The Hudson Valley Irish Fest & Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special concert and fundraiser in New York on March 10 - the perfect way to kick off St. Patrick's Day week!

The concert, featuring Daisy Jopling Band and The Narrowbacks, will be hosted at The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Downtown Peekskill from 7 pm to 9 pm on Sunday, March 10.

The concert is bringing together two Peekskill community-based, not-for-profit cultural organizations - the Hudson Valley Irish Fest Inc. and The Daisy Jopling Music Mentorship Foundation - to celebrate the rich Irish American heritage in the Hudson Valley.

The breathtaking and historic Paramount Hudson Valley stage will also light up with Irish bagpipes, talented young Clan na hÉireann Irish Dancers, directed by Katie Roper Izzo, and other special guests.

An after-party with live music will be hosted by sponsors Slainte Bar & Restaurant.

Hudson Valley Irish Fest Fundraiser headliners

Daisy Jopling Band

Violinist Daisy Jopling has toured the world performing solo in iconic venues, including the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, Lincoln Center, and Royal Albert Hall in London at the age of 14.

Wielding a nearly 250-year-old Italian-crafted violin, London-born virtuoso Daisy has nine albums, two with BMG RCA Victor.

Daisy's deep love of Irish music springs from tunes and artists who influenced her skills from childhood during her family's many visits to their oceanside home in Kerry, Ireland.

During the Hudson Valley Irish Fest Fundraiser on March 10, Daisy and her band will feature local young talent, including the Peekskill City Singers, directed by Larry Del Casale, and Ovation Strings, directed by Susan Feldman.

The Narrowbacks

Fellow headliners and festival favorites The Narrowbacks proudly declare being 'Bronx-born, Irish Always!'

Relix Magazine says: "The Narrowbacks nod to the collective Irish heritage of their members, crafting tunes that are well-informed by traditional Irish music, but with a punk edge—like Dropkick Murphy's songs with less aggression, better vocals and more of a singer-songwriter air about them; maintain that driving shuffle, allowing the band's lyrics to shine through a bit more—telling stories of New York City, love, loss and, of course, whiskey.”

The Hudson Valley Irish Fest & Center

The Hudson Valley Irish Fest & Center, a 100% volunteer-run organization, has been promoting Irish arts, language, history, and Irish American heritage, while also providing Irish immigrant support, in the Lower Hudson Valley for 15 years.

Sponsored by Ireland's Emigrant Support Programme, the non-profit supports historic and commemorative events throughout the US and Ireland through partnerships with organizations including Peekskill AOH and Ladies AOH Divisions, the Peekskill St Patricks Committee, Peekskill Fire, Volunteer Fire and Police Departments, Lions, Elks, Rotary, and Salvation Army.

The annual Hudson Valley Irish Fest, the organization's marquee event, is known as the finest day of Irish culture on the Hudson, featuring live Irish music, dance, literature, and craft.

The Hudson Valley Irish Fest is set to return to the Peekskill Riverfront Green on September 28, 2024.