On song in Sandwell for St Patrick's Day

On song in Sandwell for St Patrick's Day

Young and old turned out to help Sandwell celebrate its fun-for-all-the-family St Patrick's Day festival this year.

The celebration, now in its 13th year, was hosted by the Sandwell Irish Society at Central Sixth Sandwell College.

Guests enjoyed over five hours of entertainment including traditional Irish, Gospel and other music, singing, dancing and poetry from individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds.

There were also performances from some of the most popular Irish dancers and musicians in the area as well as the Caribbean steel pans, the Indian Dhol drums and Chinese dancers wearing spectacular costumes.

Guests, young and old, had their faces painted and took part in some arts and crafts - all with an Irish theme!

There was also Irish stilt walkers performing their amazing hula-hoop display to Irish music, with Irish Post photographer Chris Egan there to capture all the action.

To see all your pictures from this year’s Sandwell St Patrick’s Day parade look out for The Irish Post’s special editions, out in stores Wednesday, March 18 and 26.