top of page
  • Writer's pictureGotta Go Orlando

The rip-roaring Great Irish Hooley is back this September at Raglan Road in Disney Springs

The Great Irish Hooley returns to Raglan Road in September with a rip-roaring, toe-tapping, dance-in-your-seat party featuring incredible music and amazing food and drinks!


Great Irish Hooley  Raglan Road in Disney Springs

Need a good dose of authentic Irish music?


Then you’re in for a treat at Central Florida’s only authentic Irish and roots music festival--the Great Irish Hooley at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant.


This intimate music experience returns to Disney Springs this Labor Day Weekend, September 1 - 4, featuring top Irish bands playing everything from trad and folk to Celt grass and blues.


Great Irish Hooley  Raglan Road in Disney Springs

What’s a “Hooley?” you may be asking yourself. It’s a Gaelic term for a lively party with music, entertainment and fun for the whole family.


To pair with the Irish vibes and in keeping with the Hooley spirit, Raglan Road will debut its new “Stars & Hearts” Keeper’s Heart Whiskey flight, an Irish-American collaboration aged in stout barrels. Plus talented bartenders will be whipping up new Hooley cocktails including “Heart of the Hooley” made with Keeper’s Heart Irish Bourbon and blackberry and mint shrub.


Guests can also enjoy the return of the popular Hooley brew, De Fesht, a limited release collaboration with The Tank Brewing in Miami along with creative new bites whipped up by Raglan Road’s outstanding culinary team.


There’s no cover charge to join the Hooley fun, which begins Friday afternoon, Sept. 1, and continues through late-night Monday, Labor Day.


Celtic face painting is complimentary.


In addition to the pub’s All-Day Menu, the delicious Rollicking Raglan Brunch will be served throughout the weekend and Monday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.


The Raglan Road Irish Dancers will showcase their fancy footwork throughout the event.


Reservations are recommended.


Great Irish Hooley  Raglan Road in Disney Springs

This year’s Hooley entertainment headliners are a rare collaboration of luminaries from the traditional Irish music world:


Strings & Things

The exceptionally talented Strings & Things are back for an encore on the Raglan Road stage. Hailing from Tipperary and Galway, Strings & Things are a contemporary Irish Trad/Folk/ Roots crossover band with a large repertoire of Irish songs, airs and traditional pieces presented in a very contemporary arrangement and style. Their unique sound and high stage energy ensures a raucous night of music and song.


Sina Theil

Sina is a German born, Irish based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and winner of several Irish music awards including “Rising Star of the Year 2022”. She started playing piano and composing her first songs at age 7. Sina is making waves - and is one of the most energetic, passionate, and hardest-working artists - on the Irish music scene and loves nothing better than having her audience interact and sing along.


One for the Foxes

Award-winning instrumentalists Dave Curley (SLIDE) from Galway, Tadhg Ó Meachair (Goitse) from Dublin & Joanna Hyde (The Hydes) from Colarado form an exciting and dynamic transatlantic trio. Through a shared deep-rooted passion for Irish traditional music they present a rousing blend of Irish and American folk music and song in an energetic and engaging manner creating an eclectic vibe.


The Byrne Brothers

Hailing from Donegal, Ireland, are a family band and Irish dancers who have garnered much success and recognition. Their achievements include winning the 2022 Young Artist Academy© Award for Outstanding Music Ensemble and being named Rising Stars of the Year 2021 and Best CD Cover of 2021 by American Celtic Radio Listeners for their album "Living the Dream." The band consists of Luca 19 on accordion, Finn 17 on banjo, mandolin, and guitar, Dempsey 14 on bodhran and whistle, and their father Tommy on uilleann pipes, fiddle, guitar, and bagpipes. The Byrne Brothers are known for their electrifying high-energy performances, infectious humour, and talent.


The Connemara Ramblers

Orla Leavy and Sam Carey, a dynamic two-piece traditional Irish music ensemble from Connemara, on the West Coast of Ireland, represent a harmonious blend of talent and passion for their heritage. Both musicians have been deeply rooted in the traditions of Irish music, song, and dance since their early years, which shines through in their captivating performances


Oliver Havlin

A talented musician from Co. Down, Oliver has steadily been making a name for himself singing and playing guitar as a member of our house band Gobhán at Raglan Road. Performing all over Europe he has supported leading Irish artists Sharon Shannon & Paul Brady. He had the honour of being invited to perform for the Prince of Wales & The President of Ireland. With his unique vocals, catchy songs and passion for music - you are in for a real treat!


The Great Irish Ceili

Cian O’Flynn - our show choreographer, and the Raglan Road Irish Dancers will lead guests through Ceili (KAY-lee) dances during the Great Irish Hooley. The Ceili step dances, date back to the Celts and Druids who inhabited Ireland in the 1500s, are usually a main event of local celebrations in Irish and Celtic communities.

Cian will call the steps as our dance troupe invites guests to dance along. So wear your dancing shoes and come join the Ceili fun!



For the very latest news and information from Orlando and Central Florida, check back often here at Gotta Go Orlando as we keep you informed throughout the day, every day.


You can also keep up to date on our socials, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.


Plus, subscribe to the Gotta Go Orlando YouTube Channel, your free guide to Orlando.



Planning your next vacation? Check out Top Villas, offering the best vacation homes, in the best resorts.


Enquire or book online. Top Villas guarantee the very best rates on all luxury villas, condos & townhouses.


Top Villas Orlando Vacations


Please Note:

We are supported by our advertisers via digital ads, sponsored content, and affiliate links. Articles may be paid for, or contain affiliate links where we could earn money if you purchase products or services via a link our site

Comments


Emma Walton News Producer

Emma Walton

  • Instagram

News Producer

Shane Walton News Producer

Shane Walton

  • Instagram

News Producer

Aly Mac News Editor

Alastair Mac

  • Instagram

News Editor

bottom of page