Fleadh  ("flah")  -  a festival of Irish music, dancing, and culture

Entertainment Line-Up & Stage Assignments
August 10, 2024
$10.00 Entrance Fee

Fleadh Main Stage

Irish and American Anthems and Colors
Main Stage: 2:00pm – 2:15pm

Seisiun Players – Traditional Music
Main Stage: 2:15 pm – 3:00pm

Dee Reilly

Main Stage : 3:00pm – 4:15pm

The Healy's

Main Stage: 4:30 – 5:45pm

Springfield Kiltie Band

Remembrance of past members
Main Stage: 5:45 – 6pm

HEADLINER – Eileen Ivers

Main Stage: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Guinness Strength Challenge

Main Stage: 7:30pm – 7:55

Diddley Idols

Main Stage: 8:00 – 9:30pm


White Rose Hall

White Rose Hall: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Irish Ceili w/New England Ceili Band


White Rose Hall: 4:40 – 5:00pm
Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance


Outside Tents

Children's Activities:  4:00pm – 7:00pm

Vendors:  3pm – 8pm

John Boyle O'Reilly Club Historical Display

Road Bowling Exposition:  4pm – 6pm

Food Truck – Many selections




Entertainment Information

Headline Performer: Eileen Ivers

Prepare to be mesmerized by the legendary Eileen Ivers, a true icon in the world of Irish music. With her Grammy-awarded and Emmy-nominated performances, Eileen Ivers has captivated audiences worldwide. Known as the “Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” Ivers has shared the stage with the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and over 50 other orchestras. As the original musical star of Riverdance and a nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, her electrifying performances are guaranteed to leave you spellbound. The Washington Post praises her as “the future of the Celtic fiddle,” and her virtuosity will undoubtedly shine on the Main Stage.

Diddly Idols

Get ready for an exhilarating performance by the Diddly Idols! Louise Barry, a Dublin native and seasoned vocalist with the National Dublin Orchestra, brings her Broadway flair to the stage. Joining her is Dave Barckow, a talented drummer from Queens, who has played with some of the biggest names in Irish music. Together, they create a dynamic blend of traditional and contemporary Irish sounds that will have you dancing all evening.

Dee Reilly

Returning to her roots in Holyoke, MA, Dee Reilly will grace the stage with her powerful and soulful voice. As the first headliner of the inaugural John Boyle O'Reilly Club Festival, Dee has a special connection to this event. Her heartfelt performances of classic and contemporary Irish songs are sure to evoke cherished memories and create new ones.

The Healy's

With over 40 years of experience, The Healy's are a staple in the Irish music scene, both in New England and Ireland. Known for their lively tunes and engaging stage presence, they also host the famous Healy's Irish Music Program. Their performance will be a highlight for fans of traditional Irish music.


New England Ceili Band

Join the New England Ceili Band for a traditional Irish session that promises to be full of energy and joy. This talented group, featuring some of the finest musicians in the region, will lead an Irish Ceili in White Rose Hall, inviting everyone to dance along.

Springfield Kiltie Band

One of the oldest kiltie bands in America, the Springfield Kiltie Band will pay tribute to past members with their stirring bagpipe music and traditional Scottish dress.

Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance

Witness the grace and skill of championship dancers from the Black Rose Academy of Irish Dance, an inclusive community serving the Greater Springfield and Western Mass area. Under the guidance of Bridget Barcomb Dupuis, a TCRG certified teacher with over 30 years of experience, these dancers will showcase their passion for Irish dance.

General Information

The festival will feature continuous Irish music throughout the day, with bands playing simultaneously in the hall and outdoor venues. Family-friendly activities include children’s events, traditional Irish music, dancing, craft vendors, and more. Highlights include the popular Guinness Pint Challenge, a tribute to past Gaelic Footballers, and an Irish Road Bowling exposition.

Entrance is only $10 per person, with children under 12 admitted free. Don't miss this chance to be part of the most exciting Irish cultural event of the year!

For more information, visit the John Boyle O'Reilly Club's official website (www.jbo-club.com) or contact the festival committee chair (Eric Devine 413.222.0676). Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day filled with Irish heritage, music, and joy!