Sunday, March 13
Annual St Patrick’s Parade
The parade is followed by music and dance at The City Academy
Time: Parade begins 12.30pm; music at City Academy 2-5pm
Route: From St Patrick’s, Blackswarth Road, Bristol, BS5 7JA to The City Academy
Admission: City Academy £3, children £1.50
Venue: The City Academy, Russell Town Ave, Bristol BS5 9JH
Tel: 01179413800 www.bristolirishsociety.org
Tuesday, March 15
Forty Shades of Green Meets Country Roads
The Redgrave Theatre Bristol presents the ultimate tribute to Irish & Country music. A great night of song and dance —heralding in St Patrick’s celebrations — will feature the Country Roads Band providing accompaniment for Jason Bracken, Trena Marie and Lyndon Mark. Bristol’s O’Malley Irish Dancers will also make an appearance.
Time: 7.30pm www.cliftoncollege.com/upper/redgrave-theatre
Venue: Redgrave Theatre, Clifton College, Guthrie Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3EZ
Thursday, March 17
Hatt’s St Patrick’s Day Session
The regular, very friendly session at Hatt’s is being expanded for the day, with the music beginning at around 6pm. Expect an eclectic, cosmopolitan crowd.
Time: 6pm till late
Venue: Hatt’s,11 Gandy Street, Exeter EX4
Tel: 01392 434184
Friday, March 18
Jersey Irish Society St Patrick’s Day Black Tie Ball Music by Dermot Crehan and Give Me Your Hand. The evening includes: Presentation of the GAA Patrick Hickey Memorial Cup, Irish Person of the Year Award and presentation of the Michael Kilroy Memorial (Perpetual) Award. It’s Jersey’s answer to the Oscars!
Admission: £50 for Jersey Irish Society members & £55 for non-members
Venue: Royal Yacht Hotel, Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey
Tel: 01534 720511
Thursday, March 17
Mal Rogers and Barry Wickens
The Bear, Bradford-on-Avon, will be presenting Mal Rogers (of Irish Mist, and indeed The Irish Post!) along with Barry Wickens, for a special St Patrick’s night concert. Barry, who plays fiddle, mandolin and guitar, has been a key member of Steve Harley’s Cockney Rebel since 1984. He is a long time musical collaborator with Mal.
Venue: The Bear, 26 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1JY
Tel: 01225 862356