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Greater Hartford Irish Festival – Sat. July 27th

Posted by The Killdares on Jul 23, 2013

We’re heading all the way up to Connecticut on Saturday July 27th to help headline the Greater Hartford Irish Festival in Glastonbury.  This is our first year to play this event which is New England’s largest Irish Music festival…and has been going strong for the past 30 years!  So be sure to join us on the Guinness Main Stage as we close out the festival SATURDAY July 27th at 10:30PM.  Click here for Advanced Tickets and Directions.


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Irish American Heritage Fest – July 13th – Chicago

Posted by The Killdares on Jul 8, 2013

This Saturday, July 13th we will be headlining the main stage of the Irish American Heritage Festival in Chicago.  We made our debut at this fine festival last year, and we’re so glad to be returning as the Saturday night feature band this year.  The festival directly supports (and is held on the grounds of) the Irish American Heritage Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening Irish culture in Chicago.  See ya in CHI-town!  Showtime – 9:30PM


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Ohio Celtic Festival June 28-30

Posted by The Killdares on Jun 21, 2013

Hello Ohio!  We’re happy to announce that after a few years away, we will be returning to the Buckeye State as one of the featured acts this year at the 2nd annual Ohio Celtic Festival.  We love playing in this part of the country, and we look forward to reconnecting with a lot of our fans here.  Festival dates are June 28-30, and we play all 3 days on the Guinness Celtic Rock stage along side many other great bands including fellow rockers The Elders and Young Dubliners.  Our showtimes are FRI 10:30PM, SAT 1:00PM & 6:00PM, SUN 2:30PM.  Full schedule and advanced tickets here.


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Brek Lancaster’s Letter to the Fans…

Posted by Brek on Jun 10, 2013

Hello KD Nation…

I just wanted to take a minute to let all of our great fans and friends know that I will be saying goodbye at the end of June and stepping down as lead guitarist for The Killdares.  It has been an absolute amazing 9-year journey with the band, but I have decided to turn the corner in my musical trek so that I can be closer to my family at home.  Believe me, this was not an easy decision to make.

But don’t worry!  The KDs have a great new player coming on board that all of you are really going to enjoy! So make sure you continue to come out to all the shows… Read the rest of this entry »


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Brek Lancaster: Moving on…and saying Goodbye

Posted by The Killdares on Jun 10, 2013

Today we have a Special Announcement.  Brek Lancaster is moving on and has decided to step down as lead guitar player for the band so he can stay closer to home and spend more time with his family.  And while he will be leaving us at the end of June…he will always be a part of our special KD Family.  Watch his farewell video.  Read his farewell letter…and please join us all in wishing him the best in his next journey in life!


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Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival

Posted by The Killdares on May 20, 2013

Hello Chicago!  We’re lookin’ forward to the 2013 Gaelic Park Irish Festival this Memorial Day weekend May 25-26.  We had our debut performance at this event last year, and are thrilled to be returning as a featured headliner this year.  We will be doing 2 shows on the ”Celtic Stage.”  Saturday, May 25 at 9:30PM, follwed by Sunday May 26 at 7:30PM just before Gaelic Storm. Get tickets here.


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