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Irish Heartbeat Tour of Germany

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with distinguished Irish traditional folk music

4 March - 25 March


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Armagh Rhymers, photo: Anne Harte

Armagh Rhymers, photo: Anne Harte

Irish Heartbeat is a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with distinguished Irish traditional music, folk and singer songwriters. Its the longest serving tour of Irish traditional music in Germany that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Started 38 years ago, many other St. Patrick’s Day music events have since been inspired by the tours.  In those 38 years Irish Heartbeat has featured some of Ireland’s leading trad and folk bands and artists.

On tour this year are:  Léda, Geraldine MacGowan, Kevin Griffen & Michael Coult, and The Armagh Rhymers

04.03. Eisleben – Kulturwerk (19:30)
05.03. Eisleben – Kulturwerk (19:30)
06.03. Wittenberg – Phönix Theaterwelt (19.30)
07.03. Berlin – Ernst-Reuter Saal
08.03. Torgau – Kulturhaus
09.03. Hamburg – Fabrik
10.03. Cuxhaven – Hapag Halle
12.03. Augsburg – Parktheater (19:30)
13.03. Schopfheim – Stadthalle
14.03. Aalen – Turn & Festhalle Fachsenfeld
15.03. Bietigheim-Bissingen – Kronensaal
16.03. Garching – Bürgerhaus
17.03. Bad Elster – König Albert Theater (19:00)
19.03. Illingen – Illipse (19:30)
20.03. Mainz – Frankfurter Hof
22.03. Gladbeck – Stadthalle
23.03. Troisdorf – Stadthalle
24.03. Reutlingen – franz.K (19:00)
25.03. Kempten – Kultbox04 + 05.03.24 Eisleben – Kulturwerk

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Artists performing in the Irish Heartbeat 2024 tour

Geraldine MacGowan, Kevin Griffin & Michael Coult:
Geraldine MacGowan & Kevin Griffin are among the the pioneers of Irish folk. They initiated the folk revival during the seventies. Michael Coult accompanies the two on the guitar.

The two young musicians stand for wild fiddle playing, spherical harp sounds, honky tonk piano
piano, goosebump-inducing vocals and wacky tap interludes. Because they are so diverse, Léda can be described without exaggeration as “a duo of a hundred sounds”.

The Armagh Rhymers:
Mumming is a kind of popular theatre. The performers wear elaborate masks made from willow branches. The Mummers perform a giant mumbo-jumbo that gets under the skin of those present. They make noise with rattles, jingle bells, play and sing.



An der Landwehr 5
06295 Eisleben

Phönix Theater
Wichernstraße 11
06886 Wittenberg

Fontane Haus Ernst-Reuter-Saal
Königshorster Straße 6
13439 Berlin

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