We are pleased to welcome back Beyond the Heather, a 5 piece traditional Irish band, Paula Ryan (vocals, guitar), Jeff Smith (guitar, keyboard, whistle, bodhran), Mark Fricke (bass), Allie Ryan (fiddle) and Lee Likins (bodhran, whistle, flute). From rousing pub songs to merry dance tunes, from soulful ballads to haunting airs, Beyond The Heather plays them all. www.beyondtheheather.com
New to IrishFest is Flannigan’s Right Hook, Cameron Russell (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica & drums), Michael Cochran (drums & vocals), Coleen Dieker (fiddle & vocals), Paul Greenlease (bass & vocals), and Matthew Shoaf (guitar & vocals). From KC they play high-energy Irish-infused rock. www.flannigansrighthook.com

Hometown boy makes good and returns to lead the Irish sing-a-long. Ron Gutierrez is a Kansas City-based recording artist. Soulful, jazz oriented vocalist. A few of the venues in which Ron has performed are Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums & Allen Field house. Ron Gutierrez music

Returning to further a good time had by all is Donkey Show, Adam Angelini (bass), Daniel Kettle (guitar), Nathan Evans (mandolin), and Stuart Yoho (banjo). Donkey Show plays an eclectic mix of bluegrass with an Irish twist & contemporary songs reimagined in a bluegrass style. DonkeyShow
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