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Event Guide: St Patrick’s events around Britain

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15

The Severed Limb St. Paul’s Arts Centre becomes St. Paul’s Music Hall for the night. St. Paul’s Arts Centre, Worthing. 7:30pm.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

All Saints Church An open day with evensong and afternoon tea. All Saints Church, Hove. 2pm.

Bristol

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Annual St. Patrick’s Dance Live music from The Mary Darcy Band plus Irish dancing by The O’Malley School. The BAWA Club, 589 Southmead Rd, Filton. BS34 7RG. 8pm–12.30am. £10 advance. 0117 987 3244.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Parade from Russell Town Ave to Brooks Hall, Redfield – which hosts a family fun day with Irish stew, a bouncy castle and a live performance from Peel Your Own Spuds. 1pm Free. Books Hall event: £3 for adults, £1.50 11-18’s, under-11s free.

Coatbridge

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

The Rare Oul Times a play by Ken McElroy at St. Patrick’s Hall, St. John Street, Coatbridge. 7:30pm. £5.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Gala Concert St.Andrew’s High School, Old Monkland Road, Coatbridge. 7:30pm. £5.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

The Quiet Man Night A film night at Columba Club, St. John Street, Coatbridge. 7:30pm. £4.

Declan Sinnott in Concert St.Patrick’s Hall, St. John Street, Coatbridge. 7:30pm. £8.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Family Street Festival Comedian Patrick Rolink is master of ceremonies; live acts including The Wakes and Declan Sinnott. Coatbridge Town Centre. 11am. Free.

Celtic Soul Band in Concert at Centre Point, Main Street, Coatbridge. 7:30pm. £5.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

GAA Youth International Invitation Trophy Dunbeth Park, Kildonan Street, Coatbridge. 12:30pm. Free.

Coventry

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

Claddagh Group Join the weekly coffee morning for an informal chat, games and refreshments. Quaker Hall, Hill Street. 11am.

Traditional Session with Comhaltas at Hearsell Inn, Craven Street. 8pm.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

The Friendship Group Flannelly’s, Holyhead Road. 12.30pm. 50p.

Celtic Strands Local poets along with musicians Comhaltas and local singers. The Hearsell Inn, Craven Street. 8pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Coventry Irish Society (CIS) Carer’s Group. Premier Inn, Belgrade Plaza. 11am.

‘Women in Irish History,’ Heritage Evening With guest speaker Peter Duffy. Quaker Hall, Hill Street. 7pm. £2.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Emerald Group Weekly social group meeting. CIS offices, Hill Street. 11 am.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Bricfeasta Start Saint Patrick’s weekend with a delicious traditional Irish breakfast. The Albany Club, Earlsdon High Street. 11am. £5 advance from CIS.

Rosie Malones Drink deals, DJ sets and acoustic performances at to mark St. Patrick’s weekend. Rosie Malones, Coventry.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Saint Patrick’s Feast Day Mass and Blessing of the Shamrock. Saint Osburg’s Church, Hill Street. 11.30am.

Coventry Irish Society Saint Patrick’s Celebrations Traditional three-course meal and live music at The Connaught Suite, Britannia Hotel, Fairfax Street, Coventry.

Lunch with Celtic Clan Live performances from Celtic Clan, local Irish dancers and Comhaltas. 1.30pm. £10-£22.50. Britannia Coventry Hotel, Fairfax St, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5RP

Festivities with Frankie Live music and performances from local Irish dancers and musicians. Carvery batch and special drink offers. Irish disco. 6.30pm. £8-£10. Britannia Coventry Hotel, Fairfax St, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5RP 

 

Derby

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Irish Film and Music Night Screening of the award-winning Once followed by traditional music at QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby. 7pm. £5.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Derby Market Place. 10am. Derby Irish Centre, Becket Street. 1:30pm.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations at Derby Irish Centre. 11 Beckett Street, Derby.

Gloucester

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 AND SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Live Irish music at Gloucester Irish Club. Horton Rd, Gloucester.

 

Leeds

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Declan Nerny live – Dinner dance, resident DJ Tommy Wade and Irish dancing also at The Leeds Irish Centre. York Road, Leeds. £30.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Events and acts include DJ Tommy Wade, Irish Dancing, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Line Dancing, and Karen O Brien and Jed. Millennium Square. 10:30am. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day Bonanza – Ireland’s top showband Nathan Carter, Irish dancers The Hayley Sisters and DJ Tommy Wade play an afternoon concert. Evening show with Nathan Carter Showband at The Leeds Irish Centre. York Road, Leeds. £5 for 2pm show; £10 at 7pm.

 

Leicester

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Irish Myths and Legends with Deirdre O’Byrne, live music at 7.30pm. Duffy’s Bar. Pocklingtons Walk.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Declan McNicoll and friends live music Duffy’s Bar. Pocklingtons Walk.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Traditional Irish Dancing from the Doherty Academy. The Y Theatre, 7 East Street Leicester, LE1 6EY. 7pm. £14.

St. Patrick’s Celebration Mass 11am.

