Erin Feis in Peoria and “Gypsy” in Springfield
Erin Feis in Peoria began in 1981 as an eight-hour family event. It has since grown to fill three days with Celtic music, dancing, games and sports, and it’s coming this weekend. On the Wednesday edition of “Live and Local,” I’ll talk with Gary Innes of the band Mánran—one of a few Scottish groups playing at this mostly Irish festival. And we’ll hear about the gala presentation of the musical Gypsy at Springfield’s Hoogland Center for the Arts.