I’m claiming March St. Patrick’s Month. I mean why limit the music and celebration to just one day? There is so much going on in the next few weeks it’s almost impossible to keep track of it all. Below is my attempt. In the meantime, check out this band coming to the Barre Opera house:
Goitse Celebration Series
The Barre Opera House always brings in great Irish music. This St. Patrick’s Day week is no exception. I’m excited to check out this up and coming Irish band Goitse, which translates to “come here.” From their website: Recently crowned Live Ireland’s ‘Trad group of the Year’ for 2015, they have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music cross the globe, with their performances gaining notoriety across four continents.
DATE: Saturday, March 12, 2016
LOCATION: Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main Street, Barre, VT
Irish Heritage Festival
From now until March 18th check out the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival. This is a 15-day festival with music, dancing, history and other cultural events throughout the week of St. Patrick’s Day. Check out the schedule for a full events list.
My favorite event of this festival (and one that I’ll be playing at with some very talented musicians) is the Festival Ceili. This is a family event with Irish step dancing, traditional Irish music, bake sale, raffle and more.
DATE: Sunday, March 13, 2016
LOCATION: ArtsRiot, 400 Pine Street, Burlington, VT
Community Dinner and Irish Music
Join us for a monthly community dinner and music featuring Irish cuisine and Irish music with fiddle, flute, button accordion, bouzouki and more (another shameless plug). Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a family-style meal and some great traditional Irish music. Dinner includes starter, main course, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. BYOB.
DATE: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
LOCATION: 29 Stowe Street Cafe, Stowe Street, Waterbury, VT
RESERVATIONS: Call 802.882.8229
Traditional Irish Session
This session takes place every other Thursday. This month it happens to fall right on St. Patrick’s Day. What better way to celebrate the day than a traditional Irish session? Come to play or come to listen. Great food and drink and great music!
DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2016
LOCATION: Jericho Cafe, Jericho, VT
Irish Music, Dance and Dinner
This is a benefit concert, dinner, dance and Irish session to benefit the Waterbury Grange performance space. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the new Grange Hall community performance and event space. Music, Dancing, Food and Beer! Family fun event and fundraiser for the Grand Opening of the Grange Hall in Waterbury Center. Featuring local musicians and dancers. And Irish Traditional Session hosted by Katrina VanTyne, Annabel, John Murray, Bryan Byrne and Special Guests.
DATE: Saturday, March 19, 2016
LOCATION: The Grange, Waterbury Center, VT
These are just some of the great events going on during the month. Hope to see you at some of them! Happy St. Patrick’s Month!