Thursday, February 28, 2019

Celtic Ceol Feis set to reboot former Tara Feis

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 12:53 PM

click to enlarge Padraig Allen of the McLean Avenue Band
Padraig Allen of the McLean Avenue Band

Celtic Ceol Feis, a reboot of the very popular downtown festival formerly known as Tara Feis, hits Emmet Park on Saturday, March 9.

Fans of Tara Feis will be pleased with the lineup for this family friendly event, which is now organized by the Savannah Waterfront Association.

Opening ceremonies with presenting of the colors and national anthems will kick things at 11 AM, including a blessing from The Most Reverend John Kevin Boland, Bishop Emeritus at the Diocese of Savannah.

Irish music and dancing from: Irish Dancers of Savannah; Harry O’Donoghue; Legacy Irish Dance Academy; and Tracie Brown on the Celtic harp.

Headlining will be New York's Padraig Allen & McLean Avenue Band, who combine traditional Irish tunes and ballads with more contemporary Irish sounds.

The former Tara Feis Festival, once run by the City of Savannah, was discontinued due to a change in City funding priorities, in a move quite unpopular with many in the local Irish community.

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