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Irish fest keeps stomachs filled and bodies in motion

The Schenectady Pipe Band marches through the 17th Annual Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival at Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Schenectady Pipe Band marches through the 17th Annual Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival at Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
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Not being of full-blooded Irish heritage isn’t usually something to be shy about. But at Saturday’s Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Maggie Donohue, 23, of Ballston Lake, struggled to come to grips with her mixed background. “I’m full Irish,” she initially said, before admitting it wasn’t true. The fault was with her father, who was lucky enough to have a full-blooded Irish bride but was himself only half-Irish, she ...


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