THIS SATURDAY 11/27 at 4 PM!

Celebrate the Virtual Premiere of “The Best of All Things Irsh in Maine”

Streaming on YouTube. Go to to watch.


The Maine Irish Heritage Center held the 3rd Annual “Best of All Things Irish in Maine” awards on November 19th. As our major fundraiser for 2022, all proceeds support programming like this, operating expenses and building projects in support of our mission to keep the Irish arts and rich culture flourishing in Maine.

In addition to celebrating 2022’s winning bands, singers, and performers, we added a new competition – “The Best Irish Beers of Maine.”  The winners were Footbridge Brewery’s “Danny Boy” for Best Irish Stout and Nonesuch River Brewing’s “Red” as Best Irish Red. We were treated as well to the Best New Irish Brew from Baxter Brewing – “Jordyn’s Red”. The finalists are Allagash Brewing, Bateau Brewing, Definitive Brewing, Footbridge Brewery, Gritty McDuff’s, Mason’s Brewing Company, Nonesuch River Brewing, and Tumbledown Brewing. 


James McClay, Lynne Cullen, Chris Gray, Napper Tandies, Jim Sharkey, The Keenans, Crows Nest Celtic Band, Fiona Howell, Madelyn Morrell, Paddy Mills, Joe Markley, Tim Hill, Bitter Brew, Rebecca Hartwell.


Bitter Brew will warm your heart with Irish Ballads, old Irish American Classics, and these ladies will raise the roof with pub tunes that you can’t help but sing along to.

Crow’s Nest performs music taken from a broad range of Celtic culture and traditions.