Friday 30th October – Battle of the Bands final 8.00pm @ Osqa’s Piano Bar, Oldham Street
Three weeks of heats have been building up to this. Who will be crowned champions of the Liverpool Irish Festival 2009? There’s only one way to find out as it happens, and that’s to be there! Free entry.
Saturday 31st October – Liverpool Irish Festival All Star Concert 7pm doors @ St Bride’s Church, Catharine Street
Now a mainstay of the Irish Festival, this year the Family Folk-up presents Sam Proctor and Chris O’Malley, supported by Des Hurley, Stevie Byrne and Tad Sargent. Also featuring Chris Boland, John Murphy, Fiona McConnell, Liam Muphy, hosts The Random Family, and Lizzie Nunnery. myspace.com/therandomfamily1 Tickets £5 from liverpoolphil.com (Bring your own drink)
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