Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lineup for the Great Irish Hooley at Disney Springs in Disney World is released

The famed Great Irish Hooley music festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant will be held Sept. 1 to 4, 2017 in Disney Springs.

The Labor Day weekend events celebrates Irish song, dance, food and drink. The Hooley kicks off with performances starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1.  A "hooley" is defined as a wild or noisy party. 

This year’s Hooley entertainment includes:
The Lisa Canny Band will be one of the headliners at the Great Irish Hooley.

Elevation: Appearing at Raglan Road for the first time in four years, this U2 tribute act will play two special nighttime shows on Sept. 2 and 3 paying homage to the U2 world tour celebrating 30 years of the Joshua Tree album.

Lisa Canny Band: Lisa Canny and her band combine traditional Irish, R&B and Hip Hop will appear at Raglan Road for three weeks beginning August 30 and will perform nightly during the Hooley.

Gary O’Meara Band: O’Meara is a traditional Irish banjo player with a prolific career as a solo artist and as a member of multiple legendary Irish music acts.

The Raglan Roots Coalition:  – The authentic Irish house band is combination of soul-rocking Celtic bluegrass with some hip-swingin’, knee-shakin’ funky roots beats.

Jake Richardson: This singer-songwriter-musician from Dublin has a passion for music and inspires audiences as he entertains with unique vocals and catchy songs.

Over the Bar: This four-piece, predominantly Irish traditional group showcases high-energy talent during live shows that also include folk, blues and soul.

Rollickin’ Rua: This traditional Irish music ensemble from Ireland and Scotland bring a clash of Celtic cultures.

Aaron O’Sullivan: A singer-songwriter and guitarist from County Cork, O’Sullivan entertains with a mixture of traditional Irish ballads and modern Irish songs.

The Raglan Road Irish Dancers: The Irish dancers will perform throughout the Hooley.  Champion Irish dancer Ciaran Keating, Raglan Road’s show choreographer, will host an event that traces the origins of Irish dance from earliest jigs and reels through contemporary times.

The full schedule will be released soon by Raglan Road on its website - www.raglanroad.com.

The complete entertainment schedule will be posted at www.raglanroad.com and www.greatirishhooley.com closer to the event.
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