to the PDF of the 2016 MIMF Program



to the PDF of the 2016 MIMF Program
presented by
Heritage Landing
Welcome to the 17th Annual
Michigan Irish Music Festival
proudly presented by
Mercy Health is happy to be the presenting sponsor of this family-friendly,
cultural event. This festival provides us the opportunity to celebrate and
remember our Irish heritage as a nationally-ranked healthcare organization
that was started by the Sisters of Mercy more than 100 years ago.
Enjoy the Festival!
Admission Prices
Tickets may be purchased online in advance at, or at the gate during the
Festival from September 15-18, 2016. Online sales close Wednesday, September 14 at 11:00pm.
Ticket booth opens 30 minutes prior to the Festival gate.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or cash. No checks.
Thursday • 5pm-10pm
Friday • 5pm-11pm
Saturday • 11am-11pm
Sunday • 9am-6pm
4-Day Pass
Online in Advance
$10 (Save $5)
$15 (Save $5)
$10 (Save $5)
$30 (Save $10)
At the Gate
Park at the Mart Dock ($5) and help support the USS LST-393 Veterans’ Museum. No patron
parking is available at Heritage Landing. Complimentary golf cart shuttles are available to all patrons.
Sponsored by Ramos & Sons Auto Body
Park at the Mart Dock and grab a ride from one of our Courtesy Carts. This service available to
all patrons. All tips will go to the local food pantries.
Courtesy carts operate until 30 minutes after Festival closes.
Sponsored by Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors
* No Discounts Apply
Sponsored by Family Financial Credit Union.
Sponsored by Graphics House Companies
The Welcome Center has Festival information, programs, maps, and an Irish Treasure Hunt for
the kids. Check your packages in our bag check. You can donate non-perishable food items here
all weekend to support Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry. Lost and Found is also located here.
Need First Aid services? The Welcome Center can contact our on-site medical personnel.
Sponsored by PNC Bank
The shuttle will run between the Shoreline Inn/Holiday Inn/Michigan Feis and the Festival on
Saturday from 7:00am - 8:30pm.
All food and beverages must be purchased with Blarney Bucks, which can be purchased from
five locations throughout the Festival grounds. Credit card purchases are available near the front
gate, in the County Cork area, and near the Celtic Kitchen. Blarney Bucks are valid all weekend
long! No refunds. Sold until 30 minutes before close. Last Call is 15 minutes before close.
FREE! (Ages 12 & Under)
Early In FREE Friday 5:00 – 6:00pm
Provided & Sponsored by Pioneer Resources
This is the place for volunteers to check in and get your t-shirts, shift assignments, and schedules.
We also have a place to rest your feet in our lounge area. Over 1,000 volunteers make Irish Fest
possible, and we extend our thanks to each and every one of you.
On-site ATMs are located near the front gate and at the County Kerry Stage area. Many Market
vendors accept credit cards, and Blarney Bucks can be purchased with your credit card too.
Stay Connected
Share Your Posts Using #MIMF16: Show how much fun you’re having at the Michigan Irish
Music Festival! We’ll be watching for your pictures!
Txt2Screen: Text your message to 24587 and start your message with IRISH. (Example:
“IRISH Having a great time at the Festival!”) Watch the screens for your messages and photos.
Pic Tac Toe: Pick up your Pic Tac Toe sheet from the Welcome Center. Capture 3 photos in a
row and use the #MIMF16 hashtag. Return your sheet to the Welcome Center and show your
fun photos. You’ll receive a prize and be entered to win a Family Pack for the 2017 Festival!
On the Web: Check the Festival website at for updates and information.
Sponsored by Muskegon County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau
Battery running low? Stop at the Cell Phone Charging Station located near the Festival entrance
gate and “plug in” so you can stay connected all weekend long.
NOTE: Please do not leave your devices unattended! The Festival does not assume
liability for lost or stolen devices.
Events & Activities
G&L County Cork Stage
The expansive G&L County Cork Stage is the home for some of the Festival’s
biggest acts, including the Tionól on Saturday afternoon and Catholic Mass on
Sunday morning.
