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Friday, March 8, 2024 Entertainment Schedule

6:00-8:00 PM

THE BAND '5'

TENT STAGE IN CARROLL'S U-PARKING AREA OUTSIDE GYM
FRIDAY, 3/8: INCLUDED IN FISH FRY ADMISSION

'5' has been an integral part of the MIami Valley live music scene over the last 13 years performing nearly 500 shows at more than 75 venues, large and small.  Always a crowd favorite known for their unique brand of your favorite rock, roots, pop, and country cover songs.  Playing songs that most other bands can't or won't play, '5' plays a variety of familiar songs that you instantly recognize & know all the words by heart...songs you know, forgot you know, and songs you should know.

8:00-11:00 PM

FINTAN IRISH BAND

CARROLL MAIN GYM STAGE
Friday, 3/8: INCLUDED IN FISH FRY ADMISSION

Take acoustic instrumentation and traditional Irish pub music, toss in up-to-date arrangements and high-energy performance, and you’ll get the FinTan sound that appeals to diverse fans.  FinTan mixes fiddle and whistle tunes with six-part vocal harmonies and a large dose of fun to get you clapping, dancing and singing along to a wide variety of traditional, current and original Celtic music.  Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Savelli and singer Karen Wohlafka bring the voice of FinTan to the front of the band sharing the stage with Katie Stoffalano on fiddle, mandolin and backing vocals, Mark Reinemann on whistles, accordion and backing vocals, Ken Parker on bodhrán and backing vocals, and Ryan Muddiman on electric bass and vocals.

8:30-11:00 PM

WILDCAT ROAD

TENT STAGE IN CARROLL'S U-PARKING AREA OUTSIDE GYM
Friday, 3/8: INCLUDED IN FISH FRY ADMISSION

Wildcat Road is a Dayton Classic Rock Band playing music from the 60s to the present.  The band features Carroll High School 1989 graduate, Rocky Twarek, on Drums/Vocals as well as Brian Looney on Guitar/Vocals and John Dayspring on Bass/Keys/Vocals.

Saturday, March 9, 2024 Entertainment Schedule


12:00-12:30 PM

MCGOVERN IRISH DANCE

CARROLL MAIN GYM STAGE
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

Directed by Shelagh McGovern, the school's Dayton location is at 818 Linden Avenue.  The McGovern Irish Dancers work to instill a sense of unity and friendship among its students and their families through a variety of Irish cultural events such as the Dayton Celtic Festival, Ohio Celtic Fest, Dayton’s A World A’fair, Troy Festival of Nations, Global Fest in West Lafayette IN, and more. Its dancers also have several opportunities to participate in local, national and international Irish dance competitions.  They take Irish dance seriously, but that doesn’t mean the students don’t have fun! The shared experiences of preparing for performances and competitions, congratulating friends on their competitive wins and loving them through their losses, hours together in the studios and the adventures of travel have created life-long friendships that extend far beyond the studio walls. McGovern Ceili Dancers who have gone on to other studies and professions hang onto the memories and friends they have made through Irish dance and know they always have a home at McGovern Irish Dance. No matter which of the four locations you happen to be at, you will meet dancers that “Live, Laugh, Love Irish Dance.”  New students are always welcome! The McGovern Irish Dancers will be meeting their little fans at the 'Meet the Irish Dancer' table in Leprechaun Land between 12:45-1:15 PM.

1:00-2:00 PM

LEPRECHAUN MAGIC SHOW WITH RANGER VIC

CHS CAFETERIA FIDDLER'S CORNER
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

Kids will get in touch with the little leprechaun inside themselves through magic and fun that is sure to tickle their imagination.  Ranger Vic has performed magic and clowned around professionally for over 20 years at children's birthday parties and community festivals to school/church events and company picnics. He is a Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey trained clown, professional mascot, and a Faculty Advisor for the Clown Ministry Group at the University of Dayton.  Mixing magic and storytelling, kids will enjoy this St. PAT'S Day themed magic show.  Plenty of seating is available in the cafeteria. 

1:00-1:30 PM

THE RICHENS/TIMM ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCERS

CARROLL MAIN GYM STAGE
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

The Richens/Timm Academy currently serves locations in Dublin, Columbus and Dayton, OH, Indianapolis and Tipton, IN, and a sister school in Casper, Wyoming. The Academy’s rich history began over 36 years ago when Ann Richens ADCRG, a native of Dublin, Ireland, began traveling to Columbus from Dayton, Ohio to share her passion for Irish dance. After her prized pupil, John Timm, Carroll 1989 graduate, captured the 1993 Senior Men’s World Championship title, they partnered and the school became the Richens/Timm Academy. Following Ann’s passing in 2011, Richens/Timm is now directed by John and his wife, Heather Timm. The Dayton branch contact is Andrea (Timm) Green '06.  Known for its outstanding success in the competitive arena, Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance has produced a long line of champions including: 52 Regional Champions, 12 North American Champions, 3 All-Ireland Champions with 2 Runner-up finishes, and 2 Senior Men’s World Champions. Over time, Richens/Timm dancers have won a staggering 38 medals, including 30 top 10 finishes; 13 top 5 finishes; 8 top 3 finishes; and 2 elusive World Championship titles. The Richens/Timm dancers will be meeting their little fans at the 'Meet the Irish Dancer' table in Leprechaun Land between 1:45-2:15 PM.  

