Festival Fever: Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival, 9/12-13/14

September 9th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg

The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival returns to the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa once again this weekend, bringing together some of the finest Celtic music performers from around the globe.

The two-day bash kicks off with non-stop music from 5:45-11pm on Friday (September 13), with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers in the headlining slot. On Saturday (September 14), the music kicks off at 11:45am and continues ’til 11pm with three different stages.

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Two-day all-fest tickets are available in advance only for $29. Friday-only tickets are $16 in advance; $20 at the gate. Saturday-only tickets are $18 in advance; $25 at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are FREE.

Here’s the schedule of performances for the 2014 Irish 2000 Festival:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
COORS LIGHT STAGE – CONTEMPORARY
5:45pm: Kilrush
6:35pm: Scythian
7:55pm: Clan Na Gael
9:30pm: The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
COORS LIGHT STAGE – CONTEMPORARY
12:30pm: Emish
2:10pm: Screaming Orphans
4pm: Black 47
5:50pm: Shilelagh Law
7:40pm: Scythian
9:30pm: Red Hot Chilli Pipers

GUINNESS STAGE – TRADITIONAL
11:45am: The McKrells
1:15pm: Jameson’s Revenge
2:45pm: Sephira
4:15pm: Makem & Spain Brothers
6pm: Solas
7:45pm: Get Up Jack

PATRICIA McSWEENEY MEMORIAL STAGE
12noon: Shadowlands
1:15pm: Rakish Paddy
2:25pm: Frank Jaklitsch
3:15pm: Three Irish Voices
3:55pm: Who’s Your Paddy
5:05pm: The Brothers Flynn
6:15pm: Kilrush

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2014:

Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson, 9/12&13/14
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/13/14, FREE
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza Convention Hall, Albany, 9/13/14, FREE
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/13&14/14, FREE
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/19-21/14
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, 9/20/14, FREE
Bridge Jazz Fest @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall & College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Troy & Albany, 2/27&28/14