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Date: Feb 09, 2009
Hofstra University Hosts 11th Annual Irish Festival
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Hofstra Tradition Features Food, Music, Dance and Crafts Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY ... Hofstra University presents the 11th Annual Irish Festival on Sunday, March 15, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Physical Fitness Center, located on the University’s North Campus. The Festival is sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
The Irish Festival celebrates the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America. There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well as a variety of crafts and food vendors. Featured performers include:
*Tony Jackson, Master of Ceremonies
*Ceili Rain, Celtic-flavored pop rock
*Liadan, a six member female band from Galway, Limerick and Dublin who present a unique blend of traditional Irish music and song.
*Michael O'Rourke and The Black Velvet Band
*The Hirten Family Irish Dancers
*The Amazing Fred Collins, a juggler, magician, stilt walker, plate spinner, balloon artist, stilt walker, human basketball hoop and more!
Suggested admission to the 11th Annual Irish Festival is $5 per person. Net proceeds benefit the Hofstra Scholarship Fund.
The public and interested vendors may call (516) 463-6582 or (516) 463-6504 for more information. Or visit www.hofstra.edu/festivals.
Related Link: Hofstra Festivals