6th Annual ‘Great Irish Hooley’ starts Labor Day weekend off at Raglan Road in Disney Springs

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The U2 tribute band Elevation will be among the entertainment offerings for the 6th Annual Great Irish Hooley.

Central Florida’s only boutique Irish festival will take the stage at Raglan Road in Disney Springs Sept. 1-4 for the 6th Annual Great Irish Hooley.

Celebrating all things Irish over the Labor Day weekend, the Great Irish Hooley will kick off performances starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, and continue each day and night through Labor day on Monday, Sept. 4.

Orlando’s contemporary Irish cuisine, local and national craft beers, cocktails and more will be served during the event, which also promises high-voltage entertainment all day and into the night.

Being a traditional Irish social gathering, a “hooley” combines traditional music and rock tunes with other family fun and entertainment for everyone to enjoy – at no cover charge. The Hooley will also host Celtic face-painting Saturday through Monday for guests.

This year’s performance lineup includes:

  • Elevation – U2 tribute band back by popular demand, playing two nighttime shows on Sept. 2 and 3
  • Lisa Canny Band – Lisa Canny and her band combine traditional Irish with R&B and Hip Hop for a brand new sound, and is set to appear at Raglan Road for three weeks starting Aug. 30
  • Gary O’Meara Band – traditional Irish banjo player with an expansive career as a solo artist and member of Irish music groups

The Raglan Road Irish Dancers will also perform throughout the weekend, along with champion Irish dancer Ciaran Keating as host of the entertaining events.

Other musical acts and performers set to take the stage are:

  • Jake Richardson – singer and songwriter from Dublin whose passion radiates from the stage
  • Aaron O’Sullivan – singer-songwriter and guitarist from County Cork who entertains with a mix of traditional and modern Irish songs
  • Rollickin’ Rua – traditional Irish ensemble from Ireland and Scotland
  • The Raglan Roots Coalition – Raglan Road’s authentic Irish house band
  • Over the Bar – four-piece traditional Irish band with high-energy performances

Throughout the Great Irish Hooley, guests will be able to step up to one of Raglan Road’s 130-year-old imported Ireland bars, or take a seat for traiditonal Irish fare.

For the complete entertainment schedule and more information, visit raglandroad.com and greatirishhooley.com.


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