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Michigan Irish Music Festival Announces Virtual Event

KEEPING IRISH IN YOUR HEART … SIX FEET APART: Michigan Irish Music Festival to Host Virtual Event During “the Weekend that Would Have Been”

Over the weekend originally slated for their 2020 festival, the Michigan Irish Music Festival (MIMF) will host “Keeping Irish In Your Heart … Six Feet Apart,” a virtual event featuring musical performances, cultural presentations, and other ways to engage in one of the lakeshore’s most beloved fall traditions.

Before the Weekend
The MIMF team is bringing classic Irish Market and Irish Store vendors to you! On this Facebook event page, patrons can find a list of vendors and links to their online businesses.

From gorgeous Irish-themed gifts from shops like Celtic Seasons to sweet treats from the Village Baker and Scotty Dotty Shortbread, fan favorites abound. Support small businesses and get your Irish shopping fix!

The official “Irish There Were a Festival” t-shirt can be purchased here for $20 (shipping included). Available in sizes small through 3x -large, these cotton tees will be on sale for a limited time, so be sure to order yours today.

Virtual Performances
Tune in September 17-20 to MIMF’s Facebook page for special online performances and cultural presentations to celebrate the “weekend that would have been.” Like and follow MIMF on Facebook to catch a Live Takeover by high-energy folk group Scythian and other mini-concerts throughout the weekend.

Musical guests include Runa, Friel Sisters, Shane Hennessy, Dave Curley, Seamus Kennedy, Conklin Ceili band, Crossbow, Peat in the Creel, Uneven Ground, Ruth & Max Bloomquist, Selkies, Kennedy’s Kitchen, Doolin, One for the Foxes. Blackthorn, Irish Music All Stars, The Kreellers, and more. Cultural presentations include Songwriters Circle with Ashley Davis and Baking with Babies, a kid-friendly cooking presentation by Shannon of Runa.

MIMF is also holding a contest on social media where one lucky winner will receive a family-pack of weekend passes for the 2021 Festival. Complete contest details can be found here.

Sponsors of this event include Family Financial Credit Union, Van’s Car Wash, and Pigeon Hill Brewing Company. For complete event information, visit www.michiganirish.org.