Glasgow is in line for a “reel” boost as the city’s world-renowned St. Patrick’s Festival hits its stride for its tenth year!
The city bids a warm "Céad Míle Fáilte!” to visitors and locals who will converge in Glasgow for the annual 12-day programme of events (from Wednesday 8th March to Sunday 19th March 2017), which is packed to the brim with Irish entertainment from across the cultural spectrum including a wealth of concerts, talks, workshops, free and family events.
The festival will take place at dozens of venues across the city including: Merchant Square, The Admiral and the CCA, with a host of free and ticketed events.
Irish literature, music, dance, film, and history will be celebrated during the annual entertainment extravaganza. The Festival Family Day, taking place this year from 12pm till 5pm on Saturday March 18th in Merchant Square, is always a highlight of the Glasgow St. Patrick’s Festival.
The festival was launched in 2008 to celebrate the Irish cultural heritage of Glasgow and Scotland.
Evin Downey, vice-chair of Glasgow’s St Patrick Festival, said: “We have a lively programme of music, song, dance, film, theatre and history planned for this year’s Festival and as always the festival will have its biggest event with the family day in the Merchant Square on Saturday, March 18th. We will showcase the best of Irish culture and we look forward to the support of Glaswegians and visitors in celebrating Irish culture and heritage.”
The free Family Day event will be jam packed with music and dance featuring Glasgow favourites: The Wakes; Connect Choir; St Francis Pipe Band; Southside Fiddlers; St Rochs Ceili Band; world champion dancers and traditional musicians, with face-painting and balloons, stilt walkers, stalls from Tourism Ireland and more and it all takes place between 12pm and 5pm under the cover of Glasgow’s Merchant Square.
A host of acts from across traditional, folk, and Irish music have signed up to appear at the festival. There have been a number of new shows added to the programme for Glasgow’s St. Patrick’s Festival 2017.
Full list of performers and where to buy tickets is available at: www.glasgowstpatricksfestival.co.uk
Last Updated: 2 March 2017 10:40