County Kerry Stage
Nestled between the Wee Ones’ Area and The Irish Store, the County Kerry Stage features
outstanding entertainment throughout the weekend.
The Pub
The heartbeat of the Festival. Listen to some Festival favorites, catch a game, meet old (and
new) friends, and people-watch to your heart’s content. Catch all the action on the big screens
as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Michigan State Spartans Saturday evening, or
watch your favorite NFL games all day Sunday.
The Tavern
Looking for some craft beer from one of your favorite West
Michigan breweries? Stop by the Tavern! We’ll be featuring a
selection of brews from Muskegon’s own Unruly Brewing Co.
and Pigeon Hill Brewing Co., Whitehall’s Fetch Brewing Co.,
and Perrin Brewing Co. from nearby Comstock Park.
Ones’ Area
Sponsored by Meijer
Fri. 5pm-7pm • Sat. 11am-7pm • Sun. 12pm-5pm
Located near the County Kerry Stage, kids can take part in free activities including crafts, an
inflatable play area, and learn about Irish culture in the Irish Treasure Hunt. Pick up treasure
maps at the Welcome Center until 7:30pm Friday & Saturday and 5:00pm on Sunday.
Sunday 9:00am • Celebrant Fr. Michael Olson
Join us at the G&L County Cork Stage as we celebrate this unique Celtic Mass. Gates open at
8:30am, and Festival admission after Mass is only $5. Loose collections will support the Loaves &
Fishes Food Pantry, and non-perishable food items may be donated at the Welcome Center.
Provided by McGovern’s Catering
Sponsored by McCann’s Irish Oatmeal
After Mass on Sunday, McGovern’s Catering will be serve a traditional Irish breakfast until noon
in the Celtic Kitchen. Blarney Bucks are required to purchase. Cash is not accepted.
Saturday 3:00pm • Sponsored by Magners Irish Cider
Irish Cider Tasting
Saturday 3:30pm & 5:00pm • Tickets $15
Pronounced “chin-ol,” the Gaelic word for “gathering,” join us at the G&L County Cork Stage as
we gather some of the finest Celtic musicians in the world on one stage and throw out the rule
book! Eamonn de Barra of Slide will be directing the presentation, featuring amazing musical
moments and artist combinations that you can’t hear anywhere else!
Session Tent
Michigan Irish American
of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday 12:00pm • Galway Stage
Learn about the history of Magners Irish Cider and how it is made,
all while enjoying the different varieties Magners has to offer.
Festival musicians are joined by walk-in amateurs as they participate in impromptu jam sessions,
carrying on the Irish tradition of “session music.” Bring your instrument and join in the fun!
Celtic Highland Games
All day Saturday! • Now located near the main gate at the Dingle Peninsula
The Celtic Highland Games return with competitors, both men and women, participating in
the stone throw, sheaf toss, 16-lb. hammer toss, weight for height and distance, and the everpopular CABER TOSS (a log approx. 18’- 20’ long). Stop by and cheer on these athletes!
Sponsored by Barry’s Tea
Fri. 5pm-10pm • Sat. 11am-10pm • Sun. 12pm-6pm
Take in a relaxing moment in our Tea Room. Taste a variety of Irish teas, sample a scone from
The Village Baker, and relax for a wee minute. Located just over the bridge near The Irish Store.
Whiskey Snug
Located in the County Kerry area, the Whiskey Snug is where those 21 and over can purchase
and enjoy Irish whiskey.
Recognition ceremony for Irish Americans (living or deceased) with ties to Michigan who have
made contributions in areas such as Public Service, Philanthropy, Business and Industry, Arts and
Entertainment, Religion, Education, and Sports. Don’t miss out on this program.
Michigan Feis
Saturday 8:30am - 3:00pm • Muskegon Catholic High School, 1145 W. Laketon Ave.
This event features a variety of Irish dancers competing at levels from Beginners to Open,
Pre-lim, and Championship. The Parade of Champions will perform on Saturday at 6pm at the
Festival on the Galway Stage.
Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm • Dingle Peninsula
Come meet the dog breeds that originated from the Emerald Isle! If you’ve ever considered
owning one of these Irish breeds, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with breed owners and
educate yourself on whether the breed is right for you. Owners also will give a brief informative
talk about their dog, from its characteristics to what the breed was originally intended to do.
Located at the Dingle Peninsula near the Main Gate.
Cultural & Dance
The Galway and Blarney Stages are the home for all cultural presentations, dancers, and the
popular Hooley Dance Party on Friday night! Stop in for a story-telling session and learn firsthand about some of the traditions that make the Irish culture so fascinating, or experience some
fantastic Irish dancing including the Lumbertown Cloggers, Cedar Creek Cloggers, and Ardan
Academy of Irish Dance.
Check out our schedule for more information on when these events take place!
Genealogy and Irish Names
Presented by Barbara Scanlon
Join Barbara Scanlon and her husband Ed to research your history and connections to the
Emerald Isle and Irish culture using search engines and existing records. Barb will do a morning
presentation on Saturday and Sunday and be available for consultation throughout the festival.
Kennedy & Kennedy
Seamus Kennedy and joHn Kennedy (from Kennedy’s Kitchen) will unite again for an impromptu
program of music, humor, and conversation.
The Beggarmen Reunion
Seamus Kennedy and Tom O’Carroll
Seamus Kennedy and Tom O’Carroll were in college together but did not start playing together
until they began performing around New York City. O’Carroll from Dublin and Kennedy
from Belfast, both relocated to the Boston area and formed a duo called “The Beggarmen,”
performing from 1971-1978.
Gaeltacht: How to Speak Gaelic
Presentations and Ongoing Exhibit
Have a great time learning and speaking the Irish language.
Celtic Art History
Presented by Tim Norris
Muskegon Community College art instructor Tim Norris uses visual samples and shares his
studied understanding of Irish art and history, unlocking the meaning and symbols behind these
beautiful images of Ireland.
Dublin in Song and Story
Presented by Tom O’Carroll
In this program, Tom tells the tales and sings the songs of his native city. This capital city on the
River Liffey has an abundance of history and colorful characters and Tom will introduce you to
some of them. This program is ideal for those interested in Irish literature.
Understanding the Book of Kells
Presented by Mike Johnson
Join Muskegon Community College professor Mike Johnson in a discussion of the intersection of
Celtic Art and Mythology, with an emphasis on the iconography of the Book of Kells, primarily
the imagery of the serpent, the salmon, and the Tête Coupée, or disembodied head.
The 1916 Easter Uprising
Presented by joHn Kennedy
Join joHn for songs, recitations and reflections commemorating the 1916 Easter uprising in the
intimate space of the newly-named Blarney Stage. In word and song, joHn will perform works of
his own, of Yeats, and others that relate to the Uprising and Ireland’s long history of struggles.
What Makes Celtic Music Celtic?
Presented by Larry Halverson
The phrase “Celtic music” has many different meanings and is often the subject of many
arguments among Celtic music lovers, however there is no right or wrong answer. Larry
Halverson will present a brief history of Celtic music outlining its regions with an emphasis on
Irish and Scottish music from rhythm to ornamentation to style.
From Tribe to Nation: A Musical Journey
Presented by Tom O’Carroll
Tom traces the history of the Irish people from the Stone Age to the present. Drawing on
archaeological data and historical records, Tom explores the broad social and cultural themes of
conflict and identity that occur through the island’s history, incorporating various songs, tunes,
and little known anecdotes that bring to life the story of the Irish.
Ward Music Archives Exhibit
This year’s exhibit is taken from more than 140 postcards in the Bob Burke Postcard Collection
at the Archives that show the great amount of destruction in Dublin during and after the 1916
Easter Uprising, featuring some of the leaders of the rebellion and soldiers from both sides.
