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The Irish Descendants played a pivotal role in introducing traditional Newfoundland music to a broader Canadian audience during the early 1990s, sharing the stage with other iconic bands like Great Big Sea. Their authentic renditions of timeless tunes from the East Coast, blended with an Irish twist, have made them a cherished part of Canada’s folk music scene.
Their popularity soared to such heights that they were chosen as the official band for Newfoundland and Labrador’s 500th-anniversary celebrations, where they had the honour of performing for Her Majesty the Queen. This landmark event marked a turning point for the band.

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2024 Events

June 13, 2024 – The Majestic Theatre, St. Johns, NL  Tickets Available Here

June 21, 2024 – Bay Bulls, Regional Lifestyle Centre, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Awards Show   Tickets Available

July 17, 2024 – deCoste Center for Arts & Creativity, deCoste Mainstage Series, Pictou, NS,  7:30 pm    Tickets Available

July 20, 2024 – Miramichi Irish Festival, Miramichi, NB   More Info Here

August 3, 2024 – Voices of Placentia Bay. Festival in the Square, Placentia, NL    Stay Tuned for Festival Passes

August 6, 2024 – Regatta Eve Concert, Quidi Vidi Bandstand, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm  More Info Coming Soon 

August 31, 2024 – Feast at the Beach, Kinosoo Beach, Cold Lake, Alberta  More Info Coming Soon

Stay tuned for more summer 2024 dates coming soon! 

November and December 2024 Christmas dates to be announced late summer

An Irish Descendants Christmas with Aaron Collis and Mark Manning of Rum Ragged



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