Date posted: 06/29/2011
Find your Irish Roots at the Annual An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival
Come out to celebrate the heritage, history and culture of the Irish people at the annual An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival. This family fun event will keep you on your feet all weekend long with a great mix of upbeat entertainment, thought provoking genealogy workshops and fast pace dance classes. Drawing in hundreds of visitors a year, this Irish celebration mixes the best of fun and education into one weekend. Living in such a diverse country, this is the perfect opportunity to get to learn a little more by yourself or your neighbors. Between the food and the films, there is not a moment that you will want to miss.
The An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival will open your eyes to the great food, traditions and art that the Irish have contributed to the melting pot of America. To give everyone a little taste of their favorite Irish tunes, organizers of the event have set up a diverse lineup of local and national artists. Visitors can expect to see Glengarry Bhoys, Brendan O’Shea and Strings of Fire on the festival main stage. And when you need a break from the dance floor, you can always join in on a workshop to learn the Irish language or catch up on a little history. There will be a variety of shops and songs to suit your every Irish need.
Hosted by the Montana Gaelic Cultural Society, the An Ri Ra festival will give all its visitors a glimpse of the Irish culture that is found throughout the world. As of now, there is an early bird special for those that buy their An Ri Ra weekend passes before July 7th, 2011. So plan your trip to Butte, Montana today because this is a summer staple that you will not want you or your family to miss!
Aug 12 to Aug 14, 2011
Uptown Butte, Montana
(On Park between Main and Montana)
Tickets: $20 Early Bird/$25 Regular
(Subject to change)
For more information, visit http://www.mtgaelic.org/Festival1.html