12th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival February 28–March 29, 2015

The 2015 Irish-American Crossroads Festival

The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in San Francisco 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

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Saturday, February 28. Opening Night.

Accordion virtuoso, Jimmy Keane will perform “wild and beautiful” tunes like you’ve never heard them before. 9:15 pm. The Plough and the Stars, San Francisco. Information >

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Saturday, March 7. Children’s Hour of Dance & Music.

Enjoy great Irish music and dancing for the whole family. 11:30 am. Fisher Children’s Center, San Francisco Public Library. Information >

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Tuesday, March 10. A Poetry Reading.

Join us for a lively poetry reading featuring the work of Bay Area poets Judy Wells and Kathleen McClung. 7 pm. BookShop West Portal, San Francisco. Information >

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Thursday, March 12. Crossroads Salon.

This inaugural Salon will feature both readings from invited local authors and artists plus those who would like to share their work. 7 pm. United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco. Information >

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Saturday, March 14. The Door Between the Worlds.

Enjoy a dramatic journey in music and story into the realms of the Celtic “Otherworld”. 7:30 pm. Church of the Resurrection, San Rafael. Information and tickets >

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Sunday, March 15. The Door Between the Worlds.

Enjoy a dramatic journey in music and story into the realms of the Celtic “Otherworld”. 3 pm. Mission Dolores Basilica, San Francisco. Information and tickets >

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Tuesday, March 17. The Shamrock Isle.

Discover the Irish contribution to San Francisco’s World’s Fair of 1915. 7 pm. California Historical Society, San Francisco. Information >

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Thursday, March 19. A Celtic Appalachian Celebration.

Don’t miss the event of the season. A West Coast premiere. 8 pm. Freight and Salvage, Berkeley. Information and tickets >

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Saturday, March 21. A Celtic Appalachian Celebration.

Don’t miss the event of the season. A West Coast premiere. 8 pm. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium San Rafael. Information and tickets >

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Sunday, March 22. Family Stories Workshop.

Transform family memorabilia into your family story. 1 pm. United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco. Information and tickets >

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Wednesday, March 25. Irish Hill: The Potrero’s Lost Neighborhood.

Don’t miss the hidden Irish histories of Potrero Hill. 7 pm. Location: St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, San Francisco. Information >

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Friday, March 27. “You don’t look Irish!”

A Reading and Conversation with Multiracial Writers of Irish Heritage. Come hear what Irish heritage “looks like” in the 21st Century. 7 pm. University of San Francisco. Information >

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Sunday, March 29. Oral Histories of the Irish in San Francisco.

An Afternoon of Storytelling. Bring the whole family and hear our Irish local history from those who lived it. 2 pm. United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco. Information >