The 20th Annual South Buffalo Irish Festival 

presents its inaugural cultural program:

SEPT 3 2021
Culture Circle

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Festival, we are launching the inaugural SBIF cultural initiative called Culture Circle - Fáinne Cultúrtha. For this first year, Culture Circle will be made up of a singers Workshop, an open panel Conversation and a Festival Club.

The classes/concert are absolutely FREE and there is no space limitation especially for the classes. For planning purposes, please fill out the registration form below.

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 3:30-5pm, Buffalo Irish Center
Sean Nós Singing Circle

Come and learn to sing a song in the Sean Nós style of Irish traditional music with Owen Ó  Súilleabháin. Open to singers of all ages and of any style.  In the Irish language Sean Nós means ‘Old Style’. This is the oldest style of singing from Ireland  stretching back to at least the pre-Christian times, 1,500 years ago.  When the young boy Saint Patrick was taken as a slave by Irish pirates, the people he  encountered in Ireland may have been singing their songs in this style. 


Here is a recording of one of the songs Owen will teach. Here he is singing with his brother Mícheál and their mother Nóirín Ní Riain.

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 5-6pm, Buffalo Irish Center 
Meet and Greet

Join us at the BIC Pub to share some drinks and conversation!

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 6-8pm, Buffalo Irish Center 
Conversation Circle: What Does ‘South Buffalo Irish’ Really Mean? 

What it means to be Irish American has dramatically changed over the centuries that people  from that island have migrated to the USA. And being Irish American can be quite a different  experience in different parts of the country.  Join in on this conversation, led by a panel of people from South Buffalo, as we ask some  searching questions about what it has means to be Irish in this part of the world.  What is being lost that must be preserved and archived, what needs to be let go, and what are  some of the dreams and promises that the future may hold? 

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 8-9pm, Buffalo Irish Center 

Performance by The Spain Brothers

Come enjoy a sneak peek of The Spain Brothers from the SBIF lineup!

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 9-?pm, Buffalo Irish Center 

Festival Club Circle 

Bring your instrument or your listening ear and join in on the session at the SBIF Festival Club!