A one-day festival celebrating Irish and Celtic music, culture, and history in the state of Maine.

June 30, 2018
Maine irish heritage center
ON THE CORNER OF STATE AND GRAY in portland, maine
Festival doors open 11:30 am
first performance 12 noon



Festival Stage
Marketplace Stage
Library Stage
Main Stage
Reiche Field

12:00 • Liz & Dan Faiella

1:20 • Darlin’ Corey

2:40 • Junior & Amanda Stevens

4:00 • Haley Richardson & Don Penzien 

5:20 • Alicia Guinn

1:00 • Sean Nós Dance with Alicia Guinn

2:15 • Open Session

3:30 • Irish Social Dance with Alicia Guinn (set dance & céilí)

4:45 • Open Session with Liz & Dan Faiella

12:00 • Gaeilge with Colm MacCárthaigh

2:00 • Irish flute & whistle with Hanz Araki

3:00 • Singing with Pat Broaders

4:00 • Quebecois Fiddle with Pascal Gemme

12:00 • Intermediate Irish Fiddle with Haley Richardson

1:00 • American Irish Repertory Theatre Performance

2:30 – 3:15 The Fiddle, featuring Liz Knowles, Lisa Ornstein, Colin Farrell, Erica Brown

3:30 – 4:15 The Pipes* featuring Kieran O’Hare, Will Woodson, Susanne Ward, Tom Rota

*made possible in part by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission

1:00 – 4:00

Hurling and Gaelic Football demos and workshops hosted by the Maine Gaelic Sports Alliance and the Portland Hurling Club

Mainstage Concert Gala

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Ashley Davis & Colin Farrell, with Pat Doocey

Lisa Ornstein, Pascal Gemme, & Yann Falquet

Open the Door for Three


The very best craft vendors will be featured at the first annual Little Sea Folk Festival including the vendors listed below and more!

Vendor applications are closed for 2018. Check back in the autumn for the 2019 festival applications. Thank you!

Food & Beverage

We are delighted to welcome Tin Pan Bakery as our exclusive food vendor at the First Annual Little Sea Folk Festival!  Look for sweet and savory food and soft beverages from 12 noon until 6pm in the Marketplace!

Jay and Pam Gerrish of SoPo Catering are no stranger to the Maine Irish Heritage Center. We are thrilled to have them on board to handle beer and wine sales from 12 noon to 9pm at the Festival Stage and the MainStage!


We will need a number of volunteers throughout the day and evening to keep things running smoothly.


  • Administrative Offices
  • 60 Warwick Street, Portland, ME 04102
  • contact@littleseafolk.org
  • 206 399 1524
  • 503 459 8386


Please note: booking for 2018 is complete.  2019 Applications will be available in the autumn.  Thank you!