Saturday, 19th October
Join Clanard Court Hotel in Athy, Kildare on Saturday, 19th October to show the German’s how it’s done at the Harvest Fleadh Oktoberfest, proudly supported by New Holland. Putting an Irish twist on a German tradition, the Harvest Fleadh will be a celebration of the end of the harvest and the subsequent ‘brewing up a storm’ of some great brews from well-known Irish Craft Breweries – Eight Degrees, Trouble Brewing and Carlow Brewing Company. With a stellar line up including The Stunning, Sharon Shannon and well-known local Kildare trad band, Hillbilly Porter, the Harvest Fleadh Oktoberfest is set to be a night to remember.
In a huge coup, the Harvest Fleadh Oktoberfest are very proud to announce headline act, The Stunning. In the seven years that The Stunning were together, they toured relentlessly building up a following that would make them one of the most successful Irish bands ever. In 1990, their debut album ‘Paradise In The Picturehouse’ spent five weeks at number one and became one of the most-loved Irish albums of all time. With greatest hits including ‘Brewing Up A Storm’, ‘Half Past Two’, ‘Romeo’s on Fire’ and ‘Everything that Rises’ which are still heard of Irish airwaves today.
Furthermore, Ireland’s trad sweetheart, Sharon Shannon, joins the line-up as a 2-piece, but the accordionist is well able to hold her own on the stage as she has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion ‘cool’ in Ireland. ‘The Galway Girl’ adds her flair of true Irish trad music along with local trad band, Hillbilly Porter. To celebrate the end result of the Summer’s harvest and the growing cult following of the ‘new’ Irish brew, the Oktoberfest will feature a dedicated Irish Craft Beer bar showcasing the best brews from Eight Degrees, Carlow Brewing Company and Kildare’s own, Trouble Brewing.