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Event Guide: St Patrick’s events in Manchester

MONDAY, MARCH 11

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Danny O’Donoghue and the Script play on St. Patrick’s Day.

‘The Black Lung Project’ featuring Rioghnach Connolly live at M19, Levenshulme. Starts 7pm. £5.

Fiddle lessons with Emma Sweeney & Thea Spiers

More Manchester:

Learn to play the Irish fiddle. St Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield. 0161 224 2033. Courses start October 1.

The Horseshoe’s famous Monday Club Irish Special

Manchester Irish festival stew will be free to customers in a taste of all things Irish. The Horseshoe, Levenshulme. Starts 8pm, free.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

Irish/Jewish Folk Night

St Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield.

Tráth na gCeist – Quiz in Irish

St Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield. Start 8pm. Free admission. 

WEDNESDAY, FROM MARCH 13

The Best

Chronicles the life of one of Belfast and Manchester United’s favourite sons, George Best.
The Lass O Gowrie, Central Manchester. Starts 7.15pm, £8.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Guinness Tradfest Leeds v Manchester Irish Music Session After Party
The Union Inn, Levenshulme. 9pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

The Manchester Irish & the Fight Against Fascism
An exhibition followed by a music night and a talk at the new Irish World Heritage Centre.
Irish World Heritage Centre. 11am.

104 Irish set dancing

St. Kentigerns, Fallowfield. 8.45pmStarts, free.

King Puck – A Celebration of the Music of Christy Moore, Planxty and The Moving Hearts

A celebration of the music of Christy Moore, Planxty and The Moving Hearts. M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme. Starts 7.30pm. £5

Manchester Irish Writers present Changing Skies

An evening of words, song and dance celebrating the ability of the Irish people to embrace change.
Irish World Heritage Centre. Starts 8pm. £3

Manchester Irish Festival Darts Competition

Represent your County in this All Ireland Darts competition against the Union Inn’s Mayo team.
The Union Inn, Levenshulme. Starts 8pm, free.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Song for Ireland Singing Competition

Warm up those vocal chords at this singing contest. Cash prizes are up for grabs.
Farmers Arms, Burnage. Starts 8pm, free admission.

The Irish in Manchester Guided Walk

A guided walk with Ed Glinert of New Manchester Walks.
Mark Addy Pub, Manchester. Starts 6pm. £5

Irish Associations Annual Dinner & Dance

Music in the evening comes from The Legendary Dermot Hegarty & Band.
Irish World Heritage Centre. Starts 7.30pm, £25.

Irish Manchester Revisited Book Launch with Alan Keegan and Danny Claffey
Chorlton Irish Club. Starts 7pm. Free. 

Guinness Tradfest with Claire Mooney & Guests

A celebration of all things folk music.
M19 Bar & Venue, 847-849 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19 3PW. Starts 8pm, £3.

Vive le Cabaret

The Lowry, Salford Quays. Starts 8pm. From £9.

Nicky Mc Callan & The Astronauts

O Shea’s, Central Manchester. Starts 9pm. Free. 

Irish DJ Tony Cagney

Shamrock Inn, 17 Bengal Street, Ancoats, M4 6AQ

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

St. Patrick’s Eve Breakfast with Mark Byrne

Start the St Patrick’s weekend celebrations with a Full Irish Breakfast.
St Marys Parish Centre, Levenshulme. £6.50. Starts 11am.

Keegan Academy of Irish Dance

At Chorlton Irish Club. 11am.

Irish Community Care – St Patrick’s Eve Breakfast

Music is led by GED Graham.
St Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield. Starts 11am. £5, free for Irish Community Care volunteers.

Family Day at Chorlton Irish Club

Family day out with face painting, dancing, food, rugby live on big screens and a DJ.
Chorlton Irish Club. Starts 12.30pm. Free.

O’Malley’s Irish Hooley with DJ Dave Hennigan

Expect a roaring open fire, plenty of quality local brews as well as the Church House Inn’s unique Irish Whiskey Menu.
The Church House Inn, Macclesfield. Starts 7pm. Free.

The Velvet Tinkers

Jimmy Docherty and his band return to Waxy’s church bar for a raucous St. Patrick’s eve set.
Waxy O’Connor’s, Manchester. Stars 7pm.

