Philadelphia Irish Festival

This weekend marked the start of PECO’s Multicultural Series at Penn’s Landing. Featuring culture’s from all over the world, the Multicultural Series consists of free, one-day festival events in Old City Philadelphia along the banks of the Delaware River. 

 

Crowds were treated to a fantastic, energetic performance by the McLean Avenue Band, an Irish American group based out of Yonkers, New York. On the fiddle was the talented Jake James, two-time All Ireland Fiddle Champion, and on lead guitar and vocals was Padraig Allen, a native Irishman with an extensive career playing with bands from Ireland and around the world.

Since I haven’t been able to go back to Milwaukee for Irish Fest in a few years, this was a welcome adventure that didn’t take me too far from home! It was great to hear Irish music again, and I will definitely keep up with the McLean Ave Band into the future.

Unfortunately, I missed the Irish Dance performances, but this little girl stuck around for the McLean Ave show, and treated the crowd to lots of Irish Dancing! She even got a shout out from Padraig towards the end of the show, and got to take a big bow.

For more info about upcoming cultural festivals at Penn’s Landing, visit the PECO Multicultural Series Website.

For more info about all the interesting destinations along the Delaware Waterfront in Philly, visit the Delaware River Waterfront Website.

If you enjoyed these photos, leave me a comment below and let me know where I should go in Philly next weekend!

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