Celebrating Midway to St. Patrick's Day
Ballston Spa, N.Y. - The 14th Annual Irish 2000 Festival at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds brings together some of the greatest Celtic performers in the world on Sept. 17 and 18 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds. Among the more than 20 acts scheduled are Great Big Sea, John McDermott, Enter the Haggis, Gaelic Storm and Seven Nations."This year's lineup is truly extraordinary," said Matt Nelligan, the festival's director of marketing and entertainment. "We're delighted to be able to present such exceptional performers," he said, noting that Irish 2000 is rated among the top 5 Irish festivals in the United States. On Friday, Sept. 17, the entertainment is from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and features the Mighty Ploughboys, The Screaming Orphans, Gaelic Storm, Enter the Haggis and Flatfoot 56. On Saturday, Sept. 18, the festival has three stages and non-stop music from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- On the Contemporary Stage: The Mighty Ploughboys, Scythian, The Young Dubliners, The Screaming Orphans, Flatfoot 56, Seven Nations and Great Big Sea.
- On the Traditional Stage: The McKrells, Hair of the Dog, Lunasa, the Barra MacNeils and John McDermott.
- On the Pub Stage: Road to Galway, Frank Jaklitsch & Friends, Kevin McKrell, Causeway Giants, Fighting 86's, Emish, Flynn 529 and The Ruffians.
DIRECTIONS TO THE FAIRGROUNDS:The Fairgrounds are located 30 miles north of Albany, off Interstate 87 (Adirondack Northway), in Ballston Spa.
- From Albany (no trucks).
- From Albany (for trucks).
- From the North.
- From Amsterdam.
- From Schenectady.
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