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The 2015 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

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Saturday, February 28. Opening Night.

Accordion virtuoso, Jimmy Keane performed “wild and beautiful” tunes in an unforgettable night of traditional Irish music. Information >

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

Irish-American Crossroads hosts this event every March featuring great Irish music and dancing for the whole family. Information >

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Tuesday, March 10. A Poetry Reading.

A lively night of poetry reading, featuring the work of Bay Area poets, Judy Wells and Kathleen McClung, was enjoyed by all. Information >

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Thursday, March 12. Crossroads Salon.

This inaugural Salon featured readings from invited local authors and artists plus those who wished to also share their work. Information >

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Saturday, March 14. The Door Between the Worlds.

All who attended enjoyed a dramatic journey in music and story into the realms of the Celtic “Otherworld.” Information >

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Sunday, March 15. The Door Between the Worlds.

All who attended enjoyed a dramatic journey in music and story into the realms of the Celtic “Otherworld.” Information >

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Tuesday, March 17. The Shamrock Isle.

The 12th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival offered a chance for attendees to discover the Irish contribution to the San Francisco World’s Fair of 1915. Information >

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Thursday, March 19. A Celtic Appalachian Celebration.

Irish-American Crossroads was proud to host the event of the season. This fabulous night was a West Coast Premiere. Information >

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Saturday, March 21. A Celtic Appalachian Celebration.

Irish-American Crossroads was proud to host the event of the season. This fabulous night was a West Coast Premiere. Information >

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Sunday, March 22. Family Stories Workshop.

Irish-American Crossroads hosts this workshop annually where participants learn to transform family memorabilia into a family story. Information >

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

Irish-American Crossroads is proud to host events that reveal the often hidden histories of the Irish in the San Francisco Bay Area. This event revealed the hidden histories of the Irish in Potrero Hill. Information >

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

A Reading and Conversation with Multiracial Writers of Irish Heritage.

A reading and conversation with multiracial writers of Irish heritage who discussed what Irish heritage “looks like” in the 21st Century. Information >

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

An Afternoon of Storytelling. Irish-American Crossroads welcomes the whole family to this annual event featuring Irish local history from those who lived it. Information >