2015 Festival Concerts:

                   Friday Evening - October 2:      


             The Varsity Center for the Arts


           418 S. Illinois Avenue., Carbondale,       IL

     8:00-10:30 pm



Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders



The Southern Illinois Irish Festival began in 1997 by Charles Fanning, Director of the Southern Ilinois University Carbondale (SIUC) Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program, as a Celebration of Irish American Music. Overwhelming response to this event prompted individuals in the community to organize the 1998 festival, which attracted 1000 participants... Read More...

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