney
  • Irish Dance Displays

7 Hour Music Session (in the Bar Area)

  • Multiple bands will perform – together with acts from across the festival – each providing 15-20 minute sessions throughout the day.

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Running till 5.00 are well catered for in the J DEVINE CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT ARENA with particular emphasis on traditions and folklore workshops, kids drama corner, magic tricks and song and storytelling by Deirdre O’Byrne.

So keep Sunday 27 August free in your diary for Crawley’s biggest Irish Festival ever. Visit us from 12 noon at The Hawth Theatre Grounds, Crawley, West Sussex, just a short while from Gatwick Airport.

Find out more at www.celtic-irish.co.uk/festival

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