Your guide to what's happening this weekend in Manchester for the city's St Patrick's Day celebrations.
Friday, March 14
Hennigans Sports Bar, Levenshulme, 9pm, Free Event
Lounge Ceol , 10pm, Free Entry
Waxy O'Connor's,5pm, Free Event
Join New Silver Dollar and Special Guests at this special St Patrick's Dance.
Eccles Town Hall, 7:30pm, Tickets £5 or reserved tables of 8 for £32.
St Patrick’s Day Party
Evening featuring Irish band The House Devils, with Irish stew served to fuel the dancing.
Cheshire Conference and Events (Edgeley Park), Stockport. 7pm- 1am (last entry 8:00pm).
Levevenshulme's well-known blues guitarist Zacc Rogers headlines to kick start the St Patrick's weekend.
Hennigans Sports Bar, Levenshulme, 8pm, Free Event
The Lowry, Salford Quays, 8pm, Tickets £19.50 (includes £2 booking fee)
The Union Inn, Levenshulme 9pm, Free Event
Farmers Arms, Burnage, 9pm, Free Event
M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme, 10:00pm
Admission is free in before 11pm and £2 after
Saturday, March 15
Naked confessions of a recovering Catholic
Featuring comic Terry Christian.
Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Ln, Manchester. 7pm. £10.
St Marys Parish Centre, Levenshulme ,8pm, Tickets £2
The best meal of the day and live entertainment
Abbey House Hotel, Barrow in Furness, 12pm, Advance Ticket £7
Bouncy Castles, DJ Jimmy from King of the Castle Entertainment, food, disco, Irish dancing displays
Chorlton Irish Club, 1pm, Tickets £5
St Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield , 7:30pm, Tickets £20.00 available from St Kentigerns.
Waxy O'Connor's, Manchester, 8pm (DJ at 10pm), Free event.
Lively Irish band playing the very best of traditional Irish tunes and ballads.
The Union Inn, Levenshulme, 9:30pm, Free Event
The Union Inn, Levenshulme, 3pm, Free Event
Lounge Ceol , 2pm, Free
Trad Night with Grace Kelly / Debbie Garvey. Bring your own instrument and join in!
Bridge Inn, Sale, 7pm, Free event
Cover band based in Stockport
The Shamrock Irish Bar, 9:30pm
Sunday, March 16
Cracking post-parade live entertainment.
O’Sheas, Central Manchester, 10:15am, Free event.
The weekly Karaoke Sunday Afternoon at the Farmers takes a green twist. 'The Doc' will be there to welcomes Festival-goers fresh from the parade.
Farmers Arms, Burnage , 4:00pm. Free event.
The Shamrock Irish Bar, 4:00pm
Liffey Street and the Irish Rovers
Brian Roebuck, described as one of Ireland’s finest balladeers, performs a lively set with his Liffey Street band.
The Horseshoe, Levenshulme, 4:00pm
'The Rocket' counts down the hours to St Patrick's Day with his raucous Irish Karaoke and Disco.
The Union Inn, Levenshulme, 6:00pm, Free Event.
Trad Night with Grace Kelly and Debbie Garvey, two of Manchester's finest traditional musicians with guests.
Bridge Inn, Sale, 7pm, Free Event.
Chorlton Irish Club opens its doors all day for club sport, music and celebrating.
Admission is free until 10pm, Tickets £ 5 after 10pm.
Chorlton Irish Club, 3pm
Farmer Dan and his band
Gig by Farmer Dan (aka Barry Doyle) is well-known in the Irish Country music scene
St Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield , 4pm, Tickets £10
Starring Cash Tribute artist Roger Dean and his band The Lazy Boys. There will be all the Cash hits plus you can bet on hearing Forty Shades of Green (which Cash penned in 1959 after touring in Ireland).
The Lowry, Salford Quays, 7pm, Tickets £18.50
Singer/songwriter Adam Kelly plays an intimate gig
Farmers Arms, Burnage, 8pm, Free Event
St Marys Parish Centre, Levenshulme , 12:30pm, admission: £5 donation to The Christies Cancer Hospital
St Patrick’s Day Parade Breakfast
Includes full Irish breakfast, an exclusive private bar, live music and dancing.
The Midland Hotel, Peter St. 11am. £20/£10.
Kieran Cunningham and Éimear Bradley perform
Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Ln, Manchester. 2pm. Free.
St Patrick’s Parade Party
The Last Drop play at Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Ln, Manchester. 8pm.
Free entry before 10pm.
Monday 17th March 2014
Live music in the lounge, food and bar open all day
Chorlton Irish Club,12pm , Free entry
Monday 17th March 2014
St Patrick's Day Special
Phil Rogerson plays an outdoor gig in 5pm in The Pump Yard, The Velvet Tinkers play inside with Quare Craic on stage at 7pm and a DJ from 10pm
St Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield , 7pm, Tickets £10
Brush up on your Irish (and general knowledge for Suzie Q’s quiz.
Farmer's St Patrick's Day Special
What a day, Tony and the team at the Farmers have planned. With sport, great food and music to celebrate the big day!
Farmers Arms, Burnage, 11am, Free Event
Great atmosphere guaranteed with live music from 12pm. Tickets £5 from the bar.
O Sheas, Central Manchester from 12pm
Live music from 5pm with a top local, Irish band.
Annual hooley with competitions, live music, dancers and plenty of craic!
M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme, from 3pm