Dave Curley Sessions
Dave Curley of Slide is hosting a series of interactive workshops including an overview of some
of Ireland’s social and group dances, a percussion demonstration covering basic technique and
rhythm styles in Irish Music (bring your drums!), and an introduction to Irish traditional music
and instruments featuring Diana Ladio (Moxie Strings), and Liam Ladewski (Kennedy’s Kitchen).
Lumbertown Beard Bout
Presented by Lumbertown Beard Barons
A family-friendly beard and mustache competition celebrating facial hair of all shapes and sizes
along with the cultural significance of beards in Ireland.
Cathy Jo Smith
Cathy Jo Smith mixes history and folklore, stories and songs. The whole family will enjoy her
stories; tales of the Good People of Ireland and their unpredictability, a leprechaun or pooka
tale, or a song from folklore.
Learn How to Play the Bodhrán
Presented by Lisa Groot
This hands-on presentation is a great introduction to percussion and Irish music. The heartbeat
of Irish music, the bodhrán is traditionally made with a wooden body and a goat-skin head and
is played with a double-headed stick called a cipín, tipper, or beater. In this session, pizza boxes
and pencils stand in as great instruments for this workshop for all ages.
Irish Magic Show
Performed by Debbie O’Carroll
Through amazing stage magic, physical comedy, audience participation, participants are introduced a
clan of intriguing characters from Irish children’s literature. They’ll meet a comical ghostly Pooka, learn
an Irish language poem about a Banshee, discover the secrets of the Gruagach, meet an elusive sea
serpent called the Ollphéist, and encounter a crafty Far Darrig and a mischievous Leprechaun.
Hooley Dance Party
Join us on Friday night for your chance to learn traditional ceili (“kay-lee”) dance from the pros!
Schedule of Events
The Pub
G&L County Cork Stage
See our schedule online! •
County Kerry Stage
The Pub
Galway Stage
Blarney Stage
5:15pm Moxie
5:00pm Scott Sheldon
5:15pm Dallahan
5:00pm Kennedy’s
6:30pm Hooley Dance Party
6:00pm How to Speak Gaelic
6:45pm Seamus Kennedy
6:15pm Strung
7:00pm The Bonny Men
6:15pm Seamus Kennedy
8:00pm Dave
7:15pm 1916 Easter Uprising
8:30pm Scythian
Strings and a
7:30pm Ten
9:15pm Tupelo
7:45pm Moxie
9:15pm Brother Crowe
9:30pm Scythian
Holiday Inn After Party
5:00pm Pipe & Drum Corps
9:45pm JigJam
6:30pm Highland
Join us for more live music!
Crossbow • 9:00pm to 1:00am
Dingle Peninsula
G&L County Cork Stage
County Kerry Stage
The Pub
Galway Stage
Blarney Stage
Dingle Peninsula
11:15am Conklin Ceili Band
11:15am An Dro
11:00am Scott Sheldon
12:00pm Irish Hall of Fame
12:45pm The Waxies
12:45pm Kennedy’s
1:15pm Lumbertown
with an
11:45am Genealogy
Irish Accent
2:15pm Crossbow
2:45pm Cedar
4:15pm Finvarra’s Wren
Pipe & Drum
4:00pm Police
Corps Dueling Pipes
1:15pm Strung
3:00pm Tionól
5:00pm Andy Irvine
Patrick J.
2:00pm Seamus
Kids’ Show
3:30pm JigJam
7:15pm Altan
5:15pm The Bonny Men
6:00pm Blackthorn
9:30pm Tupelo
7:00pm Aoife Scott
7:45pm Moxie
Holiday Inn After Party
9:00pm Dallahan
Join us for more live music!
The Waxies • 9:00pm to 1:00am
Ron &
Strings and a
9:30pm Ten
Curley and Irish
5:00pm Dave
Intro &Opening
Stone Shot Put
1:00pm Mike
Book of Kells
Weight for
11:45am Light
Distance Toss
2:15pm Celtic Art History
12:30pm 16 lb. Hammer Toss
3:30pm How to Speak Gaelic
2:00pm Caber Toss
4:45pm Beggarmen Reunion
3:00pm Sheaf Toss
6:00pm Irish Music Styles
lb. & 42 lb.
