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The Raglan Road Mighty St.
Patrick's Festival Runs March 15-17 at Disney Springs
Live Music and Dance,
Modern Irish Cuisine, Craft Beers and Cocktails on Tap
The Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick's Festival
presents three days and nights of live Irish music March 15-17
headlined by one of Celtic rock's hardest working bands, the Young
Dubliners. Nine bands in all join the talented Raglan Road troupe of
Irish dancers to feature non-stop entertainment from mornings and on
into late night during the annual celebration.
Families can enjoy the festival atmosphere while dancers invite
children on stage for a fun dance lesson. Late-night revelers can
grab a seat for a hearty rock- and Irish-infused live performance by
Young Dubliners, who play hundreds of shows to thousands of fans
across the United States and Europe every year.
Raglan Road co-owner John Cooke says fans of the annual celebration
of all things Irish will be sure to hear something new: "We'll also
mix it up with some unique musical collaborations by our in-house
Plan ahead for the fun. On March 17, St. Patrick's Day, guests will
be seated on a first-come, first-served basis with a $10 cover
charge for each guest age 18 and older. Reservations can be booked
for other festival days (no cover) by calling 407/938-0300. Guests
can enjoy a mighty selection of beers, whiskeys, and craft cocktails
to pair with exceptional pub grub and more elegant Irish fare while
musicians and dancers perform on multiple stages, indoors and out,
from 3pm to 1:30 a.m. March 15 and 11 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. March 16
and 17 (Pub opens at 9 a.m. for seating Saturday and Sunday). Mighty
Festival guests can accent their Irish holiday attire with
complimentary face painting March 15 from 3-9 p.m. and March 16-17
from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The entertainment schedule will be posted at raglanroad.com.
Here's more about the entertainment lineup:
- Young Dubliners - One of Celtic rock's
hardest working bands, the Young Dubliners play hundreds of
shows to thousands of fans across the United States and Europe
every year. Young Dubliners are known for their hearty rock and
Irish-infused live performances.
- Ben Gunnery - Irish music superstar
and multi-instrumentalist Ben Gunnery, who studied at
prestigious music conservatories, has toured since age 14. Now
39, he has been soloist for high-profile productions like Riverdance and films including
"Lord of the Rings" and Harry
Potter movies. Ben will appear on Raglan Road stages for his
first Mighty Festival.
- Briste - This inspiring
all-female duo includes Emma Robinson (flute, whistle) and
Joanna Boyle (banjo, vocals). Blending their rich musical
backgrounds, Briste creates a fresh and exciting mix of country,
folk and Irish traditional music.
- The Byrne Brothers - An exceptionally
talented traditional Irish music family from Donegal. They are
Luca, 14 (button accordion); Finn, 12 (banjo, mandolin and
whistle); Dempsey, 9, (whistle and bodhran); and father, Tommy
(guitar, Uilleann pipes, fiddle, whistles, bagpipes and bodhran).
Their show combines exciting Irish tunes with modern dance
beats, and they love to interact with every audience.
- The Raglan Roots Coalition - This edgy
house band is known for its soul-rockin' Celtic bluegrass with
hip-swingin', knee-shakin' funky roots beats. Emily Furlong
(guitar, vocals, banjo); Blain Curtis (guitar, vocals); Ben Roe
(percussion); Keelan Kelly (bass); and Ellen Daly (fiddle) will
get everyone in the St. Paddy's spirit.
- Reel Republic - Hailing from the four
corners of Ireland, Aisling Egan-Sage (fiddle); Liam O'Keefe
(box, vocals); Niall McIlroy (guitar, flute); and Eleanor Roe
(keyboard, vocals, bodhran) are Reel Republic 2.0, seriously
talented musicians always pushing to make the next gig better
than the last.
- Trad Gad - Three talented
musicians from Kerry, Dublin, Colin Foley (guitar, vocals);
Fionn Morrison (Uilleann pipes, whistles); and Ciara Ni Bhrian
(guitar, fiddle, mandolin, Uilleann pipes, tin whistle, banjo
and bazouki, charm Raglan Road audiences with their vibrant
- Maca - Three Irish
sister-musician-songwriters dubbed "Ireland's next big thing"
are rocking Raglan Road Pub stages with their extraordinary
talent. Saoise Carty (guitar,vocals); Naoise Carty (Fiddle,
vocals); and Ciara Carty (Bodhran) are from Wexford, Ireland.
- High Road - Three talented musicians
hailing from Galway, Kilkenny and Glasgow meet in the middle to
play a crowd-pleasing symphony of traditional Irish tunes and
songs. Hannah NcNeil (fiddle, banjo, vocals); Aidan Byrne
(guitar, vocals); and Roisin Broderick (concertina) rock the
- The Raglan Road Irish Dancers -
Plucked from the cast and stages of the world's greatest Irish
dance shows, the Raglan Road Irish Dancers perform throughout
the Mighty Festival. You can even learn some traditional Irish
dance steps - no experience necessary!
Guests can order from Raglan Road's brunch, lunch,
dinner and bar menus that include new menu items like the
Guinness-infused Bangin' Bangers and Mighty Mash and In Cod's Way -
pan-seared north Atlantic cod with lemon and herb crushed potatoes,
garden peas with tomato and caper butter sauce. Traditionalists can
dig into the pub's loin of bacon and cabbage, the authentic Irish
dish of St. Patrick's Day, plus other pub classics. Throughout the
event, the restaurant's Cooke's of Dublin counter-service eatery
will offer Irish favorites, as well, including fish and chips, now
available by mobile ordering.
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