1:30-3:30 PM

SPILL THE WINE

TENT STAGE IN CARROLL'S U-PARKING AREA OUTSIDE GYM
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

Spill the Wine is a 7-piece band featuring 2 female singers, saxophone, keyboards, bass, acoustic and electric guitars and drums.  STW has 6 vocalists, so the emphasis is on songs with great vocal arrangements and harmonies.  The song list is diverse, and includes music from artists like The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Beatles, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby Stills and Nash, plus other music from the 60's, 70's to the current era.  Every member of STW is a veteran musician, all playing clubs in the Dayton area for decades.  Carroll graduate, John Dirck, Class of 1965, is also a member of this talented group!

2:00-2:30 PM

NUGENT SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE

CARROLL MAIN GYM STAGE
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

The Nugent School of Irish Dance, directed by Kathleen Nugent, TCRG, offers classes in traditional Irish step dancing from beginners to adults. Located at 6129 Far Hills Avenue, the school's mission is to provide the very finest Irish dance training to any child or adult who wishes to experience the joy of dance, to provide opportunities to perform and compete in Irish dance, to strengthen the body, and to teach an art that demands passion and discipline and thereby assisting students in areas outside of dance. Kathleen Nugent has taught numerous dancers who have competed with success at the regional, national and international level throughout her 30 plus years teaching Irish dance in the Dayton area. Offering small class sizes, Nugent School prides itself on providing individual attention within a family atmosphere. The Nugent School dancers will be meeting their little fans at the 'Meet the Irish Dancer' table in Leprechaun Land between 2:45-3:15 PM. 


3:00-3:30 PM

DWYER SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE

CARROLL MAIN GYM STAGE
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

In December 2011, Kathleen Dwyer TCRG (wife of Carroll graduate, Shane Dwyer '92) opened the Dwyer School of Irish Dance.  Erin Rosati Ryan TCRG (Carroll graduate ‘99) joined the Dwyer School teaching in Dayton and Columbus.  In 2018, Megan Dunn TCRG joined the teaching staff.  The mission of the Dwyer School is to develop well-rounded dancers by providing a positive, supportive environment that promotes Irish culture and offers quality instruction in the artistry and athleticism of Irish Dance. The school offers a competitive and recreational Irish dance program in which dancers can reach their full potential while training in this intricate form of dance.  Our dancers have competed successfully in team competitions at the Regional level with top 5 finishes. Our soloists have also placed successfully at the Regional, National and World level with top 5 finishes at all of these prestigious events.  The Dwyer School has produced five Regional Championship titles.  Most recently being Sean Dwyer as 2019 under 16 Regional Champion! The school had three dancers qualify for the 2020 World Championships in Dublin, Ireland.  The Dwyer School dancers will be meeting their little fans at the 'Meet the Irish Dancer' table in Leprechaun Land between 3:45-4:15 PM. 

4:00-6:00 PM

BIG MOTHER

TENT STAGE IN CARROLL'S U-PARKING AREA OUTSIDE GYM
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

The band, Big Mother, features Carroll High School Parent, Nick Hartley (Lead Vocals); Jason Coots (Guitar/Vocals); Justin Tana (Guitar/Vocals); Dave Horner (Bass Guitar); and Ben Willis (Drums).

4:00-4:30 PM

CELTIC ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE

CARROLL MAIN GYM STAGE
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

The Celtic Academy of Irish Dance has been dazzling audiences with vibrant performances showcasing the grace and beauty of traditional jigs and reels and the thundering beat of percussive rhythms.  Revel in the inventive choreography and dynamic music that will leave you wanting more.  Under the direction of Mary (Laffey) Beemsterboer '85, the award-winning Celtic Academy of Irish Dance is Dayton's premier Irish dance school.  Voted Best of Dayton, the Celtic Academy is always in high demand to perform at events throughout Southwest Ohio.  Certified instructors instill the values of excellence and determination through recreational and competitive classes for ages 4 through adult.  Dancers qualify to compete, and medal, on the local, regional, national and world Irish Dance Championship levels.  So, come and try out a class in our family-friendly environment where our dancers and instructors alike live up to the school's motto: Dance like champions. Love like family!   For more information, visit www.CelticAcademy.comThe Celtic Academy dancers will be meeting their little fans at the 'Meet the Irish Dancer' table in Leprechaun Land between 4:45-5:15 PM.