4:00pm 56
Weights Over Bar
of Dance
6:00pm Parade
7:15pm Kennedy & Kennedy
7:30pm Celtic Beard Bout
of Limerick
8:30pm Parade
9:45pm Tallymoore
Wee Ones’ Area
12:00pm Cathy Jo Smith: Stories
1:00pm Irish Magic Show
G&L County Cork Stage
9:00am Catholic Mass
2:30pm Andy Irvine
The Pub
Galway Stage
Blarney Stage
Dingle Peninsula
11:00am Crossbow
10:15am An Dro
10:00am Mona Shores Fiddlers
12:00pm Celtic Canines
12:00pm Kennedy’s
11:30am Dublin in Song & Story
11:00am Barbara Scanlon:
Irish Names
1:00pm Seamus
Kids’ Show
11:00am Finvarra’s Wren
12:30pm Blackthorn
County Kerry Stage
Ron &
Patrick J.
4:30pm Altan
* All performances subject to change.
2:00pm Strung
1:30pm Tallymoore
3:15pm Aoife Scott
3:00pm Moxie
4:30pm Dallahan
4:45pm Seamus Kennedy
12:40pm Ardan Irish Dancers
from Tribe
2:00pm Ireland:
to Nation
3:15pm Ardan Irish Dancers
4:30pm Ardan Irish Dancers
12:15pm Story of Mary Culhane
2:00pm Breeder’s
Music: Curley,
1:15pm Irish
Ladio, Ladewski
Wee Ones’ Area
2:30pm Ancient Celtic Symbols
to Play
12:15pm Learn
the Bodhrán
3:30pm How to Speak Gaelic
4:30pm Dave Curley: Bodhrán
1:15pm Irish Magic Show
3:00pm Cathy Jo Smith: Stories
Festival Map
Ticket Booth
Cell Phone
Charging Station
Blarney Bucks
First Aid
Food Vendors
Welcome Center
Volunteer Center
Parking available at the Mart Dock for $5 with
courtesy cart shuttles available for all patrons.
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2016 Entertainment
Andy Irvine
No traditional Irish band has had
a wider impact on music lovers
worldwide than Altan, moving audiences
from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle with
heartwarming, dynamic live shows and
exquisitely produced recordings that
range from the most touching old Irish
songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs.
The Bonny Men
One of the great Irish singers,
Andy Irvine plays the role of the
archetypal troubadour with a show
and travelling lifestyle that reflects his
lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. His
repertoire consists of Irish traditional
songs, dexterous Balkan dances, and a
compelling canon of his own originals.
Patrick J. O’Leary
Since forming in 2011, The Bonny Men
have quickly and deservedly become
the most talked about and exciting
act to emerge in the Irish trad/folk
scene, with a reputation for electric
performances that alternate driving, high
octane instrumental sets with thoughtful
and characterful original songs.
Hailing from Offaly, Ireland, JigJam is the
hottest new act on the Celtgrass scene.
The band has developed a new, exciting,
energy-fueled live sound, blending the
best of bluegrass and Irish folk music.
Exploding onto the traditional music
scene with unique arrangements of
original songs and traditional tunes,
Dallahan is a breathtaking musical
journey that is as much fun to listen
to as it is to play.
This trad/folk/fusion trio from Canada’s
east coast weaves the music of Irish,
Acadian, Francophone, and Maritime
cultures into a firey, contagious sound
with modern and world rhythms.
Dublin folk singer-songwriter Aoife
Scott has become a force to be
reckoned with on the Irish folk scene,
with a voice that stops people in their
tracks–fragile and ethereal one minute,
and strong and vibrant the next.
This award-winning act from Ireland is a
melting pot of influences. Each member
of the group incorporates an eclectic
array of instruments, including double
bass, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin,
harmonica, dobro, and several banjos.
Seamus Kennedy
Named after Ukrainian nomads,
Scythian plays immigrant rock with
thunderous energy, technical prowess,
and storytelling songwriting, beckoning
crowds into barn-dancing rock concert
experiences for over 10 years.
