Saturday, July 10, 2010

Andy McGann Festival

Did you ever wish you could go to an event which is wonderful which everyone mainly hears about by word of mouth?

Well, here one comes: "Psssssssssssst, do ye wanna hear wonderful Irish traditional music by some of the best from Ireland and the United States?

Then wend your way on down the road to East Durham and attend the Andy McGann Festival on Saturday, July 17th from noon to 7 p.m. at the Quill Festival Grounds."

I am exaggerating a bit, there are articles about it on the web and maybe in the newspapers in that area. Still, for the quality of who will be playing and what you will hear, you'll be hard pressed to find a better value.

Why does this Festival keep happening every year? The Andy McGann Festival is the culmination of an entire week of instruction and celebration on Irish traditional music and arts known as Irish Arts Week. Since all these great musicians are there for the week, they get together and appear on stage at the end producing hours and hours of wonderful entertainment. Besides the music, there is story telling mixed in, all of which is true!

The grounds are set up with two pavilions so if you wonder what's happening in the other one, just wonder a few steps over and see. There are street fair type foods and Irish CDs, art, clothing, and jewelery for sale. Of course, Irish brews are available.

So come on down the road to meet the friendly people and hear wonderful, lively music!

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