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  • Buffalo Irish Fest 2008!

    24 Aug 2008, 16:32 by burlapwax

    Wow, been a long time since I posted a blog on here -- obviously, was the last Buffalo Irish Fest! Narf...

    This year was much more compact than last year -- same number of stages (4) but all were indoor/partially-indoor stages, which was welcome given that it was a friggin' hot August day on Saturday (one of the few real summer days this year). There weren't as many international acts this year (The Saw Doctors) were the only one based in Ireland, I think) but there was some great talent nonetheless. Liz Carroll and John Doyle, along with Bua were in from Chicago, Blackwater from northeast Pennsylvania, Seven Nations from Orlando, and a bunch off other stateside bands. Carroll and Doyle were friggin' incredible; the acoustics in the trad stage (the "Smithwicks stage" -- all the stages this year were obviously sponsored by Harp brand beers); The Prodigals were very fun -- awesome accordion, and the bassist was sick; the Clann na Cara irish stepdance school was the only one we got to see, and they were fun. …