Havertown Irish Festival

By Kelly Center (other events)

Saturday, June 25 2022 11:00 AM 8:00 PM EDT

Weather Alert! - Sunny, 90 degrees.  BYO umbrella for shade.

Havertown Irish Festival - In the 33rd County of Ireland... Havertown, PA, Delaware County

FREE Admission, Live Music, Beer Garden, Food, Vendors, Kid's Fun Zone

When: Saturday, June 25, 2022 11am to 8pm

Where: Manoa Shopping Center Rear Lot - 130 N Eagle Rd, Havertown, PA 19083

MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE (Start times estimated)

Brian Fox - Bagpiper and Procession of Dignitaries - 11:00 am

Shannon Daly - USA and Ireland National Anthems - 11:05 am

 Dr. Gail Farally-Semerad, Grand Marshal - Haverford Township Civic Council President 11:10 am

U.S. Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon - 11:15

Shades of Green - 11:15

David Brown Band - 12:15

John Byrne Band - 1:30

Emerald Isle Dancers - 2:45

Runa - 3:15

Emerald Isle Dancers - 4:30

Irish Wilburys - 5:00

Jamison - 6:30

RUNA   Runa breathes fresh life into traditional Celtic music by digging into the songs and tunes to find the universal thread that binds past to present.  Celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary as a band, Celtic-American Roots music “super group”, RUNA, continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.  RUNA is Shannon Lambert-Ryan, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker, Jake James, Caleb Edwards

JAMISON   Jamison is a high-energy six-piece band that can take traditional Irish tunes and turn them upside down, blending in rock, reggae, modern pop, and hip-hop along the way. Crowds can’t help but get to their feet as Jamison takes Irish music to the next level with original songs and eccentric versions of covers or festival favorites.  Since 2003, Jamison has been touring the East Coast’s Irish/Celtic festival circuit while maintaining an ever-growing following surrounding Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore. Jamison is Frank Daly, John O’Callaghan, Sean Hicks, Alice Marie, Ant Lusi, AJ Marx

IRISH WILBURYS  Making their Delaware County debut.  There’s no doubt that the live music hiatus that occurred during the pandemic fueled the fire in the hearts of many performers to get back in front of crowds and fill the air with music and song.  In late summer of 2021, some good friends, who happen to be some of the most well-known names in the Delaware Valley Irish music scene, found themselves on stage together for a couple shows during Irish Weekend at the Jersey Shore.  Following two raucous concerts that weekend, the band members and those who were able to witness the energy of those shows were hungry for more and a new musical project was born.  The band members include Michael Boyce of “Blackthorn” (headliners of the very first Haverford Spring Music Festival), Luke Jardel of “The Hooligans”, County Tyrone singer, Ray Coleman, Delco native, Tim Buchanan, along with the rock-solid musical stylings of Liam Aicroth, and brothers Billy and Cole Liddell of Angus Road.  Raw talent, energy, and love for the music of the Irish greats set the backdrop and shape the presentation of some of the best traditional and modern Irish sounds you’ve heard in a while!  They are the Irish Wilburys!

JOHN BYRNE BAND  The John Byrne Band is led by Dublin native and Philadelphia-based John Byrne. Their debut album, After the Wake, was released to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 2011. With influences ranging from Tom Waits to Planxty, John's songwriting honors and expands upon the musical and lyrical traditions of his native and adopted homes. John has toured with or opened up for acts as diverse as The Hothouse Flowers, Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple), Gaelic Storm, Murder by Death, Finbar Furey, Luka Bloom, The Saw Doctors, The Solas, Sharon Shannon, The Young Dubliners and The Greencards. Both as a solo/acoustic act, and a full 6-piece band, John logs in over 150 shows per year, building a loyal and devoted following.  The John Byrne Band is John Byrne, Andy Keenan, Maura Dwyer, Mike Taylor, Freddy Berman and Vince Tampio.

