Irish dance and traditional music by Irish Echoes at Celtic Festival

Orlando-based group Irish Echoes will perform at the 5th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, set for March 13-15 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. Contributed image

Orlando-based group Irish Echoes will perform at the 5th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, set for March 13-15 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. Contributed image

Fifth annual event set for March 13-15 at Francis Field

 From Romanza St. Augustine

St. Augustine, FL — Traditional Irish music and dance will be on stage by Orlando-based Irish Echoes, part of the music lineup at the 5th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival.

The three-day event is set for March 13-15 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine, beginning with the Whisky Tasting on Friday evening, March 13. The St. Augustine St. Patrick’s Day parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, part of the fun-filled weekend. Highland games, live music and a variety of entertainment also are the schedule.

Other internationally acclaimed Celtic bands on the main stage will include Albannach, Rathkeltair, Searson, the Dublin City Ramblers, Makem & Spain, and Poor Angus.

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The Irish flute, penny whistle, fiddle, guitar, and quick tapping feet combine in a performance unlike any other by the five-member Irish Echoes.

Members include Sarah Costello, dancer, Irish flute, whistle, and bodhran; Jackie Voigt, Dancer and tambourine; Mychelle Carre, dancer and spoons; Micah Tappe, guitar; and Nick Kopf on fiddle.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 14 (right after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade); and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15. The Whisky Tasting event begins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Advance general admission tickets are $7, with VIP tickets for $45 special seating, restrooms, bar, T-shirt and other perks. Ticket prices will increase on March 1.

To purchase tickets in advance, go to celticstaugustine.com or at Ann O’Malley’s 23 Orange St., downtown St. Augustine.

For more information about the St. Augustine Music & Heritage Festival, go to celticstaugustine.com.

 

 

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