Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival set to return to Disney Springs with incredible Irish entertainment

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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs is gearing up for Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival 2018 with live music and entertainment as well as their usual incredible Irish food and drinks.

The celebration will include an impressive collection of award-winning bands and Irish dance for three non-stop days of fun.

The complete entertainment lineup includes:

Young Dubliners

One of Celtic rock’s hardest working bands, the Young Dubliners play hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the United States and Europe every year. Young Dubliners are known for their hearty rock and Irish-infused live performances.

Elevation (U2)

Back by popular demand, this stellar U2 tribute act will play two special nighttime shows March 16 and 17. They appeared at Raglan Road’s Great Irish Hooley last September during U2’s world tour celebrating 30 years of the groundbreaking Joshua Tree album.

The Maguires

Called “brilliant” by IrishCentral news, The Maguires traditional Irish family band comprises Emma, 17, on fiddle, flute and whistle; Aoife, 15, on concertina and uilleann pipes; Sean, 12, on bodhrán; and their dad, Philip, on guitar. Traditional favorites and modern tunes combined with syncopated, infectious rhythms sure to wow Mighty Festival crowds.

Briste 

This inspiring all-female trio includes Emma Robinson (flute, whistle), Joanna Boyle (banjo, vocals) and Alison Crossey (bodhran, guitar). They grew up listening to and playing traditional Irish music, winning numerous awards at County, Ulster and All-Ireland competitions, quickly gaining themselves a fine reputation in traditional music circles. Blending together their rich musical backgrounds, Briste creates a fresh and exciting mix of country, folk and Irish traditional music.

The Byrne Brothers

An exceptionally talented traditional Irish music family from Donegal. They are Luca, 13 (button accordion); Finn, 11 (banjo, mandolin and whistle); Dempsey, 8, (whistle and bodhran); and father, Tommy (guitar, Uilleann pipes, fiddle, whistles, bagpipes and bodhran). Their show combines exciting traditional Irish tunes with modern dance beats, and they love to interact with every audience.

The Raglan Roots Coalition

This edgy house band is known for its soul-rockin’ Celtic bluegrass with hip-swingin,’ knee-shakin’ funky roots beats.

Reel Republic

Hailing from the southwest corner of Ireland, Aisling Egan-Sage (fiddle); Liam O’Keefe (box, vocals); and Colin Foley (guitar, vocals) are Reel Republic 2.0, three seriously talented musicians always pushing to make the next gig better than the last.

Out the Gap

Niall McIlroy (guitar, ukulele bass, whistles and flute); Deirdre Ni Mheachair (fiddle); and Aidan Byrne (guitar, vox, keys and percussion) make up the pub’s newest house band performing a sweet combination of innate musicianship, beautiful tune playing and fairly outrageous virtuosity.

The Raglan Road Irish Dancers

Plucked from the cast and stages of the world’s greatest Irish dance shows, the Raglan Road Irish Dancers perform throughout the Mighty Festival. You can even learn some traditional Irish dance steps – no experience necessary!

Mighty Festival guests can also accent their Irish holiday attire with complimentary face painting available for up to nine or ten hours each festival day. On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis with a cover charge of $10 for each guest age 18 and older. Reservations can be booked for other festival days by calling 407-938-0300.

Of course, guests can also enjoy a mighty selection of beers, spirits and craft cocktails to pair with exceptional pub grub and more elegant Irish fare while musicians and dancers perform on multiple stages, indoors and out.

Guests can order from Raglan Road’s brunch, lunch, dinner and bar menus that includes new dishes like the Guinness-braised pulled pork, apple chutney with pork crackling on a homemade bun, and the handmade gnocchi with seared Georges Bank scallops and crispy pork belly. Traditionalists can dig into the pub’s loin of bacon and cabbage, the authentic Irish dish of St. Patrick’s Day, plus other pub classics.

Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival 2018 will be held March 16-18. For more information on the event or the restaurant, visit Raglan Road’s official website.

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