Screaming Orphans Top Irish performers are headlining the annual Newport Irish Festival , taking place September 3-5, 2011 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport over Labor Day Weekend. Among the performers are Irish fiddle champ Eileen Ivers and her band Immigrant Soul , the Screaming Orphans from Donegal, and Irish balladeers Makem & Spain Brothers . This year the festival is offering a special snug package which offers exclusive seating with cocktail service, whiskey tasting, a free Guinness tee-shirt and interaction with the performers. You can order tickets to the festival online . For a full schedule of entertainment, click here . For year round Irish, Scottish and Celtic events in Massachusetts and the entire New England region, visit IrishMassachusetts.com .