Ireland's No. 1 Folk Group returns to St. Augustine

Dublin City Ramblers
January 27, 2016

Dublin City Ramblers and Emish will be on the main stage of the 6th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival

St. Augustine, FL - The Dublin City Ramblers and Emish, two popular Celtic music groups, will stop in St. Augustine during the Hands Across the Pond Concert Tour during the 6th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival.

The three-day event is set for March 11-13 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, part of the fun-filled weekend. Highland games, whiskey tasting, live music and a variety of entertainment also are on the schedule.


The Dublin City Ramblers were named "Ireland's No.1 Ballad & Folk Group Of The Year"by The Irish Country Music Association. The group will perform on the Main Stage of the St. Augustine Celtic Festival at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12; and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13.

The band has performed for more than 35 years, with over 30 albums - 8 Gold Albums. 

They have performed at most major festivals worldwide, including headlining The Milwaukee Irish Festival, The Cleveland Irish Festival, Hollywood Irish Fest, Miami Irish Fest, and other festivals around the globe.

In addition, the group has performed at every major venue in Ireland and abroad, including Dublin's National Stadium, National Concert Hall, Cork's Opera House, England's Royal Albert Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall and many others.


New York natives, Emish, have forged their own Americana folk rock sound. This independent, power-folk band initially found success in a grassroots manner. Supported by their dedicated fan base, Emish has repeatedly been voted the "Best Band of the Hudson Valley." The band will perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12 (opening for the Dublin City Ramblers).

Frontman Bobby Curreri has been named the "Best Singer/Songwriter" for the past two consecutive years. Since its inception in 2005, the group has grown to include support from the national stage as well.

The band's high energy, live performances and distinct sound have catapulted Emish to be a sought-out headlining act at major festivals and concerts across the U.S., including the likes of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Folk & Irish festivals, as well as the more intimate setting of theaters or small concert settings.

Band members include Christy Halligan Brown on fiddle and back up vocals; Bobby Curreri on guitar, vocals, and flame thrower; Jennifer Curreri on flute, vocals, trumpet, and whistles; and Andrew Hulle on drums and percussion; and Mitch Sumner on bass.

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

The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music and Heritage Festival is arguably the finest Celtic event in the Southeast U.S. The March 11-13 event in downtown St. Augustine features internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting on Friday evening (March 11), Highland games, Celtic shopping and food, live music, two stages, and a variety of entertainment. And the ONLY St. Patrick's Day Parade in Northeast Florida kicks things off downtown at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12.

Festival tickets are available at Festival tickets may also be purchased at Ann O'Malley's, 23 Orange St., or at Barley Republic Irish Pub, 48 Spanish St., downtown St. Augustine.