We’re growing fast! To expand our festival, we have changed the name to Westchester Irish Folk Fest.

This year’s festival will be held at Stepinac High School, White Plains on Sept. 1st 2024.


Irish Festival 2024 Music




Shilelagh Law

Shilelagh Law embodies all that is New York Irish music: old songs, new songs, jigs, reels, dancing, weeping, lots of laughter, plenty of drinks and the inevitable visit to the local diner at 5am. By interpreting traditional Irish music through a filter of urban grittiness Shilelagh Law helps to define the Irish-American experience that is such a part of New York town.

McLean Avenue Band

McLean Avenue Band are an Irish American band, based in Hudson Valley and Westchester County, New York. They have taken the Irish American music and entertainment scene by storm with their wonderful arrangements of pop, rock and folk songs, intertwined with Traditional Irish tunes and upbeat melodies, played on fiddles, banjos, bodhrans (Irish Drum) button accordions and acoustic guitars. These song arrangements are ideal for celebration events like weddings and parties, as well as festivals and concerts.

Full Music Line Up Coming Soon.

About The Festival

Welcome to the Westchester Irish Folk Fest, an annual event that will be held in White Plains, NY on September 1st, 2024. This exciting festival aims to create a day of joy and entertainment for the whole family, immersing attendees in the rich music, dance, food, and culture of Ireland.

Taking place at Stepinac High School, NY, the festival will include live performances by local Irish musicians and dancers, and will host Irish food and beverages, as well as Irish vendors galore!

It is hosted by White Plains Irish Connection, a non-profit organization that promotes Irish cultural, social, and educational events.

Sponsorship Packages

Festival Hosts

White Plains Irish Connection is a social, cultural, and educational organization. It is a non-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization that promotes Irish culture in White Plains, Westchester, and the Tri-State area.

We promote performances of Irish music, Irish dance, Irish language, and Irish history. We also sponsor concerts, lectures, parties, and other social events. 

We are hosting an Irish music festival in White Plains. This first-annual festival was held at Stepinac High School on Sunday, September 17th 2023. 

This year’s festival lineup will include New York’s top Irish festival entertainers, including, McLean Avenue Band, and local Irish bands and dancers. There will be entertainment for the whole family, and for anyone Irish at heart. This lively day will include raffles, auctions, local vendors, and delicious Irish food & beverages. 
We look forward to growing the White Plains Irish Connection and becoming an integral part of our Irish community.

The 2024 Irish Person of the Year Award 2024

TBA very soon!

Michael O'Donnell aka Coach O'D
Congratulations to Michael O’ Donnell a.k.a. Coach O’D – The White Plains Irish Person of the Year 2023


GOLD SPONSORSHIP - Main Stage Sponsor

Address1757 Merrick Ave suite 106, Merrick, NY 11566

Customized, effective, and evidence-based care for all ages.

SILVER SPONSORSHIP - Headline Act Sponsorship

Address141 Lafayette Ave, North White Plains, NY 10603
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 PM
Address68 Gedney Way, White Plains, NY 10605
Please join us at the after-party that will be held at Emma’s Ale House (around the corner from Stepinac on Gedney Way). 
Address915 North St, White Plains, NY 10605

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP - Cultural Act Sponsorship

4 W Red Oak Ln # 200, West Harrison, NY 10604
4 W Red Oak Ln # 200, West Harrison, NY 10604
Address230 E Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

Cambria Hotel White Plains – Downtown

Address250 Main St, White Plains, NY 10601
Address165 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605
Address181 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
Address15 Shapham Pl, White Plains, NY 10605
Address175 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
Address169 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
Address491 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605
Address990 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704


2023 Photo Gallery