2008 ICONS Festival

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In case you missed it, the ICONS (Irish Connections) Irish Music and Arts Festival is changing its date again -- this time to Sept. 12-14, 2008 which should hopefully mean there's less chance of a summer-time inferno or a late-spring deluge.

Here's the line-up:

Liam Clancy



Luka Bloom

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Crooked Still


Tony McManus

Sean Keane

Cara Dillon

The Clancy Legacy (Robbie O'Connell, Aoife Clancy and Donal Clancy)

David Munnelly Band

The Tannahill Weavers

Footworks Dance Ensemble

Le Vent Du Nord


Chulrua with Paddy O'Brien

Annalivia featuring John Whelan

Gadelle (from Canada)

Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson

Revels Repertory (Harvest Show)

Shay Duffin (as Brendan Behan)

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

You can go to the ICONS Web site for more details -- they've also got a festival blog for news, updates and special features.