Festival Schedule

200 New Boston Drive Canton, MA

Saturday, October 19th 2019

Music Entertainment

Main Stage on the field



Barry Hynes & Dave Barry

1-4pm: Rebels – 

 –Our favorite U2 Tribute Band ‘Joshua Tree” will open the show with their second band” The Rebels” 

 – A Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band, they don’t rely on impersonations but rather focus their decades of experience on performing the songs and the authentic sounds of the legendary music of Tom Petty. Their energetic performances are played with the intensity and spirit in which they were intended. . 

 4-7pm: DEVRI –  

– one of Boston’s favorite Irish bands. While Devri’s music is firmly based around the Ballads, Tunes & rousing music of Ireland, at a typical Devri show you will hear songs & tunes from The Pogues, Johnny Cash, The Dubliners, The Beatles, Snow Patrol, U2, Garth Brooks & The Wolfe Tones !!.

Instruments include Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Bass, Whistles and Drums; we also can add Sax & piano if desired.

7pm–10pm: Barry Hynes, Dave Barry & Amanda Biagi     

-Boston-bred Irish-American singer and guitar player Barry Hynes combines his Irish and American roots and a passion for rock, pop and folk, modern Irish and traditional Irish music to bring energy-charged performances to audiences throughout New England, the US and abroad. His musical career has included performing with the band Shoot The Moon, Baguetelle and Aslan,.
“Dave Barry is originally from County Cork, Ireland where he toured for many years with both original and cover bands. He released 3 singles with a pop rock band called “The Caroline Shout! who toured extensively and were featured on the Dave Fanning show as well as a number popular national tv shows. Dave moved to the states in 2004 where he has performed ever since .His solid rhythym and focus on creating a captivating sound has Gifted him a permanent and respected place in the music industry.
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ICC Marquee Trad Tent

1-4pm: Strawberry Hill – 

Strawberry Hill – Jimmy Lever, Jenn O’Shea & Ciaran Dalton

 4-7pm: Open Music Session led by Natasha Sheehy & Billy O’Neill. Musicians welcome. –  

– Free entry with your musical instrument.

7pm–10pm: A Ceili Mor with Ceoltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.—

7-10pm: A Ceili Mor with Ceoltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.
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Tickets available through Eventbrite:

Admission $15 in advance / $20 on the day

ICC members: FREE

Kids Under 12: Free – kids entertainment from 1-4pm


Ales Stouts & Ciders

  • Guinness
  • Smithwicks
  • Magners Cider – Original, Berry & Peach cider
  • O’Hara’s – pale ale, red ale & stout
  • Wexford
  • Crabbies – A Scottish Ginger Beer
  • Belhaven – Scottish Ale
  • George Killians

Local participating breweries include:

  • Look Out Farm
  • Smuttynose
  • Downeast Cider
  • True North Ales
  • Castle Island


Chef Joe Kilcommons will serve up some wonderful Irish Fare


  • Guinness Stew
  • KerryGold Cheese Burger
  • Irish Seafood Chowder
  • Fish & Chips

Clothing & Jewelry Vendors at this year’s festival.

Merchandise Vendors

  • Mulligan Gear
  • Donegal Importers
  • Eire’s Irish Gifts
  • American Highlander - Kilts & more
  • Celtic Jewelry

Archery at the Boston Beer Festival


Archery at the Boston Beer Festival on the Main Field from1-3pm.
Separate fee: $5 for 6 arrow round of shooting

The Harney Academy of Irish Dance


The Harney Academy of Irish Dance @ 2pm in the Traditional Music Tent.

Snow White


2:30 – 4pm: Singalong, Treasure Hunt & Visit with Snow White

Kids Activities

Kids Activities (1-4pm)

Location: in the main building on the first floor

‘From Baby goats to pumpkins, soccer shots & corn hole throwing and face painting, we will keep the little ones entertained all afternoon.”

  • Face Painting
  • Freeze Dance
  • Arts & Crafts
  • 2:30 – 4pm: Singalong, Treasure Hunt & Visit with Snow White
  • Petting Zoo – on the main field beside the playground (1-4pm) Drop by and see the lambs, goats, ducks & chickens

Other Activities

Visit a Viking encampment on the main field. Vikings will perform and engage in a battle. Three scheduled shows. 1st show @ 2:30pm 2nd show @ 5:30pm & 9:30pm

Tug-O-War: who will win our Tug-O-War Trophy? Past winners include the Wolfhounds Rugby club. Sign up on the day. This will take place at 5pm on the main field

Local Irish dance Schools