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The Young Dubliners have released eight albums of original material and one Irish ballad cover album to date. Their live set will draw from all their albums and the new material. It will be geared to the many festivals the band plays every summer with the usual upbeat, energetic delivery the Young Dubs are known for.

LMA Main Stage at 9:00 pm | More Info

 
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The Gobshites can turn a traditional Irish standard into a rock & roll rave up! But turnabout being fair play, they can also transform classic punk rock songs like Stiff Little Fingers' "Drinking Again" or the Ramones' "Long Way Back" into Irish Sing-Alongs!

LMA Main Stage 6:15 pm | More Info

 

 
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Magician Debbie O'Carroll is a "one of a kind" performer. She combines stage magic and theater with lots of audience participation to create captivating programs for children.

Outdoor Stage at 12:00 pm & 1:15 pm | More Info

 
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The Joshua Tree pride themselves with their ability to generate a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations. Without compromising artistic integrity, the band has gone to great lengths to reproduce the distinct sound of one of the world’s most popular rock bands.

Outdoor Stage at 3:00 pm | More Info

 
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Irish Whispa

Irish Whispa, the band can be found performing in the Boston area and New England’s best pubs.

Outdoor Stage at 6:30 pm | More Info

 

 
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Boston's Erin Og, is based in Boston MA, possibly the most Irish city in the USA. Boston's "Erin Og" translates to Young Ireland and with good reason. BEO is the next generation of Irish ballad groups, continuing the legacy of Irish music left to the world by the great bands of the past.

Paddy O’ Stage at 2:00 pm | More Info

 
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Colm O’Brien… Dublin-born, now residing in Boston. One of the most passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated devotees of the Irish ballad tradition. Born into the heritage of Irish music, stretching back generations in his family, Colm continues to celebrate those traditions today. And with the full spirit of a True Dub!

Paddy O’ Stage at 3:30 pm | More Info

 
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The band Rare Ould Times, based in Falmouth on Cape Cod but playing throughout New England, makes this vision come alive. They bring the Irish pub session to you. Rare Ould Times plays traditional and contemporary Irish pub favorites, including well-loved ballads, rousing rebel songs, sea shanties, lively tunes, and the like.

Paddy O’ Stage 6:30 pm | More Info

 

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Derrick Keane, originally from Inchicore, Derrick first distinguished himself musically when the duo in which he sang and played swept the All Ireland Talent Competition. His band, Inchicore, sets the gold standard for the Irish music scene in New England and across North America.

Paddy O’ Stage at 12:30 pm | More Info

 
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Shelagh Rose is a singer/songwriter living in Boston, Massachusetts, who was raised on the music of Paddy Reilly, the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem. You can find her and her guitarist, Jordan Quigley, performing at many of your favorite Irish pubs in and around the city. From the foot stomping and hand clapping of traditional favorites such as Whiskey in the Jar, Black Velvet Band, and her new original “Irish of Boston” to the more emotional Grace and The Town I Love So Well, her music resonates with listeners of all generations.  

Paddy O’ Stage at 5:00 pm | More Info

 
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Henri Marchand brings smiles and wonder to audiences with his close-up and stand-up magic.  Working with cards, coins and ropes–and audience members–Henri creates simple miracles and surprising moments.

Wandering Magician | 4:30 - 5:15 pm

 

 

Times & Places

 

 

Outside


Food Trucks
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artisan Tables
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Knuckle Bones Family Fun
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Henri Marchand
4:30 - 5:15 pm
Roaming Magician

Hall of Flags


“When the Irish Settled in Lowell”
presented by Lowell Irish
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Phil Klibansky - Bag Pipes
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Phil Klibansky - Bag Pipes
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Wandering Stage


Debbie O’Carroll
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Debbie O’Carroll
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

The Joshua Tree
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Irish Whispa
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Paddy O’ Stage


Derrick Keane
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Boston’s Erin Og
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Colm O’Brien
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Shelagh Rose
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Rare Ould Times
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

 

Main Stage


The Young Dubliners
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Main Auditorium Stage

Heavy Quinn Academy of Dance
Irish Step Dance
1:30 pm - 2:00pm
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Gobshites
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Main Auditorium Stage

 

 

Vendors

Interested in becoming a vendor?

Please fill out our Vendor Request form below!

Food Trucks
12:00 - 9:00 pm


Phoenix Rising Pizza
Keeping it local with Lowell roots, Phoenix Rising Pizza has risen to the occasion with hand crafted Neapolitan style pizza to serve the hungry the patrons of the Lowell Irish Festival!

Lix Ice Cream
Get your sweet tooth ready to indulge in the best ice cream around!  Nothing but the best in quality in ice cream served up to satisfy any ice cream connoisseur!

Irish Red Catering
What’s an Irish Festival without authentic Irish Food?  Hand crafted Irish goodness to bring out the Irish in anyone!  Be prepared to dive into corned beef heaven!

Tasty Fry
The Lowell based Tasty Fry will be serving up fresh cut French fries, chicken tenders, hand battered onion rings, and their famous spin on Irish Nachos topped with melted cheese and bacon!
 

Artisan Tables
12:00 - 5:00 pm


Celtic World Celtic Beat. Art Ketchen
Books on Celtic art, history & music, Celtic CDs and Art

Craic
Sources Local Ingredients for Maximum Bold Flavors

LuLaRoe Stacey Tardif
Buttery Soft Leggings in Magical Irish Themed Prints

JobeMac Studios
Bottle openers and products made from reclaimed wood from local cathedrals

Merrimack Engraving
Custom laser engraved products

Multi Media Artist Janet Lambert Moore
Prints of Mill City, nearby suburbs, and landscapes from as far away as Ireland

Serene Pebble Art
Naturally Sourced Art and Sterling Silver Celtic Jewelry

Shamrock FIREworks
Irish Fire Department Memorabilia

Wicked Irish
Offers Unique, Fun, Casual Apparel

 

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Activities

Family Fun!

 

Irish Cultural Exhibit
Located in the Hall of Flags
Presented by the Lowell Irish Cultural Committee

WHEN THE IRISH SETTLED IN LOWELL: an exhibit of historic photos, artifacts, & documents recounting the early Irish community of our city. 
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Knuckle Bones
For the Love of Play! Fun and Games for All Ages
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Irish Breakfast Special at the Old Court
From Noon to 5pm
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.08k Run for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell
1:00 - 3:00 pm - Suggested donation $3
All proceeds of this event will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell.
*Please note we have a limited number of prizes