Two weekends, three festivals; Chicago, here we come!

Irish American Heritage Festival

We're thrilled to be sharing the bill with Eileen Ivers, the High Kings, and many more talented artists and bands at the 31st annual Irish American Heritage Festival. We'll be on the 5th Province Stage from 7 until 8:30 pm on Sunday, July 10.

The folks from the Irish American Heritage Center will be bringing you "three days of the finest Irish and American music, dance, food, cultural exhibits, import stores, and children's activities" beginning TODAY, Friday, July 8, and continuing through Sunday, July 10.

Stop by after our set and say "Hi!" We can't wait to see you!

Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival

We'll be back in Chicagoland on Saturday, July 16, for our second appearance at the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival (also in its 31st year!). Find us on the Music Stage in Dawes Park on the shores of Lake Michigan at 3:45 pm and enjoy music, food, crafts, children's activities, and shopping from around the globe while celebrating the cultural diversity that makes our country special.

Woodstock Folk Festival

The magic number for us this month seems to be "31" because it's also the 31st annual Woodstock Folk Festival and we'll be there on Sunday, July 17. It all begins at Noon and wraps up at 6 pm and we'll be joined by esteemend folk artists Small Potatoes, Tret Fure, The Reverend Robert B. Jones, the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio, Woody Pines, Villa Palagonia, and Bill Staines. We're on at 5 pm and we'll all be performing en masse for the All-Sing Finale at 5:40 pm. Join the fun at Woodstock Square in historic Woodstock, Illinois.

Coming up . . .

We love visiting the North Shore (of Lake Superior) on a hot August day and we'll bet you do too! You can come up with us on Friday, August 12, for Fridays in the Park at Thomas Owens Park in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Bring friends, your family, a blanket, lawn chairs, and a picnic basket or enjoy a burger or brat basket served by The Pub. We're kicking off our set at 7 pm.

The Irish Fair of Minnesota will be bringing craic, shenanigans, and all things Irish back to Harriet Island in Saint Paul, Friday through Sunday, August 12, 13, and 14. We'll be there again this year and we'll let you know soon when and where you can find us.

Join us for lunch in Saint Paul at the Landmark Center for Music in the Cafe on Wednesday, August 24, at Noon. Bring your lunch or enjoy something yummy from Anita's Cafe.

We're excited to be heading back to the Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire & Games, and we'll be performing twice on Saturday, September 17. This year our pals The Northerly Gales and the Brian Boru Pipe Band are also on the bill. Road trip to Aberdeen anyone?

You can keep up with our gig schedule on our Facebook Events page and on our website calendar.

Have an amazing July! We hope to see you soon!

Thanks for all of your support,

Pete, Michelle, and Lojo
The Hounds of Finn

Psst: Did you find the link to "Pretty Peggy"?