An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival


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An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival

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Trinity Dancers

August 10, 11, & 12 – 2018

Butte, Montana

 2017 Vendor Information
2017 Arts and Crafts Application
All Vendor spaces are full for 2017
Dance Workshop registration form (Friday, August 11)

*Free Admission!*                                           *Free Admission!*

Located at the Original Mine Yard

The An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival is a celebration of the Irish heritage and contribution to the people of Montana. This festival has created its place as a world-class event that draws people from not only Montana, but across the United States and internationally. The An Rí Rá is regarded as one of the best Irish festivals in North America.

Be prepared with your lawn chair and umbrella for this beautiful outdoor Montana event.

Map to the Festival Grounds

Free Beginners Language Classes

taught by Debbie Smith

Friday and Saturday 9 to 10 am in the auditorium at the Butte Archives (17 W Quartz)

no preregistration needed, just come and enjoy

Contact Chris Hardesty, 498-4640 for more information.


2017 An Ri Ra Lecture/Author Series Schedule

The speakers will be at the Maroon Activity Center, 550 E. Mercury Street from 9:30am to 12:30.  

Father Patrick Berretta,

Former Representative Pat Williams and

David McDonnell. 

Check back for times

August 11, 2017
(Schedule Subject to Change)



  • 1st place prize a trip to Ireland for two on the 20th anniversary tour with the Town Pants Band
  • 2nd place prize a weeks trip for two to a Mexican Resort
  • 3rd place prize two tickets to Notre Dame football game in South Bend against Georgia on Sept. 9th.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 tickets for $25. Drawing Saturday, August 12 about 10 pm. Need not be present to win.

Tickets sold at the Festival or contact Mary K. Maloney at 406-560-4101email or Teresa Scott email

(Credit cards not accepted as payment for raffle tickets.)


A Special Thanks to

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors

Jim Gilman Excavating – Jim & Chloe Gilman Charitable Foundation – John & Sally Kreis of Edward Jones – – Larry & Debbie Smith

Montana Abstract & Title


 Steele's Warehouse


 Montana Standard

Dennehey orthodontics


Granite Mountain Bank











Water & Environmental Technologies

SeaCast of Montana



 Music start time will be at 2pm and end at 11pm on Friday. 
On Saturday, music will being at 12pm and end at 11pm. 

Questions about An Rí Rá music performances? email

-2017 Performers-
2017 An Ri Ra Master Schedule is here! 2017-An-Ri-Ra-Master-Schedule-Draft.pdf

Schedule subject to change.

The Prodigals

Evans & Doherty

Tom Sweeney


 Dublin Gulch

Dublin Gulch



Tiernan Irish Dancers

Mad 4 Trad