Seriously - this is crazy! ShamrockFest has cornered the Celtic market, with the greatest Irish rock lineup on the planet!!! An unparalleled ensemble of Celtic bands are flying in from Europe, Canada and across the US, to converge at SRF `13 and create an unforgettable Celtic rock experience - featuring an awesome array of Irish music, including Irish punk, Celtic rock, folk and straight up Irish party band… THIS IS HUGE! Check out the lineup so far (below.)
CARBOL LEAF.. CARBON LEAF... CARBON LEAF... Get ready to chant for this longtime ShamrockFest fave. .. Now in their 21st year of award-winning recording, all while consistently traversing America with their nonstop touring schedule, Carbon Leaf can look back at an impressive portfolio of achievements, as they continue to produce a steady stream of new music and tour throughout...
The Fighting Jamesons are THE “interactive and energetic” Irish rock band, and they sure do bring the fun! Over the past year they have found success in the area and beyond, opening for the Dropkick Murphy’s, headlining their own shows at the NorVa, and recently releasing a brand new self-titled album with original songs and Irish classics. They are a classic case of love at first sight! They sound as good as they look!
Dublin 5 has taken the Celtic music scene by storm thanks to an eclectic mix of traditional roots and blazing instrumentals with an amped up rock twist. Their musicianship and show is nothing short of high octane.
Their fan base is continually expanding and covers people of all ages from all walks of life.
Dublin 5 has performed at The Syracuse Irish Festival, The Oshkosh Irish Festival, The Maryland Irish Festival, The Celtic Fling, The Dayton Ohio Irish Festival, The Annapolis Irish Festival,The Maryland Renaissance Festival, FEDEX Field, Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, Raven Stadium, USNA Stadium and Shamrock Fest D.C.
Dublin 5 are fronted by Ray Murphy (lead guitar) from Dublin Ireland and backed by Jenn Garmen (fiddle), Eddie McGowan (bass and bagpipes), Jim Martin, (percussion), and drummer Kevin Shook. They are sure to keep you on edge until the final track has been played.
Here is what some of leaders in the entertainment industry are saying:
“National ShamrockFest is Washington DC’s greatest festival, hands down!”
“ShamrockFest… America’s biggest Saint Patrick’s Day party…”
“…Shamrock Festival is one of the best live music festivals in the United States”