Solo artist Emmet Cahill, formerly with Celtic Thunder, will return to the main stage of the 8th Annual St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival. The event is set for March 9-11, 2018 at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine.
The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival was voted Best Concert/Event in the “Bold City Best” Jacksonville region and Best Festival/Event in St. Augustine — both for the second year in a row in 2017.
Emmet Cahill is 26 years old and hails from Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. At 18 he began his formal training when he attended the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he received a BA in Music Performance. In 2010 Emmet was awarded the ‘John McCormack Bursary’ for most promising young tenor and named “Most Promising Young Singer” at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
In 2011 Emmet began touring with the international Irish music group, Celtic Thunder. Over the years Emmet has enjoyed touring throughout the United States, Canada and Australia with Celtic Thunder. Individually and with the group, Emmet has appeared on many radio and TV shows such as PBS, QVC and the Today Show and most notably by special invitation for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
After an extensive 72-city 2016 tour of the United States and Canada with Celtic Thunder, Emmet resumed his solo career in 2017 touring the United States and Canada.
He recently signed a major recording contract with Sony Music USA and his debut album went straight to Number 1 on the world music billboard charts.
“Emmet Cahill’s Ireland” is comprised of beloved Irish classics and folk tunes from the countryside, with Cahill accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. He will make his debut in at Carnegie, New York in March 2018.
Other musicians returning to the 2018 event include fan favorites Dublin City Ramblers, Seven Nations, Rathkeltair, Emish, and Albannach. Along with Emmet Cahill, the other headliner includes Enter the Haggis. New bands are the Steel City Rovers and House of Hamill.
Find the CELT in YOU in America’s Oldest Celtic City
The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is arguably the finest Celtic event in the United States, according to the international bands who perform here. The festival is set for March 9-11 in downtown St. Augustine, featuring internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a pre-festival Whiskey Tasting, The St. Augustine 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 begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10.
For more information on the 2018 event, visit www.celticstaugustine.com.
To find more events in St. Augustine, visit www.staugustinesocial.com/events.