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      Great Lakes Gathering brings Ireland to Saginaw

      <p> <font size="3"> <font face="Calibri">A band performing Celtic music at the Great Lakes Gathering in Saginaw.</font> </font> </p>

      The sights and sounds of Ireland made a stop in Mid-Michigan.

      The FirstMerit Bank Event Park in Saginaw was filled with the sounds of Celtic music Saturday night.

      It was the first year for the Great Lakes Gathering event, celebrating Irish culture and heritage.

      Crowds enjoyed traditional dancing, storytelling, and even got a chance to learn some Celtic words.

      The festival brought in visitors from all around.

      Organizers plan to bring the Irish festival back again next year.