5:00-6:00 PM

CARROLL JAZZ ALL-STARS

CARROLL MAIN GYM STAGE
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

Archbishop Carroll High School’s current band directors, Mr. Carl Soucek (2002-present) and Ms. Brooke Butler '17 (2023-present), have consistently led their jazz students to success and the Marching Patriots to the top of the charts at the Mid-States Band Association (MSBA) Finals.  Carroll’s music department has a history of a great reputation among other schools in the state.  Hundreds of trophies received over the past 50 years line the walls of the band room.  As many band alumni will boast, Carroll is even listed as one of the powerhouses of the nation in the BOA Hall of Champions as being the 1983 Division A Grand National Champion!

6:30-8:30 PM

CRYIN' OUT LOUD

TENT STAGE IN CARROLL'S U-PARKING AREA OUTSIDE GYM
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

Cryin' Out LOUD is a Dayton-based rock cover band playing well known hits from the 70s, 80's and 90's.  Band members include: John Norkus '80, Vocals; Shannon Phillips, Vocals; Dave McCarty, Guitar; Dirk Turner, Bass; and Niles Johns, Drums and Percussion.


7:00-10:00 PM

THE BAND '5'

CARROLL AUXILIARY GYM
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

'5' has been an integral part of the MIami Valley live music scene over the last 13 years performing nearly 500 shows at more than 75 venues, large and small.  Always a crowd favorite known for their unique brand of your favorite rock, roots, pop, and country cover songs.  Playing songs that most other bands can't or won't play, '5' plays a variety of familiar songs that you instantly recognize & know all the words by heart...songs you know, forgot you know, and songs you should know.

6:30-7:00 PM

CARROLL MUSICAL GUYS AND DOLLS TEASER

CARROLL MAIN GYM STAGE
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

Enjoy a sample from Carroll's upcoming musical, Guys and Dolls, performed by the Carroll Freedom Players.  Don't miss the full performance during the weekend of March 15-17.  Ticket information can be found at www.carrollhs.org.

8:30-10:30 PM

Danny Schneible from the Sons O' Blarney Irish Band

CARROLL MAIN GYM STAGE
Saturday, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

Danny Schneible has been playing Irish music for over 20 years, beginning in his home state of Virginia.  After moving to Ohio, Danny founded the Irish band, Sons O' Blarney, who have played at several venues in the Dayton, Ohio area, as well as past Carroll St. Pat's Fest celebrations. 
Danny covers a broad range of Irish favorites from the Clancey Brothers, Wolfe Tones, Dubliners, and several other favorite Irish songs. 

9:00-11:00 PM

ITHIKA

TENT STAGE IN CARROLL'S U-PARKING AREA OUTSIDE GYM
SATURDAY, 3/9: FREE ADMISSION

The band, Ithika, features Nick Shannon, son of Carroll 1977 graduate, Diane (McGarry) Shannon.  Other band members include Jimmie Gard, Stevie Crawford, and Rob Potts.  Ithika is a Dayton-based band that provides Party-Style shows all over the Tri-state Area, combining great songs, musicianship and ability to connect to a wide fan base.  Classic hit songs from the 80s, 90s and early 2000 are the backbone of the song list, as well as today's pop and country hits. These songs will get you moving, keeps you guessing, and deliver a great night of music entertainment.

Friday, March 8

6:00-8:00 PM

BAND ‘5’
HEATED TENT STAGE
 

8:00-11:00 PM

FINTAN IRISH BAND
MAIN GYM STAGE
 

8:30-11:00 PM

WILDCAT ROAD
HEATED TENT STAGE

Saturday, March 9

12:00-12:30 PM

MCGOVERN IRISH DANCE
MAIN GYM STAGE
 

1:00-2:00 PM

MAGIC SHOW WITH RANGER VIC
CAFETERIA FIDDLER'S CORNER
 

1:00-1:30 PM

RICHENS/TIMM ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE
MAIN GYM STAGE
 

1:30-3:30 PM

SPILL THE WINE
HEATED TENT STAGE
 

2:00-2:30 PM

NUGENT SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE
MAIN GYM STAGE

 

3:00-3:30 PM

DWYER SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE
MAIN GYM STAGE
 

4:00-4:30 pm

CELTIC ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE
MAIN GYM STAGE
 

4:00-6:00 PM

BIG MOTHER
HEATED TENT STAGE
 

5:00-6:00 PM

CARROLL JAZZ ALL-STARS
MAIN GYM STAGE

 

6:30-7:00 PM

CARROLL MUSICAL ‘GUYS & DOLLS’ TEASER
MAIN GYM STAGE
 

6:30-8:30 PM

CRYIN' OUT LOUD
HEATED TENT STAGE
 

7:00-10:00 PM

BAND ‘5’
AUXILIARY GYM
 

7:30-8:30 PM

CARROLL TALENT SHOW WINNERS
MAIN GYM STAGE
 

8:30-10:30 PM

DANNY SCHNEIBLE FROM SONS O'BLARNEY
MAIN GYM STAGE
 

9:00-11:00 PM

ITHIKA
HEATED TENT STAGE
St. Pat's Fest