Liverpool Irish Festival: Searching for the Stories

DATE: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October, 11.30am onwards

LOCATION: Albert Dock,LiverpoolWaterfront

Price: FREE

This weekend Albert Dock is hosting one of this year’s highlights for the Liverpool Irish Festival. 

Throughout both days Searching for the Stories will bring Irish Myths and Legends of Ireland to life.

Giants and little people, spirits and magic folk will be searching high and low for Their People, the millions forced to leave their home country in search of a better life.

As well as the mythical creatures, giants and (very) little people this family event will feature musicians popping up all over Albert Dock and dancers performing in the squares and open spaces – and don’t miss the storytellers who have got a tale to tell.

Over 100 actors, dancers and musicians, many from the local Irish community, will take part in this weekend’s festivities, in particular the Bolger Cunningham Dance School and Liverpool School of Irish Dancing, musicians from Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann based at St Michaels Irish Centre and actors from the Unity Youth Theatre and John Moores University drama students all under the direction of our partners, Hope Street Ltd.

Full schedule for both days below:


Traditional Musicians -Britannia Courtyard Irish Dancers – Outside Merseyside Maritime Museum


Searching for the Stories – alongside Tall Ship Zebu


Traditional Musicians in Anchor Courtyard

Storytelling – What’s Cooking Marquee


Irish Dancers – Britannia Courtyard


Searching for the Stories – Alongside Tall Ship Zebu


Traditional Musicians – Outside Merseyside Maritime Museum


Irish Dancers – Anchor Courtyard


Searching for the Stories – Outside Customs House


Traditional Musicians – Anchor Courtyard

Storytelling – What’s Cooking Marquee


Irish Dancers / Ceili – Britannia Courtyard

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