Céad Míle Fáilte

Welcome to the 2021 BIHF Festival. Like most activities in these trying times, this year’s fest will be virtual. See the poster below for the poets, musicians, and dancers we will be featuring this year and return to the page often for more information on the artists and their performances.

Click here for our 2021 calendar of events!

Photo of 2021 performers

“Samhain in Vermont”!

A special one-hour video presentation of the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival, broadcast on VCAM, Burlington’s Channel 15 (Comcast Channel 1074).

Samhain is a Gaelic harvest-time festival – the Celtic origin of Hallowe’en – when magic and mystery abound. For Hallowe’en in our 25th year, the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival is proud to present a special celebration: Samhain in Vermont, featuring some of our best loved musicians and dancers.

The hour-long show combines wonderful footage from O’hAnleigh, Young Tradition Vermont, and the Garrett School of Irish Dance against a thematic narrative and visual background.

You can view the program here.

go raibh maith agat  (thank you)

agus fanacht sláintiúil (and stay healthy)

The BIHF Team

Memories from previous festivals can be found here

In the news…

The 25th Burlington Irish Heritage Festival was recently featured on on WCAX in Burlington. The article, with some accompanying videos can be found at https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Burlington-Irish-Heritage-Festival-kicks-off-this-weekend-568278141.html

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors and partners!


Hill Attorney
Michael O'Dowd


Bob's Awesome Books
Fletcher Free Library
Vermont Genealogy Library
Young Tradition Vermont