Porch Stomp

We're proud to be part of Porch Stomp's 6th annual festival of Americana and folk music and dance



Sun, Jun 23, 2019




Please note: this event is not at Irish Arts Center.

Governors Island, NYC
Nolan Park


Come dance and sing at the 6th annual Porch Stomp festival on Governors Island! Learn a céilí from Darrah Carr Dance and join in your favorite Irish ballads with Peadar Hickey from Basket House Band, then wander around the historic Nolan Park, where the porches of 19th century cottages transform into stages for over 200 folk, roots, bluegrass, and Americana musicians. 

Céilí workshop (Kendal Griffler and Jonathan Matthews of Darrah Carr Dance)

Music set (Eoin Kearns and Niall O’Leary)

Irish sing-a-long (Peadar Hickey of Basket House Band)

Céilí workshop (Kendal Griffler and Jonathan Matthews of Darrah Carr Dance)

Music set (Eoin Kearns and Niall O’Leary)

About Porch Stomp

Porch Stomp is a folk celebration set on the beautiful greenery of Governors Island. Porch Stomp invites over 150 bands, artists, or performing arts organizations to use the historic porches of Nolan Park as a pulpit for performance and education, highlighting artistry ranging from traditional folk to old-time, blues, roots, bluegrass and Americana. Now in its sixth year, Porch Stomp offers more unique performance and educational opportunities than ever. There are many ways to participate as a performer, student, or viewer. There's no better way to spend a Sunday in June!

See the complete 2019 Porch Stomp festival schedule here.

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; M&T Bank; The Ireland Funds; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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