Galway Bay

Pacific Northwest's Largest Irish Pub

Galway Bay Irish Restaurant, Pub and Gifts is the Pacific North West’s Largest Irish Pub.  Galway Bay’s goal is to provide fine quality fare, in a unique environment with friendly service and has been doing so for twenty years.  Please visit Galway Bay Irish Restaurant, Pub and Gifts in beautiful Ocean Shores, Washington or online at www.galwaybayirishpub.com

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2016 Irish Music Festival Headliners

Derek Warfield and The Young Woleftones

Derek Warfield and The Young Woleftones

The Patriotic Spirit of Irish Music

Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfetones

Derek Warfield is one of the great Irish ballad singers but he’s also much more – a founding member and long-serving front man of the legendary Wolfe Tones, a charismatic all-round performer, a historian, retriever and writer of songs and a man who cares passionately for the Irish song tradition.

Derek, the eldest of four children was born in Inchicore, in Dublin in 1943. He was educated at Synge Street C.B.S. and was apprenticed as a tailor, only to find the lure of a musical career irresistible.

This calling came as no surprise since music, song and entertainment was very much part of Derek’s childhood experiences. His father and mother both played piano and his father also played mandolin. Their musical tastes were wide-ranging and included a love of opera, classical music, all forms of dance and musicals. Derek’s mother taught him songs which he sang at every opportunity, and he made his first stage appearance at the Queen’s Theatre in Dublin at the age of six.

His great love and appreciation of all things musical was also influenced and nurtured by his grandparents.

From he was knee-high to a grasshopper, his mother’s parents Paddy and Anne Byrne Cunningham passed on songs and ballads. He has since recorded them and they’re still very much part of the Warfield repertoire.

His father’s mother, Catherine McDonough Warfield, gave him a mandolin, and he got lessons on the instrument from his father. All of Derek’s grandparents shared a common Irish patriotic spirit that he eagerly sought to be part of and understand.

So it was from this background that Derek was gifted a passion and respect for Irish music and song. And he’s brought that with him through the years, and now hopes to pass it on anew through his work with his band, the Young Wolfe Tones.

 

http://www.theyoungwolfetones.com
https://www.facebook.com/theyoungwolfetones

 

Celtica Pipes Rock

Celtica Pipes Rock: From Vienna, Austria, Celtica Pipes Rock showcases their unique sound of blazing bagpipes, mighty drums and the power of a rock band, CELTICA takes by storm all audiences from Highland Games and town festivals, to bankers and punk rockers. In addition to their high-energy music and fire juggling, flamethrowers on their instruments guarantee an exciting show: an event that‘s sure to please all the senses!

http://www.celticarocks.com
www.facebook.com/celticarocks

TICKET Information

2016 will herald the 13th year of the Galway Bay's Celtic  Music Feis; celebrating Irish, Scottish, and Celtic  Music. From sessions  to rock and everything in-between we have over 100 musicians who are a part of over 35 bands flooding Ocean Shores, WA with music, workshops and FUN for six days this October.

The Festival begins the evening of Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 and lasts until Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. An eclectic mix of Irish bands, choirs and dancers hailing from throughout the United States, Canada and, of course, Ireland will be rounding out this year's entertainment.

In addition to our own Celtic Imports Gift Shop we have an array of Celtic vendors in our vendor village inside the convention center. 

There are a limited number of VIP tickets available so buying early is important for those of us who don't want to miss the festivities at Galway Bay.

                          Click Here To Purchase Tickets

                          Click Here To Purchase Tickets

Festival VIP

Festival VIP – All Access, All Days $125

What do I get for being a Festival VIP?

Access to Galway Bay, Convention Center, and 8th Street Ale House for the entire duration of the festival.

New this year!

To make your festival experience more hassle free we have your commemorative Festival VIP lanyard(s) ready to go at will call at  start of the festival so you can just walk right in – no waiting in ticket lines.

Your Festival VIP package will also contain a certificate for 50% off your Festival T-shirt  (redeemable at the Celtic Imports Gift Shop).

Finally included with your Festival VIP package you will also receive a complimentary food and drink ticket!

