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2009 Guinness Syracuse, NY Irish FestivalThe Syracuse Irish Festival truly is a taste of Ireland featuring music, dance, song, genealogy, culture and children’s activities. If you’re looking for a weekend packed with great Irish bands, step dancers, lectures, exhibits, workshops, food and children’s activities, come to Syracuse’s Irish Cultural Festival at Clinton Square, September 11-12, 2009.

 Featuring: The Young Dubliners / Gaelic Storm / The Prodigals / The Kreellers / Seamus Kennedy / Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band / The Flying Column / The Causeway Giants / Creevy / Syracuse Irish Session / Freeborn Men / Tom Dooley Irish Choraliers / Syracuse Kilties Pipe Band / and much more!

Syracuse Irish Festival Announces Its Entertainment Lineup for the Main Stage. Musical Groups Include International Bands from Ireland and Canada

 National Recording Artists Gaelic Storm and The Young Dubliners are the headlining acts for the 2009 Syracuse Irish Festival. Also featured at this year’s Festival are Seamus Kennedy, from Northern Ireland, The Prodigals, from New York City, The Kreelers, from Detroit, and Creevy, from Chicago. There is also a strong local contingent of artists including The Causeway Giants, The Freeborn Men, the Flying Column, and the Syracuse Irish Session.

Entertainment/Booking Information: Marty Cahill
Stage Manager: Skip Murphy
Volunteer Information: David Lynch
Sponsorship & Vendors: Dave Thompson
 Syracuse Event Productions
Tom Tarry
Dave Thompson
(315) 426-2813

Posted: Friday, August 14th, 2009 @ 12:48 pm by Curt
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Concert and a movie at Hoopes Park part of the 2009 Series Band Concert

Hoopes Park
S. Herman Ave
Auburn, NY

August 18

6:30 pm

“Bob Piorun Band” will be followed by a movie: College Road Trip at Hoopes Park, S. Herman Ave. Auburn.
Concert and movie are FREE. Bring a lawn chair.

Posted: Thursday, August 13th, 2009 @ 6:31 pm by Lynn
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Pre-Concert Event with pianist Nicholas Hrynyk part of the Skaneateles Festival

First Presbyterian Church
97 E. Genesee St
Skaneateles NY

Friday August 14th
starting at 7 pm with performance at 8 pm

Fee: $19 and $23

Posted: Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 @ 7:13 pm by Lynn
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Skaneateles Festival Concert Saturday night

August 15th

Brook Farm
2870 W. Lake Rd

7:30 pm


This evenings selection will be featuring Bach and Beethoven.

$19 to $23

Posted: Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 @ 6:27 pm by Lynn
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Imagine That… Hosts Trollbeads Trunk Show, Opening for Dee SpragueImagine That… Hosts Trollbeads Trunk Show, Opening for Dee SpragueImagine That…, the new fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, has two events planned over the coming weeks: a Trollbeads trunk show Aug. 28-30, 2009 and an exhibit of oil paintings and prints by Ithaca artist Dee Sprague opening Sept. 4. 

Trollbeads trunk showTrollbeads originated in Denmark in 1976—today there are more than 500 interchangeable beads in the collection, each with its own story. The beads are made from such fine-quality raw materials as 18K gold, sterling silver, Italian glass, natural pearls, precious stones and Swarovski crystal.Choosing among them, customers create their own one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings.

“The possibilities are endless,” says shop owner Sarah Panzarella. “We’re delighted to give our customers this opportunity to create their own works of art. When they leave, they will have a unique piece of jewelry that they’ll treasure for years.”

The first 25 customers who make a Trollbeads purchase each day will receive a free bracelet—or, if they already own a bracelet, a fifth bead free upon the purchase of four.

The show runs Aug. 28-30—Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. http://www.imagineskaneateles.com/


Opening reception for Dee SpragueAn exhibition of works by Dee Sprague—a self-taught oil painter from Ithaca—will open Sept. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a wine-and-cheese reception and music by The Usual Suspects, an old-time string band.Sprague’s paintings are often described as “enchanted dreamscapes—like something out of an antique fairy tale.” They include images of free-spirited mermaids, whimsical women, and lovable old-world animals.

“I feel extremely lucky that I am able to make my living doing what I love—painting,” says Sprague. “I choose joy in my life, and I put a bit of it into every piece I paint.”


Posted: Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 @ 11:14 am by Curt
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