1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi

Raglan Road Hosts Irish Festival ‘The Great Irish Hooley’ at Downtown Disney 31 August - 3 September

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World News & Rumors' started by Wendy, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Wendy
    Offline

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,473
    Likes Received:
    768
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In Neverland
    Labor Day weekend guests at Downtown Disney Pleasure Island can eat, drink, dance and celebrate during Central Florida’s first boutique Irish festival -- The Great Irish Hooley -- August 31 through Sept. 3.

    A traditional Irish social celebration, the “Hooley” combines music ranging from traditional to rock tunes with entertainment and interactive fun for the whole family. Raglan Road’s Great Irish Hooley will make the long weekend memorable with a mix of great Irish bands, Irish Dance Workshops for anyone in the family, structured set dancing known as the Ceili (pronounced kay-lee), Celtic face-painting Saturday through Monday and authentic food and beverages for all.

    “At last, Orlando has its own boutique Irish festival like those found back home in Ireland and in certain other U.S. cities,” says John Cooke, a founding partner of Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant. “This unique Irish festival will be jam packed with the best of Irish music and entertainment outside of Ireland.”

    The four-day party kicks off Friday, August 31 at 5 p.m. and continues through midnight Monday, Sept 3. The Great Irish Hooley entertainment lineup includes six top Irish bands and a troupe of acclaimed dancers:

    • Full Set, a popular Irish band that released its successful debut album last year. The band plays the festival Friday through Monday to begin a U.S. tour that includes the Milwaukee Irish Fest.

    • Elevation, the U2 Tribute Band. Elevation will play the pub stage Saturday and a full show under the Florida sky on the patio stage Sunday evening.

    • Creel, Raglan Road’s popular house band, will play all weekend.

    • The Raglan Rogues, here from Dublin with their energetic expression of Irish folk and traditional tunes, will play Thursday through Monday.

    • Danny Burns brings his unique blend of Irish ballads and contemporary Irish music to Raglan Friday through Monday.

    • Johnny “Snaggs” Norton is a renowned Dublin entertainer in the tradition of the great Irish folk and ballad groups who has toured worldwide with Riverdance. His performances Saturday through Monday include sing-along songs from the great Traditional Irish Songbook.

    • The Raglan Road Irish Dancers, the resident six-strong troupe of champion Irish dancers plucked from the stages of the most famed Irish dance shows, perform throughout the weekend.


    There is no cover charge for the events.

    Check out the full schedule here
     
  2. Tink
    Offline

    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    27,165
    Likes Received:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I have to WORK that Saturday! :hopmad:
     
  3. Wendy
    Offline

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,473
    Likes Received:
    768
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In Neverland
    Oh Tink, no :sigh: I thought about you when I was posting it, I knew you'd probably like to go :(

    Is there any way you can change :unsure:
     
  4. Tink
    Offline

    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    27,165
    Likes Received:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    No. It's a holiday weekend and no one will want to switch out with me. I'll survive, but I sure wish we could have gone. :sigh:
     
  5. Beccaberry
    Offline

    Beccaberry She's beccalicious! Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    13,567
    Likes Received:
    867
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Milford, Connecticut, United States
    That sounds like so much fun! I wonder if Baleigh would fancy a trip to Disney World for her birthday? :)
     
  6. Wendy
    Offline

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,473
    Likes Received:
    768
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In Neverland
    It's too early :wink:
     
  7. Beccaberry
    Offline

    Beccaberry She's beccalicious! Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    13,567
    Likes Received:
    867
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Milford, Connecticut, United States
    Lol, no no, I don't mean this trip ;-) her birthday is September 2nd ;-)
     
  8. Wendy
    Offline

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,473
    Likes Received:
    768
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In Neverland
    I know :lol: I meant it's too early to be going back at the beginning of September, the end or early October would be a better time to visit :wink:
     
  9. Beccaberry
    Offline

    Beccaberry She's beccalicious! Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    13,567
    Likes Received:
    867
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Milford, Connecticut, United States
    Hahaha how about September AND October?? I do have an AP after all ;-)
     

Share This Page