Music, dancing and family fun at the York Irish St Patrick’s Weekend Festival

Fun for all the family… Photographs of last year's festival by the York Irish Association
9 Mar 2016 @ 10.17 am
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St Sampson’s Square, York

Sat Mar 12 @ 11am-9.30pm & Sun Mar 13 11.30am-4pm


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Ready for a ‘craic-ing’ weekend? There’s free music, dancing and more on offer as York hosts its second St Patrick’s Weekend Festival.

Organised by the York Irish Association, the two-day event takes place in a marquee in St Sampson’s Square.

Featuring live music, Irish dancing ceilidhs, Irish food and drink, face-painting and storytelling, the emphasis is on having fun.

All are welcome, and entry is free.

Organisers say:

The activities are all about celebrating and continuing to bring an understanding of Irish tradition and culture to York, bringing fun and enjoyment to the city for people of all ages who have an interest in Irish culture and celebrating the unique connections between York and Ireland.

Who’s on when

So what can you expect? Well, here’s the full timetable…

Saturday, March 12

11am Face painting and storytelling
Noon Music by Roisin Ban
1pm Irish Dancing by the O’Connor Academy Of Irish Dance
2pm Music by Diad
3pm The Irish In York – talk by historian John Powell
4pm Music by the Gemma Irving Trio
5pm Open traditional music session
7pm Music by The Flying Donkeys
8pm Ceilidh with Fiddlers Wreck

Sunday, March 13

Noon Irish dancing by St Aelred’s School Of Irish Dance
1pm Music by singer songwriter Paula Ryan
2pm Ceilidh with the New Fox Band