Annual “Hoolie”

The RES in partnership with County Celtic Shop and the Blissfest Music Organization presents an annual Robert Emmet Hoolie that has become the highlight of the seasonal St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The event features Irish music, song and dance, and special Irish dinner fare.

Date: March 12th, 2016

Time: 6 p.m. – 11p.m

Location: Rose Room in the Perry Hotel.


  • $15.00 for Adults
  • $10.00 Members
  • $7.00 Students


This year we are featuring the music of The Outside Track. Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, their marriage of Celtic music, song, dance has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation.

Returning this year are the Northern Lights Irish dancers. They wow-ed the crowd last year, so we just had to have them back again. The Hooligans, a perennial favorite at the Hoolie, will also perform for us.

The RES annual Hoolie will be held in the H.O. Rose Room of Stafford’s Perry Hotel.  You may purchase tickets in advance at County Emmet Celtic Shop, 221 E. Lake St. in Petoskey, or at the door the night of the event. The Rose room fills up fast, so advance tickets are suggested.

Our corporate sponsor this year is Guinness. Local sponsors include: Blissfest, Arlington Jewelers, County Emmet Celtic Shop, Bayside Beverage, and The Perry Hotel.