PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Fleadh is an Irish-American Festival that takes place every year. Its 10th anniversary features multiple stages with live Celtic Rock and Traditional Irish music, dance, and music, the Feis at Fleadh, shopping, vendors, and food. There are also kids' activities and spirits.
The entertainment includes 13 of Philly's Best Irish Bands accompanied by Irish Dancers, who will open each set. Bring your lawn chair or beach chair to relax and enjoy the music while watching the bands. Then turn your chair around to see the next stage for an entire day of nonstop music.
The Trad Sessions have become one of the most anticipated Philly Fleadh events. Bring your instrument to jam with other musicians who share the same passion. Fintan Malone will lead a group of world-class musicians who will entertain inside the pub from 3-5 pm.
Bill Whitman was the driving force of our trad sessions. Bill Whitman was an avid volunteer at The Philadelphia Fleadh and a member of The Shantys and superb bodhrans who played with nearly every musician at the Fleadh. Bill and John Byrne hosted our Trad Sessions, and Bill would invite trad musicians to join the jam. He was a true friend to all that he knew. Bill Whitman was a good man who left us too soon. We have named this trad session The Bill Whitman Trad Session.
The Fleadh partners with the Celtic Flame School of Irish Dance, which hosts many other dance schools that perform all day. Celtic Flame is also the organizer of The Feis, which takes place at the Fleadh.
Nick's will provide various food, including classics and tremendous Irish options. Nick's also has a full bar and beer stands, and Pops McCann will be featured throughout the day in drinks and tasters. The Fleadh is taking up the entire parking lot at Nick's, but there will be plenty of parking in the mall lots next door.
Remember that children under 12 years old are free! Invite the cousins and create a fun family tradition. The Fleadh will be held at Nick's Roast Beef Woodhaven Parking Lot, Northeast Philadelphia, on the second Sunday in May.