Irish Fest goes virtual this weekend

Irish Fest goes virtual this weekend

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This week would have been Irish Fest, and not just any Irish Fest: the 40th anniversary edition of the festival. But in its place, Irish Fest has created an extensive virtual festival.

Irish Fest favorites Gaelic Storm will be doing an exclusive performance for the event’s virtual festival this year | Courtesy photo

It’s an ambitious, four-night virtual festival that will be broadcast on Irish Fest’s website, YouTube and Facebook pages, with more than 30 hours of content, ranging from archival Irish Fest sets, at-home performances, author conversations, cooking demonstrations, tours, children’s programming and more. We Banjo 3, Gaelic Storm, Eileen Ivers and Clare Sands are all among the performers doing exclusive at-home performances.

The festival kicks off tonight with a cooking tutorial from Chef Brian Ward at Ward’s House of Prime and the local duo Frogwater.

Best of all: It’s all free to watch. Hear us discuss it all below on this week’s episode.

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