Incorporated just a year earlier as a city on the outskirts of Columbus, the namesake town sought to further connect with the Emerald Isle and establish a music festival that would enhance an already existing Irish dancing feis.
Perhaps portending an ambitious future, the musical guests that first year were the top-shelf traditional music group the Chieftains, who blazed many a trail in Celtic music over the years.
Over the past quarter century the reputation of the Dublin Irish Festival has followed a multifaceted approach to bringing our Celtic heritage to a much wider audience in the Midwest.
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