Some of our favorite places...
Irish Society of Kentuckiana - www.irishkyana.org
The Irish Society, formerly known as The Sons and Daughters of Erin, has been present in the Greater Louisville area for over 30 years. The Society was established to promote Irish Heritage, Culture and Friendship. It is a nonprofit organization, enriching the cultural lives of members of the Kentuckiana area. The Society offers exposure to Irish heritage and preserves, enhances and fosters pride in our Irish ancestry.
Scottish Society of Louisville - www.scotsoflou.com
The Scottish Society of Louisville was established in 1993 as a nonprofit organization to enrich the cultural lives of members in the Kentuckiana area. The Society offers exposure to Scottish heritage, and preserves, enhances and fosters pride in our Scottish ancestry.
Ancient Order of the Hiberians - www.louisvilleirish.com
The Ancient Order of the Hiberians (AOH)is the oldest and largest Irish group in America. In Louisville, they run the St. Patrick's Parade & Coloring Contest. Their roots go back over 300 years to groups in Ireland.
Kentucky Homefront - www.kentuckyhomefront.org
Kentucky Homefront is a radio show featuring Kentucky's finest acoustic folk, traditional, blues, country, and bluegrass musicians, and its best storytellers. The front porch broadcasts are reminiscent of radio variety programs of a bygone era.
Louisville Irish Sessions - sites.google.com/site/louisvilleirishsessions/Home
The Louisville Irish Sessions web pages serves as a resource for local live traditional Irish music activity in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding areas.
Kentucky Irish Traditional Message Board - groups.yahoo.com/group/KYIrishTrad/
This group serves as a public bulletin board for Irish/Celtic music and dance enthusiasts in and around Kentucky. Productive discussions about the music, its vitality, or its relation to Kentucky's indigenous music are encouraged.
Bluegrass Irish Society - www.bluegrassirishsociety.org
The Bluegrass Irish Society explores the various cultural aspects of Ireland by studying history, literature, music, drama and art. They provide a focal point in the Bluegrass area for those interested in Ireland and her traditions, and present special programs such as parades, concerts and other events for the enjoyment of the community at large.
Louisville Irish Festival - www.louisvilleirishfest.com
Cead Mile Failte to the annual Louisville Irish Fest. Enjoy the lovely campus at Bellarmine University as you experience Ireland in Song and Story.The only place to be this September is the Louisville Irish Fest at Bellarmine! The Spirit of Erin + the Hospitality of the Bluegrass State = A Winning Combination.
Celts On The River - www.celtsontheriver.com
In the fall of 2008, twenty individuals formed an organization known as the Kentuckiana Celtic Foundation (KCF). This organization would include all Celtic groups and nationalities. The KCF adopted “Celts on the River” as the identity slogan. The word “Kentuckiana” in the organization name is used to include a substantial number of people of Celtic heritage who live in Indiana as well as Kentucky.
Kentucky Music Weekend - www.kentuckymusicweekend.com
Kentucky Music Weekend brings the finest folk musicians and Kentucky traditions to Louisville's Iroquois Amphitheater and the tree-lined area nearby. Voted into law as Kentucky’s “Premier Folk Festival” in 2000, KMW will again fill the Amphitheater with the sounds of our history through the music of the banjo, fiddle, guitar, dulcimer, and vocal harmony!