Iowa Irish Fest


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Irish Festival Time in Waterloo
ClanDonnell will be on the Cultural Events Center Stage!

Click to download: 77_2014CulturalCenterStagePerformerBios.pdf

ClanDonnell is going to the Iowa Irish Fest in Waterloo! We're not sure yet what we will be doing there, but we'll figure that out. Click the pdf link above to see the program.

The festival is three days - August 1st, 2nd and 3rd - in downtown Waterloo. It's set up on four different stages plus a park, all for non-stop action.

ClanDonnell will be at the center stage under the cultural events tent. This is at the east corner of Lincoln Park. The seating and standing room holds about 100 people, and I'll have stage lighting and sound. The events committee gave me time on center stage, and a table to meet folk one-on-one and do book signings. Under the tent, I'll be able to do my thing rain or shine.

ClanDonnell will be on the Cultural Events Center Stage on Friday 5:00 to 5:30 pm and on Saturday 4:30 to 5:00 pm.

The whole thing sounds a bit intimidating. I don't mean the center stage or the size of the crowd. I mean calling this a cultural event. This sounds more like the billing for an opera. I don't think I can learn an opera between now and August.

I guess I will simply tell a few Irish stories, entertain the crowd the best I can, extract a laugh or two, and teach Festival goers a wee bit about Ireland and the Irish. I hope that it will pass as a cultural event.

More will be surely be added to the festival program, so check out the festival website from time to time.

The festival features Celtic music, Irish dancers, an Irish stew contest, Highland games, kids' contests, and who knows what else.

Featured bands include Scythian, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, and one of my favorite bands of all - Gaelic Storm (shown in the photo).

Check out the band sites:
Scythian,
Switchback,
Red Hot Chilli Pipers, and
Gaelic Storm.

The schedule is at the Iowa Irish Fest and the Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau websites.

Thanks also to the Cedar Falls Times for publicizing the event.

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