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.)
Toronto, Canada is well-known as one of the best music cities in the WORLD; and, The Mahones are widely viewed as Toronto's favorite son in the Punk genre! The Mahones are taking the world by storm! If you love Celtic-Punk then come fall in love with The Mahones! Not only did they win the 2012 Independent Music Award for Best Punk Band but their music is to be featured in major Hollywood motion pictures. Do not be surprised if the Mahoned... (read more)
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...
"In concert, Scythian is widely viewed as Washington's most energetic and eclectic bands… Scythian's enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around, or hoisting glasses." - The Washington Post We could not agree more! These guys ROCK!!! Rousing and raucous, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays kicked-up Celtic and world music with hints of Gypsy and Klezmer, all infused with a touch of punk-rock sensibility...
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!
We are proud to announce that the Screaming Orphans, a pop band from Ireland, will be performing at ShamrockFest 2013!! We FELL IN LOVE with them three years ago and have been trying to get them to the ShamrockFest stage since! The Screaming Orphans are a pop-rock band of four fun, high-spirited, musically obsessed sisters from Ireland. Their sound has been compared to the Bangles and the Cranberries and their musical influences range from the Beatles, R.E.M., Indigo Girls, Abba, to traditional Irish Music. They’re excited to share their musical journey with you!
Murder the Stout is known to "bring a party and put on a fun show!"
Houston based Murder the Stout (MTS) formed in 2004.
They play progressive Celtic Rock music led by native Scotsman, Hugh Morrison, on lead vocals & squeezebox.
Also in the lineup are Neil DuFour, Kevin Murphy, Johnny Rioux, David Schaefer, Marcus Hollar, Jason Bancroft & Pete Sosa.
MTS have been compared to a Scottish version of The Pogues, with folk, rock, punk & ska as well as Celtic influences all apparent in their music.
MTS released a 7 track EP in early 2012 to much critical acclaim prompting multiple label interest & multiple award nominations. Work is now on for a 2nd full length studio album, to be produced by Street Dogs' Johnny Rioux, whose recent work includes Flatfoot 56 and Roger Miret & the Disasters.
MTS are in demand at most of the nations major Celtic Festivals and tour when their schedule allows.
Backing Brewer & Swanson are a mad trio: captivating fiddler Shelley Weiss, whose training swings from classical to bluegrass within the most authentic jigs & hornpipes; drummer Gregor Schroeder, a powerhouse of driving decadence; and hopping bassist Eric Worthington, musical snake-charmer of the deep and dulcet.
The ayes have it - Barleyjuice is a grand group of talented tunesmiths and prodigious performers, and the absolute best time you can have at a concert without removing your kilt.
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”