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The 21st Annual South Buffalo Irish Festival 

presents its third annual cultural program:

The Culture Circle


South Buffalo Roots Presents the Second Annual Culture Circle/Fáinne Cultúrtha

Buffalo Irish Center | 245 Abbott Rd | Buffalo, NY


Now everybody can be Irish! 

The Culture Circle - or Fáinne Cultúrtha in the Irish language -  is for those who are curious. It is a space for those who want to know what this Irish stuff is all about. Join us for an evening of free Irish music, song, dance and trivia!

Guinness Personalized Pints Happy Hour - 6:00pm, BIC Pub 

Have your personalized photo printed right onto the foam on your Guinness during our Happy Hour hosted by Guinness

Ceili Dancing For Beginners Workshop - 6:15pm, Emerald Room

Led by Katie Cunningham

Ceili dancing is one of the oldest dance traditions in Ireland. Like contra or even square dancing, the social aspect of this group dance is just as important as the footwork. Bring a friend or make a new one with this introduction to solo and ceili dancing led by Katie Cunningham of the Rince na Tiarna Adult Irish Dance team. No prior dance experience required.

Culture Circle Ceili - 7:00pm, Emerald Room

Called by Ellen Scahill

Ceili Band Led by John Ryan


Live ceili band includes musicians featured in the South Buffalo Irish Festival including John Ryan (button accordion), Randy Clepper (bouzouki), Randy Sherman (guitar/tenor banjo), Mark Warford (guitar), Gregor Harvey (guitar/mandolin), Natalie Bennett (fiddle), Charlie Coughlin (fiddle), Leah Rankin (cello), and more!

South Buffalo Irish Trivia with TE Caulfield

TE Caulfield, host - 7:00pm, BIC Pub


Learn some fun facts about South Buffalo’s fascinating Irish history as you test your knowledge with a game of South Buffalo Irish Trivia, hosted by South Buffalo’s own TE Caulfield!


Open Music Session - 9:00pm, BIC Pub

Led by Leah Rankin

Put what you learned in today’s dance workshops into practice with a traditional Irish music session, open to all ages and levels.


Please Note: Schedule is subject to change. Please check back here for the most up-to-date schedule of events!

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