Originally from Belfast, Seamus Kennedy
has the repertoire of songs, stories,
jokes, jigs, and reels to get the crowd
singing, dancing, and laughing along so
they can forget their cares for a while,
relax, and enjoy themselves.
Dave Curley is heralded as one of
the most compelling musicians in
contemporary Irish music with his
engaging vocals and instrumental
virtuosity. This intimate setting is a chance
to hear him unlike anywhere else.
J igJam
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin
Aoife Scott
Dave Curley
2016 Entertainment
The Moxie Strings
Kennedy’s Kitchen
Finvarra’s Wren
A musical experience capturing the
history and legend of Ireland, Blackthorn
combines lush 5-part harmonies, with
multiple instruments, including wooden
flute, accordion, tin whistle, five string
banjo, cittern, bones, and more.
Ron & Shirley
With their feel-good melodies and footstomping, rock-influenced rhythms, The
Moxie Strings put a fresh, enticing
spin on Celtic and Americana music.
Winners of the inaugural Michigan
Irish Music Initiative, Strung is a
contemporary ensemble from Cork
whose music integrates complex
harmonies and motifs with strong
traditional roots.
A contemporary Irish folk band from
Milwaukee, Tallymoore performs a
range of Irish and Scottish folk tunes,
ballads, reels, and classic pub songs,
with influences from broader Celtic,
traditional country, bluegrass, and
Americana sources.
With a blend of traditional and original
melodies, An Dro’s feel is both ancient
and modern with a dynamic range
from crazy dance grooves to delicately
orchestrated waltzes.
The Waxies carved their niche in West
Michigan’s thriving roots music scene by
combining a folk lineup with punk-rock
energy, putting on a knock-down, dragout, hell-of-a-good-time show.
Making Irish music together since 1998,
Kennedy’s Kitchen has a repertoire
rooted in traditional Irish music, jigs,
reels, hornpipes, aires, recitations,
stories, and songs.
Hailing from Detroit, Brother Crowe’s
sound hones in on an New Country/
Indie Folk sound that still possesses a
somewhat traditional Americana style.
A group of students from Grand Valley
State, Crossbow puts a Celtic twist on
everything from traditional Irish and
American folk music to contemporary
popular music.
Finvarra’s Wren is one of North
America’s most exciting Irish quartets.
The members of this Detroit-based
band are intensely dedicated to their
instruments and craft.
Singer/songwriter Scott Sheldon
hails from Muskegon and has been
compared to Gordon Lightfoot, among
others, mixing Irish, Scottish, and French
songs with his own compositions.
Conklin Ceili Band arranges traditional
tunes and songs in ways you may not
have heard before, teaching the history
of the Irish as captured in music while
guaranteeing a good time for all.
An Dro
The Waxies
Brother Crowe
Scott Sheldon
Conklin Ceili Band
Shop & Eat
The Irish Market
Always Irish
Livonia, MI • Juniors sportswear,
men’s tshirts and sweats, jewelry,
collegiate apparel, and gifts.
Celtic Seasons
Mattawan, MI • Large selection
of Irish/Celtic gifts, jewelry,
and Guinness merchandise.
[email protected]
Earthen Craft Pottery
Lansing, MI • Handmade Celtic
tile art and clay jewelry.
Eden Prairie, MN • Celtic
jewelry and wire work earrings,
necklaces, and bracelets.
Images of Ireland
Sussex, WI • Fine art
photography of Ireland, with
custom handcrafted and
assembled frames.
Sponsored by
Highland Trading Co.
Harbor Springs, MI • Quality
Celtic gifts from Ireland,
Scotland, England, and the USA.
Ireland in America/
Hankerd Sportswear
Ann Arbor, MI • Irish fragrances,
Irish soccer wear, Guinness
apparel, leather belts, and more.
St. Kilda USA
Carnegie, PA • Traditional
Scottish and Irish Highland wear.
