2017 Austin Celtic Fest Musicians

The Seamus Egan Project
The Seamus Egan Project

Solas founder Seamus Egan is introducing to ACF a special lineup of artists. We will be one of the first festivals to hear his new project!


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The Fitzgeralds
The Fitzgeralds

Hot off their viral dancing video, family members Julie, Tom and Kerry will be joined by guitarist Will MacMorran for a rousing set of Ottawa Valley trad dance and music.

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Enter the Haggis
Enter the Haggis

Leading the charge among Celtic Folk Rock bands and delighting fans with their memorable and inspiring songwriting this high energy group from Toronto makes their Austin debut at ACF.

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Vallely, Crawford and Doocey
Cillian, Crawford & Doocey

Lunasa's premier players on Irish pipes and flutes along with All-Ireland champ Patrick Doocy are coming to ACF bringing some of the most acclaimed trad playing in the industry.

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The Prodigals
The Prodigals

Austin's favorite NYC band is returning with a special 20th anniversary tour starring their original band mates. Accordion led madness and rousing tunes ahead!

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The Hanz Araki Band
The Hanz Araki Band

Hanz is a bringing a team of A-listers to ACF this year including himself and Cary Novotny along with Lunasa's Colin Farrell and Solas' Johnny B. Connolly.

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James Keane and Jeff Moore
Keane, Moore and Buckley

Austin's own top trad stars, Jeff Moore and Chris Buckley are joined by one of Dublin's and now New York's finest accordion players James Keane.


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Máirtín de Cógáin Project
Máirtín de Cógáin Project

Join one of ACF's favorite storytellers and singers for a special compilation of Irish talent as Mairtin brings together notable performers Gabriel Donohue, Don Penzien and Benjamin Jaber for a special quartet of outstanding music.

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Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums
Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums

One of our favorite friends of the Austin Celtic Festival will be returning again showcasing the areas top pipe band. A nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Scottish Piping to Central Texas since 1977.

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The Here and Now
The Here and Now

Local Texas stars of trad return to ACF with Niamh Fahy, Joseph Carmichael, Chris Buckley and famed bodhran craftsman Rob Forkner of Metloaf Drums.


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The Selkie Girls
The Selkie Girls

North Texas Celtic music stars, The Selkie Girls, return to captivate ACF with their lush vocals and dynamic instrumental arrangements of Scottish and Irish songs.


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Finn Magill & Nathan Gourley
Finn Magill & Nathan Gourley

New to ACF this year, Finn has been praised for incredible versatility and is accomplished in a variety of styles. And Nathan was finalist in the Sean O Riada fiddle competition in 2014. We are excited to meet this amazing musical trad duo!

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Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald with Zakk Comier
Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald with Zakk Cormier

A new group of performers to Austin Celtic Festival is coming to us from Cape Breton and PE, bringing Scottish Border Pipes, Cape Breton Fiddle and Gaelic Song! They join together, blending the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle, with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes.

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Lamar Fiddles
The Lamar Fiddles
From the Lamar Fine Arts Academy

We are proud to invite Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy Fiddle Group. This talented group of young musicians have already performed at events such as SXSWEdu and we hope this next generation of musicians continue our tradition.


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