Hofstra Irish Festival returns with fun gigs and jigs on tap


Hofstra is celebrating the 20th year of its annual Irish Festival on Sunday, March 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Mack Physical Education Center on the University’s North Campus.                                  

The festival celebrates the gifts of Irish music, food, and culture to America. There will be music performances and activities for children throughout the day, as well food, beverages, and crafts for sale.

JigJam, a multi-award-winning quartet from the heart of the Midlands in Ireland, will make their Hofstra debut, performing traditional Irish music mixed with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre that has been called ‘I-Grass’ or “CeltGrass.” Their Hofstra appearance is their only one on Long Island this year.


Returning entertainment includes Master of Ceremonies Tony Jackson (WRHU, 88.7FM, Hofstra University), the Black Velvet Band, and the Hibernian Singers.

Admission to the festival is $6 and $5 for senior citizens (65 and older). Children under 12 are free. Members of the Hofstra community also receive one free admission upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.

For more information about Hofstra’s Irish Festival, call the hotline at516-463-6582 or go to www.hofstra.edu/festivals. Guests can also become a fan of Hofstra University Festivals on Facebook.



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