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Advisory: Media invited to attend Irish Festival Community Day


March 8, 2007

Wake Forest University’s 10th annual Irish Festival Community Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17 on Davis Field at Wake Forest. 

The event, which draws thousands of visitors, will highlight the historical relationships between Irish and Appalachian cultural heritages in North Carolina.  It will feature a variety of activities, including Appalachian and Irish music, dancing and storytelling, hurling, children’s activities and jam sessions. 

This year, storyteller Andrew Leslie will tell “Stories from the Emerald Isle” and “Jack Tales of the Mountains.”  Musical groups Fire in the Kitchen and Green Folk will perform.  Rince Na H’Eireann (Triad Irish Dancers) and the Rhythm Master Cloggers will perform traditional dances, teach dance workshops and close the event with a special combined performance. 

In case of inclement weather, the event will take place inside Scales Fine Arts Center. 

For additional information about the festival, call the Wake Forest University Press at (336) 758-5448 or visit www.wfu.edu/wfupress/festival/home.

To arrange coverage, contact Pam Barrett at (336) 758-5237.

The day’s event schedule is attached.

Irish Festival Community Day
Schedule of Events
MAIN STAGE:
11 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.  Fire in the Kitchen
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Rince na h’Eireann
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rhythm Masters Cloggers
12:35 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Green Folk
1:20 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.  Fire in the Kitchen
2:05 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.    Rince na h’Eireann
2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Cloggers and Irish Dancers
   
TRADITIONAL MUSIC AREA:
11 a.m. - noon Tune Workshop
12:30 - until Open Jam
   
CULTURAL AND STORY AREAS:
All Afternoon Learn Irish & Research Your Heritage, Cultural Area
11:30 p.m. - noon Andrew Leslie, Story Area
Noon - 1 p.m. DVD Scenes of Ireland, Cultural Area
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. Andrew Leslie, Story Area
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Ceili Dancing Lessons, Cultural Area
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Andrew Leslie, Story Area

 

 

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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