Gone To The Dogs live music Duffy’s Bar. Pocklingtons Walk.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day Parade from Holy Cross Church – live music from The Coping with Cancer Choir plus a display from Leicester’s Irish community groups. Humberstone Gate West, Leicester, LE1 3PH. Mass 11am.

Presentation of Shamrock to The Lord Mayor by The Irish Society at 9am. Lunch and live music at Town Hall. Devonshire Place. 1.30pm.

Live Music at O’Neills 16 Loseby Ln, Leicester.

Live Music all day Duffy’s Bar. Pocklingtons Walk.

Liverpool

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

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Irish House Party tour the UK in March.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations at St. Michael’s Irish Centre. 6 Boundary Lane. Noon to 8pm. £6.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

Book and Folk Night

St. Michael’s bookclub presents a candlelit evening of stories, poems and traditional music. St. Michael’s Irish Centre. 6 Boundary Lane. 7.30pm. The Heritage Room. Free.

Luton

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Sean O’Riada Mass at St. Joseph’s Church. LU3 2NS. 7:30pm.

Festival Launch Dance with the Danny Glass Band featuring Belinda. St. Joseph’s Parish Centre. LU3 2NS. 8:30pm. £2.50.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 AND SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Translations Play by Brian Friel. Library Theatre. LU1 2NG. 7:30pm. £10.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Pre-Parade Mass with Sean O’Riada. Our Lady Help of Christians. LU1 3AG. 9:30am.

Traditional Music and Dance The Mall Smith. Square Stage, LU1 2HN. 11am-3pm. Free.

Annual Parade Manor Road to Market Hill. 11am-12pm. Free.

Presentation of the Shamrock with the Emerald Pipeband. Market Hill Stage. LU1 5RD. 12pm Free.

BibleCode Sundays, Conway Lally Irish Dancers and Whiskey B4 Breakfast live at LU1 5RD. 11am to 3:30pm. Free.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Seminar on Gaelic Games with Seamus McGarry and John Gormley. Luton Irish Forum Centre. LU2 0ES. 7:30pm-10pm. Free.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Catching the Boat Archive and exhibition launch Luton Irish Forum Centre. LU2 0ES. 12pm. Free.

Northampton

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 UNTIL SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Live music and traditional dancing at The Swan and Helmet. 65-67 Grove Rd, NN1 3LJ.

Nottingham

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

The Golden Shamrock Group – Afternoon gig at Nottingham Irish Centre, 2-4 Wilford St.

Comhaltas – Evening show at Nottingham Irish Centre, 2-4 Wilford St.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

The Irish House Party at the Mansfield Palace Theatre.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

St Patrick’s Day Golf Tournament by Nottingham Irish Golf Society at Ruddington Grange Golf Club.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Irish Language Workshop taster sessions and storytelling from Nottingham Irish Studies at the City Gallery.

Irish Film Night at The Broadway Cinema.

Forty Shades of Green – an exhibition at City Gallery. 7pm.

Charity Dance at The Britannia Hotel

Noasis – Tribute band live at The Greyfrairs, Gordon Rd St. Anns

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – annual Parade will make its way from the Forest to the Market Square. This year the parade will be represented by the County of Kerry. Live music from Na Fianna. Parade starts at the Forest Recreation Ground and finishes at Market Square. 11am.

Eamon McCann – live at The Greyfrairs, Gordon Rd St. Anns

Sandwell / West Bromwich

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Music, dance and song. Plus Irish language and music workshops; crafts, face painting and Irish food tasting. Sandwell Irish Society. The Public, New Street, West Bromwich, B70 7PG. 10am. Free.

Sheffield

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 UNTIL SUNDAY, MARCH 17

St. Patrick’s Festival Marquee City Centre, Sheffield.

TYNESIDE IRISH FESTIVAL:

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Traditional Irish dancing at Tyneside Irish Festival.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Black Sheep Sessions Traditional Irish music session with special guests. 7.30pm. Free. The Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

The Shamrock Stage Traditional musicians, a spectacular Irish dance show with Lord of the Dance stars and local Irish dance schools. Greys Monument. 12pm.

The Rapparees – five-piece from Belfast plus Irish Dancing by stars of Lord of The Dance; Celtic Tiger and Ceili Disco. The Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG. £10-£12. 8pm. 0191 261 0384.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Remembrance Service The laying of The Shamrock Wreath at Eldon Square Memorial which commemorates the Tyneside Irish Brigade 1915-1918.

St Patricks Day 40th Anniversary mass at St Michaels, Westmorland Rd, NE4 7RE. 12.15pm.

Tyneside Irish Centre Traditional music session and the Alan Kelly Band. 43-49 Gallowgate, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 12pm.

Gallowgate Lounge Traditional music with Paul Ruane and Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. 2pm.

Liam Turner, Tony Corcoran Ceili Band live followed by Irish Disco. £3. 0191 261 0384.

Wolverhampton

MONDAY, MARCH 18

St Patrick’s Day Charity BreakfastMayoral Suite, Wolverhampton City Council, Civic Centre, St. Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SH. £7.50. 

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