Knocknasheega is proud to return to the Artichoke Sandwich Bar for a special holiday performance. We’ll mix some Christmas tunes into our gaggle of Gaelic classics and shuffle up the Shenanigans for the holidays. The tunes star Saturday December 23rd at 7pm, but get there early for good food, a pint or two, and secure your spot before the party begins!

Come out to Spaulding’s in Andover to join us for live Celtic music, holiday cheer, and fun! There’s room to dance, and we’ll be playing all your favorites plus some holiday tunes to make it a Christmas Hooley!
Bring your appetite and take in a pint or two.

Friday December 22, 2017
Spaulding’s Food & Drink
220 W 3rd St, Andover, Kansas 67002

Knocknasheega at Botanica Illumincations


Knocknasheega is proud to return the Botanica Illuminations in 2017!

Illuminations is Wichita’s premier light display taking place every year at Botanica. With more than one million lights, we invite the community to tour themed gardens, hear live music and visit with Santa. Illuminations transforms each garden area into a different themed holiday display or uniquely lit botanical setting. Brightly lit larger-than-life flowers and bugs are placed throughout the gardens, and our pond and fountains are home to floating, lit-up giant trees that dance to the beat of music. Every night, Santa visits and takes pictures with the children, and everyone enjoys the Candy Cane Lane and our funky tree. The Children’s Garden brings smiles to young and old with lit monster trees, fairy lights in the musical maze and fun holiday creatures lighting up every corner. Live carolers and music groups are even on hand to entertain. Hot chocolate, s’mores, dinner and more are sold throughout the gardens and, on the weekends, an adult hot toddy bar is available, as well.

Saturday, December 2 at 6:30 PM  8:15 PM

  • 701 Amidon St Wichita, KS 67203-3199

    Contact Botanica at:  (316) 264-0448

Illumination Tickets can be purchased at:

Knocknasheega at The Community Art & Music Fair

Come join us for a variety of art and music! Several performers will be play all day. The event starts Saturday December 2nd at 9am. Knocknasheega will be performing at 1pm -3pm! There’s lots of fun for all ages! Free admission, art work for sale. Proceeds of this event will go to aid in relief of the recent hurricanes.

First Church of the Brethren – Wichita
1103 N Jefferson St, Wichita, Kansas 67203

All ages welcome!   Make a day of it!

18th Annual Great Plains Renaissance & Scottish Festival

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Knocknasheega shall perform at the
FALL Great Plains Renaissance & Scottish Festival!
When the clock strikes half past three, our musicians shall play for thee!
Join us for the festivities!

Save some coin, buy tickets to the festival online and buy early!

** UPDATE:    Knocknasheega will now also perform at 10:00am with
the Witch of the West Morris Dancers **

Also join us to support the wonderful lads and lassies from
The Corry Academy of Irish Dance at 2:00pm!

Online Ticket Purchasing For The Great Plains Renaissance Festival


Knocknasheega at the Artichoke

Knocknasheega returns to the Artichoke!

Come start the Samhain season early with live Celtic Music,
great food, and enough suds to wash the evidence away!

7:00pm – 9:00pm (and then some)

Come join us if you dare – Samhain’s in the air!!!


Knocknasheega at the Diversity Jam 2017

Knocknasheega at the July 21, 2017 Diversity Jam, Wichita KS.

We had a great time and enjoyed all the bands.
We hope to see you all next year!

Special thanks to Lon Smith
and the Museum of World Treasures!

Thanks for inviting us to share our tunes!



Bloomsday 2017

Thursday June 16, 7-9pm

“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today.
I am today what I established yesterday
or some previous day.” – James Joyce

Well, worry about tomorrow tomorrow, but make plans for June 16, 2017

We’ll be belting out some rowdy tunes and instrumentals in
honor of James Joyce and all things of the Emerald Isle.
Come join us for good food, good drink, good friends, poetry, song,
and musical feats of strength and prowess!
Be there or be talked about!

Pat from the Artichoke, reading from works of James Joyce.   Bloomsday 2017.

Wichita Highland Games & Celtic Festival

TIME CHANGE:  11am to 12pm – SATURDAY!!!

Come ye, come all, to the Wichita Highland Games and Celtic Festival.
This event is co-located with the Great Plains Renaissance Festival at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita Kansas,
April 22-23rd. Knocknasheega will be taking the stage at the pavilion at 11AM until noon!
Kilted, jilted, jousted, or otherwise, don’t miss out on this event! Rain or shine, mud’s just wet dirt after all!

Come out and join us for LIVE CELTIC MUSIC!


Saturday April 1st 2017 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Jim Williams will call this dance, with live music by Knocknasheega Celtic Band. It should be a good time!

We will be dancing in the cafeteria located east of the gym. Most of us park behind the building. Check out the website for a colorful map showing where to go.

Lessons begin at 6:30 and the dance starts at 7. We strongly encourage new dancers to attend the lesson at 6:30. No partner is required for the entire evening.

If you’re not sure about contra, you are welcome to come observe the fun at no cost, and hopefully you’ll feel like joining in at the next dance!

To see an example of what a contra dance looks like, please check out the following link:

Oaklawn Activity Center Cafeteria
4904 S. Clifton, Wichita, KS
(South of Kwik-Shop on 47th Street South, just west of K-15)

Please wear comfortable, casual clothing.

Adults — $7 non-members
Students & Seniors — $5 non-members
Under 16 or just watching — Free
Members receive $2 off regular admission and free admission the night you join.

This dance is hosted by Wichita-Derby Barn & Contra Dance. Join our group! (