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Friday, September 3, 2010

Bennington Irish Festival Kicks off this Weekend

Seamus Connolly

An international cast of Irish musicians and dancers take the stage this weekend at the 1st annual Bennington Irish Festival in Vermont.  The two-day festival runs Saturday and Sunday, September 4-5, and features over 30 hours of top-shelf Irish traditional music, ballad singing and Celtic rock.

Ten-time All Ireland fiddle player Seamus Connolly, uilleann piping master Jerry O'Sullivan, Nashville singing star Maura O'Connell and the McPeake Family from Belfast are just some of the artists performing.  For a full schedule of performances and activities click here.

Tickets to the show are $30 per day or $50 for a two-day pass.  The festival runs from 11 a.m to 9 p.m. both days.  The festivities take place at Colgate Park, a beautiful outdoor facilites nestled in the beautful hills of Vermont.

The festival also offers an array of cultural displays, children's activities, dance and instrument workshops, as well as vendors, food courts and nearby lodging.

For more information, visit or call 802 447-3900.

For year round information on Irish cultural events in New England, visit
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