St. Patrick's Day Austin coming 2024
Sad News: We will not have the St. Patrick's Day Austin Festival this year for 2023.
The City of Austin cultural funding, which we have greatly appreciated in the past, is undergoing a new priority, focusing on endangered cultural groups for initial rounds of funding in their efforts for Equity and Diversity funding.
It may expand later in the year but we do not foresee it assisting soon enough for March.
We are regrouping and developing plans for sustaining the event without City support. We appreciate your patience through these lean years. We will be combining efforts with the Austin Celtic Association for their November festival this year. We may also be producing a couple of smaller Irish events to keep Irish roots growing in Central Texas as well as bringing back the Celtic Christmas at the Cathedral this December.
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We are committed to being back for our St. Patrick's Day Festival in March 2024!
An authentic display of Irish culture and pride! Austin's best Irish Celebration!
The St. Patrick's Day Austin is the best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! A commitment to authentic Irish culture. No green beer (just the finest Irish imports in the color the Irish gods intended) and no leprechauns! Come for fierce Irish tradition and fun for the whole family!
CELTIC CULTURAL CENTER OF TEXAS
International and Local Stars of Celtic Music Online!
Stars of Irish Trad Music
Whether playing with massively successful bands like Lunasa, Slide, or solo performances, these men are powerhouses of Irish traditional music! Colin Farrell, Kevin Crawford, Cillian Vallely, and David Curley are renowned musicians in the world of Irish music and are celebrated as the best instrumentalists on the world stage today. Together they are not to be missed!
Playing guitar for the past 40 years Jeff is one of the Southwest’s most notable Irish musicians, having performed with many local Celtic music ensembles, as well as international touring musicians such as James Keane, John Williams, Liz Carroll, Johnny B. Connolly, James Kelly, Joe Burke and Oisín Mac Diarmada. In addition to performances, is an active teacher of accompaniment technique within Irish traditional music.
THE CLICKETY CLOGGERS
A dance club composed of Central Texans who perform a uniquely American dance form that is rooted in traditional Appalachian-style clogging - but with a decidedly modern flair.
Sean Keane is a singer and multi-instrumentalist of skill, acclaim, and flair. He is rooted firmly in old Ireland with the Keane family tradition of sean-nós singing, but his music branches out gloriously from those roots pulling sustenance from many genres.
Sean's voice has untold depth, range, and maturity; his skill on the flute, whistles and pipes with which he punctuates songs, make his work unforgettable.
THE HERE AND NOW
The four accomplished musicians that form this spritely Irish musical group from Austin, Texas together create a rich and captivating sound full of energy. The Here & Now keep tradition at the heart of their music with their albums being met with high regard in traditional music.
KIERON ELLIOTT - MC
We welcome back Kieron as our Master of Ceremonies off the back of his third appearance as Voice actor for "Hoark the Haggard" in the "How to Train a Dragon" franchise. Kieron is certain to liven up a crowd with his wit and charm.
MAIRTIN DE COGAIN
Máirtín de Cógáin is a singing, dancing, story-telling bodhrán player who also is a noted playwright and actor. He performs in his native Ireland and all over the U.S…. and between and beyond, too! An infectious personality, Máirtín pleasantly commands the attention of any collection of people, from a concert hall to an intimate porch. Descended from a long line of storytellers and with two CCÉ All-Ireland’s for Storytelling under his belt, Máirtín gets no more joy out of life than the telling of stories.
INISHFREE AUSTIN IRISH DANCERS
Austin's top Irish dance school will be at the Fest and it is a great opportunity to find out how you or your child can get involved in learning Irish dance! Always a festival favorite, do not miss their energy filled performance!
FROM THE ARCHIVE!
We are delving into our 20 years of archival footage to bring you some of our favorite moments from St. Patrick's Day Austin. You never know whom you might see or what band might make an appearance. We cannot wait to show you some of the amazing talent that has graced our event!