Premium Passes

Convention Center, All Days Pass $65

8th St Ale House, All Days Pass $20

Single Day One Venue Tickets

Galway Bay Only, Single Day (Tuesday, October 18, 2016) $5

Galway Bay Only, Single Day (Wednesday, October 19, 2016) $10

Galway Bay Only, Single Day (Thursday, October 20, 2016) $25

Convention Center Only, Single Day (Thursday, October 20, 2015 - opens at 4pm) $15

Convention Center Only, Single Day (Friday, October 21, 2015) $45

Convention Center Only, Single Day (Saturday, October 22, 2015) $60

Convention Center Only, Single Day (Sunday, October 23, 2015) $5

8th St Ale House Only, Single Day (Any) $5

Single Day Dual Venue Tickets

Galway Bay & Convention Center, Single Day (Thursday) $35

Galway Bay & Convention Center, Single Day (Friday) $55

Galway Bay & Convention Center, Single Day (Saturday) $80

Galway Bay & Convention Center, Single Day (Sunday) $ 15

Minors are allowed at the Convention Center, but not at Galway Bay or 8th Street.

Children under 12 Are Free

Must be 21 or older to attend in Galway Bay Irish Pub & 8th Street Ale House.
Convention Center is Family Friendly
Children Under 12 Are Free
no refunds or exchanges.

13th Annual Irish Music Festival Schedule

**All Bands and Times Subject to Change Without Notice**

                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                           

Current 2016 Irish Music Festival Line-Up

***2016 Line-Up Is Still A Work In Progress And Is Subject To Change***

Click on the images below to find out about the entertainers. 

Beltain - Portland, OR

Beltain - Portland, OR

Bowi Band - Seattle, WA

Bowi Band - Seattle, WA

Bill Mullen - Scotland

Bill Mullen - Scotland

                The Black Donnelly's - Dublin, IE

                The Black Donnelly's - Dublin, IE

The Burren Boys - Olympia, WA

The Burren Boys - Olympia, WA

Broken Whistle - Spokane, WA

Broken Whistle - Spokane, WA

Carrigaline - Seattle, WA

Carrigaline - Seattle, WA

Celtica Pipes Rock - Scotland & Austria

Celtica Pipes Rock - Scotland & Austria

Coming Up Threes - Portland, OR

Coming Up Threes - Portland, OR

Crooked Jacks - Portlaois, Ireland

Crooked Jacks - Portlaois, Ireland

Curlew's Call - Olympia, WA  

Curlew's Call - Olympia, WA

 

Dereck Warfield and the Young Wolfteones - Ireland

Dereck Warfield and the Young Wolfteones - Ireland

Five Pint Mary - Bend, OR

Five Pint Mary - Bend, OR

Grays Harbor Dance - Aberdeen, WA

Grays Harbor Dance - Aberdeen, WA

Hank Cramer - Winthrop, WA

Hank Cramer - Winthrop, WA

Maggie's Furry - Bellingham, WA

Maggie's Furry - Bellingham, WA

Molly Malone Irish Dancers - Portland, OR

Molly Malone Irish Dancers - Portland, OR

New Shilling - Portland, OR

New Shilling - Portland, OR

Ockham's Razor - Seattle, WA

Ockham's Razor - Seattle, WA

Molly's Revenge - Santa Cruz, CA

Molly's Revenge - Santa Cruz, CA

Na Rosai' - Portland, OR

Na Rosai' - Portland, OR

 O'Jizzo - Tokyo, Japan

 O'Jizzo - Tokyo, Japan

Oliver Mulholland - Derry, Ireland

Oliver Mulholland - Derry, Ireland

Seattle Irish Dancers - Seattle, WA

Seattle Irish Dancers - Seattle, WA

Sons of Malarkey - Portland, OR

Sons of Malarkey - Portland, OR

Stomptowners - Portland, OR

Stomptowners - Portland, OR

Tallymoore - Milwaukee, WI

Tallymoore - Milwaukee, WI

That Irish Guy - Ireland

That Irish Guy - Ireland

The Whiskey Dicks - Vancouver, Canada

The Whiskey Dicks - Vancouver, Canada

Videos

Enjoy some videos of from past Galway Bay Irish Music Festivals.

Map \ Directions

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