2014 Burlington Irish Heritage Festival

Once again, the 19th annual Burlington Irish Heritage Festival (BIHF) celebrates St. Patrick’s season by bringing you the best of Irish culture through song, dance and words. This year features the old favorites along with several innovative events that we think you will love. Check http://www.burlingtonirishheritage.org/festival-2014 for more detailed listings of events.

Our Festival is made possible largely thanks to close collaboration with our valued long-time partners, Young Tradition Vermont (Mark Sustic)  www.youngtraditionvermont.org and The McFadden Academy of Irish Dance. We thank Fletcher Free Library once again for generously giving space to several of our weekend events. We are also grateful to our new partners: the Vermont Genealogy Library for their Irish Genealogy workshop; and North End Studios for co-sponsoring an Irish Dinner. As always, our thanks to Ri Ra Irish Pub for their sponsorship.

The sale of Raffle tickets is the main fundraiser which allows us to offer many events free of charge, or by donation. Please buy your tickets soon to support the BIHF: the Grand Prize is a free round-trip airfare for two to Ireland.  Raffle tickets are only available until sold out - and we did sell out in 2013!

 

The BIHF Committee  thanks you for your support over the years, and we look forward to seeing you at this year's Festival!  We welcome your questions and feedback, and we encourage you to consider joining the BIHF Committee to plan our 2015 Festival - or to volunteer during the Festival. You can sign up at our website:  www.burlingtonirishheritage.org.  Or contact us at bihfadmin@gmail.com if you’d like to receive email updates of coming events throughout the year. 

 

GRAND PRIZE  • Drawing of Festival Raffle Tickets at the END OF THECEILI 

 

 

An Evening of Irish Cuisine and Culture

- Apr 25, 2014

Join us at North End Studios to revive a favorite Burlington Irish Heritage Festival tradition: an Irish dinner with music and entertainment! The menu involves classic, hearty Irish food – appetizer, main course and dessert  - with a gourmet twist. Menu by Head Chef, Dominique Brooke Dodge. Eat, drink (over 21, BYOB permitted), and enjoy some of our best local talent: Irish Step Dancers from The McFadden Academy of Irish Dance and The UVM Celtic Cats. Traditional Irish music played by Katrina VanTyne and Friends (Jonathan Leonard, Maria Wicker, John McKelvy); and by The Zeichners: siblings Yasi, Oliver, and Loula.

Book early to reserve your place as this one promises to be a sellout. Reserve by April 18th, if possible.

6:00-9:00 pm

North End Studio A, 294 N. Winooski Avenue, Burlington. Co-presented with North End Studios, with support from Young Tradition Vermont (for The Zeichners). Tickets $15 advance purchase only (any remaining tickets $18 at the door- call for availability).  Tickets from North End Studios website (northendstudios.org) or by phone (802-863-6713)