Emish brings Irish-influenced original music to 2016 St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
From Romanza St. Augustine
St. Augustine, FL â€” A mix of Irish, rock, and folk influences comes together in the music of Emish, a band that will grace the main stage of the 6th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival.
The event is set for March 11-13, 2016 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, in downtown St. Augustine across from the parking garage.
In addition to the St. Patrickâ€™s Day Parade on March 12 in downtown St. Augustine, the event includes a variety of live entertainment, Highland games, clans from Ireland and Scotland, whiskey tasting, and other Celtic activities.
New York natives, Emish, have forged their own Americana folk rock sound. This independent, power-folk band initially found success in a grassroots manner. Supported by their dedicated fan base, Emish has repeatedly been voted the â€œBest Band of the Hudson Valley.â€
Frontman Bobby Curreri also has been named the â€œBest Singer/Songwriterâ€ for the past two consecutive years. Since its inception in 2005, the group has grown to include support from the national stage as well.
The bandâ€™s high energy, live performances and distinct sound have catapulted Emish to be a sought-out headlining act at major festivals and concerts across the U.S., including the likes of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Folk & Irish festivals, as well as the more intimate setting of theaters or small concert settings.
Band members include Christy Halligan Brown on fiddle and back up vocals; Bobby Curreri on guitar, vocals, and flame thrower; Jennifer Curreri on flute, vocals, trumpet, and whistles; and Andrew Hulle on drums and percussion; and Mitch Sumner on bass.
Find the CELT in YOU in Americaâ€™s Oldest Celtic City
The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is arguably the finest Celtic event in the Southeast U.S. The festival is set for March 11-13 in downtown St. Augustine, featuring internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting on Friday evening, March 11, Highland games, Celtic shopping and food, live music, two stages, and a variety of entertainment.Â And the ONLY St. Patrickâ€™s Day parade in Northeast Florida begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12.
Tickets will be available starting Nov. 26. Special Black Friday discounts are offered from Nov. 26-30 only at CelticStAugustine.com. Festival tickets may also be purchased at Ann Oâ€™Malleyâ€™s 23 Orange St., or at Barley Republic Irish Pub, 48 Spanish St., downtown St. Augustine.