A Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub Labor Day Weekend

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The Great Irish Hooley will return to Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for four non-stop days of incomparable Irish food, live music, and fun at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant August 30-September 2, 2013.

The Great Irish Hooley, or Irish slang for a party or celebration, first debuted last year to such acclaim that it will return with top Irish bands, music and dance workshops, and fun for the whole family.

Irish bands will play traditional, folk, and rock tunes on the restaurant stage and outside on the pub patio for the great Irish hooley.  Families can participate in Irish dance workshops led by renowned Irish dancer and choreographer Ronan McCormack of the original Riverdance cast or join in Irish Music Workshops with distinguished Dublin-born multi-instrumentalist Declan Masterson.  You can also kick up your heels during structured set dancing called the Ceili.  Celtic face painting and authentic food and beverages are planned as well.

“Last year’s hooley was such a success that we started planning early this year to invite the best of Irish bands and entertainers,” says John Cooke, a Raglan Road founding partner and native of Ireland.

Among the Great Irish Hooley lineup:

  • Scythian will play kicked-up Celtic and world music infused with a touch of punk-rock sensibility.
  • Lisa Canny, musician-singer-songwriter from Ireland’s west coast, will entertain with traditional and folk music featuring her contemporary flair
  • Elevation, the leading U2 tribute band on the planet, will rock the crowd with the best of U2

During the celebration, you can grab a table for authentic fare by Irish celebrity chef Kevin Dundon or try one of Raglan Road’s 130-year-old imported-from-Ireland bars.

Are you planning to attend this great Irish hooley?

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