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The 2016 Irish-American Crossroads Festival

The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in the San Francisco Bay Area during the month of March. It is a celebrated annual festival inviting the public to come together around inspired, creative, and relevant events regarding Irish and Irish-American history and culture.

Scheduled Festival events

Eileen Ivers

Friday, March 4. Connecting Celtic Roots: From Irish Traditional to American Roots Music with Eileen Ivers & Her Band

Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. Information >


Saturday, March 5. Children’s Hour of Song and Dance.

San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco.  Information >

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Saturday, March 5. The Imaginative Power of Place.

Film Screenings with Bay Area filmmaker, Flora Skivington. San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco.  Information >

Lisa Lynne

Sunday, March 6. “Hands-On-Harps” Beginner Workshop and Concert.

Award-winning Celtic Harpist, Lisa Lynne. United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco. Information >

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Sunday, March 6. Book Launch

Doolin: People, Place, Culture by Eddie Stack. Plough & Stars Irish Pub, San Francisco. 5-7 pm. Followed by traditional session. Information >


Sunday, March 13. Family Stories Workshop.

With Margaret Cooley. A popular facilitated workshop on the research and composition of family histories. United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco. Information >

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Tuesday, March 15. Book Launch.

The Lost Celt by A.E. Conran – a middle-grade adventure novel. Book Passage in Corte Madera. Information >

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Saturday, March 19. Walking the Rebellion.

Irish-Americans and the 1916 Easter Rising in the Mission District with Elizabeth Creely. Meet for a walking tour at 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco. Information >


Kevin Burke

Saturday, March 19. Kevin Burke — “The Naked Fiddle.”

An Acoustic Night of Traditional Irish Music. Plough & Stars Irish Pub, San Francisco. Information >

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Sunday, March 20. Reflections on The 1916 Easter Rising.

Irish Community Leaders Discuss the Legacy and Impact of the 1916 Easter Rising. United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco. Information >

Elaine Feeney

Thursday, March 24. Elaine Feeney: A West Coast Premiere Poetry Reading

Bookshop West Portal, San Francisco. Information >

Easter Rising Widows

Thursday, March 31. Women’s Roles in the 1916 Easter Rising and After: A Reading and Conversation with Sinéad McCoole.

A reading and conversation with Sinéad McCoole. Mechanics Institute, SF. Information >

Saturday, April 2. Crossroads Salon.

A forum for writers/artists, as well as readers/viewers. This meeting focuses on the idea of “freedom”. Information >

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Sunday, April 3. The 1916 Easter Rising in Oral Histories of the Irish in San Francisco.

An Afternoon of Storytelling. Families welcome. United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco. Information >