St Patrick’s Eve Dinner with Brendan Shine

Brendan Shine, former carrot farmer turned folk and country singing star, will join guests at a special St Patrick’s Eve Dinner at the Picadilly Hotel.

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4PH. Starts 7pm. Tickets from £50.

St Patrick’s Society Dinner

The St. Patrick’s Society will be holding their annual black tie dinner dance.
Society Dinner at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club. Starts 7.30pm. £50. 

Dylanfest with Denise Morgan

Performers pay tribute to Bob Dylan and the Clancy brothers.
M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme. Starts 7.30pm. £3 advance. £5 on the door.

St Patrick’s Eve special with Lisa McHugh

A night of music by award-winning singer Lisa Mc Hugh.
Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield St. Starts 8pm, £10.

Reel Rhythms and Shake the Barley

Start the celebrations early and start them in The Horseshoe.
The Horseshoe, Levenshulme. 8pm. Free.

Slap N Tickle featuring Barry James

Slap n Tickle play a wide range of tunes with Irish, Soul, Celtic Rock and everything in between.
O Shea’s, Central Manchester. Starts 9pm. Free.

 

The Raglan Road

Shamrock Inn, 17 Bengal Street, Ancoats, M4 6AQ

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

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Crowds line the streets of Manchester.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Centerpiece parade of Europe’s biggest Irish Festival.

Starts 11.30am at the Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0AE. Parade arrives at Albert Square, City Centre at 1pm. Returns to the IWHC at 2.30pm.

St Patrick’s Day Parade entertainment by St John Fisher & Thomas More Choir

The choir will lead the singing of a series of Irish songs.
Albert Square, Manchester. 12 noon – 1.30pm. Free.

An t-Aifreann Lá Fhéile Padraig – Gaelic mass

St Patrick’s Mass in Gaelic will set you up for the parade.
Irish World Heritage Centre. Starts 10am.

Guinness Tradfest St Patrick’s Day Party

Live Irish music and dancing.
Farmers Arms, Burnage. Free admission. Starts 12 noon.

O Shea’s St Patricks Day Party

The best in Irish Traditional Music followed by former Lord of The Dance fiddle player Richard Sanderson.

O Shea’s, Central Manchester. £5.

St Patrick’s Day 12-hour Celebration Party

An Irish Sing-a-long with Ronnie: from Daniel O’Donnell to the Saw Doctors.
The Union Inn, Levenshulme. Live music starts 2pm. Free.

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Rock up for a full day of live sport and craic with the GAA All Ireland Club Finals being shown live on the Big Screens from 1pm.
Hennigans Sports Bar, Levenshulme. Free.

St Patrick’s at Chorlton Irish Club

Live music, Irish dancers, a DJ and plenty of craic.
Chorlton Irish Club. Free. Starts 2pm.

St Patrick’s Day Hooley with David H

David H brings his legendary all day St Patrick’s Day Hooley to M19 Bar.
M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme. Starts 2pm. Free until 11.30pm

St Patrick’s Day with Angela Durcan & The Last Drop

Music Sessions with Anglea Durcan, Joe Casserley & The Last Drop with Adam Carr DJ Live
St Kentigern’s Irish Club, Fallowfield. Starts 3pm. Free before 8pm; £5 after.

St Patrick’s Day Post-Parade Party

The party starts at 4pm with The Amazing Scally Brothers performing live.
The Horseshoe, Levenshulme. Starts 4pm. Free.

The Script at Manchester Arena

The Script deliver their distinct brand of Irish pop-rock to the Manchester Arena.
Manchester Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester. M3 1AR. Sunday, March 17. Doors 6pm. Starts 7.30pm. £29.50.

The Dublin Legends – formerly The Dubliners

The artists formerly known as The Dubliners play their debut Manchester gig.
The Lowry, Salford Quays. Starts 7.30pm. £24.

 St Patricks Day – All Day Family Fun featuring Tony Cagney, Champion Irish Dancers, Ash Mountain 

Shamrock Inn, 17 Bengal Street, Ancoats, M4 6AQ

MONDAY, MARCH 18

St. Patrick’s Celebration with `Conway Sounds`live at
St Marys Parish Centre, Levenshulme. Starts 12:00pm.

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