The Philadelphia Fleadh, now in its 8th year, is held on the second Saturday in May each year. The 2020 event was postponed until further notice because of the Covid 19 Pandemic. Our goal was to hold the event in May of 2021. Although our world is finally starting to look a little more normal, we have decided for the safety of us all, we will be waiting until May 14th, 2022 to host the festival. Any tickets purchased for the 2020 event, or purchased now, will be honored on the new date; and thank you so much for your support!
The Fleadh is the Philadelphia area's biggest annual Irish-American Festival with multiple stages featuring live Celtic Rock, Traditional Irish music and dance, shopping, vendors, food, spirits, kids activities and more. Entertainment includes the Best in Philly, as well as some amazing National and International Acts.
In addition to the 14 band lineup, The Fleadh also hosts The Celtic Flame School of Irish Dance's Feis at The Fleadh, an open platform Irish dance competition open to all schools. There will also be dance performances by different Irish dance schools throughout the day.
Bring your instruments and dancing shoes to join the sessions with world renowned experts and jam with other like minded musicians at the Trad Session, which has grown to be one of the most anticipated events at the Philly Fleadh.
We would like to recognize the late, great Bill Whitman, who was the driving force behind our trad sessions. Bill was not only a long time volunteer at The Philadelphia Fleadh, he was also a member of The Shantys and a great bodhrain player who sat in at one point or another with almost every musician playing the Fleadh. He and John Byrne would host our Trad Sessions and Bill would rally trad musicians from near and far to come join in the jam. He was truly a great friend to everyone that he knew. The world lost a very good man when we lost Bill Whitman.
Don't forget kids under the age of 12 are free, so invite the cousins, plan a family reunion, and make it a fun and affordable family tradition! There is no risk with purchasing tickets ahead of time and getting the 20% discount because there is a rain date for that Sunday.
Paddy Whack Irish Sports Pub will host THE OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY which will have Special Drink Specials, $4 Guinness Pints and $4 Pops McCann Whiskey for those with Ticket Stubs! Free Overnight Parking at Paddy Whacks too!
The John Byrne Band
The Paul Moore Band
The Bogside Rogues
No Irish Need Apply
Mike & Callie
Seamus & CJ