Port Charlotte, FL • Youth
and Junior clothing, wall décor,
packaged foods, novelty items,
and costume jewelry.
[email protected]
Appleton, WI • Jackets,
Guinness products and jewelry.
O’Brien’s Irish Cottage
Clinton Twp, MI • Claddagh and
Celtic jewelry, Beleek Irish china,
and a wide range of Irish gifts.
Brookfield, WI • Handcrafted
Irish frames, original and custom
Sponsored by
Got Kilt
Traditional to hybrid kilts and
Peter Townsend’s
Irish Collection
Handcrafted Irish gifts and
keepsakes. Coat-of-arms,
clothing, jewelry, and more.
Murray’s Irish
Oak Brook, IL • Irish-made
jewelry and clothing.
Sean’s Celtic Creations
Berkeley, CA • Custom and
orginal hand-crafted jewelry.
Shamrock Chic
Niskayuna, NY • Embroidered
clothing and accessories.
Hennessy’s Irish Pub
& Restaurant
Olive Branch
Alma, MI • Welsh cookies,
sterling and pewter jewelry,
tartan ties and scarves, books,
and leather gift items.
Located near the County Kerry Stage
Gift Works Creations
Kettle Korn, Carmel Corn,
Cheese Corn, Carmel/Cheese
Corn, Popcorn (all $5/bag),
Canned Pop/Bottled Water.
The UK Market
Spring Lake, MI • Fresh baked
scones, Irish Soda Bread,
and pretzels.
Elmhurst, IL • Large selection
of music and cross-stitch kits.
DeKuiper’s Kettle Korn
Shelby, OH • Celtic and fairy
inspired jewelry, wind chimes,
journals, figurines, t-shirts,
beaded scarves, and witchballs.
[email protected]
Village Baker
Rampant Lion
Celtic Traders
Located at the
Celtic Kitchen
Boiled Corned Beef Dinner $12,
Turkey Wrap $8, Irish Beef Stew
in a Bread Bowl $10, O’mazing
Lake Perch Sliders w/ Chips,
Pulled Pork Sliders w/ Chips,
Spinach & Artichoke Dip w/ Pita
Chips, Cheesecake on a Stick.
Sylvan Spirits
Mystic Ireland
The Irish Store
Real Irish Soccer Shop
Food Vendors
Sullivan’s Irish Alley
...and Travel Too!
Flushing, MI • Hats from
Donegal, Barry’s Tea, and all
aspects of travel.
Highland Fling
Lake Orion, MI • Jewelry, books,
knitwear, music, and collectibles.
Irish Imports
Clothing, sports, soccer, and
team jerseys.
Gyros $7, Pitas (Grilled Chicken,
Tuna, Steak & Veggie), Grilled
Paninis/Reubens, Greek Salad,
Greek Burgers, Pulled Pork,
Baklava, Fresh Squeezed
Lemonade, Limeade,
Raspberry Lemonade.
McGovern’s Catering
Corned Beef Sandwiches $10,
Traditional Irish Banger on a
Bun, Bangers & Mash, Potato
Soup, Pop/Bottled Water.
Serving Sunday Breakfast.
Ruth Ann’s Ice Cream
Irish Sundae $5, Ice Cream
Desserts, Coffee & Hot
Chocolate. Buy your Irish
Cream in the Pub to put in your
coffee or on your ice cream.
Sutton Concessions
Sirloin Tips $10-12, Chicken on
a Stick, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs,
French Fries, Butterfly Fries,
Deep Fried Pickles, Fresh Baked
Cookies, Twinkies, Candy Bars
and Oreos, Pop/Bottled Water.
Ziggy’s Concessions
Elephant Ears $5, Corn Dogs
$3, Cinnamon Roasted Almonds,
Hot Dogs, Fresh Squeezed
Lemonade, Fountain Pop.
Located near
County Kerry
Sutton Concessions
Hot Dogs $3, Corn Dogs,
Cotton Candy, Popcorn,
Caramel Apples, Fresh
Lemonade, Other Drinks.
