Sponsored by: Norm & Louise Hodge, Peoria Irish Fest and St. Patrick’s Society of Peoria
Join us for an Irish Celebration featuring Turas, traditional Irish band and dance performances by Flynn School of Irish Dance. Costumed dancers combine traditional Irish step dance with contemporary music and original choreography.
About the band: Turas is a traditional Irish band from central and northwestern Illinois that has brought music from the “auld sod” to audiences from Chicago to St. Louis and in between for over 10 years. Running the gamut from contemporary and traditional ballads and pub anthems to lively instrumentals, Turas invokes the spirit of the rich Irish music traditions, while conveying an energetic 21st century musical style. Members include: AnneMarie Brinton–lead vocals; Jeff Calhoun–lead vocals; tenor banjo, mandolin; Rose Fahey Wright–traditional flute, whistle; Lauri Gannon–whistle, accordion, bodhran; Mike Bergstrom—bouzouki, Sarah Riskind—fiddle, vocals.