The Elders will once again headline the 2017 Missouri River Irish Festival!
The Elders were founded in 1998 by six individuals with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock. From the beginning The Elders seemed to be channeling something ancient and enduring – something unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. Their ability to bring together the art of story telling with elements both musically progressive and rooted in tradition, has won them a broad international fan base, as well as critical acclaim in numerous publications such as PASTE Magazine, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Music Row Magazine, Goldmine Magazine, TRAD Magazine (France), Chicago Sun-Times, Kansas City Star and many more.
The Elders have headlined major Celtic Festivals in North America and Europe. For the past 14 years they have sponsored a tour of Ireland in which fans are invited to join in on an extraordinary 13 day excursion visiting historical and geographical sights during the day and gathering at a local pub or ballroom at night for pints and performances by the band.
THE ELDERS ARE:
Ian Byrne – vocals, drums, percussion, whistle
Steve Phillips – vocals, guitar, mandolin
Diana Ladio – fiddle
Brent Hoad – vocals, keyboards, fiddle, guitar
Norm Dahlor – vocals, bass, guitar, banjo
Kian Byrne – vocals, drums, bass, mandolin
THE 13th ANNUAL MISSOURI RIVER IRISH FESTIVAL
FRONTIER PARK, ST. CHARLES, MO
THE LARGEST FREE IRISH FESTIVAL IN THE MIDWEST!
May 26th, 27th and 28th, 2017
The festival will run Friday, May 26th from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, May 27th from 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
and Sunday, May 28th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm