The Dublin City Ramblers, an award-winning folk band from Ireland, will headline the first-ever Philipsburg Celtic Festival on Sunday, June 24.
Also scheduled to play at the festival are The Montana ShamRockers of Polson and Dublin Gulch of Butte.
The concert will be held at the Winninghoff Park amphitheater in Philipsburg. Gates open at noon, and music starts at 2 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors, students and veterans. Children age 12 and under are admitted free with an adult. On the day of the show, tickets cost $25.
All seating is grass, so concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Free camping also will be available at the Sunshine Station in Philipsburg, and a horse-drawn shuttle will travel between camping areas, parking areas and the amphitheater.
Tickets are available at Rockin Rudy’s in Missoula, Schnibble’s Flowers in Philipsburg, Cavanaugh’s County Celtic in Butte and online at http://www.skytics.com/.
The Dublin City Ramblers won the 2012 Irish Music Award for the Best Folk/Ballad Group.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Philipsburg Performing Arts Center and the Irish Studies Program at The University of Montana.
For more information, call Traolach O’Riordain, UM’s Irish Studies Program director, at 406-544-0311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Highland Entertainment promoter Jim Adie at 406-859-0036 or email email@example.com.
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