SHADES OF GREEN  Shades of Green is the perfect blend of Traditional Irish and Irish Rock. This group has played everywhere, from large outdoor Irish Festivals to fun and friendly bar/restaurants. We are a host band after the Irish parade in Philly each year, so grab a Guinness, do a jig and join us in the revelry! Shades of Green is available as a duo, trio, and quartet depending on the size of the shindig!  Shades of Green is Scot Silver, Jim Briggs, Pat O’Shea, Eric Schreiber

DAVID BROWN BAND Skirting the periphery of the Irish music scene in the Greater Philadelphia Area, The David Brown Band has found a niche at the intersection of classical virtuosity, a lifelong affinity for the Celtic music idiom, improvisation, and a stark aversion to the conservatism of the traditional seisún. Founded in 2004 as the “Stonehaven Minstrels,” the all-family act remained a de facto epicenter of Celtic music in the Greater Philadelphia Area for the better part of a decade.  The David Brown Band is David Brown, Kaitlyn Waterson, Carolyn Giardini, Jodie Brown, Alberto Giardini, Christopher Brown

EMERALD ISLE DANCERS  Our dancers compete locally, nationally, and internationally. We are a participating member of An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG).  Our dancers perform locally at many pubs, festivals, corporate events, weddings, parties, and more!  Irish dancing builds character, promotes sportsmanship, and develops respect for others and for one’s self. Irish dancing is a great way to build long-lasting friendships and have a blast while doing something you love!  Emerald Isle Dancers led by Kate O’Brien.

SHANNON DALY is 16 years old, and a rising junior at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield. She lives in Havertown with her Mom, Dad, brother, and sister. She is an active member of her school's Performing Arts program, as well as the Choir, and various other leadership clubs. She was a competitive Irish Dancer of 13 years at the McDade Cara School of Irish Dance. She plays Gaelic Football for the Delaware County Gaels, she has traveled to Ireland twice with her team to play in some of the most prestigious competitions. She also just started playing camogie (ka- mo - gy) for Na Tóraidhe (na - tore - ag).  Shannon has been honored to sing the Irish national anthem (Amhrán na bhFiann) at various Irish events over the last couple of years. Most memorable performance was at St. Joe’s University before a men’s Gaelic football game between the Philadelphia All Stars vs. University of Ulster, Ireland.  She was also asked to sing the National Anthems at Irish American Business Chamber and Network at the Union League in Philadelphia.  She is honored to have been asked to sing at the Havertown Irish Festival.

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THIS MUSIC FESTIVAL is a FREE admission event.   The day will be filled with live music, food, beer garden, crafters and children’s activities.

THANK YOU SPONSORS   Main Line Health, Jiffy Lube, CrossFit MFPSherri's Crab Cakes, NRG Energy, Renewal by Andersen, Stix 2 Go, Passanante's, ACRE Windows, Power Home Remodeling, Sundance Vacations, Gutter Helmet by Harry Helmet, BHCU – Your Delaware County Credit Union, Green Star Exteriors, Certa Pro Painters of the Main Line, Jana Fong State Farm Agent, Adam Mechanical, JT's Shirts, Castle the Window & Door People, Dante Cimino Kettle Korn, Five Star Home Foods, Mister Softee, Porter Family Contracting, The HotDog Lady, vybe Urgent Care, Bath Planet of Philadelphia, Yeureka Home Remodeling, LLC, Stretch Funeral Service, Casemate Publishers, Palombaro Club, ConReds Creations, Noble Neen Soaps and Candles, Bravo Pizza, Home Depot Kids, AT&T, O'Kane Construction, Galluch for Congress

FREE Parking is available in the Manoa Shopping Center lot.  Unmetered street parking is available in the neighborhoods around the site.

Bikes and anything with wheels must be parked in a designated area by the main entrance while you go inside to enjoy the festival.  Bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters and pull behind carts and wagons are not permitted inside the festival grounds.  Push from behind baby strollers are permitted. 

Pets are not permitted on festival grounds.

Kelly's Pub Beer Garden will offer beer and seltzers for sale next to the stage. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought in.  Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.  ID required.


Seating - Bring your own chair or blanket.

Tax deductible donations to support this community event are encouraged.  Credit card or Paypal or Venmo @Kelly4music  Indicate FESTIVAL with your donation in the notes.

Kelly Music for Life is a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives.  We operate the Kelly Center at 4 E. Eagle Road in Havertown - a cafe by day and performance venue at night.

Joel Perlish is the official photographer for Kelly events. Images and video clips may be found at JOELPERLISH.SMUGMUG.COM in the KELLY Events folder.

Kelly Center

Mailing Address

4 E. Eagle Rd. Havertown, PA 19083