(pronounced fay-leh) :: an Irish word meaning festival or feast day
Féile Parkfeild aims to highlight the importance of multiculturalism by providing an authentic insight into the cross-pollination of Irish and American cultures, in a traditional American hamlet.
This festival will be an eclectic mixture of both Irish and American music, poetry, storytelling, and food, along with Gaelic sports, workshops, local craft beer, trail rides, tours and much more!
With a population of just 18 people, this tiny ranching community, nestled in the Cholame Valley, exemplifies the real American West as it has existed since the first Irish immigrants made their way to America. This "Cowboy Side of California" is conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, just a four hour drive from either city, and is home to Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, Parkfield Rodeo, horseback riding groups, and now Féile Parkfield.
Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day in the beauty of California's Central Coast, surrounded by
music, food, nature, culture, and, of course, a few beers.
Ireland & America's best up & Coming traditional musicians
& Meredith Axelrod
Frank Fairfield, from Fresno, CA plays down-home, old time folk music. Frank plays fiddle, guitar, banjo and he sings. Frank will be collaborating with Meredith Axelrod is a guitarist and singer with a quality that's been forgotten since the pre-mic days.
Joey Abarta has spent the last sixteen years touring North America, Europe, and Asia, teaching and performing music on the uilleann pipes, the Irish bagpipe. A Los Angeles native, he first received instruction on the pipes from Dubliner Pat D’Arcy, a founding member of the Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club.
Benjamin Jaber | Audrey Knuth & Matt Takiff
Alfi | The Coalinga Boys | LemonCello
QUIRKE & THE QUIET MEN
Plus workshops, film, food & more to be anounced!
Interested in getting involved as a volunteer, performer, vendor, or more? Want to go on a trail ride? Have some questions for us? Get in touch by filling out the form below.
Or give us a call at 805.463.2421
70410 Parkfield Road
Parkfield, CA 93451