Uncle Bill’s Taco Wagon
Taco (Steak/Chicken/Turkey) $4,
Quesadilla, Nachos, Wet Burrito
$12, Walking Taco $5, Tostada,
Steak or Chicken Plates, Rice &
Beans, Pop/Bottled Water.
Hab’s Good Eats & Treats
Rib Basket w/ Fries & Slaw $13,
Pulled Pork BBQ $8, Pastrami
on Rye, Greek Spring Rolls,
Carolina Slaw, Cheesecake.
Thank You!
The Irish Partner Program
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Irish Premier Partners
Consumers Energy
Eagle Alloy, Inc
Excel Propane Company
Gielow, Groom,
Terpstra & McEvoy
Grand Haven Tribune
Great Lakes Dental Excellence
Greenridge Realty, Inc.
HNi Risk Services
Hooker DeJong, Inc.
Knight Consulting, Inc.
Mary Price
Mason County Press/
Shoreline Media
McCroskey Law Offices
Nowak Machine Products
Parmenter O’Toole
Red Five IT
The Family Practice
of Patricia Roy, DO
Star Logic Solutions, LLC
UBS Financial Services
Robert Kendall & Julie Kendall
Van’s Car Wash & Quick Lube
Versatile Fabrication
Webb Chemical Service Corp.
Wood Trucking Co.
Irish Partners
AGS Company
Animal Clinic of Muskegon
Annis Water Resources
Institute, GVSU
Jay & Julie Balgooyen
Beacon Recycling
Benson Drug Company
Bob’s Roofing, Inc.
Brickley DeLong, P.C.
Celtic Seasons
Clock Funeral Home
Conn, Geneva & Robinson
Cox Accounting & Tax Service, LLC
Pat & Julie Donahue
Denny Duff Family
“In Memory of Denny Duff”
Duff Plumbing
Dynamic Conveyor
Evergreen Golf Course
Flannery’s Service
Fricano’s Event Center
Gomery’s Automotive
Ground Control
Property Management
Habs’ Good Eats & Treats
ICS Data
Independent Bank
Intra City Dispatch Inc.
J&M Machine Products, Inc.
Ladas, Hoopes, & McNeill Law, PLC
Linck Insurance
Marine Tap Room
McCormick Sand, Inc.
McKenzie Price Insurance
Michigan Irish Music Café
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Mr. Heat and Cool
Muskegon Brake & Tire
Muskegon Community College
Muskegon Irish American Society
Muskegon Surgical Associates
Nexes Realty – Chuck Pelto
Northern Machine Tool
O’Toole Distributing
Port City Group
Porter Steel
Pro-Fab & Bauer Sheet Metal
Quality Tool & Stamping Co., Inc.
Rehmann Group
Scholten Fant
Service 1 Federal Credit Union
Shoreline Insurance Agency, Inc.
Soils & Structures
The Station Grill
United SignGraphics
UPS Store
Michael G. Walsh, Attorney
Van Dyk Mortgage – Bruce May
Westwind Construction Company
West Michigan Dock & Market Co.
Williams & Hughes Law, PLLC
Chris McCarthy Zahrt
Special Thanks to Our In-Kind Sponsors
Bellacino’s, Big Apple Bagels, Carmen’s Cafe, The Cheese Lady, City of Muskegon, Derby Mobile Home Service,
Intelligent Machines Systems, Knights of Columbus Dan M. Kennedy Council 706, Lakeshore Chrysler, Lamar
Outdoor, Langlois Furniture & Appliances, Latitudes Party Store, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Muskegon Catholic
Central High School, Muskegon Drywall Supply, Muskegon Farmer’s Market, Melissa Nickels, Parties in the Park,
Reeths-Puffer Techies, Dr. Tim Reilly, USS LST 393.
Patrick J. O’Leary
Nina Johnson, MD
Ron & Shirley
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Music Festival that promotes Irish
culture and heritage while enhancing
the community through entertainment,
tourism, education, and philanthropy.
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Michigan Irish Music Festival
2743 Henry St., #231 • Muskegon, MI 49441 • (231) 683-2065
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