Uisneach Inn, Killare, Co Westmeath – Bealtaine, May 4/5 2013

Line-up additions

The line-up for Festival of the Fires just got even hotter with the addition of more acts to the bill. On top of the previously announced acts, we are delighted to announce that PADDY CASEY, PREACHER’S SON, THE REVELLZ and none other than the current European Marching Band Champions THE MULLINGAR TOWN BAND have all joined the growing musical line-up for Festival of the Fires.

Paddy Casey

Paddy Casey, currently at work on his new album, will be bring his top notch band with him. He, like us, is looking forward to making his Uisneach debut. Easily one of the greatest singer/songwriters to emerge from Ireland over the past decade, Paddy has not toured Ireland or indeed performed in the midlands, for some time, so this is a real coup for the festival. A man who seamlessly blends folk, pop and thoughtful melodic rock, Paddy is sure to be a mainstage highlight.

We are also delighted to announce that Preacher’s Son, the Revellz, Kill Goliath, Junah, Jupe, Stewart Agnew, Gavin Ghee are also to perform at the festival with many more names to be announced

Mullingar Town Band, with their legendary leader Hubie Magee on the left

Of huge delight to us will be the presence on Uisneach of the European Marching Band Champions the Mullingar Town Band. A veritable institution not only in the midlands but all over Europe, the band are the undisputed kings of the marching band scene in Ireland and we are delighted that they and the Celtic . Founded in 1879 their history is as interesting as that of the Hill of Uisneach! Check out http://www.mullingartownband.ie/

We are also delighted to announce that over 100 Uisneach Warriors on horseback will be appearing at the festival! The Uisneach Warriors recently won the top prize at the Mullingar St Patrick’s Festival Awards for their entry into the parade which saw over a dozen warriors on horseback do their thing in front of over 60,000 people lining the Mullingar St Patrick’s Day Parade route.

We have dozens of further announcements to make over the next few days, and we will be revealing full details of our family area, holistic area, festival villages, workshops and most importantly of all, our arts trail as put together by the brilliantly talented Patsy Preston and our dazzling fire parade which is being developed by the multi-award winning LUXe Arts Group from Donegal. Mandy and Mark Blincoe have pulled out all the stops this year to ensure the spectacular fire parade will be talked about for years to come.

Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and from Saturday April 2 they will be on sale a variety of outlets in the midlands – arts venues, book shops, music stores, coffee shops, galleries and bookshops. A full list will be published on Monday.

Keep her lit with Festival of the Fires!

The Uisneach Warriors storm St. Patrick's Day



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