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Jimeoin is an Irish comedian acclaimed as one of the best stand-up comics of this generation. A prolific writer with an exceptional audience rapport, he is known and loved for his brilliantly funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of everyday life. Laugh along with Jimeoin’s new material and excerpts from his current tour ‘The Ridiculous’. With regular appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and his widely successful Australian tours, Jimeoin is one stand up comic you must see!
City of Brisbane Pipe Band
The City of Brisbane Pipe Band was formed in 1950 and consists of 10 pipers and 8 drummers. The pipe band is a regular inclusion at Anzac Day parades, St Patrick’s Day marches and also performs at Australia’s largest Irish festival, the Glen Innes Celtic Festival.
Irish dancing is an important part of the heritage and culture of Ireland. It is believed to have evolved more than 2,000 years ago, when Celtic druids danced in celebration of oak trees and the sun. With little upper body movement, precise and quick foot movement and a strict number of steps, this dance style is a spectacle to watch! Be sure to catch the roving Irish Dancers perform around Paddyfest and on the Main Stage throughout the day.
Ukelele Death Squad
Following sell out performances at Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festival Seasons in 2017, the Ukelele Death Squad will warp your perceptions of ukuleles one nylon string at a time! With stage-craft, mad thumping rhythms and outrageous solos, they will quite literally blow your minds.
U2 is one of the greatest bands of all time and U2 cover band; Achtung Baby! pays respect to this legendary band! They’re able to provide the same excitement that U2 create around the world – this time at Paddyfest! Sing along to classics such as; With or Without You, Beautiful Day and all their greatest hits!
An Irishman, a Scotsman and an Australian walk into a bar and what ensues is a night filled with great music, storytelling and craic. But don’t take our word for it, come along and see for yourself! Tartan Shamrock are one of the most unique bands to emerge on the Brisbane scene. A typical setlist contains anything from traditional Irish ballads to classic Aussie pub rock, throw in a couple of originals and you’re starting to get the idea.
Shanon Watkins Band
Hailing from the outskirts of Brisbane, Shanon Watkins is a stocky, tattooed, red-haired, left- handed bloke; not quite the picture that first comes to mind when you think singer-songwriter. But sing and song-write he does, with an infectious and enthusiastic approach that sets the mood, along with his soulful, rich and gritty vocals. Shanon’s songs are known to blur the lines between folk, rock, country, reggae and blues. Anything that can be played on an acoustic guitar…