Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Philadelphia Band Jamison and the Dublin City Ramblers comes to St Augustine

“Jamison”, from the Irish American streets of Philadelphia, will make their first appearance on the main stage of the 10th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival.  The multi-award-winning Celtic Festival takes place March 14 & 15 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, and the band will perform on Saturday only.  Since they formed in 2003, Jamison has grown to offer one of the most high-energy shows on the East Coast, with dynamic Irish reels mixed into rock, reggae, modern pop, hip hop and dance covers.

The band features: Frank Daly, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Tin Whistle, Mandolin; John O’Callaghan, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Tin Whistle, Mandolin; Sean Hick, Electric Guitar, Vocals; Alice Marie, Fiddle, Viola, Vocals; Dave Lynd, Bass, Moog Pedals, Vocals; and Kyle Walter, Drummer.

Also, the “Dublin City Ramblers”, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2020, and have been headliners at the St. Augustine Celtic Festival every year since 2011.  The multi-award-winning Celtic Festival takes place March 14 & 15 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine, and the band will perform both Saturday and Sunday.

The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk, Humor, Wit and foot-tapping music.  Their impressive career has spanned 50 years, with over 30 albums, top ten hits, several awards for best Ballad /Folk Group and Gold Albums.  And it was just announced that they are 2019 "Entertainers of The Year" in the Ballad/Folk section from Ireland's Keltic TV and Midlands Radio.  It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland's Number One Group!

Celtic Entertainment: This award-winning Festival takes place on Francis Field. Musicians returning to the main stage in 2020 include fan favorites Dublin City Ramblers, Albannach, Seven Nations, Emmet Cahill, and Steel City Rovers. Chad Light, talented actor/director/painter/sculptor, will be Emcee for the Festival Main Stage.  This St. Augustine Festival is acclaimed as "the finest Celtic Music Festival in the United States”.  In addition, there are second stage performances of magic, comedy, lectures on history and culture, and music workshops.

Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City

The event begins on Friday, March 13 with a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, and kicks off Saturday at 10  a.m. with The World’s Original St. Patrick Parade, which began in 1601 in St. Augustine!  The festival continues throughout Saturday and Sunday with live performances on two stages.  It also features Celtic NOIR!: Mystery & Crime Writers, The St. Augustine Highland games, Celtic artisans and food, and kids’ games.  For tickets and further information click
HERE!  Festival tickets may also be purchased at Ann O’Malley’s Irish Pub located at 23 Orange Street, downtown St. Augustine.

The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is produced by Romanza – St. Augustine, Inc. and is funded in part by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and by Visit Florida.

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